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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A taste of our Summer

Memorial Day~2010. The beginning of Summertime.

the local parade to start off the season.

Luke helping Daddy work on the carriage house.
working diligently to finish the home for his Mom, (Grammie).

playing our new favorite game~Uno. They play this game no less then 10 times each day.
It's hilarious~~when the boys are eating something and only one bite remains they will shout, "UNO" to each other!

We've been ENJOYING & SAVORING this Summer....

I'm sure you've heard it said, (or said it yourself), that you can't believe it's July already!
We're right there with ya....where is the sweet Summer of 2010 going??

We celebrated Tyler's 5th Birthday.
I made him a "snowy mountain Thomas cake" at his request.
It was a really special day for all of us.
(as I say quite frequently....I'll post more on that might not be until this December, but nevertheless, I will post pics at some point)!!

Jake and I have made some great memories this Summer with our "dinner club."
We meet on a monthly basis, bring lots of delicious food to the table and chat until the sun sets and our belly's ache from so much laughter. Beautiful nights.
Here we were at my cousin Orpha's house. She and her husband Dave have a lovely home among the rolling hills of Chester County.

Isn't this a darling bottle of wine?

Lying on our hammock....looking up,
this is what you'll see.

Sunday, a day of sweet rest especially for this man, he works so hard on our behalf!!!

The garden is growing. And with this heat wave we had and now the heavy rains,
those plants are showing us their love by sprouting up!!

Last night we ate new potatoes, corn on the cob, fried eggplant & tomatoes! Delish!!

For Tyler's 5th birthday he received a tent.
He was delighted to "camp out" in our backyard for several nights.
It really doesn't take much to make memories....just time & energy, (which at times seems in limited supply).

"Rest is not idleness,
and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day
listening to the murmur of water,
or watching the clouds float across the sky,
is hardly a waste of time."

~John Lubbock


Jessica Sue said...

Oh Janelle, I too have said many times that I can't believe it's July already. Taryn asked the other day when she will learn who her teacher is for school, which is right around the corner. It is just crazy where the time goes. But this summer 2010 has definitely been a memorable one!

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Jeane` said...

1. Your garden is most impressive. It's the real deal! Wow.

2. The 'uno-'round-the-kitchen-table' picture is a modern Norman Rockwell. It is a cozy, simple, memorable, safe and happy snapshot of life at it's best!

3. The 'dinner club' should be featured somewhere...Martha Stewart LIVING might be a good start. Beautious! (and I know the deep, serious intellectual talks held around the table would be enviable to even the highest intellectuals from any level of academia). :)

4. The "Hunk on the Hammock" snapshot wasn't bad either. ;)

Love to you all! Hope you had a fabulous, refreshing time at the beach!!!