Reliving Soft Summer Memories with Scotties

SUMMER. The word itself brings a smile to your face. No school, no homework, a lighter schedule, sleeping in, and spending much needed time with your family. When I was asked by Scotties Tissues to share some of my great summer memories, I knew I’d have no shortage of things to share with you!

Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 7.52.26 PMIn South Louisiana, Summer is all about staying cool. With the heat index often 100 or above and high humidity, it’s a necessity! Every summer, all anyone can talk about is the heat! We hit the beach this summer and it was a great trip that helped provide some much needed rest and relaxation. The kids enjoyed swimming, burying each other in the sand, and riding the waves. We also spent the day at the water park and spent an afternoon tunneling down slides and riding along the lazy river. Back at home, we stay cool by visiting my in-laws and enjoying their backyard pool.

This summer, we had the added bonus of our new puppy Mollie along for a visit and she couldn’t wait to get in with the kids! I think we had more fun watching her than we did swimming. If I’m being brutally honest, my favorite thing about summer isn’t swimming, sleeping in, or taking a break from the rat race. It’s SNOWBALLS. I don’t mean snow like you ski on. I mean the most delicious concoction you’ve ever put in your mouth, and no one does them better than New Orleans. Don’t dare call it a snow cone. It’s not the same, and not even close. The ice is shaved and fluffy, the syrup is smooth and sweet, and the condensed milk sends you into calorie overload. Best. Summer. Treat. Ever.

With all of these fun things on the summer schedule also comes summer mess. Sticky hands, sweaty faces, you name it. My summer mantra is be prepared to clean up at any time. For those times, I rely on Scotties Tissues (available on Amazon) to help us while we’re on the run. When summer is over, my Scotties Tissues may also help me dry my tears when it’s time to head back to school!

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  1. rich morris says:

    i’d have to say buying a house for my family 🙂

  2. Susan Christy says:

    It hasn’t been a very memorable summer yet – looking forward to my class reunion in a few weeks which will be the highlight I’m sure!

  3. Danielle Day says:

    Going camping under the stars.

  4. Adrienne Gordon says:

    going on a trip to a cabin

  5. We went hiking in Yosemite! It was amazing!

  6. Crystal F says:

    My oldest daughter’s Sweet 16 party is my favorite memory of the summer. I want to totally forget the she’s driving part. Thank you!

  7. Amy Pratt says:

    My favorite summer memory is hunting fossils in the west desert of Utah.

  8. Cynthia C says:

    My favorite memory is my great-niece’s birthday party.

  9. Carly Williams says:

    My favorite summer memory was our vacation to the beach.

  10. Margaret Smith says:

    My favorite is a trip we took to Maryland to visit with my nephew who is in the navy. Both my sons were so excited to spend time with him. We really had a great time.

  11. My daughter learning to crawl was my favorite summer memory.


    Going to Orlando with my family. Had a wonderful time!

  13. Julie Wood says:

    My favorite summer memory is when we went camping in July for a week and we had so much fun with the kids swimming, cooking over the campfire. It was a blast!

  14. My favorite memory is taking my grandsons camping for the first time.

  15. Sandy Klocinski says:

    Unfortunately I have no favorite memories of summer 2016. My husband was vary sick and passed away July 21st. I would just as soon forget this summer

  16. My favorite memory is when I took my kids to the glass museum and let them create their own glass pieces.

  17. Don’t really have any, this has been a boring year, we bought a new home and had it moved to our property so we have been low on funds. I guess just spending time watching movies with the family.

  18. Linda White says:

    Our 2 daughters giving birth to our first 2 grand babies just 11 days apart!

  19. Bobbi Ottis says:

    Finding out that I am pregnant with triplets!!!

  20. my favorite memory is visiting Universal Studios of Hollywood

  21. katherine says:

    Being able to have the FamilyReunion here at home on the farm

  22. Linda Lansford says:

    My fave memory is all the pool times we have had.

  23. My favorite summer memory was attending the gender reveal party for my pregnant sister in law.

  24. paige chandler says:

    My fave memory this simmer was going with my hubby for a weekend getaway to Austin, Tx

  25. Janet Woodling says:

    My favorite summer memory was visiting with my adult children who live in another state.

  26. natasha lamoreux says:

    My favorite summer memory this summer is taking my youngest 2 kids to Disneyland!

