Sunday, September 6, 2009

Our Magnificent Summer

Our Summer flew by.

kaishon flagIn a blink of an eye.

summer 3We spent time at the shore,

summer 1With the ones we love.

summer 2

We played with our neighbors.

And got into trouble….

ritas with jonathon 034

We went to the (expensive) art center.

summer 6We went to a family reunion.

And jumped on the hotel bed in tighty whitey’s

summer 8 We played in Lake Nockamixon with our cousin Ben.

summer 7  We took horseback rides.summer 9

And lessons.

summer 10  We swam.

And swam!

naji day 1 010

And swam some more.

We got sick of being models…

summer 5

So we recruited our best friends!

Sienna and Mila!

love thisWe fought a lot.

And sometimes hugged.

summer 4

We hoped it would never end.

But alas, it has.

One of my FAVORITE bloggers,

Miss Jules from the Roost,

is hosting a 10 favorite pictures of Summer thing-a-ma-jig!

You should do it.

If you want : )

I did it at New Years and it was so fun.

“By all these lovely tokens

September days are here,

With summer's best of weather

And autumn's best of cheer.”
Helen Hunt Jackson

Are you sad to see it end?

49 comments:

Alicia said...

Your pictures are always so vibrant and awesome!!!!!

Marilyn said...

You did have a great summer. You made some great memories too. I've enjoyed reading about your adventures as much as you all had doing them!

Martha in PA said...

As always AWESOME. (So where did you go riding - I'm in the market for a stable for Tara). The tighty whitey picture still cracks me up!

It was an amazing summer, I am ready for fall, and a "new" normal.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love this! All of your pictures are so great and it looks like you have provided another fabulous summer for some fabulous kids!

jen@odbt said...

Great summer and fun photos! I think it's a rule that you have to jump on hotel beds ;) Summer really did fly by but it was lots of fun.

Living on the Spit said...

Awww...it almost makes me sad. I am am little teary that summer is in it's waning moments but as bittersweet at it is, I am looking forward to the crisp, bright days of Fall.

Jules said...

What a wonderful and busy summer you had!!!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

Nothing like a fun summer! Fabulous pictures and what a great time you all had.
Have a restful Labor Day!

richies said...

Looks like an awesome summer.

An Arkies Musings

smiles4u said...

Such fun and such fantastic smiles! Glad you all had a wonderful summer and have these wonderful memories to always keep. Great photo's!

Baloney said...

I love all of the happy smiles. Summer flew by too quickly.

gretchen said...

What a great summer! I love summer, but I also really love fall and I am pretty sure the girls are getting sick of me and ready to get back to school.

Joanna Jenkins said...

What a fabulous summer filled with great memories! Thanks for sharing.
xo

One Dream Two Hearts said...

Thanks for the comment! I love when people post a story in pictures! Your kids look like they had the best summer! Atleast one to remember!!

Pumpkin Delight said...

Well, I'm sad to see your summer end since mine ended a month ago. :) Your photos, as usual, are incredible. I hope you and Kaishon have a wonderful first day back to school.

Jenni Jiggety said...

SO sad to see it end...

Awesome pictures!

Pam D said...

Gorgeous pics, as ALWAYS! Such beautiful smiles, such love.. such FUN! And hey, school was in session almost a month ago for us, so today is a VACATION, not an end! :<) Now... Happy Fall.. may it be as vibrant and lovely as you and your precious family!

DD said...

I love that you blog because you truly did have a fabulous summer! I loved watching all the fun stuff you did and the stories that occurred! Can't wait to see what the school year will bring you all!

Grandma J said...

What a summer you guys had! I'm not sad to see it end...I'm not good with heat and humidity, but I'll miss the pool.

Carrie Vines said...

amazing summer pics!! I love all the smiles.

Foursons said...

Oh my. These pictures are gorgeous and summer looks like it was well spent in your home. Love every bit of this post.

JennyMac said...

What a great photo montage! You look like you had the time of your life this summer.

peewee said...

Seriously. awesome photos! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) You look like fun!

melissa said...

What great pictures! I wish I would stop being lazy and learn how to take good ones :)

Nothing better than jumping on the bed in your tighty whiteys. Everyone should do it at least once a week lol.

Glad you had such an awesome summer!

Raine said...

Great pics! Looks like you guys had a great summer

Betty said...

Loved you picture story! Looked like you had a huge party all summer long!

Christine said...

What great memories of summer! I have mixed feeling about summer coming to an end. Great post....

Buckeroomama said...

Ahh, the glorious days of summer!

Love how your pictures tell a story. :)

Emily said...

I'd have to say, "that's a pretty good top 10". I'm wondering how you'll top this next summer. :-)

Twenty Four At Heart said...

It looks like a fabulous summer! I love your pictures - they're always so awesome!

WhisperingWriter said...

Ahh, the summer looks like it was amazing...

Keri said...

Such a brilliant collection of your summer! Lovely photos!

Unknown Mami said...

I always love your pictures.

I'll tell you a little secret someone that I love more than anyone else is named Sienna.

Yami said...

That's a well-spent summer time for your kids. They had fine!

Thanks for the visit. Have a nice day. :)

Becca said...

What a FUN summer! I loved this post :-)

Dot O said...

Y E S, I am so sad to see it end. I will miss the company of my kids and I will miss the summer routine (or lack thereof). My highlights included meeting you and Drew. I guess I should make a post of my summer fun times.

I hope you are well and I hope we can meet for lunch over the fall!

Love your photos - what fun times you all had.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

**heavy sigh**
Little T went back to school today.
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Brittany said...

Your pictures are adorable:)

Darlene said...

What fabulous pictures and you have definitely captured the best of summertime in them!!!

Ruth Ann said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! You take such wonderful photographs that it's hard to pick a favorite! But if I had to pick one I love the one at the waterpark! You really captured their excitement! Have a wonderful week!

Jen said...

looks like it was an awesome summer.

Kyla said...

Beautiful photos! (I'll be smiling over the tighy whitey's for quite some time.) Love the idea of picking your 10 favorites of the summer. (I guess I'd better start editing! lol)

I'm sad to see it come to an end, but I'm glad to know that some semblence of order will now take hold on us again. Does that make me boring? ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. It is greatly appreciated.

Karen Deborah said...

awesome post, what a fabulous summer you have had!

apriliniowa said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. You have a very warm place here set aside for an, obviously, very happy young man. The photo of the tighty whities cracked me up. :)

TCKK said...

I love your pictures. All the kids are so adorable and look like they are having a blast. Thanks for visiting my blog. You asked if it were true that officers issue more tickets at the end of the month. I'd say no, at least not where I work. They are not under a quota or anything. So there is no certain number they are required or expected to write a month.

Dawn said...

very sad to see summer end! it looks like you packed a ton of fun into yours!!

Liz said...

I'm sad to see Summer end! I always love your pictures!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Your pictures ALWAYS make me smile! What a full and wonderful summer you had! Thanks for joining in on the fun and being a faithful blogging friend!

jennykate77 said...

You guys had an AMAZING summer...and lots of beautiful pictures to have so you'll remember it for always.