Just popping in quickly for my 5 things for Friday. Heading out with visiting relatives soon for more fun time! I'll get around to visit everyone over the next couple of days when I have more time.
For my 5 I just wanted to share some of my favorite things about these wonderful summer days...
Deck life has been dreamy! Whether it be during a lovely summer day where I am sitting out at the patio table sipping my iced tea, or watching my daughter and her friends jump on the trampoline and play with squirt guns. Throwing the ball for Ruby to chase. Quiet solitary moments to journal and listen to the breeze and the chimes swinging in it. Or gorgeous evenings with beautiful sunsets and walking down the hill and looking up at my home lights all aglow.
Watching my lilies and potted flowers thrive! I love watering them and caring for them. Must be the Mama & caregiver in me - love to nurture something and watch it grow.
Wonderful times with family and friends! My girlfriend from California recently here for a visit and some of my relatives here this weekend. A family reunion coming up soon and even a school year reunion by later this summer. Something extra special about connecting in the summertime.
Summer food!! Wonderfully fresh veggies and fruits are the best!! Like this wild berry pie I've made a few times now that is made with 4 different berries and it's SO good. It's a wonderful recipe from my friend Billie Jo and she blogs at Afternoon Coffee and Evening Tea and you can click here to read her post with this recipe. I URGE you to make it- it's absolute summertime in a dish. The only thing I've changed is I like to brush a little milk on the top crust and sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar on it before baking.