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5 BEST things about summer // Life is Lovely #11

Kim Brush7 Comments

Summer weather is finally here!  How do I know?  Well I haven’t had to slip on a hoodie for a week or two.  Missouri weather can be rather bipolar but once it hits 80 and stays there I am SO happy!

We’ve been enjoying the weather so I thought I would share some of my favorite summer things.  This is what makes summer to me.

1. Smell of sunscreen.  I don’t know what it is about the smell of sunscreen but it instantly takes me to the pool.  It’s one of my favorite places and I love watching my kids horse around in the water.  I even get in some of the time!

2.  Summer food.  It’s lighter, cooler and usually is less prep.  We go for simple when it is hot.  Crisp summer salads and slow cooker meals are my favorite type of meal right now!

3.  Butterflies.  I have a TON of flowers blooming right now and the butterflies are everywhere!  

4.  Cool breezes.  All of our windows are open and we run the attic fan in the morning and evening.  It keeps us from turning on the air conditioner for a few more weeks.  I find when the AC is on we stop going outside as much.  It just gets really hot and humid here in July and August but for now we are loving the warmer weather.

5.  Fun school.  We have finished Math and the end is in sight for all of our other subjects.  It is nice to know when you get WAY behind on your homeschool you CAN get caught up before July.  That means we can start doing some more fun activities that are reserved for summer.  Swim Team, library scavenger hunts, trips to the park, play dates etc.

I’m looking at our summer fun and planning some adventures for the kids, our family and myself!  I’ll be sharing more about that in the next week or so!  

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Bravely Be You: Confidence & Bravery in Jesus from Whatsoever is Lovely Living

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Favorite Vacation from Seri's Blog

Farmer's Eggs from Our Good Life

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