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TODAY's Life Illustrated: Summer Fun

By Chelsea Damberg, Weekend TODAYAs the months of summer fun draw to a close, it’s hard to believe that school will soon be starting, cooler winds will soon be blowing and jackets are not too far from making a comeback. But the memories we’ve created in the past warm, sunny weeks will last all year long.Before we take off into the roller coaster of autumn, take a look back at some of our viewe
Jumping off the dock!
Jumping off the dock!Chris Lane / Today

By Chelsea Damberg, Weekend TODAY

As the months of summer fun draw to a close, it’s hard to believe that school will soon be starting, cooler winds will soon be blowing and jackets are not too far from making a comeback. But the memories we’ve created in the past warm, sunny weeks will last all year long.

Before we take off into the roller coaster of autumn, take a look back at some of our viewers’ images of summer sunshine and revisit your own fond memories of the season. Remember to keep them in your back pocket for a rainy day.

Isabel and Ben Silverman catching a fish by the Chappy Ferry in Martha's Vineyard
Isabel and Ben Silverman catching a fish by the Chappy Ferry in Martha's VineyardRachael Silverman / Today

"I was born and raised in Margate, NJ, so the beach is a special place for me and my family.  Martha's Vineyard is also a special spot. We began vacationing there in the summer of 2004, when I was pregnant with my daughter, Isabel.  This past July was our 8th summer visiting there!  Isabel will be 8 in October and Ben will be 5 in April.  My husband, kids and I will always love going to the Vineyard!" - Rachael Silverman

Our little 'duck' faces
Our little 'duck' facesToday

 

"Meet our crazy family who are adjusting to our new military move to Niagara Falls, NY and making the most of what it offers! ...We wouldn't trade one single moment we have had this summer with the memories we have made!" - Kristin Denehy 

Jumping off the dock!
Jumping off the dock!Chris Lane / Today

"Just the boys being boys!" - Chris Lane 

Door County, Wisconsin
Door County, WisconsinJennifer Riesmeyer / Today

"We were on our first vacation (Door County, Wisconsin) since having our second daughter in March. I saw my husband rinsing the sand off of my daughter as he dipped her in the lake and then threw her in the air. This was what I captured!"- Jennifer Riesmeyer

Seneca Lake, New York
Seneca Lake, New YorkCynthia Cratsley Harrington / Today

"My little boy Gabriel on a boat ride on Seneca Lake in New York."- Cynthia Cratsley Harrington

Mom, daughter and baby on-the-way
Mom, daughter and baby on-the-wayJacki Rieder / Today

"Making memories with the ones that matter most!" - Jacki Rieder

Don’t stop with summer fun!  TODAY’S Life Illustrated wants to see you riding the roller coasters at state fairs, amusement parks and local carnivals.  Send in your funniest photos of rides, state fair memorabilia and deliciously fun fair food!  Your pictures of state fairs and theme parks could also be displayed on TODAY on Sunday August  26th!

 Submit your photos here, or share them via Twitter using the hashtag #MyLifeToday

 

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Chelsea Damberg is a production assistant at Weekend TODAY, and as sad as she is to say goodbye to the stinky humidity of summer, she's ready for the fall weather in NYC.