My favorite things about summer

Hey guys. Yesterday was the first day of summer. Did you know that?

Did you celebrate that?

Well, you should have, if you didn’t. Remember how Hubs and I were going to go eat these awesome gourmet hotdogs to celebrate summer?

Oh, you don’t remember that?

Maybe it’s because you should go back and read this post again. And if you missed the hot dog part, you might have missed our big announcement that you guys have all been waiting for so patiently while I kept hinting and hinting, so you should probably read #4 pretty carefully, okay?

Ok. I’ll give you time to go read and come back.


Remember the hot dogs now?

Good. That’s better.

See how awesome they were?

Anyway, in honor of summer, here’s a list of my favorite (5) things about this glorious season.

1. It’s warm and sunny most of the time. What can I say, I’m a child of the sun, the pool, and sitting on swings. Always have been, always will be.

2. There’s some awesome stuff that happens during the summer. Like my birthday. And our anniversary now. And the 4th of July. Which, by the way, all those things happen in like a 1.5 week span, so that’s one super awesome, celebration-full week! Yippee!

Yup. I just said Yippee. Don’t judge.

3. People don’t think it’s crazy that I’m in the mood for ice cream 24/7. In fact, it’s sort of normal to love ice cream that much during the summer.

4. Summer usually means travel. I like to travel and take roadtrips. Even though we’re not going anywhere far away, we’re still going to have some fun adventures this summer. For sure. You should have some fun adventures, too.

5. People cut grass and mow hay in the summer, and the wildflowers bloom alongside the roads. I know it’s no longer my home, but the country in the summer is the most glorious place in the world to be. I promise.

There ya have it, my favorite 5 things about summer. Actually, it’s just the first and best five that I came up with while writing this silly post, but you get the idea.

Of course, there’s millions more awesome summer things to celebrate, so you should leave a comment and tell me what’s on your summer list! Ready? Go!

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8 thoughts on “My favorite things about summer

  1. Because you mentioned hot dogs in your blog yesterday, I convinced Matt and Megan (the only youth-grouper still home from the Joplin trip) to eat out at Sonic last night during youth time, and Matt and I had Chicago dogs and the pineapple and strawberry pina colada smoothie things. Mmmm. Thanks for the great idea for celebrating!

  2. John shipman

    I truly enjoy when a young woman, my daughter in-law, speaks of heavenly/earthly things like sunshine, wild flowers, ice cream and my favorite, porch swings. the
    failure to recognize the materialistic “objects” of the day, is a true rudementary sign of a person that can embrace love, friendship and the love offered by our creator.

    • Ice cream, sunshine, wild flowers, and sunshine definitely make me think about how thankful I am for this awesome world our Father created for us. And the swing? The best way to enjoy all those other things, for sure! Glad we share some favorite things!

  3. Donita

    I love July 4th too. Because all our family and friends come and spend the evening with us! My other favorite part is getting to ride my motorcycle and enjoy the fresh smells as I ride. I really love the smell of honeysuckle when I ride and I tend to take the road that I know has that along the way so I can enjoy it. I also love sitting on the swing with my Hubs and enjoying the sounds of the farm!

    • Porch swings on a farm are the best, aren’t they? Glad you have a great route to take to work! I wish I could smell country smells again…even the bad ones. 🙂 Hope to see you guys for the 4th!

  4. Mom

    Sounds like you have forgotten how bad the “bad smells” can smell, but I know what you mean. Another favorite on my list is sitting out on the swing in the back yard as night falls and watch kittens at play….it’s great entertainment!! And if it’s under a giant canopy of sparkling stars, so much the better!

    • ooo…the stars! Another great thing about summer in the country. Or anytime in the country, really! And of course the kittens. I remember watching “pouncing lessons.”

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