Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Monday, July 8, 2013

Enjoying Summer Then & Now

 In The Good Old Summertime :)
 Sitting on the front porch.

Fun on the back porch.


Outdoor dinner parties.

County Fairs.
(this photo is from 1975)


Backyard jam sessions with friends.

Playing outdoor concerts. 
Family get-together's. 



Enjoying family and friends in the fresh summer air.


Outdoor games.


Hubby cooking and grilling :)
 Look what's cooking on Steve's grill.


Watermelon . . . 
 and more watermelon :)
 Fun on and around the water. 
 Diving right in!
Enjoying the beauty of nature.

 Summer Falls, 1975


Soaking in the red-neck tub  . . .

or sailing on the lake.

Did I mention that . . .
 I Love Summer . . .

well, I certainly . . .

 Do!

I hope that you are all having a delightful summer.
I'm soaking in all the sun's warm rays, 
because I know that fall and winter
are close behind.

Happy Summertime to you all !!!

Enjoy it while it's here :)
Connie :)

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44 comments:

  1. You show summer like NO one can, and you make it look like heaven! And I love the older pictures you have put in, too! So you must have always loved the summertime! I want lemonade, a game of croquet, and to sit out back and listen to your music...

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    1. Hi Ginny, I think that as a kid, waiting for summer vacation from school started the love I have for summer. What's not to like, farmer's markets, garage sales, county fairs, parades, picnics, fun on the water, gardens and fresh vegetables and fruits, and watermelon, my personal favorite food :)
      Thanks for visiting and for your very sweet comment :)

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  2. Sure enjoyed your summertime pics Connie, especially the red neck tub.

    Felicia

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    1. I'm glad you liked the photos. That red neck tub is getting used, it sure feels good after mowing the yard and pulling weeds in the flower beds. I'm short enough that I can actually float on an air mattress in that tub, LOL.

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  3. Loving your summer tribute, Connie, and those old pics are so very 70's! I remember those days very well, those fashions too! I also wanted to say I love your sail boat and I even went to your husband's blog and saw how he fixed it up to the beautiful and shiny thing it now is. Enjoy your summer to the fullest (I know you will). Blessings. Sara

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    1. Hi Sara, what a lovely comment, you are so sweet . . .thank you :)

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  4. Great summer shots! Love them all

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  5. Inviting front porch! Do you sit out there often? The back porch and little girls look so enjoyable also. You set a pretty table for your party. I am sure your guests enjoyed it. Sounds like you will continue to enjoy the summer! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, Summer is my favorite season. It is easy to see why people move to warmer climates when they retire, it prolongs the warm and lovely weather. We sit out in the front sometimes in the afternoon and evenings when that side of the house is shady. It's a fun place to say "Hi" to neighbors as they pass by.

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  6. Looks like the best ways to spend your summer!! Sweet and fun photos!! Happy summertime! xo Heather

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  7. Summertime... family, friends, happiness.
    I too love summer Connie.
    wonderful family photos Connie
    Like you write.. enjoy it now.. I dont like to think about the colder days.

    I havent heard from you in a while. !.. not sure if you know that i had some blogger troubles.
    if i am not on your side bar.. add me again to your list. and also join me again.. it seems to work.
    miss your comments and you. love val xxx

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  8. Lovely pictures of Summer. It flies by much too quickly!!

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  9. A lovely set of pictures, all very bright and happy. I too love the summer, it just cheers everyone up. We have just got summer now after bad weather for about 18 months which has been quite hard to bear. Now we have to make the most of it! Xxx

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    1. Hi Fran, I think that you are the right gal for the job, of making the most of summer . . . have fun doing it :)
      Our weather was a bit nasty for summer, until about two weeks ago when it hit with all it's glory. Have fun soaking in the rays.

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  10. Wonderful photos - thanks for sharing! Very different to life here in the town! Valerie

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    1. Hi Valerie, it sounds like you need a trip to the county :)

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  11. Connie ....I'm comin' on over and movin' right in with you!! What a beautiful spread of photographs, and what a wonderful family too. I'm not going to grumble about our weather though, because from mid last-week our sun has been shining, and very very hot this last weekend while the Mollys were at camp and dancing with 35 other Morris and Molly sides - heap of photos on the blog. I'm hoping it stays fine this w/end as we are at the Ely Folk Festival. (i must sew up my French Tart frock, the net is ripped to shreds getting on and off coaches!)

    I loved the 70's photos, too, as this is when we were bringing up our young family, ah, memories! (And I love the photos of Gypsy Rose, another reason for movin' in with you!!)
    Have a great week, Lynnexxx

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    1. Hello Lynne, I'm short on extra bedrooms, but you can sleep on Gypsy Rose, she'll gently rock you to sleep at night :) If you come bring some of your Mollies with you . . . we could use a little UK fun and frolicking over here :) Have fun at the Ely Folk Festival I can not wait to see your photos. I'm coming right over as soon as I say , bye . . . Bye :)

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  12. I really enjoyed your photo show! Imagining listening as you play your music together (I would perhaps bring my piano and play along ;)), or grilling pizza!! I had no idea you could do that! How does he get the nice color on top of it?? And the country fair (you know I was born in '75 and it was a HOT summer over here, I'm told)... I loved the summer tour :). Thank you for sharing! I guess summer time is the best.
    Blessings

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    1. Here's hoping that your summer is filled with sunshine and good times. Cooking pizza in a hot grill is probably the closest to a pizza oven, it turns out sooooooooooooooooo good :)

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  13. Lovely photographic summer memories Connie.

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  14. Hello from Texas...just came from Miss Ginny's blog.
    Love all your neat photos! Looks like you all had a blast!
    hughugs

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    1. Summertime is made for fun . . . whether it is big gatherings or sitting in the shade with a good book. I even love pulling weeds. As long as I'm outdoors, I'm loving it :)

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  15. Wonderful series of pics!I enjoyed them very much,you have caught the magic of summer on film! :)

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    1. Hi Myrna, it is great to see you, thanks for the visit and for the lovely comment. I'm happy that you like my photos :)

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  16. Hi Connie, I love your summer time family pics!! They made me smile!! I'm assuming that is a pic of you and Steve in younger years?? LOVE that! So enjoyed this....this is what life is all about!! I know in my heart you guys would be wonderful friends and would be such a joy to be around!! Blessings~~~Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie, I'm sure we would be great friends, after all we both have a lot in common as far has creative fun and even better than that we both love the Lord. Those make for good friendships :)
      Enjoy your marvelous summer day, Connie :)

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  17. Hi Miz Connie! I'm now a proud follower!! SO glad to have found you!
    Have a great evening!
    Hughugs

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    1. Hi Donna, I am delighted to have you as a follower, Welcome :)

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  18. I love summer too. It sure looks like it's a lot of fun at your house this time of year.

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    1. Hello Ann, there is something very special about summer . . . I like barefoot and laid back living . . . that's what summer is all about :)

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  19. Nothing better than summer fun - love the 1970's shots!!!

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    1. Hi Leann, Oh, we were so young back then :)

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  20. What great photos!! Looks like you are fully enjoying summer ....keep enjoying !

    be well, donna

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  21. Awesome summer pictures, love the family photos and the pizza on the grill! :)

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    1. He makes some mouth watering pizza :)

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  22. These photos definitely show the top contenders for the reasons I love summer too. I find though that I'm warming up more to springs and autumns as well. At last we have warm weather here in Vancouver. I wonder who can spit a watermelon seed the farthest? You or Steve? Or maybe the kids...?

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    1. Hi Melanie, Steve is the only person in our family that doesn't like watermelon . . . oh well, more for me :)

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