Summer lovin is happening to me….this week has been a total exhale from the previous week.  We have done a whole lot but it doesn’t feel like we have done anything….does that make sense??

I am happy to announce that the first tomato has been harvested along with a couple of heads of broccoli and lettuce!!!  I love the thought of having a garden, planting it and watering it but I must say by July I start to forget about it!  I am proud to say between my hubby and I we have kept everything alive and it is thriving!  I am very excited about our future harvests and all I will do with the produce.  I have been pinning away on pinterest.  Salsa, pasta sauce the list could go on and on….so fun!

first produce from our home grown garden

We even found ourselves on the beaches of Lake Michigan……the sunset.  If that does not promise a beautiful tomorrow I do not know what does.

Sunset at the beach with our family


Sunset on the beach with our family

Fort building on the beach with our family

We filled bird feeders…..Patrick is dying to observe some humming birds so if you know any please send them to our feeder!

Making our own humming bird nectar


Tonight is the last night of baseball for my oldest.  His team has been in the playoffs and they are fighting for 3rd or 4th place tonight.  It is 90 degrees and his younger sibs would not last the game in the heat so we did the next best thing.  We laid by the pool and found our way to ice cream.

Swimming in the pool during 90 degree weather

Family time: Icecream

Family time: Icecream

Family time: Icecream

Family time: Icecream

Grace had her own cup tonight and sister owned it.  For 30 mins she enjoyed every spoonful all by herself.

Life is good, slow and comfortable……needed that.

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Enjoy your week….enjoy your family….enjoy…..