Sunday, June 7, 2009

*~* Why I LOVE Summer *~*

Kasey over at All That is Good hosts a fun way to meet new people and make new friends. Go check it out! You will love her and her blog!
This week's task is to tell us 10 things you love about summer!!!
So here I go:

1. Camping:
It's great to get away, be out in nature, slow down, and relax.

Look at our fish from our recent camping trip. June 09

2. Boating...being at the lake.

Boating and tubing with friends....August 2008

3. Grilling

No, not our grill, but doesn't that look delicious!! I love grilled food...yummo!

4. Gardening...
By summer we are eating fresh veggies from the garden...Yummo! A few sneak peeks of our garden. Cannot wait till it fills out and looks lush, and of course get to eat the produce!

This is the size of our garden. This was taken about 3 weeks ago. I'll have to show progress soon. Things we have planted: tomatoes (3 different varieties), red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, orange bell pepper, jalapenos pepper, corn, cucumbers, pole beans (notice the tee pee like structure...the beans will grow up that), squash, variety of lettuce, garden beans, strawberries, watermelon, and marigolds. We will also be planting pumpkins on the 4Th of July!

5. Relaxed schedule:
No more going to town twice a day for school. Hanging out at home is one of
my favorite things to do.

6. Yard Sales:
Love it. You can find almost anything you want and do not have to pay retail prices!

Just a few items I picked up for the boys on our way to the camp. Nike baseball shoes, dress shoes, Gap shorts, and OshKosh shorts. ($5.00 for all)

7. Birthday parties & Anniversary...

Now that's what I call a good LOL!!!!

Cameron's camping party last year. It was a blast! Water slide, outdoor movie, camp fire, and of course everyone camping out in our field.

Cameron's birthday is coming up in July! I love planning parties! He is so excited about his upcoming Mad Science Party! Our 10 year Anniversary will also be coming up this August!

8. Picnics:
Just a simple picnic at the creek, in our living room, or out on our front porch.
Picnics are on our fun list this summer!

9. Frugal summer fun:

We go to the creek by our house a lot. Cheap summer movie deals, drive in, library summer programs, ice-skating, swimming, reading, outdoor movies, trampoline fun...
and a short trip to Branson.

At the creek for the first swimming of the year... May 09

Trampoline fun with cousins!

10. Pedicures and flip flops:

I love to have a pedicure. I usually treat myself in the spring. This year it is a reward for losing weight. When I lose 20 lbs... I have 8 more pounds to go before I get my lovely french manicure! Flip flops...gotta love them!


Remember me telling you last week I won the Friday Freebie that Heidi at Sacred and Profane hosts? Well, Kasey was doing the give away??

When I got back from camping...guess what was on top of my car!! My goodies I won from Kasey!! I really like the Mary Kay products I have used in the past. I was so excited to get to try out some more! Thanks Kasey! Love it!


Heather said...

camping is so much fun! it looks like your boys caught some giant fish on your last trip ~ i hope you all had fun! :o)

happy ffm!

Tina said...


I just love that was some fish!

Happy FMM!

shortmama said...

I want to come raid your garden for all the yummy stuff! Great list!

Vivienne said...

I looooooove camping! Love your pix.

MiMi said...

I wanna come live at your house! I wanna camp in the field! : )
Sounds awesome!

snickie said...

I would love to go camping again, I haven't been since I was 12. But my husbands idea of camping is renting a cabin for a few days. Not that I enjoy sleeping on the ground, but sleeping in a tent, or just under the stars is so much more fun.

Leah said...

Great list! :)

honeysuckle said...

Hi, Those are pretty big fish your boys caught! Your corn looks like it's on its way to "knee high by the fourth of July" scale and I can't wait to see your garden later in the summer. Be sure to post pictures. Happy summer!

Lins said...

Camping is the greatest! In a tent, a fire pit, and fishing pole...doesn't get much better than that!

Happy FMM!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Oh my goodness that big fish doesn't even look real!! Awesome catch!!!

Fun list Rhonda! I'm so glad you had a nice weekend camping!


He And Me + 3 said...

Those sure are great reasons to love summer. I am in agreement totally with number 10..flip flops and pedicures baby! I love them!
Very fun pictures.

Shawn said...

That cake is beautiful! DId you do it yourself?

I wish I had the desire to work outside in a garden but I'm just a lazy inside cat!

Miller Racing Family said...

Wonderful list. I don't think I can pick a favorite. We are hoping to take Trey to his first drive in movie this summer. I totally agree enjoy your summer but don't spend a lot of money, kids don't care about material things.
Congrats on both the weight loss and the mary kay win.
Happy FMM!

jenjen said...

Hello my friend!!! How are you?? Did you have a fun time on your camping trip? Cute picture!

Loved your list. And you are so close to your goal - you will be getting that pedicure soon!

How fun about your things you won from Kasey! Your garden is looking awesome! I wished we lived closer so we could meet and be friends in real life!


Xazmin said...

Fantastic list! Those are some awesome fish!

I can't believe you won the Friday Freebie...congratulations!

John Deere Mom said...

Awesome pics! Looks like a lot of fun. I love the trampoline pic. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Off to read more of yours!

Trudy said...

That is wonderful summer fun, we had so many similar things too!

That is an awesome trampoline pic!

Sharee said...

I love how you included the list w/ pictures. I want to take my four year old camping. Think I should wait? BTW I love the pedi's too, but since money is tight, I give diy pedis. Congrats on the weight and good luck with the rest!!! Oh yea, I hardly ever find other people who spell my name like mine. It makes me smile :) Are you a follower?

Anonymous said...

I agree, I love how you used pictures for your list :) you have a beeeautiful family!!! Wow, you received some NICE gifts ((drools)) congrats!!

P.S. I think I'm the only mommy on the planet who never had a pedicure :o) I just don't want to traumatize anyone ((winks))

Kris said...

Hi, Rhonda!

Thanks for visiting my blog. We had a ball at my son's scientist party. I would love to share the details with you. I didn't do a post on it, because I had not started blogging yet. The kids had a ball and some were talking about doing it again!

Kris @ Sandhill Serendipity

Mamarazzi said...

i heart camping...i can't believe i forgot to add that to my list!

thanks for stopping sending you an email, i have some good news, if you are interested!