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A New Weekly Reader Giveaway!

We’re starting something really fun here at Our Ordinary Life with our weekly reader giveaways! Every week you’ll get the chance to win some great prizes including gift cards, electronics and more!

This week it’s all about inspiring your next vacation and making memories this summer. So we’re going to give one lucky reader a gift card to one of our favorite places, Disney!!! That’s right this week you can enter to win a $50 Disney gift card to use on your next vacation or anywhere you like this week in our Rafflecopter giveaway!!

 

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140 Comments

  1. Sand on July 30, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    My nephews moving here! Celebrating my birthday and spending time with my family!



  2. D Charte on July 30, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    So far summer has been working but vacation to Maine coming up. Been working on my daughters wedding plans this summer.



  3. Meme on July 30, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Mine is seeing my granddaughter who lives in another state and hearing her say meme for the first time



  4. Casey Mclendon on July 30, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    We love exploring our NC mountains!



  5. S. CARTER on July 30, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    We had a great vacation to Myrtle Beach this summer



  6. Kristin McCall on July 30, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    My favorite summer memory thus far is going to Las Vegas with my family. We had a blast!



  7. Carolyn Daley on July 30, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    We have enjoyed visiting sea turtles at a local turtle rehab center.



  8. Francine Anchondo on July 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    When we got a puppy.



  9. tridingermckee on July 30, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    My favorite memory is having off the week of the town fair and going with my hubby. My nephew’s friends bailed on him last minute so he asked if he could go with us. We never get a chance to spend time with him one-on-one as he is getting older, so this was nice. The best part was the fireworks and taking pictures with my new camera. Just a great night overall.



  10. Kelsey vinson on July 30, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Our trip to Myrtle beach was my favorite memory of this summer



  11. Hollie Jahnke on July 30, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    We went camping for 4 days and it was pretty great!



  12. jeremy mclaughlin on July 30, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Our family vacation to the beach.



  13. Peggy Rydzewski on July 30, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    We are waiting to close on our home we have been for .



  14. Breanne on July 30, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    My favorite memory is going kayaking with my sister.



  15. MaryAnn on July 30, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    My favorite memory this summer is my sister getting married.



  16. Amy Deeter on July 30, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    My favorite memories were going to this big amusement park with my daughters girl scout troop



  17. stella methvin on July 30, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Lots of grandbaby visits and fun park times. And a first fishing trip.



  18. Kayla Klontz on July 30, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    My favorite memories so far are all of the trips to the beach I’ve taken with my kids.



  19. judeanita47 on July 30, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    The 4th of july bbq with family



  20. Joy L on July 30, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Renovating and moving into our new home



  21. Karla R. on July 30, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Going to the beach was my favorite memory!



  22. Erin M on July 30, 2017 at 10:48 am

    We just came back from a cruise where we went jet skiing… definitely my favorite memory so far.



  23. Buddy Garrett on July 30, 2017 at 10:43 am

    We have been redecorating our home this summer. We are discovering lots of things from our past that brings back memories.



  24. Robin on July 30, 2017 at 8:22 am

    My favorite was spending the day at the beach



  25. Janine H on July 30, 2017 at 7:56 am

    My favorite is visiting my parents house in the mountains and swimming at the lake



  26. Donna Clifford on July 30, 2017 at 6:32 am

    watching my daughter perform in the plays she has been involved in this summer.



  27. Shayna on July 30, 2017 at 3:36 am

    MY FAVORITE SUMMER MEMORY IS MY BABY GIRL TURNING 3 YEARS OLD 🙂



  28. Brandy Jones on July 30, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Our vacation to Jackson tn to see all the casey Jones museum and mini golf and restaurant. All of it was so nice



  29. Janice B on July 30, 2017 at 12:29 am

    We got to take a train ride to Jim Thorpe in PA and tour the old jail there. That was very interesting and the ride was relaxing with great scenery. We are planning a trip to a safari ride as well.



  30. Tricha Leary on July 29, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    My vacation to Maine



  31. Seyma Shabbir on July 29, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    My favorite memory is taking our sons and neighbors to a sprayground in Cary! We had so much fun!