  27. going to the beach

  28. Theresa Lichauco says:

    This summer was and is so hot, my fav is the signed up for Netflix, so stayed cool while streaming movies.

  29. Jessica To says:

    My favorite memory is going to a professional baseball game for the first time with my son.

  30. Finding new places in our area while looking for pokemon with my family.

  31. Mary Cloud says:

    Going on a Beach vacation to Pensacola Florida with my husband and kids

  32. Cynthia Mercado says:

    My favorite memory of Summer 2016 is watching the Olympics!

  33. Favorite memory was not getting sunburned this year.

  34. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    We got to visit with a lot of friends and family this summer.

  35. vera wilson says:

    Some of the best blueberries this year, and enjoyed going to pick them.

  36. Lauren Olivia Wood says:

    My favorite Summer memory is swimming in 5 different Florida springs.

  37. heather s says:

    Going to Florida and walking on the beach with family.

  38. Barbara Montag says:

    My favorite summer memory for this year is an impromptu road trip to Denver CO.
    What a beautiful state!
    thank you

  39. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Family company last week—I like to do big cooking and visiting.

  40. Christina Sparks says:

    That my husband and I was able to see his aunt that we has not seen in almost nine years.

  41. Spending time in our pool and barbequing in our backyard.

  42. Debra Hall says:

    when my mom moved in with me ,its great having her here

  43. Sheila K. says:

    My favorite summer memory was quitting smoking cold-turkey!

  44. My favorite memory was my daughter’s 1st birthday.

  45. Nannypanpan says:

    My kids having fun at the beach

  46. Christina Foley says:

    Hmm, summer 2016 has been a rough one – a tree fell on our house in May so we we’ve been displaced from our home and had to cancel our summer plans to deal with the aftermath. Best memories, just spending time with the kids, we had to stick close to home but we tried to make the best of it – visited state parks, the springs, played lots of games.

  47. My favorite summer memory is spending Fourth of July with my family.
    Thank you!

  48. brandy g. says:

    Spending summer vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains!

  49. Jeanne Rousseau says:

    Attending a concert with my husband last weekend.

  50. Michelle D. says:

    Basically living at the pool with my 8yr old! hehe

  51. Lanicsha Wynn says:

    Visiting NY for the first time

  52. Thomas Murphy says:

    My favorite summer memory is going on a camping trip.

  53. Terra Heck says:

    My favorite summer memory of this year is going to a Rob Zombie concert in St. Louis. Thanks.

  54. Stefanie G says:

    watching my youngest cousin get married was definitely my favorite memory this summer

  55. Kyl Neusch says:

    trip to florida

  56. Oh I have to say our favorite has been raising monarchs! We have released 76 already this summer….and have about another 100 in our home right now either eating milkweed like crazy and growing….or in a chrysalis waiting to emerge. So exciting and beautiful watching them grow, spin, and emerge!

  57. Sheila Ritter says:

    Spending the 4th of July with my entire family, bbqing, playing horseshoes, fireworks and birthday cake for my husband.

  58. My favorite is just chilling on the porch, reading.

  59. Picking peaches with friends at a local farm

  60. My favorite summer memory of 2016 was riding a jet ski with my grandson in FL and seeing dolphins in the ocean!

  61. Dawn Monroe says:

    It was a great summer for us. I have two favorites, taking my grandkids to Niagara Falls and my youngest son graduating.

  62. Honestly – this year it’s the yard. For the first time since I moved into my home I have a really nice lawn and it looks nicer than my retired neighbor’s lawn (who does nothing but work in the yard)!

  63. Denise B. says:

    I enjoyed hanging outside by the pool with my family.

  64. Ellie Wright says:

    My favorite was watching both of my grandsons compete in Little League All Star tournaments.

  65. My favorite memory is of our trip to Charleston.

  66. Renee Walters says:

    My favorite memory is taking my son to Disneyland. He loved it!

  67. Karen Deva says:

    My favorite memory is spending a week at the beach with my family plus my parents. It was so relaxing!

  68. Theresa Jenkins says:

    My Fav 2016 memory is spending 4 days with family eating and hanging out

  69. Sue Barney says:

    My favorite memory was our big family 4th of July BBQ 🙂

  70. Getting to go to Paris with my husband!

  71. My best tip is don’t take so much stuff! 🙂

  72. Amanda Patterson says:

    My favorite memory was going to the beach for a week with my dog! She had so much fun running in the sand and playing in the water!

