I saw a lot of kids smiling throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties over the past few days.

It was the unmistakable "summer is here" smile that I remember so well from my days as a student. Do you remember the feeling of having the entire summer in front of you. No school, no homework, no tests. It was the best feeling.

And do you remember how long summer seemed when you were a kid? At this time of the year, September seemed like it was decades away. Question: Do you know what you'll do tomorrow? Answer: Anything you want!

As a grown up, I still love this time of the year. There are a million reasons, but I honestly think the top reason is how happy this time of year made me as a kid. So happy Summer 2015!