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Survey: Share Your Best Moments of Summer!

As summer draws to a close and you head back to school, we know many of you will be reflecting on your summer break and all of the great memories you created. “Time-capsule” them here by sharing your favorite moments and memories with your PI pals and read all about theirs as well!

Copy the questions below and paste them (along with your answers) in a comment.

1. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your family this summer?

2. Do you have a favorite memory from work or a volunteer program?

3. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your friends?

4. How have you prepared for heading back to school? Any traditions as you transition into fall?

5. What’s your favorite summer movie of 2014?

6. What’s your favorite summer song?

7. What’s your favorite vacation or weekend-away memory from this summer?

8. What’s your favorite moment from church or camp?

9. Did you make any new friends or reconnect with old ones?

10. What do you think will remain your main takeaway memory from this summer?

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  1. kstrenk

    Posted by kstrenk on May 25, 2015 at 08:24

    1. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your family this summer?
    Going on vacation with my family.
    2. Do you have a favorite memory from work or a volunteer program?
    Back in 2012 I went with my parish and we helped out at a parish.
    3. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your friends?
    Hanging out at the mall.
    4. How have you prepared for heading back to school? Any traditions as you transition into fall?
    I look on the bookstore and see if they have listed the books and stuff I need for the semester. As I transition into fall, I start wearing boots.
    5. What’s your favorite summer movie of 2014?
    Not Sure
    6. What’s your favorite summer song?
    I have a lot.
    7. What’s your favorite vacation or weekend-away memory from this summer?
    Going on a youth trip.
    8. What’s your favorite moment from church or camp?
    Spending time with friends on the church trip.
    9. Did you make any new friends or reconnect with old ones?
    Yes and yes.
    10. What do you think will remain your main takeaway memory from this summer?
    My memories from a youth trip.

  2. JGirl1562

    Posted by JGirl1562 on October 11, 2014 at 07:23

    1. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your family this summer?
    Going to Tennessee to visit my extended family.
    2. Do you have a favorite memory from work or a volunteer program?
    Helping serve at different places over the summer with senior adults.
    3. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your friends?
    Waiting at the park while our brothers played airsoft war!
    4. How have you prepared for heading back to school? Any traditions as you transition into fall?
    Lots and lots of prayer and preparation.
    5. What’s your favorite summer movie of 2014?
    the LEGO movie!!
    6. What’s your favorite summer song?
    Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay.
    7. What’s your favorite vacation or weekend-away memory from this summer?
    Going to a waterpark with my friends 🙂
    8. What’s your favorite moment from church or camp?
    Ministering to friends there.
    9. Did you make any new friends or reconnect with old ones?
    Both!
    10. What do you think will remain your main takeaway memory from this summer?
    Finishing writing books with my BFF-sister 🙂

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by E1000 on September 18, 2014 at 19:11

    1. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your family this summer?
    Just generally having my sister back home from college and being able hang with her.

    2. Do you have a favorite memory from work or a volunteer program?
    I help these kids with piano and they were going to come see the musical I was in and the seven-year-old says “I can’t wait to see you mess up.” HA HA HA

    3. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your friends?
    Oh, all summer long, getting to be in a show with them. Tech week and the performances were the best. 🙂 And also going out on the lake with the other girls in my quartet. Oh! And also singing hymns a cappella and improvising four-part harmony in the awesome reverb-y lobby of the place where we were performing. I could go on….

    4. How have you prepared for heading back to school? Any traditions as you transition into fall?
    No traditions, just general freaking out. 😛

    5. What’s your favorite summer movie of 2014?
    Goodness… I haven’t seen any new movies this summer… way too busy!

    6. What’s your favorite summer song?
    Don’t really have one… don’t even know what qualifies as a “summer song.”

    7. What’s your favorite vacation or weekend-away memory from this summer?
    We didn’t go anywhere this summer – way too busy!

    8. What’s your favorite moment from church or camp?
    Didn’t have church camp.

    9. Did you make any new friends or reconnect with old ones?
    I met some new people at a theatre camp and my old friend who moved away wrote me a letter after two years where we didn’t really talk.

    10. What do you think will remain your main takeaway memory from this summer?
    I don’t know. It wasn’t really a great summer; I had some disappointments. I guess I’ll always remember being in the show and hanging out with my friends.

  4. Jesus_brooke

    Posted by Jesus_brooke on September 4, 2014 at 18:49

    1. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your family this summer? I didn’t spend time with my family this summer. I am not a family person, and I really don’t feel any love for them.

    2. Do you have a favorite memory from work or a volunteer program?
    VBS – it was so much fun getting tackled to the ground by little kids.

    3. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your friends?
    Youth Camp. I absolutely loved hanging out with friends!

    4. How have you prepared for heading back to school? Any traditions as you transition into fall?
    No. And I prepared to go into school by getting school supplies, and clothes.

