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Things I love about summer


“Official” summer is almost here on the calendar, but in Missouri we are already feeling the heat. Although I am a winter girl myself (but love the spring and the fall, too) and I tend to wilt in the heat, there are things about summer that I just LOVE! Here are a few:

  • A tall glass of iced, homemade lemonade (Ray made some today)
  • Sandals or flip flops – and toenails painted a bright pretty color
  • The smell of the salt ocean and the relaxing sound of the waves
  • Cute, big beach towels
  • The feel of the warm sun on my face outside, with a little bit of a breeze
  • Beautiful fresh flowers in bloom
  • Pretty floral sundresses
  • Putting up my hair in a ponytail
  • Going for a walk – without having to slush through ice or snow
  • Birds chirping happily – my fave is the red cardinal
  • Our kids swimming at the big community pool
  • Our grandkids playing in their cute, little kids’ blue- fish pool
  • Ray bbqing food on the grill, especially steaks, his famous Cajun chicken, cheeseburgers and hotdogs
  • Picnics
  • Butterflies and ladybugs
  • The smell of freshly mown grass
  • Sudden summer storms, when I can lay drowsily and comfortably in bed under the covers
  • The greenness and life of trees, plants, and flowers after a summer rain – and the smell of the earth
  • Get-togethers with friends – talking outside on our deck
  • Listening to the music I love in the car with the windows down and my hair flying back, driving on the highway
  • The smell of tanning lotion
  • Taking a break from everything routine and going somewhere new on a road trip
  • Capris and not too-short shorts, new cute summer fashion styles
  • The slower pace which reminds me of the south, where I was raised (Valdosta, Georgia)
  • The awesomeness of God in creating the seasons and everything & everyone in it!

What are some of your favorites about summer? Make a list and thank God for these blessings today.



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  • Reply LaurieNeumann June 3, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Hi Beth,

    I LOVE summer too – it is definitely my favorite season. I love how the sun relaxes me. I love taking walks outside. And I love caramel ice cream sundaes (which I have no taste for in the cold!)

    I love being able to wear capris every day – I find them so much more comfortable than jeans.

    I also love thunderstorms on a warm summer evening!

    • Reply Beth Jones June 4, 2010 at 10:50 pm

      The sun is SO relaxing. I forgot walks and delicious ice cream sundaes – or maybe I should have the sundae and THEN walk! LOL.

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