Why I’m Having an #IconicSummer #Sponsored

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This summer Pepsi is asking what is making our summers iconic.  I thought long and hard about what my answer would be.  My Monkey’s and I will be making a trip literally to the other side of the country (granted, we do live in the middle) and that seemed like the iconic memory for the summer.  As  I continued thinking, I realized what has already made my summer iconic.

I guess I will start from the beginning.  Well, sort of.  Long, long ago two girls somehow managed to become best friends.  Sisters.  A dramatic birthday catastrophe took average elementary school playmates and began a transformation into a deep, true friendship.  Unfortunately, adolescent stupidity pushed us apart.  In her defense, it was pretty much all my stupidity…  We can skip over that and save it for another day.

That stupidity took us apart for almost 10 years.  During that time, my heart yearned for our friendship.  I constantly found myself missing her, worrying about her, longing for a piece of me that was missing.

In the past year or so, we caught up.  Really, we just finally got our heads out of our butts and got together.  Through the years, we’ve had moments where we saw each other and talked for a moment, but we never made the time to find that lost love we shared.  A few weeks ago, we packed up and took our kids camping.  Me, her and 4 Monkeys roughed it at the creek for a few days.  Laughter, memorable moments, creepy pedo-man, a raccoon and a mudfight later we thrived.  Perhaps not physically, as I was super sunburned the day we managed to get the suntan lotion on the kids but not us.  Emotionally though, I feel whole again.  I am no longer missing something.

So, my summer is iconic because my best friend and I have reconnected. You know it’s true friendship when you can just pick up where you left off and everything feels the same!  I love that girl!

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Originally posted 2013-07-10 20:02:35.

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Kaycee

Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I live in Arkansas with my husband of over 12 years! We have a grown daughter, a son-in-love and 2 grandson. Just love being Nonna! We also have an angel waiting on us to join her one day, she was 11 months old when she went to Heaven. We also have two great Chihuahuas and a Great Dane, along with several fish in our koi pond. My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

24 thoughts on “Why I’m Having an #IconicSummer #Sponsored

  • September 12, 2013 at 4:31 pm
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    Taking a family friend out for her birthday.

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  • September 9, 2013 at 5:59 pm
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    I just sent my grandkids costumes to play with…we skyped and they showed them off proudly. Warms a grandma’s heart.

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  • August 31, 2013 at 5:10 pm
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    I bought tickets to see my granddaughter on her upcoming birthday.

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  • August 29, 2013 at 11:44 pm
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    spending time with my friends and family

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  • August 27, 2013 at 2:12 pm
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    time with family! I spent so much time with my family this summer.

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  • August 27, 2013 at 7:32 am
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    Ice cream with the family last night after work. Good times and memories.

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  • August 26, 2013 at 6:40 pm
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    Going to the movies with my husband…good times still after all our years of marriage. We still love each other and enjoy going out together.

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  • August 25, 2013 at 7:33 am
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    My grandson just got his first loose tooth. That’s iconic.

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  • August 21, 2013 at 12:07 pm
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    Hearing my granddaughter tell me about her first day of preschool.

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  • August 20, 2013 at 7:33 am
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    The weather…it hasn’t been too hot this summer. I like the warm air and enjoy just being out in it. So many beautiful iconic things about being outside.

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  • August 17, 2013 at 8:10 pm
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    Having lunch with some friends I haven’t seen in awhile.

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  • August 17, 2013 at 2:53 am
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    going through some hardships that have required me to REALLY get my shit together… feeling so accomplished!

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    • August 17, 2013 at 8:19 am
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      Though I hate the hardship part, I do love that when it’s all over we have (usually) made some great improvements in our lives. Saying a prayer for you now. 😀 Good luck!

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  • August 16, 2013 at 6:04 am
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    The weather isn’t too hot this summer…I don’t like hot days. Warm and sunny but not too hot. We haven’t hit 100 and have had most days in the 80s. Great weather!

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  • August 12, 2013 at 7:35 am
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    Talked to some family I hadn’t talked to in a long time…it’s nice to try to keep in touch.

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  • August 7, 2013 at 10:13 am
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    Wonderful just swimming in the pool.

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  • August 6, 2013 at 6:03 pm
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    Iconic because I went camping with my son and his family in Mammoth Cave. I had never been there before.

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  • July 30, 2013 at 9:58 am
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    Spending time with my grand kids and family.

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  • July 28, 2013 at 1:51 pm
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    My summer has been iconic in the fact that we are restoring a old valley barn….. And making it a home…. I’m loving it! but very tiring…. A lot of Work!

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    • July 29, 2013 at 9:40 am
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      That is awesome!!! I’d love to see pics when ya get done!!! I bet it will be absolutely beautiful!

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  • July 23, 2013 at 5:37 pm
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    The fresh fruit and sharing it with my family.

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  • July 23, 2013 at 3:04 pm
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    my summer has been iconic in the fact that we are re-connecting with old friends in RI where we used to live and have planned several trips there this summer to visit and get together.

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