  32. Erin Daly on July 29, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Swimming at the lake. It is really hot here in Montana and the usually freezing water is just right for my three kids to spend the day swimming, floating, and playing Marco Polo.



  33. Mary Cloud on July 29, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Our family vacation to Destin Florida was the highlight of our Summer



  34. imaclutz89 on July 29, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    My favorite memory is celebrating my birthday at a local park. We had a nice picnic, my daughter played on the playground, and walked around the pond.



  35. barbg on July 29, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    I have been enjoying the ripe fresh watermelons every single day so far this summer.



  36. Lisa on July 29, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    My favorite summer memory is my 30th surprise party



  37. shawna on July 29, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Spending time with family at the lake!



  38. Jason H on July 29, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    County Fairs and 3D movies with my son.



  39. DIANE HAMEL on July 29, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    evening fire pit, roasting marshmallows



  40. Amanda Lea on July 29, 2017 at 11:03 am

    We vacationed to a new spot and had so much fun!!



  41. Lisa Voyce on July 29, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Mine has been hiking the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire and Maine.



  42. Ed on July 29, 2017 at 9:03 am

    I have bicycled a lot this summer!



  43. Lori Walker on July 29, 2017 at 6:17 am

    I had my nephew over and we played outside.



  44. Brent Strassburg on July 28, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    My daughter was born on July 3, that was my favorite memory. 🙂



  45. Julieh on July 28, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    My favorite memory so far was our family reunion get together at the beach.



  46. Stephanie Larison on July 28, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Going to great wolf lodge as a family, it was a lot of fun!



  47. Paula Michele Hafner on July 28, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    My favorite memory was hiking with the kids. A water moccasin came shooting up out of the water with another snake hanging out of it’s mouth. It was cool yet terrifying at the same time. We ended our hike after that. haha



  48. Angela Thorpe on July 28, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    When we went to the beach!



  49. Tammie Venne on July 28, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    putting up a swingset for my girls is my favorite memory



  50. Shane A on July 28, 2017 at 4:55 am

    We went camping at Walker Lake and think we saw a bobcat!



  51. Julie Terry on July 28, 2017 at 3:45 am

    My favorite memory this far is my Mom’s surprise weekend visit, we all enjoyed it so much.



  52. Chrissy on July 27, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Taking my daughter to the pool for the first time this year and discovering that she loves swimming! She’s only two so we were afraid she wouldn’t like it but she was thrilled!



  53. Leela on July 27, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    My baby’s first birthday.



  54. Rhonda Clemens on July 27, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    My favorite new summer memory would be that I took vacation for the whole summer until back to school to celebrate summer and life with my family, we spent more time outdoors and communicating!!



  55. Renee Grosskreuz on July 27, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    I was outside playing with my cats and rabbit.



  56. Kristen on July 27, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    My favorite memory so far is pedaling a pedal boat down the river with friends and family.



  57. tat2gurlzrock on July 27, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    We haven’t really made any yet but taking a road trip to NY next week to see our new grandson.



  58. susansmoaks on July 27, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    we have had a lot of fun hiking so far this summer. it’s great!



  59. Erica B. on July 27, 2017 at 6:55 am

    We’ve had a lot of fun this summer visiting all different places.



  60. Christopher Mason on July 26, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    That time I almost took a nap.



  61. Anne Higgins on July 26, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    We have had the opportunity to spend lots of quality time with our 5 grandkids (ages 5 and under). As was told to me over the years – you don’t know how good you have it until you become involved grandparents!



  62. Ashley Horner on July 26, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    We just returned from a family cruise including both sets of grandparents. It was amazing and made so many memories for us and our children.



  63. Lanicsha W on July 26, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    My favorite memory is visiting Tampa for the first time in May



  64. mixedreviewsblogger on July 26, 2017 at 12:47 am

    Going to Pymatuning Deer Park with my kids
    Ryan Spencer



  65. Deanna on July 25, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    My family and I took a trip up to Maine and had a great time! 🙂



  66. Leslie Davis on July 25, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Spending time out with the dog.



  67. Linda G. on July 25, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    My niece and her family came to visit us from out of state and we took them around our area and to the beach.



  68. Angela Poteat Tyler on July 25, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    My favorite memory so far is taking my grandkids to the mountains.