    5. What’s your favorite summer movie of 2014?
    The Conjuring

    6. What’s your favorite summer song?
    C’mon by Panic at the Disco!

    7. What’s your favorite vacation or weekend-away memory from this summer?
    Youth Camp.

    8. What’s your favorite moment from church or camp?
    When we went to Elitches with my youth group!

    9. Did you make any new friends or reconnect with old ones?
    I made a new friend! 🙂

    10. What do you think will remain your main takeaway memory from this summer?

  5. GraceGirl1379

    Posted by GraceGirl1379 on September 1, 2014 at 11:31

    1. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your family this summer? Worshiping in North Carolina till 3:00 in the morning
    2. Do you have a favorite memory from work or a volunteer program? I’ve been volunteering at an equestrian center, and I got to help out with a really fun birthday party
    3. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your friends? We went to a camp called Wayfarer Camp and told scary stories and ordered pizza and had a fashion show. It was awesome!
    4. How have you prepared for heading back to school? Any traditions as you transition into fall? Nope
    5. What’s your favorite summer movie of 2014? Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    6. What’s your favorite summer song? In Summer by Olaf
    7. What’s your favorite vacation or weekend-away memory from this summer? Going to the pool for 3 hours with my dad’s twin brother and my cousins.
    8. What’s your favorite moment from church or camp? Praying for my youth leader’s wife, who was unfaithful, and all of us crying and worshiping.
    9. Did you make any new friends or reconnect with old ones? I reconnected with one us my best friends who now lives in Pawley’s Island South Carolina
    10. What do you think will remain your main takeaway memory from this summer? That EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!

  6. RetroRae97

    Posted by RetroRae97 on August 31, 2014 at 19:12

    1. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your family this summer? Whenever my niece and nephews came over that was a fun time, or when I went to yard sales with my sister.

    2. Do you have a favorite memory from work or a volunteer program? No my friends and I were going to go but the one time that we tried the place was closed so instead we hanged out down town.

    3. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your friends? Going to see guardians of the Galaxy, the Fault in our Stars and when ever we went to the mall.

    4. How have you prepared for heading back to school? Any traditions as you transition into fall? I have my backpack and first day outfit ready 🙂

    5. What’s your favorite summer movie of 2014? The Amazing Spider-Man (That counts right, though I saw it in May)

    6. What’s your favorite summer song? Counting Stars

    7. What’s your favorite vacation or weekend-away memory from this summer? hahahahaha I didn’t go anywhere

    8. What’s your favorite moment from church or camp? Getting prayer to speak in tongues

    9. Did you make any new friends or reconnect with old ones? No, do cousins count? She visited my city and I saw her once.

    10. What do you think will remain your main takeaway memory from this summer? Watching Guardians of the Galaxy

  7. nicki9q

    Posted by nicki9q on August 31, 2014 at 16:38

    1. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your family this summer? My grandparents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, and they wanted to be together so they flew us all down to costa rica for a week it was fun!
    2. Do you have a favorite memory from work or a volunteer program? This year we were in the process of moving so I didn’t have time but last year I worked all summer and it was awesome!
    3. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your friends? My friend and I went to the place I had worked (and she still worked there) and we just walked and talked and had such a great time! Also I went to the zoo with another friend.
    4. How have you prepared for heading back to school? Any traditions as you transition into fall?I’ve been homeschooled all my live but since we moved my mom put my in public school so it’s been a big transition.
    5. What’s your favorite summer movie of 2014? The Fault in Our Stars!!!!
    6. What’s your favorite summer song? At the moment Be Concerned by Twenty One Pilots but all of their song are my favorite
    7. What’s your favorite vacation or weekend-away memory from this summer? Costa Rica!
    8. What’s your favorite moment from church or camp? Idk We’ve been church searching all summer so I haven’t really had one.
    9. Did you make any new friends or reconnect with old ones? I’ve made a couple at my new school but not really
    10. What do you think will remain your main takeaway memory from this summer? Costa Rica!

  8. StayAnchored

    Posted by StayAnchored on August 30, 2014 at 11:34

    1. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your family this summer? Playing games as a family whenever we went to visit my grandparents! 🙂

    2. Do you have a favorite memory from work or a volunteer program? I work with preschoolers on sundays at church so seeing all of them so excited for moving to kindergarten was pretty awesome!

    3. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your friends? That’s tough because we hung out (almost literally) EVERY day! But I really enjoyed going to the Air 1 Christian tour… 🙂

    4. How have you prepared for heading back to school? Any traditions as you transition into fall? I got to attend my Co-op orientation meeting and that is always fun!(I’m homeschooled)

    5. What’s your favorite summer movie of 2014? I enjoyed The Giver and Mr. Peabody & Sherman(I saw it on dollar day at the theater lol)

    6. What’s your favorite summer song? Wake by Hillsong Young & Free

    7. What’s your favorite vacation or weekend-away memory from this summer? One day I slept over at a friend’s house and then right after we left we all went straight to another friend’s house to do the same! 😛

    8. What’s your favorite moment from church or camp? I got to go on a service trip with my youth group and I enjoyed seeing everyone work together to serve the Lord!

