Monday, June 4, 2012

Every summer has a story...

I wonder what the "story" of our summer will be? We have a busy schedule, but life can't really be scheduled... its the moments surrounding all of the schedule that often are filled with the most life. So we dipped our toes into the shallow end this weekend. We went to Rick's Mom and Dad's lake. We spent Saturday with his mom's brother Don, his wife Cathie, and their youngest daughter Jen. Regretfully, I didn't take any photos at that time.
























 But we all sat on the porch with the sun streaming in, talking... 

 We ate home made ice cream... 

 The boys used their manners... mostly. 

 In between raindrops the boys went out in the boat and caught fish worthy of keeping.

We had a camp fire and made s'mores.

I went to bed early, slept hard and awoke to geese calling overhead early...

I borrowed Grandpa's camera and got some pics.  

And the world slowed.  

My phone stayed (mostly) in one spot.

I didn't go online.

I did read a book.

Nolan, Rick and Crosby took naps. 

And all around us, nature played.  

The hummingbirds darted in and about the trees.  

The blue jays played hide and seek with me and my lens.  

The squirrels chased all over the yard.  

Crosby turned 1!  

Our summer story has begun... 

I dipped my toes in and the longing to dive all the way in stirred... 

What will your summer story be? 




14 comments:

  1. Your photos are stunning..truly summers adventure! I'm so glad for you that your getting alittle break from our daily new road. I hope I get to that point soon one day..I would like to see how I would feel without all this gook in my body. I love hummingbirds..love them. I have two feeders and they are amazing.

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  2. Love your bird photos too, hummingbird, and Baltimore Oreiole's Are feeding at our feeders. I am so glad you had such a wonderful week end as summer begins!

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  3. Time just to be and enjoy nature. I hope your summer is filled with peace and joy.

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  4. wonderful! sounds like a bit of heaven! I know you will press in further and keep enjoying you summer; embracing all the moments that make your story!

    Big Hug to you sweet friend!

    xoTiffany

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  5. What an idyllic place and a beautiful weekend, Vicky. SO HAPPY for you. Thanks for taking us with you! XO

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  6. Enjoy the shallow end, my friend. Some of the best times in life are found there.

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  7. Summer is still a big question mark here... Hopefully it will be a sunny and warm one filled with slow days with lots of writing and taking photographs.

    Your humming birds are stunning Vikcy. Wishing you lots of toe dipping in lake water days :-)
    xo

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  8. I meant Vicky :-)
    Sorry for the typo

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  9. I'm hoping our summer story is one of rest, relaxation, joy, peace of mind, and hopefully some good clean fun.

    And I'm looking forward to reading more about yours.

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  10. What a precious weekend you had...and such beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Oh, what a nice weekend. Relaxing for sure. I'm so happy your family could be together and just slow down to enjoy life's treasures.

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  12. What a nice, relaxing trip you had! That's great! :)

    Not sure yet what our summer plans are...I have a feeling it's going to be a busy one!

    Thinking of you sweet Vicky, and glad you had a nice get-a-way.

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  13. Lovely post and pictures, Vicky. I love summer and spending time with my family. We love to swim, takes walks and have family campout nights more than on Friday (a year long Friday ritual). We especially love our family beach vacation.

    Sweet Blessings~
    Jenifer

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  14. Love hearing about your summer story's beginning.

    Thankful for a getaway for you and yours.

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