As you can tell, I'm actually a day late in completing this post. I started it yesterday and then my husband asked me to try one of his widgets asking your input on what you think of when you hear summer. We had a couple of glitches with that but it was actually quite helpful; so thank you.
But I remember summer when I growing up on Long Island.
Summer meant ...
- no school
- lots of time to read books
- fun with my friends
- the beach
- having my little sister tag along with me as my mom worked. :)
I've been feeling a little down lately.
So, I decided to take another virtual vacation to get away from it all. I hope you'll make the choice to come along with me.
This is a view of the Pacific Ocean from Big Sur area of California. Isn't it awesome?
A bit further up the west coast in Oregon is a great place to stay. Can't you just imagine sitting on that patio looking out, listening to the sounds of the waves breaking on the shore, smelling the salt air? Well, I think you get the picture.
(Photo Credit: House Beautiful)
Now let's head off to this house in East Hampton, Long Island. I know I'm jumping from coast to coast but remember this is a virtual summer vacation.
And who can resist a cold glass of iced tea in the middle of summer? I'm sure Martha Stewart made it extra special for us.
(Photo credit: Away Network)
Fresh fruits and vegetables are so delicious and satisfying for a healthy summer treat.
But now I want to move on to what's most important: people.
How can you not love Karli as she delights in cool water from a hoze?
Can you remember a time when things delighted you like this?
And here's Ellie having such fun as she's pulled in this raft.
I can't believe how quickly she is growing up.
She and Karli are my friend Jamie's daughters.
And then there's my niece Kristin.
She and Kevin got engaged recently while swimming with the dolphins.
They are the perfect picture of young love, aren't they?
And they also look cool in that water.
I have to say I'm already feeling cooler and better.
The Bible says in Philippians to think on good things.
There may be days when you or I may be down due to challenging circumstances.
But we really have a choice as to how we respond.
Today, I chose to have a little fun and take a virtual vacation.
I already feel cooler, calmer and I have ...more hope.