What Was Your Favorite Memory This Summer?

by Jennifer Sikora

We were compensated to share this post with you, however all opinions remain our own.

This summer has been a summer of firsts for my kids. My son graduated high school and went to work full time with his dad. My daughter started pursuing her dream of being an artist and going to music camp. However, none of those memories compare to the one where she got to actually meet one of her inspirations — Seth, from the Christian music group Skillet.


I will never forget the text she sent me that day after meeting him, talking to him, and hugging him. Her text said, “Mom — now I can die. My life is complete.”

Memory making is SO important for all of us. As we grow older, it’s those memories that make us smile as we reflect on life. Going down memory lane and reminiscing about “Hey — do you remember when” — there is just nothing like it in this world.

Lay’s is making memories too.

For the past 75 years, Lay’s® has made so many perfect summer moments more delicious. This summer, they’ve recreated these special moments by hand to celebrate summer and the memories we share.

What kind of memories did you make this summer?

Your turn –

Share your favorite summer memories with us in the comments below.

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Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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1 Mozi Esmes mom September 9, 2013 at 2:26 am

Disneyland stands out the most. Other than that, it’s just been a crazy rush…


2 Cindi September 9, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Our oldest son got married in August!
Our younger son was his best man…
Sweet memories!!!!!
Many thanks, Cindi


3 Mami2jcn September 10, 2013 at 9:42 am

My in-laws came to visit and my husband and I actually had a date! That was the highlight of our summer.


4 Mia Dentice Carey September 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm

My son dancing ON STAGE at the ENGLISH BEAT concert when we were in Pittsburgh!


5 kathy stevenson September 11, 2013 at 10:03 am

My favorite memory was taking a train with my parents and my family to kansas city and having fun there with my girls.


6 Anne Lehnick September 11, 2013 at 10:13 am

One of my favorite memories was swimming with the kids this summer. We skipped swim lessons the last two summers, so it was a must this summer. The swim lessons were kind of a pain, but my daughter, now 2 years old, had a blast. The best part was going to my niece’s birthday celebration at her new house that has a pool with a diving board and watching she and my daughter leap off the diving board. All the boys were hanging out on floats in the shallow end and not willing to take the plunge, but my little 2 year old couldn’t get enough of it. Girl power!


7 Vickie Couturier September 11, 2013 at 12:40 pm

we took the whole family to Story Land ,,there were 16 of us only missing 5


8 happymomc September 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm

visiting the beach close to our home!


9 Katherine September 12, 2013 at 6:27 am

My daughter was married in our front lawn~


10 Lisa Brown September 12, 2013 at 9:10 am

My memory: the family getting together and gong camping, lots of fun.


11 Cynthia C September 12, 2013 at 9:38 am

We have great memories of family reunion visits to Walt Disney World.


12 Linda Stewart September 12, 2013 at 10:54 am

WOW! I have so many fond memories of this summer. I guess my favorite would be watching my three grandson’s give up their fear of water and learn to swim on their own. Seeing the joy in their eyes when they swim across a pool unassisted is worth every ounce of time and every prayer invested in watching this happen. Also, we visited Dixie Stampeded in Pigeon Forge for a quick family getaway in early spring. The boys are still talking about that show and have asked to go back. I have a surprise trip planned for them in late October … I can already see their faces when I tell them where we are going!


13 Thomas Murphy September 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm

My favorite summer memory this year is an awesome camping and fishing trip I went on with my family.


14 Amanda Sakovitz September 12, 2013 at 12:55 pm

my graduation party


15 Jenette September 12, 2013 at 1:03 pm

We went to the Maryland State Fair. I have to add I love Skillet so many of there songs hit home for me.


16 Barbara Montag September 12, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Going to Valley Fair in MN – lots of fun rides and food!


17 Darcey September 12, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Just spending time with my kids. Free movies at the theater were my favorite.


18 Colleen Schindler September 13, 2013 at 5:31 am

The best memory was saving the life of an outdoor stray cat that I feed. I found him one night ill and lethargic and I was afraid I would have to put him down if he did not get better overnight. I brought him in the house, laid him on the bed, said some prayers and placed a wooden cross next to him. The next day he improved and has had a total recovery! I was so happy, he is a really sweet cat!


