June 3, 2011

Summer is here! {simple things}

Birds egg 

This past Monday - Memorial Day, saw the beginning of Summer for many of us here in the southwest.  Warmer temperatures, combined with the end of another school for many brought about the excitement many feel at this season of the year.  And although many of us enjoy the great outdoors, Texas can be brutal in the summer.

Delicate lace 
Of course with summer come thoughts of vacation, spending more time with friends, and a general longing to have fun! 

Funk & Wagnalls
Summer makes me want to read books, books and more books.  And to watch films - whether old or new, action, adventure or romance. 

Each season is unique, different, special.  I am so thankful that God keeps His promises and expects us to obey Him as well.

With summer comes the 4th of July, Labor Day, and a whole host of summer block parties, grill offs, and birthday get togethers.  For our family, we will celebrate three summer birthdays, and perhaps do so with our extended family.

It is a time to say "thank you" to those who have served our country, to our parents, siblings, teachers, grandparents and friends.  To express gratitude that we have reached another enjoyable season of the year.

Summer causes me to want to smell the flowers, and walk amongst the plants in our garden.  To take twilight walks with family, or play at the park in the cool of the evening.  To swing on swings, and run through sprinklers, to cheer on my siblings as they hustle around a baseball field, or play basketball on the court.  How about a picnic anyone?  Those are things of summer that I love.

What are some of your favorite things about this season?  Won't you share them. :)


  1. Celebrating Independence Day and swimming are my favorites. I also love vacation that gives people more time to get together (hopefully we'll be having some slightly-long distance friends over this summer...). =)

    It was great seeing you Memorial day!

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  3. @Allison ~ Those are great things to do in the summer! How often do you get to swim?

    @Libbi ~ Thank you!


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