Friday, May 30, 2008

Is it Summer Yet?

Although the kids still have two weeks of school, no one's heart is really in it. After a long, fickle, spring-like May, we are ready for June to bring on the heat and relaxing summer days.

There's a lot to look forward to this summer--Jake's first sleep-away camp, a month-long trek Out West, day trips to the beach, and plenty of hours poolside.


But before all the fun, we have to endure the END OF THE YEAR drama. You moms know what I'm talking about--field trips, field days, class picnics, spring concert, young author festival, art show, fun fair, soccer champs, etc. etc. etc. This time of year is crazier than Christmas--volunteering at all the events, collecting money for class gifts, baking for the bake sale...

...the kids don't realize that I'm even more excited than they are for school to let out! (Except when I read last year's whiny summer posts and remember that summer isn't always a day at the beach, either.)

In the meantime...

... my peonies are blooming!

...the Memorial Day picnic was a success!


...field day didn't get rained out!


...we've been dining alfresco!


...we caught two pets in our yard!

Summer fun? Bring it on!

16 comments:

Annie said...

Let's hear it for summer!

-your peonies are gorgeous! I think I have some blooming soon...hopefully...but I love the glimpse of yours.

-love your outdoor table set. What a great backyard!

-looking forward to hearing about your month-long trek out west. Are y'all driving? (Just wondering, since we've wanted to do that but haven't yet...)

Hannah said...

oh!!! You peonies are incredible. Those are my favorite flower. I love them!

Rochelleht said...

I'm more than just a little jealous of your peonies. In my dreams...

This post is why I haven't posted much in a while. CRAZINESS!!! Parties all day today. The kids have two more days next week and then I can start sleeping in.

Laurie said...

I completely agree -- May surpasses December in events and busyness. Here's another mom looking forward to summertime.

Love the peonies!

Ashlee said...

Oh...I completely understand! Thankfully my two weeks of torture are officially over today! Today is our last day of school here. Summer will then officially begin! Though we don't have all the fun things planned that you do!

Cathy said...

Wow! Such beautiful peonies! We are doing okay with roses but are currently in between blooms! If you are bored and have no plans one day when you are out west, here's my address 9048 E. Plana Ave, Mesa phone 480-986-2111, come see me!

Lauren said...

I hear you! Summer break is here already and I didn't think I was going to survive the last few weeks of school.

But, keeping everybody happy and occupied is stressing me out a bit now...and all those little eyes looking at me as I try to blog...


Those pictures are fabulous! That straberry salad looks divine and your kids look scrumptious, too :)

The flowers look so beautiful, if I may mention.

Kenny and Linsey said...

Your peonies are gorgeous!

I am not a sun worshiper at all and as such usually dread Summer. But, it is winter in Lima right now and dreary and cold and at least 1 of us has been sick for the last 3 weeks. Only 23 days until we'll be in your hemisphere and enjoying the heat and sunshine of DC and UT. I cannot wait!!!

andrea said...

excellent pictures- really capturing summer. love, love, love the frogs. i'm all about boys being boys. now you just need to throw them in a little mud and call it a day.

Lindsey said...

Oh yes... WHAT SPRING. We didn't have Spring here in the Northwest Either! My move to AZ is looking better and better and better everyday! Ask me how much I love it in August. Oh, and, I TOTALLY plan on a Swim with you in July!!! :)

Jenn said...

How do you do that cool picture thing where you put four on together? I love that look

calibosmom said...

I'm right there with ya! It's crazy right now! I love yard pets. Cute for 5 minutes then you get to turn them loose again. Nice peonies!

TravelinOma said...

Your kids and yard could be right out of a Pottery Barn catalog. Even the frogs are cute! We're looking forward to your westward trek!

Marilyn said...

That salad looks DELISH. Could you post the recipe?

Lorena said...

I love summer...lazy days, no school, sleeping in...

I too love your dining set!

Jenibelle said...

Your backyard is beyond gorgeous!! Love the frogs, love the ribs, LOVE the Peonies!! Do they go with Gerbera Daisies? Your mom is right, Pottery Barn (my fav) all the way!!

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