Thursday, June 10, 2010


I was just thinking of that old Gershwin song, "Summertime, and the living is easy..." Well, I'm sure when Gershwin wrote the song the summers were kind of slow and calm and full of fish and cotton. Of course the only fish we have now are shrimp on the grill and the cotton is in our dresses. Life is just not that slow pace it used to be. Always seem to be going, going, gone. Some of the things that have filled up our days lately?

1. Soccer practice. We signed Lilla up for an instructional soccer class. We now know, she is not, I repeat, not, a soccer player. So, on to the next thing.

2. Ballet. She has lately insisted she is however, a ballerina. So, we found an inexpensive ballet class at the parks department and she really does love ballet. She's had one week so far so I'll fill you in on how that goes.

3. Swimming. Today we were at a local pool and the girls had a blast! We spent hours there and woah, were they ever tired on the way home. They loved playing and splashing and just having a good time being kids.

4. Garage sales. Last week I started back into it. I love garage sales. I take very little money but have fun just hunting for treasures! I found some beautiful pillowcases for $1 a piece that I can't wait to make into pillowcase dresses.

5. Gardening. Much of my garden time should be better explained as weed pulling. I seem to live for it these days. We now have tomatoes, green peppers, lettuce, cucumber, zucchini, 3 types of squash, green beans, watermelon, broccoli, eggplants, onions and herbs growing. Hopefully we can get some sunflowers to grow too. Oh, and there are raspberries, blueberries and blackberries on the bushes. And apples, pears and peaches on the trees. Got to love that!

What has been keeping your busy lately?


InspiredByInk said...

VERY nice post. Was Lilla in the organizational soccer at the parks dept.? Griffin's in that one too! Well, it just ended so I guess there are no more classes.

HOpe we can get together soon!


Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

Yes, she was in the one on Thursdays. It got cancelled just about every week so we are having some extra week makeups right now.

Yes, we will get together next week!

Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

Your daughters are beautiful and you take such wonderful pictures! So fun! I appreciate your words of wisdom as well. Great thoughts.

Raising daughters is a blessing that requires lots of prayer!

Rebecca said...

your garden sounds amazing. your girls are beautiful!

gail said...

Your life sounds full and busy.

I am still busy with Isabella. Could use a vacation.....

Full of Grace said...

I am jealous of your garden, berry bushes, and fruit trees :) We have a tiny garden with just peppers and tomatoes this year. We also planted a blueberry bush and found a tiny raspberry bush (well more like one stem, but we moved it and it seems to like it's new location so I bet it will do better next yr) I am hoping next yr to get a few fruit trees and a few more bushes so they can pollinate each other better. Maybe at the end of the summer I can find a few on sale?

I hope to get my little girls enrolled in dance as well. I cannot wait to see how Lilla does at it :)

Jenny said...

Summers days are so long but they zip by so quick!

I saw you on someones blog and your blog name made me laugh.

I love your background.

I'm a new follower!