Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Happenings

Hello everyone!

This is just a post about random things going on at my house.  Summer is in full swing around here. 

We just celebrated my husband's 48th birthday.  We went out with his parents to our favorite Mexican restaurant and then chowed down on this!

It was mighty good!  On a more healthy note, we've been enjoying some of this too.

Nothing quite says summer to me as much as fresh fruit!  This cantaloupe was so sweet and delicious. 

In our vegetable garden, we're just now starting to see baby squash.  Yay! 

It's little, but on its way!  Just look at all the flowers that will soon turn into squash.

Our cucumber plants are growing like crazy.  They have begun flowering too.

Recently, we had a bad storm blow through during the night.  Look at this GIANT branch that fell into our pine bed next to the porch!

Thank goodness it didn't damage our house or even the bushes it crashed down on.  I'm really surprised.  It was very heavy!

We've been doing alot of grilling out since the weather has been so nice.  We're eating lots of summer style meals like this now.

After dinner, I've been walking our dog.  It has been a nice ending to the day.  Everything is calmer now that school is out.

During the day, we've been doing alot of this.

That's my son, Will, standing next to the raft.  Notice his farmers tan?  Ha!  I'm sure that will even out after enough days like this. 

So, that's how we've been spending our days at our house so far this summer.  Hope that y'all have been finding some time to enjoy the slower pace of summer too.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~


rachel@Acts of Life said...

Looks like a good start to your summer! I love summer food..so yummy...I hardly use my oven in the summer. Your veggie garden is coming along so nicely, how exciting it will be to eat what your grow! Hope you Have a great summer :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Sounds like your summer is starting out great! About the squash flowers....not all of them turn into squash. The female ones do, the male flowers don't. But you can eat the male flowers! You can fill them with herb goat cheese and fry them, they are great! Here is a link to my post a while back about the squash blossoms.


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I can't wait to begin the calmer days of summer. We still have to get thru finals with my two older ones next week, then we can relax and I can't wait!! Looks like your off to a fun start!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I'm going to come eat at your house. I hate our grill so no grilling. We just picked our first squash and two cucumbers and a banana pepper today. Yippee.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That pie looks delicious, Kelly! It sounds like you are starting those lovely lazy days of Summer.

Deserae said...

Your garden is really growing!!!! We have been grilling a lot too which is always a nice treat :o) We had severe weather last week and the wind blew down our 75 year old Persimmon tree. We just got it all cleaned up on Sunday.....

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Kelly: Looks like a good summer on it's way. Love (the idea) of eating out of the garden, will make do with Farmer's Market! Keep having fun and Happy Tuesday..Judy

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

looks like a pretty good start of summer to me!

Kelli said...

Sounds like your summer is off to a great start!
Have a great Tuesday!

Cozy Little House said...

Happy Birthday to your husband. Looks like you celebrated heartily. I hope to have a veggie garden next year. Just didn't get beds ready yet to do it. I had big limbs down the other night too.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday to your DH. He's catching up to me...lol
Looks like your summer is starting out just right.

Babs said...

Looks like Summer has arrived at your house! Your garden looks great and I'll bet you're running over with squash by this weekend. :)
Glad you didn't have any damage from the storm. Have a good Summer.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

A wonderful start to a wonderful summer!! Exciting to see those little squash coming along. Enjoy these lazy summer days, Kelly! blessings ~ tanna

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Happy Birthday to hubby. Your summer meals look delish.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Ah, summer! We're finally enjoying a taste of it up north. Your garden is really taking off. Good thing the branch didn't fall on all those yummy vegetables!

NanaDiana said...

Kelly- It looks like you are having a wonderful summer so far...from the pool to the plants to the food...everything looks wonderful- xo Diana

Laura said...

I just found your blog this evening and what a treat.
I love everything about summer.
I remember the fun my girls and I had.
I am a new follower-
Enjoyed visiting,

White Spray Paint

PAT said...

Love this post Kelly. It just simply says Summer!

Sorry to hear about the tree branch, good to know it didn't damage your home.

Belated Birthday Wishes for your hubby.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Looks like you are in the middle of summer over there! It has been rainy and cool here with no sign of the sun at all...but I am indoors all day anyway!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Whoa...that was a close call...glad that branch did not hit the house!....your garden is flourishing!...how wonderful!...I am so glad that you are enjoying your summer...Happy Birthday to your hubby! The temps here have been wonderful...in the 70's...:)

missy max said...

What a nice way to spend the summer..We've had wonderful weather this week..90's next week..Yuk..Your food looks yummy..Making me hungry..
Enjoy the day..

Holly said...

Aaah - summer time! I wish my boys had a summer birthday. November isn't very fun.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Kelly! Looks like you're off to an awesome start! Things are finally starting to settle down a bit here, too. I am so glad to have things back to normal.

Debby said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby. Our school is finally out this week. Looks like there are fun days ahead at your house.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...


It looks like you are enjoying your summer! Sounds so nice and relaxing....I love grilling out in the summer too, so easy and no mess in kitchen!


Sandy said...

Your barbecue dinner looks perfect! It looks like summer is in full swing at your house! Your son is adorable! I wouldn't mind hanging out at that pool. You can always take a good book. Do they have wifi? You could write some blog posts!

CAS said...

Your veggies are looking great, Kelly! I'm so glad that tree branch didn't do any damage, but it looks like you are enjoying summer vacation anyway!