Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Things I Love About Summer...

I love summer! When I was a kid Grandma Betty would take us the first week school got out and sign us up for the Library Summer Reading Program. I still love this part of summer; seeing how many great books I can read in a few months. However, I must say it took me the first half of this summer to finish the book I started in the Spring, mostly because when I make the time to read at the pool, I usually just sit and chat instead of read. But The Last Song was a great book, a little hard to get into at first but I would recommend it to my readers. So if you have any great reads for the summer, pass them on as I am always looking for something to entertain me in my oh so little time. There are many other things that make summer oh so wonderful. Here are just a few of my favorite things about summer:

Flip Flops
Painted Toenails
Popsicles (The sugar free ones at Aldies)
Fresh Produce
Lightening Bugs
Summer Vacation's
Fresh family knows I make the best. Even my brother-in-law admits it.
Hot, Humid nights in the South
Cool, Dry nights in the West
Thunderstorms and mega down pours
Bare legs in shorts and dresses
Pasta Salad without Mayo
Snow Cones and Snow Shacks on every corner in the West!
The smell of coconut lotion
Lighter Traffic on the way to work
Early morning runs
Late night strolls
Running into long lost friends when home on vacation
The Snake River Stampede and Breakfast, which I am missing this week
Dad's Homemade Ice Cream
Corn on the Cob
Cherries, Apricots, Raspberries...and homemade jam
Sunglasses, but I love these year round
The sound of insects and frogs
My Flowers!!!
Family Reunions
River Rafting
Going to the Cabin, four wheeling, sitting on the porch, and 'smores.
The Beach
Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade
Chatting at the pool with Shelly and Sharon
Babies bare feet and chubby legs
The smell of something being grilled
Summer Matinees
Day's to hot to be in the pool means chatting with a girlfriend in an air conditioned home with a big glass of ice water.
I'm sure there is more to add to the list, but you see what I mean. So much to love about the summer even as hot as it was today, it's still a great time of year.


  1. Love your summer list! Definitely one of the best times of the year!

    I just finished a book called Notes Left Behind. It's a little heartwrenching because it's the journal of a young father as he follows his daughter's fight with a pediatric cancer. But the message of the book is all about enjoying life's moments and recognizing how many things take up our time that really aren't that important after all. I think you'd like it.

  2. Sounds like something I need to read. I've come to realize in the past few months that life is about enjoying ever moment, because we never know when it will be the end. And yes there are a lot of things which are not necessary that take up the little time that we really have, so why waste it? Thanks for the suggestion.