August 04, 2007

Summer Moments....

The new patio set.... and new furniture arrangement in the family room...


Coffee has been made and I'm enjoying my first cup of the day! Hubby and I sat outside on our new dining patio set that was given to us by our dear friends (family to us) and enjoyed the morning unfold. The gentle breeze and the sound of water is just so relaxing and a lovely way to start the day. He will be finishing up on the stonework on the wall today, and I'm catching up on laundry and tidying up the patio.

Our daughter is graduating from the community college and receiving her AA, then will be transferring over to Cal State in a few weeks! In honor of her accomplishments, we are giving her a party to celebrate! She has invited family and friend's to come, and the menu has been planned! Sub- sandwiches, fruit platter, Basil/cilantro pasta salad ( my daughter makes this, delicious) potato salad, chips and dips...and of course cake! A very simple affair, easy menu, festive decorations and lots of memories being made, she is so excited! This takes place next Sunday, and of course I will post photos of the celebration!

Hubby informed me that football season starts the end of this month! This is one football lovin' family....of course I could take a good book or magazine and go into the living room, while they are in the family room cheering on their favorite teams, and that wouldn't bother me one bit! The hotwings get fried up with hubbies favorite sauce, chips and dips are in their bowls, sodas and iced iced tea are at the ready before kickoff. Every Saturday is game day here....Hubby's favorite team is OU...as a native from Oklahoma, that just makes sense!

The yards has been mowed and edged, the smell of fresh cut grass is one summertime favorite of mine! The grapes are starting to turn a lovely light purple and the time of harvesting a bunch is near. The apricot tree is yielding its bounty as well...lots this year and so sweet too! But soon, the yard will start to take on a different kind of luster, that of the Autumn season!

Autumn is my favorite time of year...the sky seems to become a little more blue, and the sun "feels" different, every year this happens....one morning it just changes, and that is so amazing to me. I look forward to this time every year! But for now....I am enjoying the Summer season, capturing and savoring the moments that Summer brings! Have a peaceful weekend enjoying your Summer moments!

Blessings......

"May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other" 1 Thess. 3:12

11 comments:

Mrs. Staggs said...

Congratulations to your daughter on her wonderful accomplishment!
Your home looks very peaceful and sounds like a happy place to be.
It's sports year round at our house, but baseball season is the highlight of the year for me!

Saija said...

love the look of your place ... :o)

and i have one of those football loving hubbies too!

blessings on your day!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

With this heat wave we are having, I can hardly wait for real Autumn!

I had to smile because I often take a book into the Living Room while the guys are watching football in the family room.

Of all the sports, I actually get more interested in football but not as much as they do (to say the least).

Sharon Kay said...

The patio looks so nice with the new furniture and will be another area for all the friends and family to celebrate your daughters party. Hope you have a wonderful time.

Donna said...

Your house pictures look lovely. What a proud momma you must be!

Mrs. Darling said...

Your patio set is very lovely.

I love throwing parties. Sounds like you're going to have lots of good food!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Mindy-What a lovely setting for your new patio furniture! Congratulations to your daughter. I am sure your gathering will be much fun!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Congra. to your daughter, I know you are proud of her. It will be so nice to make those great memories. I love Autumn also. I like all the seasons for what they each hold but Autumn is special. You have a good weekend. connie from Texas

Maggie Ann said...

Congratulations to you daughter! You must be so proud of her..smile. The party menu sounds yummy. I love to see the pictures of your lovely home. Your hubby is a blessed man to have a wife like you Mindy!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Congratulations! to your daughter!! Your patio and new furniture looks wonderfully inviting and so very nice!!!
I just wanted to stop by and let you know I'm thinking of you!
I'll love to hear the details of your party!
Blessings to You Mindy! Claudia O.

Marilyn said...

Mindy, I just love your patio. As you noticed on my blog, my porch is my little peaceful corner and don't we all need one????
I, too, love Fall. It's my favorite time of the year for all the same reasons you listed.