Monday, August 24, 2009

It's BA--AACK!! Friend Makin' Monday

Our friend & founder of Friend Makin' Monday, Kasey is taking a blogging break.

So Amber is hosting FMM for a little while.

Today's task:

10 Things I Loved About This Summer

1. No Schedule

It has been so nice to fly by the seat of our pants! We have been going and doing tons of fun things with no worries or time constraints. Preschool is starting next week, and we will be getting to head to school before 9:00 am. The break has been nice, but I think we are ready for routine again!

2. Summer suntans

We all use sunscreen, but we have been in the sun so much. I love the little hue the kids have. Little sun baked bodies running around the house. Their little bums peaking out of their shorts reveal a little lighter color.

3. It gets Dark later

We love the long days.

4. The pool

Enough said...the pool rocks. No matter if it is the blow up whale pool in the backyard, a pool at Auntie's house, or our community pool. We love them all!

5. Hanging out with friends

I have several friends that are school teachers. It has been so great to hang with them. The school year is so busy and hectic, so getting to hang out with them is something we only do in the summertime!

6. Grilling

We grill pretty much year round here at our house, but the kids playing in the backyard while Gary is grilling is a huge plus!

We all play for hours only to come in hungry and devour yummy grilled treats.

7. White Wine

I usually prefer red wine, but this summer I found a new love for a chilled glass of white wine. I discovered a brand that tastes like butter. It is so nice and refreshing on a hot summer evening.

8. Taking pics w/ new camera

I got my new Canon Rebel and I love it! We have had so much fun snapping pics of the kiddos splishing and splashing in the water.

9. The kids birthday parties

Both LK and HC were born in July, so we have a huge birthday month!

We had a ball celebrating their birthdays.

10. Summer Fruits & Veggies

I will really miss the summer fruits that my kids LOVE! My personal favorites are strawberries and watermelon. I also really enjoy homegrown tomatoes. There is a produce stand really close to our house that we enjoyed buying yummy produce from all summer.

Join in the FMM fun by going here to sign up! What is your Top 10 Summer List?


Kelli said...

I'm so excited FMM is back! Great list...I totally agree about the pool.

MadeInCanarias said...

I agree about the pool too! Nad strawberries and watermelon are my favorite too!

Anonymous said...

what a fun list! We had a lot of things in common on our list!

Alli said...

I loved your list! Tell me more about this white wine you love...I'm a red wine girl, but I like white if it is REALLY good.

Courtney said...

I too am a POOL addict! And I looove that it gets dark later. And I am completley jealous that you have that beautiful Canon Rebel. That's EXACTLY what I want!

Amber Filkins said...

Great list!! I also love the tanned bodies and white little tushies! so cute. :)

So nice to meet you. And your kids are adorable!!

Kelli W said...

Great list! I love summer tans...and wish they would stay around just little bit longer than they do!

Lyryn said...

Love the pool... and that is a GREAT camera!! Woo-hoo!!!

Unknown said...

Oh white wine and fruit...doesn't that just sound good together! Thanks for sharing your list. Have a great week!

Jen @ said...

Hi Angie,
Happy FMM! What a great summer you have had. I loved your list. I love the pool too - I wish we had gone more often this summer.

Have a wonderful week!


Miller Racing Family said...

Looks like you all had a great summer.
I totally agree with you about loving the pool and summer tans. I always say with a summer tan I look more alive. I also love the BBQ, what style you have.
Happy FMM!

Connie said...

I love love sitting outside with a DRINK. Please share the name of this buttery wine. Please.

Heather said...

I love your lists!! I love the long days, grilling, suntans, and the pool too!! I can't believe summer is almost over!

jennykate77 said...

What a great list! I'm a little jealous of your fab camera! I want a Canon Rebel bad! You've got some great pictures.