What Makes Me Think of Summer~


We have 7 more days of school left. I have been on a flurry to get that last bit of organization...cleaning done. I know than less than 7 days I will spend almost every hour at the pool or wherever else my kids and I dream of. Plus we have 3 weeks of guests staying with us right after school gets out...I feel like a kid in a candy shop. I am more excited than the kids!

I can't wait for late summer nights....drips of popsicles (outside, please)...smell of suntan lotion and chlorine in the hair...cold pasta salads and strawberry lemonade...bathing suit strap "lines"....bare feet....trips to my parents lake cottage in Michigan~ aahhh...

What makes you think of summer days?

P.S. Look who came for a swim!

32 comments:

Tara G. said...

Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches- mint. Sun hats. Ice water. Fireflies. Lots of fresh fruit. Corn on the Cob. Crickets chirping.

Becky said...

Sweating,lol.

Sounds like you have an awesome Summer full of family fun!

Liz said...

Sounds like you are going to have a busy, funfilled summer!

Faye said...

This sounds great! Ny grandchildren will all get out Friday! AND THEY ALL WANT TO COME STAY WITH NANNA! LOL Hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye

Astrid said...

Lucky you! I'm so jealous of your pool! :) We bought a blow up wading pool...at least it's deep enough and big enough for two adults to lie down in. LOL!

Mrs. S. said...

I love summer! What a wonderful time of year!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Bird song, lawnmower song and a cold gin and tonic in the swing!

The Pink Potpourri said...

oh that picture of the ducks is so cute! i think the feel of the sun on my skin and the smell of freshly cut grass makes me think of summer! and of course eating icee pops after dinner as we take the dog for a walk :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Sleeping in. Wearing PJ's until noon. The good life!!
Love the duck family...much better than a gator in the pool!

Jboo said...

Awwww summer -- the best season ever, isn't it! Your plans sound perfect!

Janet

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Fireflies, vacation, afternoon rain, shelling, flip flops, ice cream and lots of it, birthday cake, watermelon, icy cold cokes, and trips home...

Jessica said...

I wish we had a pool! I am green with envy! I'm sure we are going to see lots of posts about summer activities! Can't wait!

April said...

I love summer! The girls and I always head to Mayfield Dairy, which is a short drive from here, and we get huge ice cream cones for $1.50! SOOO GOOD!

Jan the crazy lady said...

Just the slower pace of life. I am laughing at Becky's comment.

I love a great summer breeze blowing through my windows at night.

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

Daily dinner out on the porch with my husband. We just love to gaze over the water, watching the sunset.

Darlene said...

We have already begun our summer routine....ahhhh heaven!!! That is so cute that the ducks will come into the pool to swim!

Julie said...

gosh you are making me excited! Do you make your strawberry lemonade from scratch?

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I can't wait for summer too! Yesterday it was 50 degrees and rainy here, so I feel like summer is never coming. Can I come to your house instead? :)
Carrie

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love the ducks!!!
I am counting the minutes until summer begins-the kids last day is the 9th...and it is taking sooo long!!
Cant wait to have you at our cottage!

Anonymous said...

My kids coming to the lake cottage and did I read trip----s ???????

Rachel said...

Using the BBQ on a daily basis!! Love it!! ;)

Denise said...

Lots of pool time! We go to the pool every day.

Ruth said...

It sounds like a fun summer there. I love to work in the garden early in the summer days and enjoy the leisure of summer days.
I have been working on organizing and uncluttering. This summer I want to work on my sewing room in the basement. It needs some brightening up.
We will be done with our homeschooling this Friday. YEAH!!

Enjoy!!
Ruth

It' an Evolution said...

Love Summer...
just wanted to let you know I left you an award on my blog...
Janet

Joy said...

No way, did you really have ducks in your pool???
We're ready for summer. Sunscreen and wet bathing suits and towels will be the norm around here too.

Joy

Fawn Hamilton said...

Ran across you blog today. Love it, love it, love it!
I'll be following closely!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Sounds like heaven to me!!

The smell of aloe vera and suntan lotion always do it for me.....sometime mid winter I crack open a bottle just to bring back them memories of a wonderful summer day!!

Lisa

The Graves' House said...

ok, your summer plans sound great. got room for anymore? i think i'll come for a stay...

Colleen said...

I can't wait for summer!!!! The smell of suntan lotion...love it!!! Popsicles...that's what makes me think of summer : )We just put a pool in and plan on spending all summer long in it!

Lisa & Gerald said...

Happy summer....Enjoy it....

the undomesticated wife said...

I love summer, I just hate sweating. ;)

Montee said...

Watching my husband's ballteam, on a hot, sticky night. Listening to the ocean waves crash while I sleep on the screened-in porch of a beach house. After a day on the beach, sleeping on cool sheets while listening to those waves. The smell of freshly mown grass.