It's officially summer and the fun begins! Studio Jay makes it's home in a small Central Oregon town and there's no lack of things to do. We just finished photographs and sound/announcing spring dance recitals with Prineville's High Desert Dance Arts, Dance Arts Unlimited of Madras, and Mrs. Marcelle's Dance with the Athletic Club of Bend.
School's out and now the kids and grandkids begin arriving for various lengths of stay. Crook County Parks and Rec offers a full array of summer possibilities. We've chosen swimming lessons (3 different levels); big fish-little fish (grandma swims with the 2 year old); tennis for a 6 year old; and jazz/hip-hop dance for our preteen granddaughter. We may also register for the day trip rafting on the McKenzie River and the Crook County Library checks out a free pass to the High Desert Museum.
So much to do, so little time!
We've also got to find time to bake and sew and play at the lake. Two Washington-based granddaughters will be here for 2 weeks and I'm going to have them photograph and journal their stay. They can send a self-produced photo album to their dad who's working in North Dakota.
Wherever you live, whatever your circumstances, there's a plethora of things to do to entertain you and your family this summer. Support your community by participating in local activities and events. Don't forget to record your summer; not just with selfies, but with printed photos the grandkids can carry home to help preserve those great summer memories you've created.