Summer is my favorite season, and always has been. In my eyes nothing beats the warm weather, and long days. Not to mention sipping margaritas by the pool and beach. Just talking about it makes me long for the summer months. They certainly can’t get here fast enough! This year in particular needs to be a good summer. Why? Well, I have realized that the past 2 summers have somewhat lacked in the carefree and fun department, and to be honest, I think I will have to make up for them both this year.

The summer of 2009 brought me a lot of sadness. For those that don’t know it was the summer that I suffered my miscarriage. The summer started with the best news of finding out I was pregnant, and quickly turned into the saddest summer I could remember. Not only was I left to deal with the emotional pain of the loss, but the physical effects lasted through out the entire summer. It was a constant reminder of what I had lost, and therefore that summer is left to be remembered as one of total sadness.

2010 was a summer of joy. I was pregnant and happy. My dreams were about to come true! But as happy as I was to be pregnant, and as much as I enjoyed it, I wouldn’t necessarily say it was a bundle of laughs. The no alcohol thing was rough. As sad as it sounds I have to it really summer without Mojitos and margaritas? Umm no! I couldn’t go on my friends boats, or play in the ocean (ya I said play..I love the ocean!). Don’t get me wrong, I was so excited to be preggers, but it definitely led to a more “relaxed” summer then I am used to.

This summer is going to be different. This summer I get to experience my favorite season through new eyes. I get to experience it through the eyes of my son. I get to watch him be introduced to sand, and the ocean. I get to take him to the park, and into the pool. Along with all of those things I get to also relax with maybe a margarita or two! I am so excited for this summer to be a happy one! I have so much to look forward to.

The warm summer days can’t come soon enough, and I think I deserve them. It’s time for this girl to make a ton of new and great memories. I come!