Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Here Comes The Summer

Summer is my favorite season.  I love warm weather.  I love cooking on the grill.  I love an excuse to wear flip flops.  So I decided to compile a list of my favorite things about the upcoming season that just so happens to start today.

1) It is time to bust out the grill and get cooking.  Everything tastes better when it is made outdoors, not to mention, not pots for me to clean.  Score! 

Barbecue season for the past few years has been kicked of by a local rib cook off.  

Husband and I spend our time chowing down and doing a little shopping. This is what the event looked like this year.  Did I mention it was 100 degrees out?

We stuffed ourselves with ribs and snow cones and I bought an amazing jade bracelet that I just fell in love with.  It is supposed to bring me good luck and good health, which I consider a bonus.  If I say that out loud, will it still come true?

Other things I love about the summer (in no particular order):

2) The longest day of year (which happens to be the first day of summer).  I dislike like the winter months, when I am leaving for work when it is barely light out and returning home when it is dark.  I love the long days of sunlight, when it doesn't get dark until almost 9pm.  June 21st is pretty much my favorite day of the year (excluding any holiday, because hey, it's a holiday). 

3) Getting to wear flip flops, everywhere.  OK, maybe not to work.  We have already established that I have a little bit a of an addiction, so might as well wear as many pairs as I can as often as I can....right?  Am I alone here?

4) All of the BEST fruit is ripe for the picking all summer long.  Mangoes (my favorite), watermelon, plums, peaches, cherries, berries, honeydew, etc.  And I can pick a lot of it fresh from my garden, which somehow makes it taste better.

5) Spending time outdoors instead of on my couch. 

6) Husband and I taking the pups on long walks and letting them jump into a creek to cool off.  And then bringing home 3 wet dogs covered in dirt.

7) Our wedding anniversary is in August.  It was a perfect month to get married.  This also usually means time for a vacation.  Yay!

8) There is nothing on tv .  Sometimes I feel like a slave to my television (even with a DVR).  With lots of reruns on, I don't feel like I am missing anything, and I am free to pursue other activities. 

9) The Nordstrom Anniversary sale happens in July.  This is by far, my favorite Nordstrom's sale (and in my opinion, the best sale they have).  Every July, I anxiously check my mailbox, waiting for the catalog come. And once it does, I carefully peruse each page, circling my "must haves."

10) True Blood comes back.  So maybe I am still a slave to my tv on Sunday nights. 

OK, that as my list of the top ten things I look forward to in the summer time.  What are you looking forward to this summer?  Small blog giveaways, you say?  Well stay tuned later this week.  I have an idea!


MM said...

I love summer and a few things you mentioned here are also my favorite for the summer season. Love your pictures! The bracelet is gorgeous!! I hope it will bring you good luck and all your wishes will become true!!

Have a beautiful Tuesday!!


Sizzle and Zoom said...

The festival looks like it was fun. I actually knew someone that wore her flip flops everywhere and to work. Summer does mean more time shopping for me with my loved ones.

Lorena said...

My fave is number 6. You have got to capture that on film !

Chelsea said...

This is an awesome list! I love summer, too. And. I am so impressed that you have a garden. Go you!


Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh my gosh they just mentioned something about True Blood on E and I about freaked out. I cannot wait for Erik to be back hehe.

Erin said...

Summer is such a fantastic season! My favorite as well-bc my Birthday is in July! And the Nordy Anniversary sale is my vice!

I love your bracelet, and I'm so glad yall had a great time at the BBQ!



Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

I'm looking forward to True Blood as well! The storyline in the book was pretty good so I hope the tv version will make it even better.

Alicia said...

This is a great list to look forward too! I look forward to the summer drinks & grill outside, the cocktails ( MOJITO'S!), the beach, the evening walks, seeing so many friends back,...Have a WONDERFUL summer dear!
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