    9. Did you make any new friends or reconnect with old ones? I Did! I met some at a concert and I was able to get to know a lot more people that I normally would’ve just said “hi” to and kept walking.

    10. What do you think will remain your main takeaway memory from this summer? When you work together, for God’s glory, amazing things can happen!

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by hopeflowers17 on August 30, 2014 at 09:47

    1. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your family this summer?
    Houston trip the weather was beautiful, just relaxing outside
    2. Do you have a favorite memory from work or a volunteer program?
    I have a favorite memory of the ice bucket challenge.
    3. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your friends?
    Hanging out downstairs, suddenly realizing that we were ALL going to be seniors, life is getting real.
    4. How have you prepared for heading back to school? Any traditions as you transition into fall?
    Going and having the best birthday weekend. Redoing my office space and awaiting for the change in weather!!! Traditions? Having the best time on labor day weekend, spening it with my dads side of the family 🙂
    5. What’s your favorite summer movie of 2014?
    I didn’t see any, but did watch Aquamarine
    6. What’s your favorite summer song?
    Chase Rice
    7. What’s your favorite vacation or weekend-away memory from this summer?
    The concert I went to the very first week of summer :’)
    8. What’s your favorite moment from church or camp?
    Going to a summer church camp with my best friend, praying with her was very powerful and just showing her how truly amazing God is.
    9. Did you make any new friends or reconnect with old ones?
    Yes! A great time sitting around the piano with them
    10. What do you think will remain your main takeaway memory from this summer?
    Being thankful for how far I have come, my wonderful concert experience. And sharing the joy of music with my best friends.

  10. kittenlover13

    Posted by kittenlover13 on August 29, 2014 at 19:18

    1. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your family this summer?
    ~Probably when I went to Valley Forge.
    2. Do you have a favorite memory from work or a volunteer program?
    ~What work? 😉
    3. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your friends?
    ~When my friend Julia and I were chatting with my cousin.
    4. How have you prepared for heading back to school? Any traditions as you transition into fall?
    ~I got my school computer today and got it set up!
    5. What’s your favorite summer movie of 2014?
    ~I have no idea.
    6. What’s your favorite summer song?
    ~Olaf’s summer song
    7. What’s your favorite vacation or weekend-away memory from this summer?
    ~I never left home.
    8. What’s your favorite moment from church or camp?
    ~When we sat over the fire roasting marshmallows.
    9. Did you make any new friends or reconnect with old ones?
    ~I’ve finally reconnected with my cousin(yes, the same one we were chatting with).
    10. What do you think will remain your main takeaway memory from this summer?
    ~Reconnecting with my cousins and reading, like, 10 books. (That’s normal!)

  11. cassdev

    Posted by cassdev on August 29, 2014 at 17:04

    1. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your family this summer? at my cottage with them for two weeks, playing games and sitting by the fire
    2. Do you have a favorite memory from work or a volunteer program? when I helped out at the VBS at my church, there was a little girl there that was too shy to participate, so I spent the week with her and tried to integrate her with the group, which she did end up joining. but on the last day she came up to me and squeezed me and kissed my cheek. I loved building a little relationship with her during that week
    3. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your friends? we had a lot of laughs at my uncles cottage
    4. How have you prepared for heading back to school? Any traditions as you transition into fall? I haven’t prepared much other than buying new binders usually I do, but I wanted to enjoy my summer to the max this year.. every year I set goals to achieve throughout the year, so that’s kinda like a tradition
    5. What’s your favorite summer movie of 2014? get on up, the james brown movie
    6. What’s your favorite summer song? anything country 🙂
    7. What’s your favorite vacation or weekend-away memory from this summer? I loveeeeee going to my cottage up north and sitting on the beach, fishing and swimming
    8. What’s your favorite moment from church or camp? when I got confirmed at my church in june
    9. Did you make any new friends or reconnect with old ones? nopee
    10. What do you think will remain your main takeaway memory from this summer? everything!! probably the times I deepened my relationship with God 🙂

  12. Smylinggirl

    Posted by Smylinggirl on August 29, 2014 at 11:22

    1. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your family this summer? ~ when my cousins, aunt, and uncle were here from New York, we had a naming ceremony for my cousin’s stuffed turtle (she is 15). It was hysterical!

    2. Do you have a favorite memory from work or a volunteer program? ~ seeing how much the kids love VBS. I worked with the preschoolers this year and it is so fun to see the same kids come back.

