Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ready for the Summer

My side yard

We are having the 
prettiest Spring in
Northwest Missouri this year.

I am grateful for all the

This time of year I start to get ancy.
Ready for the daily grind

Ready to sleep in a bit
or go on an early morning walk.

I find myself making a mental list
of all the summer activities
I'm looking forward to this year.

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On the top of my list is getting to work at The Art Experiencein Downtown Maryville. Not only is it going to be so much FUN...but I am sooo excited to learn many new art techniques!

I plan on painting and collaging throughout the summer. My goal is to have paint on my hands

Jackson and I are still running the Disney Marathon in January. My official training schedule begins in June.

I am looking forward to my friend Kristin's "Summer of Color" Challenge this summer. If you joined us last year then you know what a creative blast we had. If you didn't...then stop by for this year's Color Challenge.

Our summer will be a busy one...Emma has her first full-time babysitting job, Jackson will be mowing with his Dad and delivering pizza. We hope to go to Wisconsin in late July to visit a friend. Plus there are so many movies my family and I have been waiting for including...

1. The Avengers
2. Battleship
3. Men in Black 3
4. Rock of Ages
5. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
6. The Dark Knight Rises
7. Total Recall

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In summer, the song sings itself. 
 ~William Carlos Williams

What are your plans for summer? Please share!


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  2. Summertime! Everything seems possible in the summertime! I hoe yours is blessed. (sorry! didn't know Hyrum wasn't signed out...)

  3. THAT is your SIDE yard!!?? WOWzer! HOW cool - and yes, Jackson will be busy with mowing!!!
    WHAT a sweet surprise to see my name in there! Thank you so so much for mentioning this - I was just last night recalling your last post like this last year - and how you mentioned looking forward to the sunscreen smells . . . it's 100 here (not kidding) so I'm getting a taste of Summer already . ..
    Looking forward to SOC and to having Kendra home for the first time (finishing first grade!) for a whole Summer - she is going to Dinosaur camp for a week! How cool, xoxo

  4. Ahh, how nice to be thinking of summer. We've had too much chilly air these past few days for me to think about summertime, but I am looking forward to it. Your yard is gorgeous!!

  5. I haven't really thought about Summer yet, but your post did me long for those warmer days - one think I definitely will do is sit in my garden and read a (or more) books... and create, ofcourse, always create!


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