The Summer’s Still The Same

Remember when we were young

When we had time for fun

When we could dance in the sun

Remember when we used to laugh

When we waited weeks for vacation photographs

When our fake id’s said we were twenty one and a half

Remember when we couldn’t get enough

When we had summer crushes and summer love

When a broken heart didn’t hurt so much

Remember the smile on our children’s face

When they first saw the ocean, the beach, the new place

When we felt as if our love could never be replaced

Remember when we thought things would never change

But now the seasons move fast and only time is to blame

Are we the ones that have changed because the summer’s still the same

Want That Back by Brett Eldredge –

Something In The Orange by Zach Bryan-

Just Close Enough by American Aquarium –

The Unofficial End Of The Summer

Today is Kylie’s first day of school, her last year in elementary. How did that happen? She just started kindergarten the other day. Hard to believe how the time flies. I thought the summer disappeared when I blinked, she thinks it dragged on. Funny how the older you get, the faster it goes. Don’t wish your life away, enjoy every minute of being young.

What did you do over summer vacation? I don’t know why but I always disliked writing that essay every year. I think it was just for the teachers to see if us students remembered how to write and conjugate properly. This picture puts a new twist to my summer vacation with today’s social media world. lol

Ahh those summer memories of my youth though. The smell of the grass, sweat and dirt from playing baseball, water fun, tan legs. All that in one day then repeat the next day. I wouldn’t change the life I have lived for it has made me who I am today but I can’t believe when people say they wouldn’t go back. I would go back. No worries, no bills, moms cooking, just hanging out with friends. At least I would go back for the summer. Maybe not. That was then…and I am made new now.

My birthday is in summer so I have those memories also. Getting my license, driving across the “blue bridge” going to West Virginia because mom said I couldn’t. It had see through steel grates for the bottom and it was such a small two lane bridge you could actually give a high-five to drivers in cars going the opposite direction but I knew I could do it.

Summer nights. Fireflies. Kick the can. Rock concerts. Long walks. Girls. Mowing grass. Baseball. Basketball. Cruising. Girls. Parties. Water. Thunderstorms. Girls. Did I say girls?

My posts this week have been a little long and a little intense but they are what I believe in so I will leave you today with a short one full of memories.

Any summer memories you want to share?

Any of these songs take you down memory lane?

Any back to school stories to share?

End of the Summer by Theory of A Deadman – 

Summer Forever by Billy Currington – 

Beat This Summer by Brad Paisley – 

Boys of Summer by Don Henley – 

All Summer Long by Kid Rock – 

Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams – 

Summer ’79 by The Ataris – 

Summer by Calvin Harris – 

Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – 

Ain’t Runnin Outta Summer by Gloriana – 

Crazy Summer Nights by Hope Partlow – 

Dusk and Summer by Dashboard Confessional – 

Endless Summer by Aaron Lewis – 

Summer Nights by Rascal Flatts – 

Out Of Summertime by Scotty McCreery – 

Summer Nights from Grease – 

Stone In Love by Journey – 

Cruel Summer by Banarama – 

Summer Breeze by Seals and Croft – 

The Flame by Cheap Trick – memories for me summer after I graduated