How busy was your summer? Do you think it was anything next to as busy as mine? Girrrrl, let me pour you a glass of this here JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay while I tell you about my favorite summer memories because this story will be so much better with a creamy-licious glass of Butter.
At the very beginning of summer Joel graduated from pre k and like all parents we were so proud. His father and I dressed him up to the nines in this most adorable 4 piece suit. He looked so sharp during the moving up ceremony at his school. Joel gradated pre k with awards in poetry writing and in overall academics. After the graduation we celebrated with dinner and gifts. There’s no real celebration without the wine! Hubby and I always enjoy a glass of JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay to celebrate. The bold rich flavor melt in your mouth very symbolic of the icing on the cake.
Also this summer Joel went to TaeKwonDo summer camp every day and he had the time of his life. Every week there was a new field trip and he loves being outdoors. Let me see if I can remember all the trips they took, town pool, petting farm, movie theater, bowling, park, Adventure land, Fun Zone, Children’s museum and I’m sure I’m missing a few more. Oh there was definitely a day when his Master made them Korean food and he said it was really good.
My Ladybug Elle had he first ballet recital this summer called “Octopus Garden”. She as the most adorable flower we had ever laid eyes on. I don’t think you understand what seeing my baby girl on stage meant for me. As a little girl I imagined having a daughter who would be a ballerina. I’d dress her up and style her hair in a bun and watch her dance beautifully across stage.
If you’re following Elle on Instagram then you already know she’s quite the athlete, this summer she was recommended for an advanced gymnastics team where she’s getting really strong but she had to attend 2 days a week for an hour and a half. Elle also took swimming lessons which was a DAILY commitment on my part. Her summer schedule was very demanding and by the end of the day I was exhausted. After working all day and mixing in Elle’s busy schedule it was nice to have a creamy-licious glass of JaM with some popcorn while I watched my favorite shows on DVR at the end of the night. I’m all about taking time for myself.
My first glass of Butter Chardonnay is done do you need more? Slide over your glass. Now let’s talk real quick about work. I spent a lot of time during the winter and spring putting things into place in hopes that the summer would be eventful and it sure was! This summer I’ve had amazing partnerships and I’ve traveled to Boston, New Orleans, and Philadelphia. I’ve been working on a cultural series for my natural hair youtube channel where I interview women with natural hair from all walks of life. It’s been a shift for my channel that I was very happy to make but I was so scurred to do! *Takes a sip* A girl has been putting in the overtime and has been working really hard at growing her business. Being an entrepreneur is non stop and the hustle is real. But things have really picked up for me and I have to keep moving forward.
During the first week of August, my husband Elle, Joel, and I hopped on the Amtrak and rode up to Montreal, Canada for my husbands first family reunion. The train ride was listed as 11 hours but it was more like 13 hours and we did our best to make it an enjoyable 13 hours. We had puzzles, card games, toys, tablets, play dough, and of course each other. Getting to meet the oldest, youngest and everyone in between in his family was a lot of fun and it was something our children really needed. Montreal feels very much like America minus the fact that they speak French.
Looks like we are all out of Chardonnay… Care for a glass of JaM Cabernet? I’m talking blackberries, black plums, black currant, cassis and more—this easy-to-love Cabernet is all about the fruit. I enjoyed my first bottle of JaM Cabernet over a summer date night with hubby while the kids were with grandma for an over night. Now if you have children, you know when they go away for a night its called FREEDOM. We ordered Chinese and had no problems killing a bottle of JaM cabernet – don’t judge us!
Now about last week, my best friend got married in Miami and the turn up queen –that would be me– was in the wedding.
What do you get when you put a group of college friends together in the middle of Miami for a weekend? TROUBLE! The night before the wedding hotel security came to our room asking us to keep it down twice. The third time the knock came on the door it was the police chief and two officers! The night of the wedding we all went out to party and celebrate even more and didn’t get back to our rooms until the sun was rising. I slept until 2pm! I can’t remember the last time I’ve behaved like this.
Actually, it was back when I was in college with these girls.
This summer has been filled with many trips to the beach because my kids and I really love the water. We also took a trip to the water park, Sesame Place, the museum, a road trip to visit my mom, and I come over to this dock very often just to sit and read or sip on my JaM wine by myself after a long week. In the midst of all that I have going on in my day to day I find it very important to always find the time to connect with myself.
I’d love to know what you most enjoyed about your summer. Where’d you go? What did you wish you did more of? Anything you won’t do again? Oh and the next bottle of JaM is on you it’s less than $20 and in a store right near you.
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