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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Summer Time

Mosquito bites & skinned knee’s..


…the soft buzzing of bumble bee’s.

Early sun rises &  gazing at sun sets…


…such beauty is as good as it gets.

Picking wild flowers and pretty rocks..


…a little girl with blond curly locks.


Roasting marshmallows over an open fire..


…spending time with people we admire.




Going on rides at the county fair…


…fresh cut hay brings such sweetness to the air.

Jumping and making big splashes in the lake…

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…don’t you love the sounds that summer makes?

3 of our favorite signs of summer…


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…saying goodbye

to those we love is

such a bummer.

Dirty little faces with smiles so bright…


…eating tomatoes without much fight.

Digging for worms & hunting for frogs…


…getting to pet the neighborhood dogs.

Visiting the animals at the farm & riding on a little train…

…little lips with red popsicle  stains.

Summer thunderstorms & jumping in mud puddles…

…loved ones come from far away to join in our night time cuddles.



Picnics at the lake & baseball games…


…the red hot fire’s dancing flames.


The owey gooey goodness of smores…



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…pizza on the grill leaves you coming back for more.


Catching little fish with corn on a hook…



…Mommy can you read me one more book?

Dirty little children are sure to be found…

…looking at fluffy cotton candy clouds while laying on the ground.


Watching butterflies come out of their cocoon…

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…waking up to the sound of loons.

Picking strawberries so red & sweet…


…learning to tube was such a treat.

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Warm breezes blowing through the screen…

…the most perfect summer evenings that we’ve ever seen.

Staying up way too late…

…using wiggly  worms for bait.

Kissing my cousin on a boat ride…IMG_3898


…eating at the fair where the food is fried.

Little girls with attitude & buzzed cut little boys…

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…sand pails & shovels are some of summers favorite toys.

Riding bikes & kick the can…

…teaching summer games to little man.


Fireflies lighting up the dark…

…can you take us to the park?


Crawling ants & lady bugs…

…summer visits end in hugs.


Walks in the woods to see what we can find…


…sweet sun kissed smiling faces are my favorite kind.


4 wheeler rides around the lake..


…the beautiful crafts we help our Judie make.


Close your eye’s & count to ten…

...remembering fun from way back when.

Building sand castles on the lake shore…


…shooing pesky fly’s that come through the door.

Creating beautiful pictures with chalk…


…come see what I drew on the side walk.

Star light, star bright, the first star I see…

…sipping on glasses of ice-cold tea.

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Singing silly songs while the fire dances…

…being good will increase your chances.

Kissing fish..



& holding



…dancing to music by a local band.

Fire works & parades with funny flirty clowns…


…the fun of going to crazy daze in a small town.

Fish nibbling at little toes…


…can you smell summer with your nose?

Shivering after a cold swim…


…spending time with our favorite Jim.


Running through the sprinkler is so cool…

jordan and sprinkler

…time to fill up the swimming pool.

Throwing bean bags all in fun…

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…sunglasses protect our eyes from the sun.


My oh my have we been busy…


…this summer fun has left me dizzy.

These last days of summer we will enjoy…


… how I love this little boy.

Acorns falling from the tree’s…

…very soon we will be raking leaves.

The nights are growing cooler & school is about to start…

…lets enjoy these last moments before summer departs.

What has your summer time looked like? What was your most favorite?

Until next time, love & hugs, Lori





blueviolet said...

For your sake, I don't want summer to EVER end!!! You made it the best it could possibly be!!!!

Those happy faces confirm it!

Anonymous said...

That does it - I'm spending next summer at your house!


Brittany said...

YOU are fabulous! :) I love the poem and pictures. Lets print this out with the pictures and make it into a book for the kiddos! THEY would love it!!!

mommytoalot said...

this is awesome. You should put this in a book form. Summer is awesome isn't it?
lol..i just noticed someone else suggested putting it into a book

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are so talented, this is fabulous!!!
Next summer, my girls and I are coming to Camp Lori!!!

Brian Miller said...

wonderful much fun and wonderful pics...that is an awesome summer!

Colleen: said...

What a heavenly summer! Every child should experience summer's of dirty faces, freedom, and fun like this!

Jeannie said...

I'd forgotten that having little kids over the summer means you have to have fun times with them. Now, with no one to entertain, I don't do all that stuff any more. Maybe next year I will any way.

SciFi Dad said...

VERY cute post. Love the photos and the poem.

Natalie said...

Lucky little munchkins at your end of the world, Lori. :)

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, what a wonderful, wonderful post, Lori!

You should write a children's book. You should! :)

TechnoBabe said...

There are so many people in your house and in your life that your summer was filled to the brim with fun and love. Good for you.

Hilary said...

This was thoroughly enjoyable. I feel so much love coming through these photos. And your female Little.. she's a wee ham.. a delightful wee ham.

Katherine said...

What fun!! Seriously.

This makes me want my Summer soo bad!

Have a wonderful day..

K xx

Fickle Cattle said...

I love this collage of images. Can't help but put a smile on one's face.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh Lori, that was sooooo much fun! Thanks for all the happiness and joy wrapped up in you post. I'm sitting here smiling and craving a s'more.

Your family is beautiful. xo jj

Life with Kaishon said...

Love. Love. LOVE this post.
Love every single image. Every single smile. Every single sticky finger.