    3. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your friends? ~ any time spent with my best friend is my favorite 🙂

    4. How have you prepared for heading back to school? Any traditions as you transition into fall? ~ I am homeschooled, so I’ve been doing a little bit of school all summer. The best tradition is my co-op starting. We are starting our 8th year and my family has been there since the beginning.

    5. What’s your favorite summer movie of 2014? ~ God’s NOT Dead/How To Train Your Dragon 2. I can’t wait to see Dolphin Tale 2.

    6. What’s your favorite summer song? ~ It’s called Summer Time Again and my best friend wrote it.

    7. What’s your favorite vacation or weekend-away memory from this summer? ~ MACKINAC ISLAND!!!!! Went there with my youth group and about a thousand other teens for 4 days. So many memories, but I loved listening to the speaker from Answers In Genesis. I love apologetics.

    8. What’s your favorite moment from church or camp? ~ Backpack Blessings. We put together backpacks of school supplies and hand them out to kids who couldn’t afford the basic school needs. My first time helping and it was cool.

    9. Did you make any new friends or reconnect with old ones? ~ On Mackinac, I got to know a new girl at my church.

    10. What do you think will remain your main takeaway memory from this summer? ~ Definitely Mackinac Island.

  13. angelagrhodes

    Posted by angelagrhodes on August 29, 2014 at 11:16

    1. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your family this summer?
    – going to the beach at sunset to watch the sun go down, and going to concerts.

    2. Do you have a favorite memory from work or a volunteer program?
    – one if the kids I was watching at VBS put glitter on her hair. It then spread all over her body. She pretended it was pixie dust. After that, she put it on my hair and body and said that she wanted me to have some too. It made my hair and skin shine! Talk about natural glow!

    3. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your friends?
    – Spending the day with my best friend on her birthday.

    4. How have you prepared for heading back to school? Any traditions as you transition into fall?
    – all I’m doing is staying mentally focused and spiritually focused. There is more faith in God because of the miracles that He’s done to get me through high school. I’m ready to get my general education done so that I could transfer possibly to a UC, CSU, or University of Washington in Seattle.

    5. What’s your favorite summer movie of 2014?
    – The Fault In Our Stars and Hercules

    6. What’s your favorite summer song?
    – New song? Ummmm…
    Moriah Peters’s new album. That’s all I can think of that came out this summer. Otherwise, it’s Ready Set Go by Royal Tailor and Britt Nicole’s album: Gold

    7. What’s your favorite vacation or weekend-away memory from this summer?
    – This isn’t a vacation but it was an all day thing. Seeing Britt Nicole and Skillet (my all-time favorite Christian artists) in concert!!!! Also, seeing Christi Given in concert!!! Love her!

    8. What’s your favorite moment from church or camp?
    – Having dinner together and worshiping with some of my best friends and making new ones. No one judges each other. We look to each other like brothers and sisters.

    9. Did you make any new friends or reconnect with old ones?
    – Yes. On my last year of summer camp with my youth group and VBS.

    10. What do you think will remain your main takeaway memory from this summer?
    – Everything that I did had a meaning and it is something that I will cherish forever. Making new friends, seeing my favorite singers in concert, and just enjoying myself will be the things that I take away from the summer.

  14. Liz470

    Posted by Liz470 on August 29, 2014 at 10:03

    1. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your family this summer? I guess pool partys at my aunts house! Also being with my sister and niece most days!
    2. Do you have a favorite memory from work or a volunteer program? Volunteering at the daycare my mom works at!
    3. What’s your favorite memory of spending time with your friends? Going camping with my best friend!
    4. How have you prepared for heading back to school? Any traditions as you transition into fall? Yes and traditions have to be getting back into routine! Im finishing shopping tonight! Every morning first day of school I tend to not sleep at all and wake up around 4:30 am…
    5. What’s your favorite summer movie of 2014? NINJA TURTLES and Fault In Our Stars, Heaven Is For Real! I also watched for the first time Night Of The Twisters which I watched pretty much every other week!
    6. What’s your favorite summer song? Anything Country! And some todays I suppose, Ive been having my early 2000 hits on replay its my go to playlist most of the time! That and my todays country playlist!
    7. What’s your favorite vacation or weekend-away memory from this summer? Either camping with my best friend or going on a weekend trip with one of my besties her mom which is my youth group leader and my mom too!! It was hilarious and we had a fun time planning stuff for this year!
    8. What’s your favorite moment from church or camp? Uhm hate to say it but I did not go to church camp and I only went to church a couple times I still had bible time!
    9. Did you make any new friends or reconnect with old ones? I really didnt meet anyone new except some upperclassmen who went to cheer camp with me and I recconected a little bit with a friend! I also meant a second or third cousin who lives out of state! She was one year younger than me same age as my younger cousin so we had a lot of fun!
    10. What do you think will remain your main takeaway memory from this summer? Are weekend trip, cheering camp and camping!