Farewell, summer

Today is September 1. School may or may not have begun, depending on where you live, but summer has come to a close. Summer was spectacular from my point of view — lazily blissful, with just the right amount of activity interspersed. It afforded a variety of new experiences, new lessons, and best of all, new friends.

Because I’d rather not bore you by telling you every single thing I’ve done over the last three months, here are a few pictures representing the best of summer 2010, along with some comments on what made them wonderful.

My week at Patrick Henry College was fantastic — I can’t even begin to tell in one blog post how useful, thought-provoking, and encouraging the things I learned were. And the people I met — well, that’s the best part. They (you) were unbelievably inspiring. I have never before met such a dedicated group of young adults, and I hope each of you continue demonstrating the passion and focus that I saw during the week at camp.

There were several spectacular summer nights throughout July and August spent listening to music at outdoor venues, all for free! My favorite was on July 3rd, watching the dress rehearsal for A Capitol Fourth. A variety of excellent performers were there — my favorites being Lang Lang, David Archuleta, and Reba McEntire.

You, too, hold a special place in my heart, Iceberry.

I went and saw Toy Story 3 with my three brothers, and we unanimously agreed it was one of the best movies we had ever seen.

Friends: we know how to have a good time, don’t we? I think we did more game-playing this summer than ever. Bigger and Better, Apples to Apples, Sardines, Capture the Flag, Spoons, Mafia, Murder in the Dark … it was all a blast. But most importantly, we realized more than ever that we’re a family. There’s a lot of love there. Nothing separates brothers and sisters in Christ. You all fill my life with so much joy … thanks for having me along.

I am very excited about all that lies ahead this autumn and beyond … so farewell, summer of 2010. It was unforgettable.

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2 thoughts on “Farewell, summer

  1. Thanks, Noelle, for the reflection. It’s nice to look back fondly at cherished memories and reflect on them, and to then turn our faces toward the future and whatever is in store. A bientot summer!

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