Monday, July 5, 2010

Reasons I Am Loving Summer and a Giveaway Winner

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Impromptu picnics with Matt…
Fresh fruit, particularly crunchy red grapes…
Great Chicago weather…
Maxi dresses and tissue cardigans…
Leaving our patio door open all hours of the day…
Late nights with friends…
Not having to take summer classes for the first time in a bazillion years…
Experimenting with fun summer recipes on our new grill…
Sno cones… 
My new summer work out routine…
Pink nails…
Evening walks around our new neighborhood pointing out dream houses…
Ponytails…
and summertime visits from friends on vacation.

DSCN3235 Matt and I on a picnic last week at a park just across from our house.  We have a traditional picnic basket, and I always feel so delightfully old fashioned carrying it across the park :)

DSCN3248-1 We’ve only been in Chicago for six weeks and I can already tell the best part is the visitors.  Lots of people come to Chicago to see family, attend conferences, take a quick vacation, etc, and we have been so lucky to see a number of special people during our short time here.  Today, we were so blessed because Jenny, my friend and previous boss in Texas, and her husband were in the Chicago area visiting family.  We got to meet them for lunch, and it was SO good to see them.  I am already counting down till September when I’ll be back in Texas and can see her again :)

And I know I am ridiculously late in announcing the $40 CSN Stores gift card giveaway winner (the weekend completely got away from me) but the winner is…Tamara Nicole!  Congrats girl; send me an email, and I’ll pass on all the info you need to get your goodies.  Thanks to all who entered and to CSN stores for sponsoring.

So what about you…what are your reasons for loving summer?  I’d love to hear!

7 comments:

Noel said...

Hmmm...I may have to do a post on this myself, because if I leave them here it will flood your blog! What is your new summer workout routine like?

Lindsay said...

Ohhh Noel good idea! I was just about to leave a long list on here as a comment but I think I might just do a post!

P.S. Reading your reasons really made me want a sno cone... yum!!

Tamara Nicole said...

I WIN!!!! Lol I never win anything and this just made my day:-) Thanks for hosting this! My email is memorybeandesigns@yahoo.com.

Thanks!!! And loved your summer list and pics:-)

Kinsey Michaels said...

Wonderful list! That's fantastic you don't have to worry about summer classes this year. It'll let you soak up more of this gorgeous weather!

Abi-Anne said...

Great list! Summer is really a lovely time of year. Impromptu picnics, maxi dresses and sno cones are some of the reasons I like it too.

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Tina said...

This is such a nice list to make! Pink nails you're so right! Ugh and that sno cone is soo yummy! Never had a picnic in the park looks like fun though!

Steph S. said...

Ok... so the snowcone photo makes me DROOOL a little bit!