  73. Jenna Hudson says:

    My favorite summer memory is going water skiing for the first time!

  74. Our vacation to S. Manitou Island.

  75. Brittney House says:

    My favorite memory was going to Costa Rica with my mother.

  76. My favorite summer memory is taking niece and grandkids to a zoo about 30 miles away.

  77. Vacation with my daughters in Myrtle each

  78. Susan Smith says:

    My favorite memory was our family cruise.

  79. janetfaye says:

    My favorite summer memory is our big family barbecue we had in July.

  80. Watching my two daughters graduate from high school and finding out I am going to be a first time grandma from our son and daughter in law.

  81. beth shepherd says:

    My favorite memory is watching my daughter place first in her horse show. Thank you!

  82. Charlene S. says:

    My favorite memory is celebrating my son’s birthday in July with family and friends.

  83. Kathy Hanley says:

    My favorite memory was my daughter graduating high school and my saddest will be when she leaves for college later this week. Send tissues!

  84. Tara Darity says:

    My favorite summer memory is taking the kids to great wolf lodge for out family vacation!

  85. Tammy Woodall says:

    My favorite memory is planting my first flower garden.

  86. Heather D says:

    I got to visit California and go to Yosemite.

  87. Ashley B. says:

    Getting married earlier this year 🙂

  88. My favorite summer memory is taking niece and grandkids to a zoo about 30 miles away.

  89. Meaghan F. says:

    So far, it was spending a week with my nieces, having fun with games nights, movie marathons, and park adventures.

  90. Visiting my nephews for my husband’s godson’s baptism!

  91. Shauntea Crutcher says:

    My best memory from summer 2016 was the 4th of July. I enjoyed time with family and friends.

  92. Ann Fantom says:

    My favorite summer memory from 2016 is swimming in a sinkhole in Mexico

  93. My favorite memory its going to California and seeing the pacific ocean and going to legoland

  94. My favorite memory was going to Singapore.

  95. Angela Winesburg says:

    Our vacation to Disney!!

  96. Tracie Cooper says:

    My favorite summer memory of 2016 is our trips to the local water park~!

  97. Ingrid Jackson says:

    My favorite memory is my trip to Las Vegas with some of my friends. We had a ton of fun!

  98. Taking our first trip to Legoland

  99. My favorite memory was our big family 4th july day

  100. Our beach trip was the best.

  101. susan smoaks says:

    i really had a good time at my husband’s birthday this summer. he turned 38 and it was awesome.

  102. Lisa Brown says:

    the family camping trip

  103. Watching hummingbirds the first time I put up a feeder

  104. DISNEY WORLD VACATION was so much fun! great memories!

  105. leah wall says:

    My favorite summer memory was our trip to Florida – we stayed on a gorgeous island and went on early morning walks every day. So pretty and peaceful.

  106. Stephanie Larison says:

    Us going to the zoo as a family, it was a blast!

  107. hitting the beach with all my friends

  108. My favorite is our family 4th of July celebration.

  109. We took our kids to Sea World for our son’s 6th birthday

  110. I didn’t go away this summer, but my best memories are of standing in my veggie garden eating fresh picked tomatoes (with salt shaker in hand) and eating them! YUM

  111. Denise Sachs says:

    My favorite summer memory is camping with the kids.

  112. My daughter got married June 11 th and are expecting a baby in March. It was a great day

  113. Jill Rivera says:

    My nice getting married. this summer was a great memory of 2016.

  114. My favorite summer memories from 2016 are from our vacation to the Smoky Mountains.

  115. The challenge of a 200 mile bike ride over two days.

  116. Kara Olson says:

    Trailer camping!

  117. Cindy Conner Bowling says:

    Spending time with my two granddaughters.

  118. My favorite summer memory is canoeing with my family and then falling in the river. While it sucked at the time, looking back it cracks me up!

  119. Annamarie V says:

    We took a road trip to Vancouver Island and had a wonderful time and the dog even got to go which made it better.

  120. Tricha Leary says:

    It would be going to Antietam and Turn the Page Book Store

  121. I went to the beach with my family.

  122. Laurie Emerson says:

    My favorite summer memory of 2016 is going to Maine and seeing my dad and sisters.

  123. It’s been a rough summer, so I’m afraid I don’t have a favorite memory of this summer. Hoping that fall has some pleasant memories to come!

  124. Jennifer Reed says:

    My favorite summer memory was visiting with family when they came to visit us this summer.