  69. ROBYN PARIS on July 24, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    My favorite summer time so far is hanging out in the evening on the deck. it’s so comfortable.



  70. Andrea v on July 24, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Tubing on the Mississippi and four wheeling with the family in West Virginia



  71. Theron Willis on July 24, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Visiting my newborn granddaughter in Hawaii was great fun!
    Can’t wait to see her again next year.



  72. cyndi br on July 24, 2017 at 10:42 am

    we went tubing on the river and camping this year



  73. PATRICIA FIENGA (@winittrish) on July 24, 2017 at 10:27 am

    My favorite memory of summer this far was this past Saturday morning watching my kids play in the rain. They were soaked!!



  74. jjohnson46 on July 24, 2017 at 8:51 am

    We took a rode trip to NY this summer with the kids and made many memories!



  75. Lauren on July 24, 2017 at 7:08 am

    We took a trip to Alaska.



  76. coopersmommy on July 24, 2017 at 6:07 am

    Trip with my family to Jamaica!



  77. latanya t on July 24, 2017 at 5:37 am

    going to the waterpark



  78. April on July 24, 2017 at 4:09 am

    Going on my twins first vacation to Disney World!



  79. Lisa on July 23, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    I love my memories of going to the beach.



  80. Christie on July 23, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Going to the lake and relaxing.



  81. Nicole Lancaster on July 23, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    My favorite summer memory so far is our family trip to the beach in San Diego, California.



  82. janetfaye on July 23, 2017 at 11:33 am

    My favorite memory so far was our July family reunion



  83. Gina Marie on July 23, 2017 at 10:18 am

    We went on a great trip to the Smoky Mountains!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com



  84. Rachel on July 23, 2017 at 6:30 am

    My favorite memory so far was hiking in Colorado.



  85. progress001 on July 23, 2017 at 5:54 am

    My favorite memory so far is the wedding in CO. with my wife’s family



  86. Vicki Wurgler on July 23, 2017 at 5:52 am

    best memory is the fishing trip with our grandsons



  87. amanda whitley on July 22, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    my favorite memories are going to the drive in and going to the fair.



  88. Soha Molina on July 22, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    I liked going to the beach.



  89. Denise M on July 22, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Going to the D23 expo



  90. Christina Sauve Oliver on July 22, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Our vacation to Boston.



  91. jeepingeos on July 22, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    We had a fun road trip this Summer.



  92. Lauren U on July 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Taking my kids to a water park



  93. heather s on July 22, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Going to the aquarium with my nephew was fun.



  94. Carolsue on July 22, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    My favorite memory was taking my son to Knott’s Berry Farm where he would finally agree to ride the roller coasters!
    CAROLSUE



  95. Christina Foley on July 22, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Being surprised by a visit from my brother & nephews! A full week of lots of family fun and laughs. We’ve also fostered a litter of 6 kittens and 2 six week old puppies, the kids loved it and my 2 oldest have been so helpful.



  96. Richard Hicks on July 22, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    My favorite memory was taking the kids to Carowinds for a day



  97. Denise B. on July 22, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    We just hang outside and swim in the pool. We live in Kissimmee. So, we plan things when the heat and tourists are gone.



  98. Ellie Wright on July 22, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    I loved watching my two grandsons playing in Little League All Star tournaments. My oldest and his team won the district championship.



  99. shirley emitt on July 22, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    My favorite memory so far, July 4, a big family cookout.



  100. cheryl s on July 22, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    spending lots of timeswimming in the pool



  101. paige chandler on July 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I had a milestone birthday this summer with a big party at the pool. I am so old!



  102. Laura B. on July 22, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    I really enjoyed our trip to Portland, ME.



  103. Kristie on July 22, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Visiting friends at a cabin on the lake 🙂



  104. heather on July 22, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    So far my favorite summer memory was a trip to the county fair.



  105. Serge B on July 22, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    My favorite memory is vacation my my son



  106. shelly on July 22, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    My favorite memory is spending time with my kids



  107. Janet W. on July 22, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    My favorite memory from this summer was visiting two different zoos in two different cities with my grandsons. We love to take little one day road trips!



