Sunday, June 5, 2011

Swing State of Mind

Today we officially cross over from Spring to Summer Vacation.

From lilacs to peonies to phlox to sunflowers.

Sweet Cheeks and Jabber Jaws are back under our roof and we've got big, big plans.

He's pretty dang pumped about it.

I'm so thankful for the 4 days I had alone with Little Dude.
We smothered him up good and gooey with extra attention.

It was a relaxing prelude to the start of It All.

It's strawberry - sunglasses - slip 'n slide season.
pie recipe here


Ready or not, here it comes!

ps - We're totally ready.

29 comments:

  1. I'm so not ready. Getting there...slowly!

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  2. I know! We are so ready too! too bad we have until the 21st for school. Believe you me, Kaish is not too happy about that at all : )
    I love summer days. Barefoot times. Fireflies. Night sounds. Water. Pools. Splendid hot and sweaty days : ) Freeze pops. Every single thing! So excited : ) wishing you the most glorious one ever!

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  3. That was cute.

    Really.

    I can't think of anything else to say about it.

    But, it was real cute.

    You know what goes well with Summer?

    Salsa.

    Yeah, I knew you already knew that.

    A little reminder never hurts anything.

    xxoo

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  4. I'm always so impressed with how love-y and passionate you are about your kids, in a way that's upbeat without being syrupy-sweet.

    Also, with how much you enjoy being with them---the focus on FUN is inspirational. ('Cause I get so doggone TIRED.)

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  5. Here's to a Happy Summer!
    ~~HUGS~~
    http://blessingtheelements-mi.blogspot.com/

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  6. Love your floral arrangment. I assume it is from your garden -- lovely. What is it? I want one.

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  7. That pie looks so good! I'm not ready for summer!

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  8. We can't officially swing in to summer here yet as we still have five days of school left! Rat Salad!

    But after that? I am drinking sweet tea, eating fruits, melons, Kool Aide, sliding with the kiddos ON the slip 'N slide and looking forward to being outside mostly ALL of the time!!! I see beaches, Diego bikes and lemonade stands in my very near future!

    Can I get a witness? Hooray!

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  9. Lovely as usual! I could eat those sweet cheeks.

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  10. That one on one time is so important and I'm so glad you got to love on your little guys for a bit. Sounds like you all are definitely ready for some good summer vacationing. Enjoy!!!

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  11. Bring on summer! We are ready. I'm jealous your lilacs are out - we have another week or two up here in MI before ours are ready. I'm anxious to put some on my table!

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  12. I see a blue lagoon in your future, and wife beater t shirts, and tops that are tastee - mmmhmmm....and I even feel good.

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  13. I like the handkerchief photo & the lilac one...so pretty! Girl you've gotta gift with 'that beast!' Those lilacs do have me perplexed at the geographical probability of it all though. My lilacs are done & gone as are the phlox, but the peonies are on my kitchen counter!!! YAYY!!!

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  14. We are ready!!! This will be our last week of school and then play time!!! It is on like donkey kong!:-)

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  15. ADORABLE kids! I'd be ready too! Thanks for loving be a mama...it blesses my heart to the moon and back.

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  16. That pie...I'm on my way! YUM-O!

    Glad you had one on one time with your little guy :) Those are some sweet memories you are making there.

    XOXO,
    Angie from Ohio

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  17. Ohhhhhhhhhh my...that pie looks sooo good. Please send some asap.

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  18. Your photos are like really real looking! I just want to come over and hang out with you all during these long summer days. We can find some concrete and draw with chalk..set up a lemonade stand...run around barefoot...catch some bull frogs... Oh summer days!

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  19. Those kids are just so adorable and cute! Loving your strawberry dish! Seems so delicious.

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  20. i'm ready too, mama! love silas' face. goodness, what a cutie!

    enjoy this beginning of SUMMATIME!
    xo

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  21. We still have two weeks - TWO WEEKS! - before we can let loose. Freedom is so close we can all smell it and it's stirring up the crazies a little bit extra, I'll tell you what! Enjoy your sunshine and strawberries and think of me still packing lunches and carting kids to & from school. :)

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  22. We are ready, too! We just realized that the first official day of summer occurs while we are on vacation at the beach. What a way to celebrate!

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  23. Your kids are so adorable!! And that pie looks scrumptious!

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  24. Was replacing the kiwi with strawberries the only change you made? Your throwing me for a loop my friend ;)

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  25. Leah - Yep! That was my only change. :)

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  26. I really like your blog. You seem so nice :) I love all the pictures on this post or should I say your whole blog- You are a very talented :) Your kids are so cute!! That pie looks really good :) I'm following you now :)

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