25 June 2008

on the first day of summer



I did things, yes I did:

planted sunflower seeds (so late, but still)

visited the neighborhood library, signed ava and ezra up for the summer reading program, checked out more books than we could ever possibly read

picked a handful of strawberries from our garden

rode my bike around the block umpteen times

laid in the hammock, thought up names for my bike

laid in the hammock, ate an orange popsicle

laid in the hammock, dreamt of our trip to san francisco

laid in the hammock, thought about making a pitcher of lemonade with extra lemons, extra sugar but didn't because I was too busy laying in the hammock

laid in the hammock some more

I'm telling you, I do not mess around when it comes to the first day of summer.

26 comments:

  1. sounds delightful. happy summer andrea! xo

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  2. Sounds like an EXCELLENT way to spend the first day of summer. =)

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  3. substitute hammock for porch and it sounds just about the same. summer.

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  4. ooh, sounds lovely. if i had a hammock i'd spend it the exact same way :)

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  5. orange popsicles... yum.

    did you pick a name for your bike yet?

    i love naming stuff...cars, bikes, tvs, chickens, pugs~good stuff!

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  6. oh, yes ma'am. your first day of summer totally trumps mine. i'll get on it.

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  7. enjoy california. tell her I miss her.

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  8. What a great day! I spent a few hours in a hammock on Sunday and really enjoyed myself. Would have been even better with lemonade and a good book. :)

    Becky Willis

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  9. What a delightful picture, and what glorious things to be doing on the first day of Summer. I stalk your blog on a regular basis, and I love signs that a new blog post has been, well, posted. :) Many hugs to you.
    oh, and if you haven't thought of it already... how about blending in a few of those strawberries from your garden into the fresh lemonade and then saving me some?? ;o)

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  10. i also need a hammock. indeed.
    what beautiful light on this photo, andrea!

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  11. The first day of summer should always include lots of hammock time. Sounds like a lovely little day.

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  12. I have always wanted a hammock.I will have one someday.I like your list!

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  13. I just found your blog and love it--it's inspiring--thanks!

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  14. this was so sweet to read. :)

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  15. ha-ha super cute...I think I need a hammock now

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  16. Let me tell ya... I've got the BEST homemade lemonade recipe ever!

    2 cups water
    ½ cup sugar
    1 lemon (skin and all) cut into fourths

    Blend for 15 seconds and press through a strainer.

    Delicious!!!!!!

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  17. I love love love this photo (of Ava?). It is the most perfect dreamy summertime image. All sweetness and light. And how great that you have a hammock. I'm afraid if I had one I'd never leave it...

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  18. love you bike Andrea! sounds like a great way to start the summer off!

    hope all is well!

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  19. a hammock is a requirement for thinking up a good bike name. can't wait to hear what you come up with. xo, leya

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  20. This is my first visit here and I'm so glad I found your blog! I love your pictures and have enjoyed the photobooth Friday series a lot. I'll be back for sure!
    :)

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  21. mmmm, i love hammocks and first days of summer, too! i did yoga, also layed in our hammock and slept in a tent. we'll be 'outside' til fall! hee. maybe Ava will read my book! (if they have it at the library!) xo,j

    ps we just launched a new site about our chai book...come for a visit!

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  22. I love how you're celebrating summer in your life and in the blog! And the mention of sunflower seeds here, made me feel so at home! :D

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