  108. Julie Bickham on July 22, 2017 at 11:37 am

    We haven’t had a chance to make any memories yet this summer. Hopefully our upcoming trip we can create some great ones!



  109. Stacey Roberson on July 22, 2017 at 11:13 am

    We went on a memorable camping trip in June. My daughter is 1 and it was her first time camping. She explored nature, played in the river and went on a hike.



  110. Stephanie Phelps on July 22, 2017 at 9:58 am

    My favorite summer memories this year was taking our granddaughter to the mountains and watching her play in the creeks for the first time!



  111. Laurajj on July 22, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Oh I have to say mine was our first monarch release this summer! The kids were so excited when those first ones emerged and we let them go! So beautiful watching them soar!



  112. Candice on July 22, 2017 at 9:12 am

    We just got back from Alaska, and had a great time.



  113. Tara O. on July 22, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Taking my daughter to Legoland was my favorite memory!!



  114. Tracie Cooper on July 22, 2017 at 9:02 am

    My favorite memory is all of our day trips to the local water parks. We have so many fun memories.



  115. Lisa Queen on July 22, 2017 at 8:27 am

    So far this summer my favorite memory is meeting up with family in Myrtle Beach. I got to see my Aunt and Uncle and several cousins that I haven’t seen in years! So much fun. Thanks!



  116. Bryan Vice on July 22, 2017 at 8:17 am

    So far I’ve got to take my kids fishing and to the creeks to swim and to my cousins house i dont get to see much and swim in their pool



  117. Steve Weber on July 22, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Going to several concerts is the highlight so far from my summer.



  118. willgriesmer on July 22, 2017 at 6:51 am

    My favorite memory was going biking.



  119. Renee Simmons on July 22, 2017 at 6:36 am

    Favorite memory, is hearing my grandchild read her first book all by herself!



  120. Christina Sparks on July 22, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Getting our trees and planted them had been my favorite part this year.



  121. chris g on July 22, 2017 at 6:23 am

    taking our kids on their first trip to Disney World



  122. Kelly Kimmell on July 22, 2017 at 6:09 am

    I took my daughter to the local fair & rode the ferris wheel with her for the first time.



  123. Julie Wood on July 22, 2017 at 6:00 am

    My favorite memory so far from Summer is taking the kids to the big water park with the rides. We had so much fun!



  124. Cynthia C on July 22, 2017 at 5:58 am

    I think my favorite memories are yet to come with a road trip to the beach planned.



  125. msrodeobrat on July 22, 2017 at 5:32 am

    We had a wonderful beach trip that was super fun and filled with lots of good food and sea life animals!



  126. Mary Carmen (@mami2jcn) on July 22, 2017 at 5:23 am

    My favorite memories have been about my daughter learning to talk.



  127. Tari Lawson on July 22, 2017 at 4:36 am

    I loved going to the shore with my family. I enjoyed a few days alone with my younger son and one day with both my boys. My husband then joined us and we enjoyed family time. It was a nice break from our normal day to day.



  128. Melissa on July 22, 2017 at 4:05 am

    my favorite memory is just having fun hanging out with my family playing games! 🙂



  129. shelly peterson on July 22, 2017 at 2:41 am

    My favorite memories are spending days at the lake with my grandsons.



  130. Jeanne Coulombe on July 22, 2017 at 2:23 am

    We went camping with our daughter and grandchildren in their new camper. The kids were so excited so cute to see their faces.



  131. alice minx on July 21, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Swimming with the family.. and working my new job..



  132. nickie on July 21, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Playing in the pool for the first time this summer, my son loves splashing.



  133. wendi on July 21, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Hangin out down by the beach collecting our shells and rocks



  134. Linda Lansford on July 21, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    My fave memory is the beach



  135. HilLesha O'Nan on July 21, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    My favorite memory is the birth of my third child. 🙂



  136. harolde on July 21, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Bringing the Grandkids camping



  137. Adrienne Gordon on July 21, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Probably going to the beach with my kids.



  138. diane on July 21, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    My favorite memory is taking my first bus trip this year



  139. Ann Fantom on July 21, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    My favorite memory so far this summer is our weekend camping trip



  140. Kelly D on July 21, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    My favorite memory is taking my kids to the beach and aquarium.