Sunday, June 7, 2009

Friend Makin' Monday...how I've missed you!

I've missed the past 2 weeks of FMM hosted by Kasey at All That is Good...I've missed connecting with everyone who participates! But I'm back...Yay!

This week's task is to name 10 things you love about Summer.

1. Barbecues...I looooove me a grilled burger with all the fixin's. Not to mention all the other bbq goodies...deviled eggs, yummy salads and desserts galore!

2. InDepeNdenCe Day. I am all over this celebration. I love the chance to reflect on all that has come to pass to make it possible for me to enjoy the freedoms and privileges that I take advantage of every day. I love discussing with my children the birth of this great nation, and the sacrifices of those great men whom we call "Founding Fathers". Fireworks are ALWAYS a must see for this family, we enjoy them every year!

3. Camping. I love being in the mountains, the smell of campfire, the sound of a rushing river...I can't wait to get out there!

4. Hot summer nights. I really love how you can be out at 11 at night, without a jacket, a warm breeze blowing on your face. I met my husband on a night like this, and the night time in summer always brings back those memories!

5. Little brown kids! I use sunscreen on my children faithfully, but that doesn't stop the gradual bronzing they acquire the more they play outside. I love how I'll just look at them one day and think...my they've gotten brown!

6. Summer rain

7. The laughter of kids in the neighborhood

8. So You Think You Can Dance!

9. Family Reunions

10. water fights!

What do you love about summer? Make sure to visit Kasey's and link up to play!

Also...if you haven't already, please go here to enter to win an awesome Shelf Reliance Cansolidator Pantry!

33 comments:

J.J. said...

I sooo love the summer rain!

Jolanthe said...

Loving eating out on our deck so there is less clean up inside! :)

Happy FMM!

Kasey said...

Isn't food at a bbq just the best! I always over eat and then crash for a nap! I also love homemade ice cream at my bbqs. It's so yummy! We've missed you! Glad you're back!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Independance Day is my fav holiday!! And as my kids get older, I am enjoying making certain they understand what we are celebrating too!

My kids get super tan too- no matter how much sunscreen I put on them!! Summer is the BEST.

I need your advice on my latest post- when you have a second, would you mind stopping by? Thanks!

~Becca

Jenny said...

Fun list!

"FINE"al thoughts... said...

I could write "Ditto" at the end of your list. Love them all as well, especially the camping and Fourth of July!

Amy said...

I love the rain, cook outs, and children's laughter also. I have to get my list up at nap time. Have a great day.

Amy said...

Oh yeah my Round Robin is this Friday if you want to join in.

Lins said...

I know where I'm from the Summer rain is sometimes the best relief for super hot temperatures during the day! Ahhhhh!

Great list! Just stopping by to check out your FMM fun! :)

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

You gotta love the little brown children ;) My girls are usually pretty pasty during the winter months, but they sure know how to get a tan ;)

Jan the crazy lady said...

Have a great summer

Vivienne said...

I love the camping stuff too! And those warm evenings bring out the romance for everyone, I think. :)

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

Oh man, I love all of those things too!! This is the second one I've read today and I want to play next Monday.

The warm summer nights reminds me of when hubby and I were dating. We used to go to the golf course around 11 pm. It was so beautiful and romantic.

Have a great Monday!!

Kelli said...

I like a nap to go with my summer rain...ahhh!

Sturgmom said...

FOr some reason, I am especially jazzed about this summer. I love all your reasons! Except my kids are little whiteys!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

#4 and #8 just made me SMILE! :)

Tanielle said...

Awesome list girl, and lets try fireworks together this year! I haven't been since last time we went! HELLO, that was forever ago!!

Jo said...

Those all are great! I love summer rain only when it's warm. Living in the northwest, often our summer rain is still chilly and icky. I'm so excited for summer!

Heather said...

Love your list! BBQs and So You Think You Can Dance are some of the best things of the summer!

Happy FFM!

Rhonda said...

Hey,
Glad your back! I loved your list and agree with you 100%! Water fights...gotta do that soon!

Have a fabulous week!
~Rhonda~

Alicia said...

Yay for Summers!!!

shortmama said...

Great list! Cant wait for the rain too!

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

I love the smell of summer rain, yes I know it's weird!

Right now our kids look like they have a ring of dirt around their necks since their necks are brown, but their backs are white still! I'm sure it will all even out soon.

Cadance said...

With you on ALL but #3!!!

I L♥ve my little tanned kids and their WHITE buns!!! It makes me laugh everytime I see that tan line on my boys!!! =)

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

I love your list. We're hooked to SYTYCD! And those water fights... I'll just have to surprise my family with a few water balloons one of these nights.

Cassie said...

I love summer rain too, I just wish it didn't last for days at a time!

Sharon said...

Sounds FANTASTIC!! Love that list!

Shawn said...

I have brown babies too. LOve their tan bodies and their white booties!

It seems I'm the only one that doesn't enjoy camping~ bad Mom~

Molly said...

Yayyy for long, warm summer nights and camping! :)

jenjen said...

I love the hot summer nights too. I love walking out of a movie theater with the air conditioning into a warm dark night. Feels so good. Or going for a walk at night after the sun has gone down.

Happy FMM!

XOXO
Jen

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

Hey Xazmin!! I left you an award on my blog b/c you are the sweetest. Have a great day!

Holly said...

Wow, I really wish it was summer in NZ right now. :( LOL!

Marrdy said...

Summer rain is my favorite. Any rain is my favorite. Even though I love the rain I cannot wait for some hot summer nights to get here!