Monday, June 24, 2019

It's finally Summer 2019

Happy Monday ya'll!!!

I hope everyone had the fantastic weather that we had in PA/OH over the weekend!!! It finally felt like summer - yippee!!!

Out speed boat is on the struggle bus lately. The steering is really tight and my father recently broke a rib (UGH!!!) so we are waiting until he heals a little before we tackle fixing the boat.

So.....this weekend we improvised and tried having the kids ski behind the jet ski! We had never tried this before and it actually worked! They had to hang on really tight initially as they drug a little more than usual in the beginning but once they were up it worked pretty great! HA!

Mom drove the jet ski and I rode backwards and worked the rope and spotted!

Here is Kyleigh....


And...heading into our dock...the kids love to ski into the dock area and let go...here is Kyleigh again...


And when she let go...they just slowly sink down into the water....HA!


And...here is Ryan behind the jet ski...


And closer to the dock area....


And...he let go...


The pontoon boat parade is two weeks away...this year we are doing the Safari Theme! I think it will be amazing!!!!

So, 4th of July weekend we will decorate the pontoon and I promise to get get pics for you...if you want to see our past themes...click below...
2015-Waikiki
2016-Jailhouse
2017-Tub
2018-Construction Site

My nephew took this enhanced picture of the lake this weekend...


And this is the UN-enhanced version...any question why I drive to my parents every weekend in the summer?!?!


My niece made these protein balls for everyone to try. They are chocolate chips, peanut butter, coconut oil, and vanilla...they looked delish!!! I forgot to try one! HA!



Sunday we started the day off at church and then to help my parents. The church built a new hall and my father helped a lot both with his time and his engineering skills. They had a tour for people to see the new hall after mass so we hung out and greeted people as they entered...oh, and ate a lot of cookies!!!




My niece had her earphones on for the ride home with her Taylor Swift music...I decided I needed to bug her so I used "Cabin Talk" to intercept the Taylor music with my rendition of "Shallow" by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. You can see by how she is covering her ears it did not go well....HA! That's my Mom on the right trying to stay out of it...HA!


Sunday on the lake was spent paddle-boarding and floating...the weather was beyond perfect! Here is Kyleigh...


And another mid-spill...


And then finally...the aftermath...HA!



And here is Ryan...


We did a family cheers to Summer!!!!


And spent time after dinner on the patio watching the hummingbirds...I tried so hard to get a photo but this is the best I could do...see him/her?!?!


I hope you all had a great weekend and got a fantastic start to your summer!!!!

What is your favorite part of summer? What is your favorite summer recipe? How is life? Is it Summer where you live?

HUGS!

29 comments:

  1. How fun and my favorite part of summer is boating. We go to our boat and then leave and meet up with friends and spend a long weekend having fun.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

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    1. That sounds fantastic too Sandee!!! Do you boat on a river or lake? It is great to have friends that boat also to enjoy the summer with!!! Enjoy your outings now that summer is finally here! Have a great day!

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    1. Aw don't be! I promise to share at least through pictures! It is nice just to get outside now that the weather has finally turned Summerish...HA! Have a great week!!

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  3. I can definitely see why you visit your parents! Looks lovely.

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    1. Right Wendy? Silly to stay home and chill in my condo - LOL! We are very close and I feel very blessed! Have a fantastic day!

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  4. Looks lovely! I'd love to be on the lake every weekend. We try to get to Lake Michigan as often as we can though. Hummingbirds are really tough to capture. I haven't seen any in my garden lately - perhaps it's all the other birding activity going on. Can't wait to see the decorating!

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    1. I love Lake Michigan Sharon! I miss is so much! It is so much like an ocean to me since it is huge compared to my parents lake! HA! Enjoy living close by to such a beautiful lake!!! I am struggling to get a hummingbird but I will keep trying! I love them! Have a fantastic week!

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  5. It looks like you had a marvelous weekend! I like your un-enhanced picture better than your brother's enhanced version. What a lovely spot you get to venture to! Summer has arrived if the upper 80s/low 90s are any indication. Not a fan of the heat or humidity! Have a good week!

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    1. You don't like heat Robin?!?!?! I am the exact opposite! I love it! Although that may be because I have a lake to jump into when it gets too unbearable? I hope you stay cool!!! Have a fantastic week!

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    2. I love the cool and cold. My sister tells me I am a "cool house" flower.

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  6. Your family is so fun Ann...love seeing what you are up to each weekend.

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    1. Aw thanks Nana! You are too sweet! I was definitely blessed with good people in my life! Thanks - have a fantastic week! HUGS

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  7. What a great way to spend the summer

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    1. Exactly Ann! I can not imagine not driving to visit and spending every second I can with them already and then the destination is just a double bonus! Have a great week! HUGS

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  8. Oh gosh...it looks like it was a perfect weekend. I'm so jealous! I had to work. The pontoon themes are a hoot. You guys are very creative!

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    1. Such a bummer you have to work weekends - I hope you at least get days off during the week instead! Thanks for the kind words on the pontoons but I can not lie...we get all our ideas from Pinterest! HA HA!I only wish I were that creative! HA! Have a great week Stacy!

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  9. It is summer here in Kansas. We have had a lot of rain but I live in Caney, Kansas and there is no flooding here. I live in a small duplex apartment and do my own mowing. At 83, that bis an accomplishment!

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    1. I am so happy to hear that the flooding has not come your way. I have friends (through work) in Kansas and they has a very scary run in with more than one tornado over the past weeks..scary stuff! Stay safe!!! Go you for mowing your own yard - I can only hope I have that functionality at 83!!!! HUGS

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  10. Looks like a wonderful time. Out here in the SF Bay Area, it is hot one day and cool the next.

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    1. We have that here also Patrick! It was 80 over the weekend and now back down again this week! Crazy weather everywhere! Have a great day!

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  11. YEAHHH for jet skis to do the job!
    I've always wanted to try paddleboarding. It looks like fun to me!

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    1. Paddle-boarding is awesome! You would love everything about it Rebecca Jo! The jet ski worked surprisingly well!!! Have a fantastic week! HUGS

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  12. What great family time you all had and it looked like a whole lot of fun. Yes, I can see the hummingbird, they are not easy to catch a shot of...for me anyway. :) Hugs

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    1. It is a struggle every time I try to get a photo of one! HA! Have a fantastic week Mags!

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  13. That looks like you're having a lovely time - and I think it's a mother's role to make everyone embarrassed by her singing and dancing....

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    1. Thanks Lydia! I always have a fantastic time with family! Have a great day!

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  14. Looks fantastic, hope your dad is feeling better soon.

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