Friday, July 19, 2013


"Summertime and the livin' is easy..."

The hot weather is here and we are taking full advantage.  Our favorite swimming hole has provided hours and hours of fun.  The baseball games at night are a little less comfortable to play (and to watch) but it is a trade-off we are willing to make.  Yay for summer!

I have taken so many pics that sum up summer to me and I decided to post them all in one post (minus the pics that have already made it into previous posts). Hang on to your hats!

So many water pictures but it has reached 100 degrees here (with LOTS of humidity) for the last three days so we've been hanging in the water.  Personally, I like the hot weather.  Certainly makes for a fun summer.

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Bijoux said...

Yes, no matter how hot and humid, it's still better than snow and ice! I love all your pics!

Tabor said...

Right this week you must go online and get Shutterfly, Phanfare or some other photo printing company to print a book for you on your summer. This is the only surefire way to make sure the photos do not get lost or disappear. You can put the book together and add whatever text you want, but these are terrific story photos and you must save them!

Kat said...

Tabor- I actually still print out all of my photos and then put them in albums with little captions and the date underneath them. I am meticulous about my pictures. AND, I am in the process of turning my blog into books. It is time consuming so I only have two done so far but I know I will appreciate it someday. :)

Charmaine said...

Hey Kat :) great post...lovely shots and fun in the sun with your loves... made me smile...happy for u :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

It cracks me up how your kids are always all in a nice row--so organized!

Wisconsin Girl said...

LOVE them:) Esp. of Grace going through the sprinkler and of the baby birds....amazing shot! And the bald eagle. I know they are around but I've never seen one along the shore. Glad you are having fun and are finding ways to enjoy the hot weather! Happy Summer:)

Hilary said...

Wonderful photos, Kat. I especially love the one of Grace standing on the shore holding her hand out. It's perfect!

I've been trying to catch up (not all that successfully), and I'm sorry to hear that your mother has gone through some painful difficulties. I'll keep her, you and yours in my best thoughts. Hugs to you.

Kaylen said...

Most of these could be a commercial for "America, the Summer Days." So cute!! All of them!!!

The sprinkler one is the definition of summer as a kid for me. We spent SO MANY hours in the sprinkler in the yard.

Riahli said...

Love the pictures!!! Your front flower bed looks absolutely stunning! Cute water babies... :)

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Awesome pictures, Kat! You've really captured summer so perfectly.

I now want to live near the beach!

Dawn said...

Your kids look like they have such a happy childhood. These pictures are great. I love summer. : )

Elaine Alguire said...

Oh wow! These are all wonderful! Full of love and life and your beautiful family.

I just adore the one of you and Grace together and the one of the kids walking in a line on the shoreline.


DVZ said...

I am keeping a shortcut to this page so that I can look it up when I need a smile fix. Blessings, and I appreciate your gift.

lime said...

so many great shots and lots of fun in them but the baby bird picture totally impresses me.

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