Friday, July 31, 2015

Five on Friday:Still loving Summer

I know this is the last 5 on Friday for the summer, as Amy is going to take a break from it for August. So that means it will be Fall when we link up for it again! So I wanted to share a few more summer loves.

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Summer sunsets on the bay. These were all taken from our pontoon boat on 3 separate trips.




TWO

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Watching the bees and dragon flies buzz among the lilies and other flowers. I was having fun with the slow motion on my camera again.





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Summer sports. I do get tired of a rink now and then with hockey year round. Lol! But I love seeing my kiddos enjoy their sports and cheering them on. The top photos are from my son's team. My hubby is a great coach and they gave him a signed photo and a nice framed team jersey with a nice plaque on the bottom for his office. The bottom photo is my daughter ready for action!




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I'm having fun with all the family reunions in the summer. I've had a dear girlfriend come visit and an aunt and cousins come visit. Before summer is over we have another family reunion as well. I thought I would share this video of my cousin singing karaoke when a group of us relatives were out one night. She's so talented! She has loved singing and performing since she was young and I went to all the school performances she was in during her youth, as well as community theater. She's now a married young woman with a master's degree in music from New York and still lives there. Here she is just singing basic karaoke, but you should hear her sing something from an opera in Italian. She has a beautiful 4 octave range. My dream is to go watch her on Broadway one day! 




FIVE

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I love having fun outside with Ruby. Whether we go for a walk or play in the yard, on a nice day playing with Ruby is where it's at! One more slow-mo movie for you. Guess I've had lots of fun with that feature this summer. Lol!


I'm linking with Amy from Love Made My Home for Five on Friday.








21 comments:

  1. Wow the lake is beautiful. There is nothing more soothing than sitting by a lake. Enjoy. Beckie

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    1. Thanks so much Beckie. Happy week ahead. Xo

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  2. You have a very talented family, your cousin has an amazing voice. Have a great summer.

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    1. Thanks! Hope you're having a wonderful summer as well! Xo

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  3. Summer seems to be going by so quickly. Your summer sunsets are beautiful! And your children are so talented! It was nice dropping by. I found your blog from the link up from Amy's Five Friday. Have a great rest of the summer! Aloha.

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    1. Aloha Karisma! The summer is going too fast but I hope you're enjoying it as much as I am. ;) Thx for such nice comments & stopping by. Happy week ahead to you!! Xo

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  4. So glad that you reminded us all to enjoy the summer moments with those beautiful sunset photos!!! I loved all your videos too, especially the slow motion bee and your cousin of course!!! Great photo for your husband of the team, a lovely gift! Thank you so much as always for joining in. Glad you remembered there will be no fiving in August, but back in September! Hope that you have a great weekend and a great August too! xx

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  5. Love your sunset photos. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

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  6. Your cousin is very talented. I have all the same training as her, but I barely use my skills now that I spend all my time busy with my 3 kids and a classroom full of kindergarten kids! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks for kind comments Bronwyn. I hope you're able to find more time to share your gift too! I envy you Ladies with such amazing voices.
      Happy week ahead. Xo

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  7. Summer is going by too quickly! I've been enjoying it too. I love your sunset shots. Your cousin is very talented and Ruby is fun to watch!

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    1. Thanks Mari! Glad you're enjoying too my Dear. We need to get out & enjoy all we can during this FAST season where we live. ;)
      Blessings on your week ahead. Xo

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  8. Great summer fun photos and videos! Loved them all! Boy, the karaoke, blew my socks off!

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    1. Thx so much Marie! I think I do have one talented cousin. ;)
      Blessings on the week ahead. Xo

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  9. Beautiful sky scenes and wow what a wonderful voice your cousin has..

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    1. Thx so much Chris! Kind of you to say so. ;)

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  10. Love the reflections of the sunsets on the water--especially that last one!

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    1. Me too Bethany! That sunset was especially gorgeous in person too. Gifts straight from heaven. ;) xo

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  11. Beautiful sunsets!! I can’t believe summer is almost over, we talked about it and waited for it for so long!! We have a lot of dragon flies out here this summer, it’s kinda creepy. I was out by the lake over the weekend, and they were like swarming…very creepy.

    Ruby looks like so much fun to play with!! I miss having a dog, had one as a kid, but haven’t been able to enjoy having one as an adult…yet!! :)

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    1. I've noticed lots of fireflies here too! And now it seems to have led to more bats too. Weird. Last year it was lots of hornets. Gotta love nature where I live! But good to know these things are going on everywhere - not just my little northwoods island. ;).

      You need a poochie!!! Just sayin'. Xoxo

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