Every night, we put my son in his plastic car and take a walk through the neighborhood. We love watching our son point out the planes in the air as my husband and I chat about the day. During most of the walks, we end up adding to our home to do list with different projects we’re hoping to complete. Some projects make the short list while other projects are put on hold for a few months or years. Last night’s conversation centered on the holidays.
We noticed that that some of our neighbors started to put up Christmas decorations. My husband asked when we could put up our holiday decorations and I told him that we needed to wait a few weeks. And then it dawned on me … it’s almost the end of November.
Maybe it’s because I feel like time is flying by a little too quickly. Maybe it’s because we made the most out of the summer days. Maybe it’s because I’m not ready to embrace the chilly temperature. In years past, I’ve always looked forward to the holiday season because it’s my favorite time of the year.
This year, the holiday season isn’t hitting me hard and it’s leaving me scratching my head. Don’t get me wrong. I’m beyond excited about my favorite season that is quickly approaching, but our fun summer months are cloudy my holiday season mentality. I just can’t believe how quickly time is flying by … and even more so, I can’t believe that the holidays are just around the corner.
Thankfully, the weather has been unseasonably warm. We haven’t taken in the cushions from our screened-in porch yet. Our screened-in porch is one of my favorite places, especially during the warmer months. I’m going to head out to my porch with a glass of this Tropical Punch, inspired by SunnyD, and enjoy some sips of the summer while reminiscing about the great summer we had … and thinking about all of the exciting moments to come during the holiday season.
It’s the best of both worlds, right? I’m going to have my cake and eat it too … or maybe have my punch and drink it too. See what I did there?
Tropical Punch Recipe
- 2 (6.75 ounces) SunnyD bottles, approximately 2 cups
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 2 tsp sugar
- 4 tsp grenadine
- Cherries and oranges
- Add first five ingredients to a bowl. Stir until icy and smooth.
- Add two teaspoons of grenadine into each glass.
- Garnish and enjoy!
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Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by SunnyD.com. The recipe was also provided by SunnyD. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.