Today my blog buddy Chris from Just A Girl is my teammate today in the Paint & Stain class we’re teaching at Haven, and so I invited her to share a few of her favorite things about summer too.
“Hello, everyone! I’m Chris from Just a Girl, and Kate couldn’t have chosen a better topic to guest post on. Who doesn’t love summer? My only problem, of course, is narrowing it down to a handful of favorites when it comes to summertime! Where do I begin?
Sleeping in. The rest of these are in no particular order, but this one? It’s first. Throughout the school year, I get up around 6:00, so the opportunity to sleep in until it’s actually light out is life-changing for me!
The beach. No matter what time of day (and believe me, we’ve been there during all of them) or what time of year, this place is always beautiful. It’s the one time when we can guarantee no cell phones, no arguments, and no whining. The whole family loves it, and we’re thankful it’s part of our summer schedule.
The ol’ red, white, and blue. I don’t know what it is about summer that heightens my appreciation for America and its flag, but I find myself more aware of its beauty during the summer months. It’s not uncommon for me to ask my husband to pull off the road so I can snap “just one more picture” of another flag.
Lawnmowers. No joke. Our harsh winter months can put us into hibernation mode, and I love the summer sound of people mowing their yards. It encourages me to be outside more, and it certainly facilitates neighborly conversation.
Food on a stick. I’m not really sure how else to describe my favorite flavors of summer. Marshmallows, hotdogs, waffles…for some reason, they taste better when placed on a stick and torched in a backyard fire. Can I get an Amen?
And last but not least? TIME. My husband and I make a conscious decision not to stack our kids’ schedules with sports, camps, tournaments, etc. We want them to be home. We want them to ride their bikes in the neighborhood and chase frogs in the backyard. Time is what summer’s all about, isn’t it?
A special thanks to Kate for letting me share some summer highlights with her readers! I hope you all have a wonderful summer and are able to enjoy all of your favorites of the season.”
Thank you Chris! I love seeing summer through others eyes, don’t you? Everyone has their unique favorites, but it seems we all share the need to slow down, relax and spend time with family, wouldn’t you agree?