Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Where Did July Go?

This summer is flying right by! It's been chock full of fun though, so I'm not complaining. My pool garden has been just lovely this year. I don't know the name of this flower, but they come up every year and it's one of my favorites. We've spent quite a lot of time swimming and lounging by the pool.
We also went on vacation! We didn't have Corey and Lisa with us this day, which was kind of sad, but we had everyone else. Here, we were on our way to the beach! When there's a lot of big people, I'm really thankful to still have the 'big van'!
We go to Rhode Island every year for a week! Kierra is playing here, but all the kids really enjoyed swimming, too!
Back at the trailer we played Michigan Rummy nearly every night. We love that card game and I'm sure everyone around us heard our laughter! Such family fun!
Of course, all good things must come to an end to make room for other good things. Our garden is in full swing and has been producing really well this year. So far we've canned 8 quarts of beets, 10 quarts of carrots and all those bags of corn. Tonight we'll can salsa and pesto.
I've been pretty busy cleaning, too. Corey and Lisa had no room for this hutch in their new apartment so guess who got it? Yup, me! I've never had a place to put my beautiful china, crystal, or other pretties. I was so excited to get it and fill it up. It looks really nice and now I can pull out my china for special occasions.
We painted bedrooms, too, and the little girlies wanted a pink bedroom with new curtains. I'm nearly done making them and will post a pic very soon. Hope your summer has been full with all kinds of good things!


Stitching Cat said...

Hi Sue, wondered what you'd been up to! Looks like you've had a busy summer. Talk soon. Deb

Krista said...

Looks like you have been having a fun summer too! Rhode Island is so beautiful. I have only been there once and hope to get there again. Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Sounds like you had a great time. We love old fashion fun. You seen on Dave's blog how we entertain the grand children. No computer games or x box here. LOL
I am sending you something in the mail this week end.

Wendy said...

Sue...we have some catching up to do. Please tell me if you do a First Friday Mass as we are officially home schooling again - YAY! I love my hutch too....enjoy these last few weeks of leisure. xo

Cheryl said...

It's great to get away with the family and refresh your spirit isn't it?
Looks like lots of fun was had. Wow! your garden has given you a bountiful harvest. You have been busy. Love fresh pesto!
Looking forward to seeing the new curtains. The farbric is darling.