Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dishing It-Summer Rewind


Party time again!! Time for the August edition of Dishing It! with Amanda at Serenity Now. Such a nice way to meet and get to know some other bloggers....join in if you'd like!!

This month the topic is Summer Rewind. I know alot of schools have already started, but my kids don't go back for two weeks....two more weeks of no schedules and pretty lazy days....and I don't want to think about the summer ending! I think this has been the hottest and most humid summer for awhile so we've had some cranky days......sorry kids, mom doesn't do well with real hot weather.....but it's been a fun and busy one. I love a chance to remember what we've done and the fun we've had!!

~Best activity you participated in this summer. Did your family go on any trips this summer? Which was your favorite?

I had to put these two together because I just can't pick a favorite activity or trip! We've gone camping for two weeks and had a blast both times-great weather, friends, foods.....just fun the whole week. We've also done some day trips to a new amusement park and the beach.

We've had some great times hanging around the house too......playing in the rain, making our own WipeOut course, teaching my husband how to play cribbage and sometimes just being lazy. They're all my favorites!!

~Most exciting thing you've done this summer.

I don't know if this qualifies as that exciting but I called my sister one morning and asked her if she wanted to meet half way for dinner. She was free, so we met, shopped a bit, ate, laughed, laughed some more. It was such a nice night.

~Coolest crafty thing you made or home decor thing you tried.

I haven't been to crafty this summer but I am working on my older girls' bedroom. We painted and now it's time to decorate. I made my youngest daughter a sundress for her preschool graduation and I'm trying to redo a tshirt for myself right now and add some rosettes to spice it up a bit. I've been wanting to try them and wish I hadn't waited so long, they are fun to make! Can't wait to make some more and use them for headbands.

~Best book or magazine issue you read.
Definitely Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah! Such a good book-a little slow in the beginning, but once it gets going, I couldn't put it down. I just read and cried.

~Coolest new (to you) blog you've found.

I just found a cute new blog the other day-Two Little Bug Clothing-I saw her very neat Anthropologie inspired headband on One Pretty Thing and immediately went to check it out-great tutorial and now there's another item on my crafty to do list.

~What's left on your summer to-do list?

We still have two more camping trips to look forward to-one next week with my sister and her family and one over Labor Day Weekend. My husband has the week before the girls go back to school off so we'll probably do some day things while making sure everyone is ready for school......I'm sure there will be some shopping trips in there somewhere!


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

The pic of your daughter on the float is so fun. You guys have had a great summer! I am so jealous that you were able to spend some free time with your sister. My sis lives in Texas, so I don't get to see her often. Have fun camping!

Thanks so much for linking up with me! Hope you are having fun visiting around. :)

Laura said...

I'm here from Amanda's party...nice to meet you! It sounds like you had a great summer. I haven't tried taking my kids camping yet- too scared. How did you do it for 2 weeks! You are amazing!

Love the Decor! said...

Love the idea of the "WIpe out course" how fun is that!!
Thank you so much for visiting! Looking forward to more visits with you!

Paula@SweetPea said...

It sounds like your kids have kept you busy this summer but it has been fun. You are lucky to still have a few weeks left before school starts.

Good luck with your t-shirt redo. I'll have to check back to see what you've created.

Angie said...

We have a few weeks too left for summer holidays. We have been camping a lot this summer too! And have one more camping trip planned for next week. Such a fun activity to do as a family!

It is nice to meet you! Stopping by from the dishing it party!

Richella Parham said...

Hi there! I'm stopping by from Amanda's party--it's so nice to meet you!

Sounds to met like y'all have had a very nice summer! I love the fact that you list meeting your sister for dinner as a memorable activity. That sounds heavenly to me!

I haven't been camping in so long--my husband and I were just talking the other day about how we should do that while our boys are still at home!