  125. Tammy OHagan says:

    vacationing in Tennesse

  126. I enjoyed spending extra time with my family this summer. We got to ride bikes and take evening walks together.

  127. laurie murley says:

    my favorite memory of the summer is my son bought his first boat and I went out with him and enjoyed it so much

  128. Jennifer H. says:

    We went to Wisconsin for the first time.

  129. Julie Ikeda says:

    My favorite has been visiting my sister in North Carolina!

  130. The time spent with loved ones in general is my favorite.

  131. I love the weekend family cookouts and all the good food

  132. elizabeth miller says:

    My favorite summer memory was a surprise visit from my military son who I had not seen in a year. It was so fabulous and once again I am left missing him but proud of him.

  133. Taking our son on a special trip to Kalahari and surprising him!

  134. Playing at the water park with my daughter.

  135. Tracey byram says:

    My best summer memory is going to Mercedes-Benz Family Day with my son and his wife.

  136. My favorite memory is that my sister and her husband were able to come here this summer and stay for two months.
    My brother-in-law is in stage 4 of prostate cancer, so this was really special. We had many picnics, dinners, and card games.
    I will always cherish the memories of this summer!

  137. Shakeia Rieux says:

    My favorite summer memory is when I was at my sisters house and me, my mom and my nieces were playing pillow fight and when my mom would hide from them my 1 year old niece kept giving her up, and I thought it was funny and cute and she would laugh every time.

  138. Francine Anchondo says:

    We moved into a new house

  139. Philip Lawrence says:

    My favorite memory for Summer 2016 was that it rained and my lawn came back to life after years of being dormant.

  140. peter gladue says:

    My brothers visted from Vegas

  141. Going on a Baltic cruise.

  142. krystal wethington says:

    going to Holiday world. We all had a blast.

  143. Jennifer H. says:

    We went to Wisconsin and it was beautiful!

  144. Went to Wisconsin and tried out the cheese – it was AWESOME!!!

  145. Danielle Wood says:

    My favorite memory was our trip to disney world. I got to experience my nephews first trip and it was amazing.

  146. Kathy Pease says:

    My favorite memory this summer was my husband and I going to Hampton Beach,NH for a week

  147. Carolyn Daley says:

    My favorite memory this summer was going to Dollywood with my mom.

  148. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I loved going to Universal Studios with my family!

  149. Ms. Christian H says:

    My favorite summer memory is swimming with dolphins in Florida.

  150. My favorite memory is the wedding I attended in Massachusetts that was held on the ground of a horticultural center.

  151. Lorena Keech says:

    Having wine slushies with friends at a local winery.

  152. Dorothy Hubbard says:

    A friend and I went to the farmers market, and then came home and cooked.

  153. Amy Deeter says:

    My favorite summer memory of 2016 going to Kalahri Resort water park in Poconos PA

  154. Tammie Venne says:

    Watching the kids run through sprinklers

  155. Sharon Braswell says:

    Going shopping and eating out with my Mom and Dad!

  156. Going to Vegas for my niece’s 21st birthday.

  157. My favorite memory was going out to eat for my sister’s birthday.

  158. Trisha McKee says:

    Going on road trips with my daughter, especially the beach. She is a teenager and to reconnect with her is so important.

  159. My favorite memory is going to the beach with my family.

  160. Going on a one day bus trip to St Michaels, Maryland. Getting away…even for one day, is very important.

  161. Going to OBX with my family! I feel so blessed to be able to go with both my parents and my kids on vacation.

  162. maria simon says:

    all time favorite is going to beach with my family. We have so many wonderful memories of Florida

  163. LYN WILLIAMS says:

    Our family trip to AZ>

  164. My favorite memory is our family vacation

  165. Enjoyed water skiing this summer with my daughters !

  166. A 4 day trip to Santa Fe for the opera.
    Thanks for the contest.

  167. Buddy Garrett says:

    My wife and daughter’s vacation to London is my favorite memory.

  168. Watching the Olympics with my family!

  169. Julie Hawkins says:

    Going camping with my family

  170. Our 40th anniversary with our kids and grandkids and their wives in St. Croix USVI

  171. Lily Kwan says:

    spending time with loved ones

  172. Jerry Marquardt says:

    My favorite non fading memory was the whole summer Olympics. I really enjoyed watching the swimmers and diving.

  173. Goin’ fishin’ with my dad and brother, good times

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