Summertime And The Livin’s Easy

by Madeline Pillow on July 07, 2014

By: Madeline Pillow


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It’s finally here!  Can you believe it?  After that awful winter and the never-ending school year, we can finally enjoy summer.  I love summer so much and I swear it makes me feel like a kid again.  Maybe it’s because I spend much more time outside than I do through the winter and I tend to do a lot more fun stuff.

I’m going to share a few things I’d recommend you try this summer and I hope you’ll reciprocate.  Stepping outside our own box and trying new things is really like putting pennies into the fountain of youth.

  • Sandy Spring Adventure Park.  I went with my daughter’s Girl Scout troop and we all had a blast.  They have a zillion ropes courses and zip lines for beginners through experts.  Top it all off with s’mores around the campfire and you’ve had one awesome day!Moss Building and Design
  • Trapeze School.  This place was a hoot.  From trying not to stare at the buff guys wearing in-your-face spandex to trying not to laugh at the middle-aged woman hanging on for dear life (moi), it was a gas.  I can’t even hold myself up for a one second bent-arm hang, but I was able to get a little air by the end of the two-hour class.  Terrifying, but awesome!Moss Building and Design
  • A Major League Baseball game.  I went with a bunch of fun girls to Ladies Night at Nationals Park and it was fantastic.  It’s no secret that I love baseball, but even the women who don’t care about the game had a great time.  Jayson Werth threw us a ball and we even got to see Terrance, the thoroughly-annoying much-loved Washington Nationals cheerleader.

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  • A girls’ weekend.  This is a must for maintaining sanity and continuing to like the people you live with.  I do it every summer and it just keeps getting better.  As much as I would like to share a photo, it’s kind of like Vegas…what happens on girls’ weekend stays at girl’ weekend.

Comment below and let me know what things you cherish each summer and I’ll send you a $50 gift certificate to Moss Home Services.  Happy Summer!

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In addition to blogging about all things home and family-related, Jeannine Miller manages Moss Building & Design’s Community Relations Department, which includes the popular HandyMOM 101 and HandyGirl 101 workshop programs.