Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Definition of summer


We've been to the beach.  And horse camp.  And helped strip wallpaper from a bathroom.  And on the paddle board.


We have dirt under our fingernails.  And sand in between our toes.


The kids have tie dyed.  Made glass beads.  Had fun with leather and made some amazing recycled art.


And we've spent time with our littlest niece/cousin.  



Still on tap?  Camping. Cave tours.  Hikes.  Bike rides.  S'mores.  Lightening bugs.  More paddle boarding.  Picking the soon-to-be-ripe berries in our yard.  Making jam.  Grilling pizzas.  Seeing more cousins.  Sewing with friends. Driver's Ed.  ::Gulp::  Book release.  Quilt giveaway (it'll be here in a few weeks!)  Birthday parties.  Diving off docks.  Craft festivals. Clogging performances.  Tomatoes. Making tomato sauce.  Eating squash fries.  Caprese salad by the platter.  Rushing to grab beach towels off the line before the afternoon rain.  Swimming at the pool.  Eating popsicles.  Viewing fireworks from our favorite spot.

It's full swing summer around here.

-dana

25 comments:

angela said...

You girls are growing up and so beautiful. I love to read your posts. I'm glad you are having a great summer!

Paige said...

Cave tours? What? Where?

MeganW said...

All sounds awesome (minus the cave tours - not my cup o' tea) :)

Happy summer!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Summer fun!

Kar said...

Sound like you all have had a great start to Summer! And the rest of the Summer plans sound pretty dang good also. :)

Jacque. said...

WOW! Busy days ahead...how fun for you all! Have a great summer!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Sounds fantastic and mildly exhausting ;)

dolores said...

Squash Fries....send them up!:)

Kim said...

sounds PERFECT!!

Happy Sewing

Beth said...

Great pictures. Rest of summer sounds busy, happy, and fun. I just told DH I want to go to the zoo. He said "have fun". Good grief then he wonders why we don't do anything. Maybe I can pry him loose before summer is gone.
Enjoy every minute

Corinnea said...

Wow your girls are growing into beautiful young women!

Have a lovely summer!

Mama Said Sew said...

Sounds like a fun summer! Can't believe how tall and beautiful your girls have gotten. Where did our babies go?

Jackie said...

LOl, Beth's husband sounds like my husband! :)
You have an adventurous summer ahead of you. I feel like ours is going by way too fast already. I kinda want to see the crafts your kids made, photos?
Apparently it is too hot in SC for fireflies so my kids have never really seen them. But, when we visit the grandparents in the summer there is a field behind the chicken houses and I make sure that my kids see the fireflies light up. It's so beautiful! The look of amazement on their faces is so much fun to see.

Cindy said...

What a fun summer you have had already. Fun times ahead as well! Looking forward to your book release my friend.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

And you are going to be so much more sun tanned than me!
See ya soon~

Jessica Christensen said...

Our summer just started two days ago, so we haven't done much yet, but I am digging your version of summer.

Kim Johnson said...

You are so much fun!!!

Amy said...

You are blessed! I would love to spend the summer at home with my boy, but choices I've made in the past prevent that for now. So, we make the most of our evenings and weekends and vacations!

Now, I need to know more about making glass beads and squash fries! :)

diane said...

It sounds like your summer is off to a beautiful start.

diane said...

It sounds like your summer is off to a beautiful start.

Birgit said...

I want to be part of your family!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Hugs,
Birgit

PS: So glad that you all have such a great summer!

Ginny said...

What a great summer! So many things that only summer brings. Its amazing how if fly's by so fast -- enjoy!

Lee D said...

Yep that pretty much sums up summer. Enjoy to the max!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Squash fries? Tell me please how?

Your summer looks amazing, enjoy it, time flies when you are having fun.

Sarah said...

How old are your girls now Dana? They are so grown up and seem to be caught up to each other in height. Driving lesson too!