School is O-V-E-R

Officially, summer has begun in our house. I am Ready- I love the beginning of summer...

flowers and fresh veggies/fruit are everywhere

my kids hair smells like chlorine and suntan lotion

late nights of watering my flowers listening to the birds say {goodnight}

not a {firm} bedtime or wake up time

excuse to have fun

cucumber sandwiches with lemonade {with fresh strawberries}

sprinklers and BBQ's

We have a great couple days ahead of parades, BBQ's and berry picking. I can't wait to tell you about our berry get to churn ice cream with your freshly picked strawberries...heaven! I could go on and on....what is your favorite {simple} thing about summer?


Tara G. said...

Sleeping with the windows open when there is a cool breeze and listening to all the sounds. Still not totally firm (as in we don't have purchased tickets) but looking like 10 July- will you be around that following week?

Mrs. S. said...

My favorite part is pulling up a chair outside and reading a good book, early morning walks with the dog at the park, nights with friends BBQing...oh, summer :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you guys have a lot of fun things planned. My favorite part of summer is going to the pool and taking day trips to different places.

Katie said...

Hello there- I wish we had a pool. We have a plan to move or build something in the next few years. I love the feeling of having a resort at your own house. So glad school is almost over. We are almost done, we started later this year because they added some new schools in the district. Hope your doing well, enjoy your weekend even though it is kind of yucky today.

LuLu said...

Yippeeeeee Wishing you a wonderful start to the summer vacation

Jboo said...

Love the warm sunshine! Hope you are having fun and checking off some of those great ideas from your list!


Em said...

I like the sleeping in part... meaning my kids sleep in and I get up at the normal time and have my cup of coffee in peace :) Happy Summer!!

Ruth said...

Sounds like a wonderful summertime. I love to just hang out during the summer. I love going for walks, eating ice cream cones, and sparklers!!


Jo said...

I'm SO envious ~ we have 8 more days.

The look on your daughters face says it all ... enjoy your new routine and all that it has in store.

Hope things are going well. You and your husband have been in my thoughts.

Astrid in Bristling Acres said...

I also love berry picking! I'm looking forward to doing some camping....and gardening!

Kristy said...


Love and blessings, Kristy

Amanda31Gifts said...

Hope you've been having a great summer so far! Love your blog, look forward to reading more :) Amanda

Busy Bee Suz said...

Enjoy your time with the kids.
My fave part? Lack of scheduling. Well, it is just minimal.
Cucumber sammies sound great.