Friday, July 9, 2010

Friends, Family, Celebrating

"Good homes are still the best source of good humans." 
-Neal A. Maxwell 

It's hard to believe the 4th of July has come and gone already...summer is quickly flying by.  Even though I'm trying to treasure to each day, it's going fast.  I enjoy my days off at this time of year soooo much, I have to work on enjoying each day, rather than focusing on the fact that my vacation is half over already!!  (Ugh, I said it!)

I am  finally getting to my Summer "to do" List....I cleaned out under my bed (lots of dust and shoes!), cleaned out the fridge, well almost, I still have the Veg./Dairy drawers to tackle, and redid some patio chairs that got pretty trashed over the past Winter. I used oil-cloth this time, so they are water proof and will just need to be occasionally wiped down.

Our 4th of July was quiet this year, the city I live in decided to cancel the Annual Fireworks show this year due to budget cuts and the poor economy.  This was really sad, as it was such a long-standing tradition here.  The fireworks are set off in our downtown area on the Riverfront, and  because I live in this older, downtown area, we were able to sit in our front yard and watch from home, while we ate dessert.  

Just as fun as watching the fireworks display, though, was watching all the people cramming downtown.  I love people watching, and we always had unexpected guests drop-in to say hi or watch the fireworks with us.  My hope is that next year  the city will bring this time honored tradition back again.  I still put up all my 4th decorations and we had a little BBQ w/ family, my neighbor, and a couple of my girls' friends.  We did our own little fireworks show in the backyard, so all in all, it was still a nice day.

I have been walking with my girlfriends regularly, swimming at my parent's house and hanging out, having coffee and talking w/ the girls whenever possible.  One of the promises I made myself this summer was that I would stay in touch w/ friends and even make new ones.  I love time w/ the girls, both my friends and my daughters.  Life is too short not enjoy every moment to the fullest, I am I trying to remember that each and everyday, even when the pressures of life try to get me down.

Wishing you a Wonderful weekend and Happy Thoughts,
Linking up today w/ Cindy over at My Romantic Home


  1. I love your furniture, everything looks so pretty! It always feels so good to clean and de-clutter doesn't it?

  2. Your home is beautiful, I looove your pretty white with your 4th. decorations and your patio furniture looks great with it's new oil cloth covers, it really is a darling set! Thanks for sharing! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  3. I love all of the white. Everything looks so fresh and clean. You have a very pretty home.

  4. I love your dining table and chairs. I have one very similar that I am getting ready to paint white. It's dark wood now. I'm hoping to work on it this week. You've inspired me to get busy on it.


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