19 Penny Raine September 13, 2013 at 7:35 am

the summer full of grandbabies! that is how this one will be remembered, 3 grandbabies born this year and we are having such fun with them :)


20 Marti Parks September 13, 2013 at 11:47 am

My favorite was my trip to Honduras, it was amazing.


21 Johnna Rhodus September 13, 2013 at 7:20 pm

My favorite memory this summer is getting ready to happen in a few days. I’m going to be going to an Imagine Dragons concert.


22 samantha w September 13, 2013 at 8:42 pm

We have a few, but I really enjoy the days at the park, or outside in our yard just spending time together, and watching my kids grow.


23 Shayna September 14, 2013 at 10:13 am

My favorite memories from this summer are watching my son really enjoy the park and beach :) He is now at an age where he can really play and do things for himself :) It is great to watch my little man explore new things.



24 Rebecca Parsons September 14, 2013 at 1:26 pm

My favorite memory of this summer is going to Nashville with my husband for a mini vacation. We went to grand ol opry, Opry Mills Mall, and Antique Archaeology.


25 Tammy S September 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

My favorite memory this summer was taking our kids white water rafting. It was a blast. The kids loved it!


26 mrsshukra September 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Family reunion here in Hawaii!


27 judy gardner September 15, 2013 at 12:07 am

the beach trip our family took


28 sherry lareau September 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm

When my brother moved here to houston from dallas.


29 Maria Iemma September 16, 2013 at 11:12 am

I went to visit my son in Florida this Summer. He moved there for a job and I miss him so much but it was nice to see him in his new home.


30 shaunie September 16, 2013 at 11:18 am

Teaching my little brother how to ride his bike


31 Tammy S September 16, 2013 at 9:13 pm

My favorite memory was when we went white water rafting with my sisters family.


32 Nadine L September 17, 2013 at 10:56 am

Starting my college classes. At fifty I decided to go back to school for my BA in Psychology to become a Alzheimer/Dementia Rehabilitative Counselor


33 Sarah September 17, 2013 at 10:58 am

We went on a Cruise, that was Very memorable! And, we made a picture book to flip thru now!


34 Deanna September 17, 2013 at 3:45 pm

My favorite summer memory was seeing family and friends I had not seen in years. Unfortunately, it was at my dad’s funeral. :(


35 Shirley September 17, 2013 at 4:05 pm

The different events in town on weekends.


36 Susan Smith September 17, 2013 at 5:08 pm

My favorite memory was visiting my family. It was fun seeing everyone again.


37 LaVonne September 18, 2013 at 10:34 pm

We brought our 5 year old daughter to Disneyland for the first time.


38 Cheryl F. September 19, 2013 at 4:41 am

My favorite memory this summer was clearing hedges and stumps to re-landscape our front yard.


39 ellen beck September 20, 2013 at 12:33 am

My favoriye memory of this summer was visiting family in Minnesota.


40 Sharon September 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm

My daughter’s Birthday and the shopping day we spent together and eating out!


41 Sadie B. September 20, 2013 at 6:57 pm

My favorite memory from this summer was our county fair. We loved riding rides.


42 kathy pease September 20, 2013 at 6:59 pm

my favorite was the nights around the firepit with the family in the backyard


43 Richard Hicks September 20, 2013 at 10:55 pm

fav memory was a trip to carowinds amusement park!


44 Sarah L September 21, 2013 at 4:41 am

A trip with good friends to Santa Fe to see the opera


45 Brian E. September 21, 2013 at 5:20 am

Took a scuba certification class with my daughters this summer; we had a blast !


46 Georgia Beckman September 21, 2013 at 8:36 am

My favorite memory from this summer is the weekend we spent in Chicago for the Arlington Million. We went with 5 other couples & had a really great time.


47 melikegarfield September 21, 2013 at 8:36 am

We traveled to Texas and got to see our niece and nephew!


48 mindy cole September 21, 2013 at 2:14 pm

What a great story my daughter is still so young only 9 and my son just turned1


49 Joni Mason September 21, 2013 at 4:03 pm

I spent a lot of time with my 3 year old grandson. We played in a creek and tried to catch minnows, we went to the duck pond and we ate a lot of ice cream!


50 Linda Meyers-Gabbard September 22, 2013 at 3:58 am

Going house hunting with my husband for our first house.


51 Melissa Mazzur September 22, 2013 at 7:25 am

vacation in the Smoky Mountains


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