Making Memories

As summer draws to a close, it is a great time to reflect on the importance of family.  There is nothing more precious to me than my family, and these long summer days are perfect for making memories that will last a lifetime.

Autie and I recently had a chance to sit and chat about the importance of spending quality time with our families.  How that time together is essential for building close relationships that will last. Both of us want our children to be able to have wonderful and fun memories of their childhood.

Time together doesn’t necessarily mean expensive vacations. Obviously, those are great too… 🙂
But… sometimes the best memories are of the simplest things.

Memories of long afternoons swimming in the pool.

Memories of campouts and the beauty of nature.

Memories of sporting events.


Memories of family hikes (I swear Aaron was having fun…).

Memories of hanging out at home together.

Memories of sand, sun and surf.

Or… memories of family walks, family movie nights, family days at the park, family days at the lake, family bike rides.  Whatever it is that you enjoy doing–the possibilities are endless.


Recently, we were able to try a fun new snack while spending an afternoon at the beach with the kids.  Inspired by this idea on No Big Dill, we froze a Capri Sun Super V for each child and brought them to the beach.

When it was time for a mid-afternoon snack, the Capri Sun Super V had melted to the perfect slushie consistency.

We ripped them open, and handed each kid a spoon.  They dug right in.

Even the littlest one wanted in on the action.

Seriously such a great way to get 1 combined serving of fruit and vegetables*.  It might not be a substitute for eating veggies but it is a pretty darn wholesome snack!

The kids loved them and thought it was such a treat, and us moms were happy to give it to them!


Each pouch provides 1/2 cup of fruit and vegetable juice. According to U.S. dietary guidelines, Capri Sun Super V Fruit and Vegetable Drink contains one combined serving of fruit and vegetables–3/4 from fruit juice and 1/4 from vegetable juice. Be sure to feed your kids a variety of whole fruits and vegetables each day.