Monday, August 1, 2011

Summer Fun

I know I've been MIA the last few weeks, but like everyone else, I've been busy enjoying the fun of summer! A few weeks ago, I got to enjoy three days at the beach with my sister and her family. I flew down to meet them in Myrtle Beach and had such a good time catching up and playing with my nieces and nephew!

Myrtle Beach

When I got back in town, I played in my first Bocce game. Jesse and I joined a summer Bocce league so we'll be playing Bocce and drinking beer every Tuesday night for the next four weeks. I haven't been on a sports team since I was 12, so regardless of the fact that Bocce is more of a game than a sport, I'm looking forward to the challenge. We're currently 2-0 and our next game is tomorrow night ... here's hoping it goes as well as our first two games went!

As soon as I unpacked from Myrtle Beach, I had to turn around and pack for our week long vacation in Lake George, New York. Jesse and I (and his parents) spent all of last week in a cabin on the lake. It was a relaxing getaway and we enjoyed lots of good food! 

View of Lake George from "The Top of the World"

We just got back in town Saturday night, so I spent most of yesterday unpacking and doing laundry. I promise I'll be back tomorrow (or maybe later tonight) with pictures from the last two weeks, and I also have a few summer recipes to share ... coming soon!

In the meantime, checkout this little word collage I created on Picnik. I had fun coming up with words that make me think of summer. It happens to be my favorite time of year, so I wanted to capture all of the things I love about it!

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If you ask me, summer is all about being outside, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying fresh fruits and veggies.What are your favorite parts of summer? Would you add anything to this word collage? I actually thought of another one while I was at the lake ... stargazing. It's been a few years since I could sit and look at the stars (thank you DC light pollution!), so it was nice to sit outside the cabin and gaze up at the millions of stars above us!

I hope you're enjoying summer as much as I am. I'd love to hear what you've been up to, so feel free to leave me a comment or link back to your blog!


  1. love your collage, I came up with 2,summer salads, strawberries, summer reading, oh that's 3 :)...Your vacations sound wonderful!

  2. That's a fun word collage. You should print it out and frame it. OR better yet, make a large 3D version of it that you can hang on your wall in the summer. I think it'd be a fun craft project. I'm so jealous of your summer vacays... I've been doing pretty much nothing but work. Glad someone's having fun! :) Good to see you're blogging again.

  3. I don't know how I forgot summer reading! I just finished reading a great book on vacation. I might create a Summer: Part 2 if I can come up with enough ideas. Thanks for your input!

  4. Good idea, Mike! I might have to do a little framed print of it for our living room. It'd be fun to do one for every season and change them out as the year goes by. It's a bummer that you've been working so much, but I'm happy to see that you're still cooking and blogging ... it's been so inspirational!


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