Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wordy Wednesday: Summertime Memories

Well, this summer has been one full of fun and adventure. It's hard to believe that it's already over.

Really, summer? Really. You left us so quickly...

But there are so many fun memories to be held close as we head into the Autumn season {which is one of my very favorite seasons, btw.}

It's been such a blessing to spend time with Renaissance and my sweet Scoot these last few months.

To try to remain cool in our 1930's cottage...   to watch baby girl grow, explore and learn...    to spend time dreaming, hoping and planning with Renaissance about the things that we want to do and be in this lifetime, Lord willing.

If I had to choose my favorite memory of the summer, it would have to be taking Scoot to the Gulf of Mexico for the first time. You see, my family always travels to Cape San Blas, Florida at the end of the season to send the summertime out with a bang. I always love this special time. We've been doing it since I was in high school. Now, to be able to bring my sweet Scoot back and have three generations of our family there was just such a strange... and wonderful... experience!

Well, we pretty much just bummed it up all week! No plans... no expectations... We just did what we wanted, when we wanted to. A very hedonistic lifestyle for a bunch of normally responsible people! I cannot imagine a more perfect week if I tried. So here's the recap:

 {We swam in the ocean}

 {We posed in the sand}

 {We loved all the water}

 {Scoot just had to stand}

 {Had to marvel at the view}

 {Sat in a tent with Dad, it's true}

 {Aunt Sus made yummy pie}

 {Scoot and Papa, my oh my!}

 {Played Chicken Foot... you really should}

 {Drank espresso... it's really good}

 {That's Gigi... there's no other}

 {Big hats gave lots of cover}

 {Maybe we were bums}

 {But the girls all got to come}

{Lots of snuggles hand in hand}

 {So glad for sunsets by the sand}

So there's my corny poem! I really didn't intentionally begin rhyming, but it happened...

I'm participating in:

Give a Hoot Wednesday Blog Hop


  1. The pictures are beautiful and so is your baby girl. I'm a new follower from MBC. I hope you stop by

  2. Thanks for the follow- returning the favor.

    Beautiful family you have!

  3. She is absolutely gorgeous! The pictures are beyond beautiful!

  4. Hi Mary,

    Thanks for stopping by and following me. I just wanted to let you know that I am returning the favor as your newest follower. :)

    OH MY GOSH. Your daughter is PRECIOUS. So beautiful! :)

    I look forward to hearing/reading more from you! :)

  5. I can't believe summer is almost over either! I have so many favorite moments...hopefully enough to last me until next summer. :) Love your pictures!

    I'm a new follower from from Catch a Wave. It's nice to meet you! Hope you can stop by and say hi. :)

    Wife on the Roller Coaster

  6. Nice pictures, lovely family. Things like these will always bring back memories. Thanks for visiting, returning the follow.

  7. what a wonderful recap--I love the BIG HAT! A SUMMER MUST HAVE!

    TY for stopping over to my blog, I've returned the follow =D

  8. Looks like you all had a wonderful time!
    Thanks for adding our Friendly Wednesday blog hop button to your blog. We really appreciate it.

    I'm off to check out your blogs! Have a great day,
    xoxo SusieQTpies Scraps of Life

  9. Yes summer has come and gone so quickly,
    great photo's thanks for the comment on my blog,following back :)

  10. Wow, your little girls is beautiful! Those eyes!

    I am a new follower from the Give a Hoot Hop. I would love a follow back at

  11. Debt Free Spending sending back some <3! LOVE the pics of your little girl! She is TOO cute!!!
    Stop by anytime! We also have a coupon database you can use if you need it :)

  12. What a cutie! Thanks for stopping by my blog...following you back :)

  13. Thanks for visiting Jacque's Soda Parlor, and supporting me by following my blog. I am here to visit, and love the look of your blog as well. I am glad to say that I'm your newest follower too!

  14. Your daughter has the most beautiful eyes! It looks like your family had an amazing vacation!

    Thank you for joining voiceBoks Christian Moms Blog Hop! We're excited to connect with other Christian moms!


  15. Your daughter is so adorable! Nice pics.. looks like you all had a great time. I'm here to follow you back. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me a sweet comment. Have a wonderful day!

  16. p.s. I love the pics in the header, specially the second one!

  17. aww what lovely photos , i have followed back from monday mingle

  18. Your daughter is absolutely adorable! Beautiful pictures!

    Thanks for stopping by - returning the follow :)

  19. Your little girl is adorable!! I love the big hat! :-) Returning the follow from Mama's Sew Sweet Baby!

    I LOVE your blog! Keep up the good work on it! :-)

  20. Love, love, did I say love? this post. The photos, that amazing cutie pie, love them all. Thank you for sharing with us. Hugs!

  21. Love your summer poem...and the photos are super! You have such a sweet little angel!

    Thanks for joining our vB Christian Mom’s Blog Hop! I look forward to reading about your experiences a Christian Mom!

    Becky Jane

  22. Hi!!!

    Great pictures!!!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.I came to return the favour however i am not seeing your GFC button. I promise i will not stop trying.


  23. I found it!!!

    Now, I am a proud follower!!!!


  24. Oh your daughter is beautiful :) We are used to no sun in 'sunny' England!!! lol xxx

  25. awesome photo essay you have a great blog following you back from lori's blog reviews and more

  26. Your little one is adorable!
    I can't wait for the fall either...
    Thanks so much for stopping by - following you back.

  27. Thank you so much for the lovely commenting and for following! I am now officially following you back! You have a lovely family! :)

  28. Your daughter is adorable! Thanks for following my blog, following you back :) Have a great evening!

  29. Your daughter is too cute! Thanks for the follow. I'm following back. Thanks, Kristy@Kristy's Place

  30. What a great time to relax and unwind. I love games and Chicken Foot is right up there with hand n foot. And oh the coffee was perfect to drink.

  31. Your daughter is BEAUTIFUL!! And it looks like such a relaxing vacation!!
    GFC seems to be down right now, but I will be back to follow you! Thanks for following me!

  32. Such a cutie. Hi! Thanks for following my blog. I'm a new follower here. Can't wait to see more. Donna

  33. Beautiful pics! Thanks for following Mommy Time Out

  34. What great photos and that baby is so very sweet. I have a little beach baby too...we let her go and she crawled right into the ocean. I hope the rest of your summer includes more fun in the sun:)

  35. Thanks for the follow, such a sweet site with gorgeous pics! We are coming near the end of our vacation here in NC, I'm sad summer is coming to an end, but fall is definitely my fav!

  36. She is so beautiful!
    Thank you for stopping by Mommy2nanny3doggy1! your comment was so nice :) My ipad is so fun!
    I am now following your blog is beautiful! the header gorgeous!

  37. So cute. All the pictures were great. Love your header. Thanks for the visit and follow. Following back.

  38. aww lovely pictures! Just stopping by to follow back! ;)
    Your new bloggy friend,

  39. oh these photos are lovely and it sounds like you had the best week :D

  40. Beautiful Photos!

    Following you back.

  41. Gorgeous little girl, and I agree - where did the Summer go????? ;)


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