Monday, June 8, 2009

Friend Makin' Mondays ~ Summertime!

And here, my friends, is another installment of Friend Makin' Mondays, hosted by

Kasey of All That Is Good.

This week we're talkin' about 10 things we love about summer

This should be a cinch since I LOOOOOOOVE Summer!

1. BBQs. I love 'em! Get togethers of any kind will do. The girls' cousins are out of school, and both my sister and sister-in-law are home through the summer meaning more flexibility for family gatherings, yay!

2. Family Reunion. Each year my side of the family holds a 3-day reunion camp-out. It's a great opportunity to see our relatives that live farther away. It's sad to admit, but we probably would never see them otherwise.

3. Slip N Slide. I know it sounds silly, but I love the darn thing. The girls could slip and slide all day long, and sometimes I let 'em!

4. Playing outside. We live in Oregon. We're lucky to see the sun at all. Most of the year it is drizzle and gloom, so we try to take advantage of the few decent days we get, and enjoy the outdoors.

5. Sunsets. I just love watching a beautiful sunset.

6. Vacations. Who doesn't love a getaway? Typically we don't do anything extravagant in the summer. But it seems each month is filled with some sort of getaway. A trip to the beach, camp-outs, they all refresh and renew the spirit.

7. Warmth and Sun. I know this is a "duh", but I cannot get enough of the sun. We see it so rarely, I just want to drink it up!

8. Though we go through many a bottle of sunscreen around here, we spend enough time out of doors to get a nice glow during the summer. There is something about a little tan that makes you look healthier.

9. Sundresses. I love to wear them!

10. Long days. Doesn't it just seem like the days go on forever during the summer? I love that it stays light so late, it means more time for cramming in all that summer fun!

So, what do y'all love about Summer? Go to Kasey's to read more about summer fun, and play along!

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Sharee said...

I can't believe I forgot our family reunion!!! We go down to S.C. every year for the 4th of July. It's really country and relaxing. This year will be our first w/o my greatgrand mother, so it'll be bittersweet. Thanks for commenting, love the page!

Erica said...

Your list looks great, I see we are in agreement with a few things. :) All girls huh? I also have all little girls 4 of em. :)

♥ Kenz ♥ said...

First, I LOVE the creations that I just saw it your Etsy shop! I don't have children, but I just became an aunt s I look forward to checking it out more throughly!

Secondly, I completely agree with you about sundresses an tans. It doesn't really matter who you are or what size you are, we all look a little bit prettier with a nice tan. :)

We had a pretty harsh winter in NYC this year so I'm soaking up the sun as much as possible, just as you described.

Great list...! I'm going to check out more of your blog now...

Tina said...

Great list...

Summer is the greatest!

Love all the sunshine, makes me happy.

Happy FMM!

Chrissy said...

I love your number 8, I love seeing a little golden tan in the summer!

Happy FMM!

Vivienne said...

When I lived up there I loved that it was light out until 9:30 or 10:00!!!
Great list.

"FINE"al thoughts... said...

We used to live in OR so I know what you mean about the scarce sunshine. Your blog is beautiful and so is your family. Happy FMM!

Erin said...

I wish my families did family reunions every summer! I love spending time with family! Great list!

Lins said...

Ah, yes! The Slip 'n' Slide! Good times!

Happy FMM!

Kris said...

I just love to get out there and soak up that sun too--it just brightens everything right up doesn't it? Thank you so much for stopping by for FMM!

Xazmin said...

I just love your list, and summertime sunsets are the best!

Bring on the sunshine!

Rhonda said...

Hey Liz,
Great list! We have an upcoming family reunion too! ;o)

I need to pull out the slip N slide too! My boys love it! Thanks for the reminder!

Hope you have a great day!

~~Mel~~ said...

Love your list...sunsets are gorgeous aren't they???


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