I've been avoiding responding to a tag by Liz who writes over at These are the Days. Not because I don't want to respond, but because thinking back on my wonderful summer is making me sad that it's not summer anymore. Boo! Hoo! It's a good thing Fall is such a wonderful season, and my favorite by a slim margin, or I just might refuse to move along and stay stuck back in summer forever.
So while our thoughts are moving forward to flannel pj's and warm cups of tea....lets take a little jaunt back to those lazy days of summer.
Favorite Summer Movie: I don't really watch movies. Except with my kids (when they force me to) so this is a tough one for me. I'm going to go with Field of Dreams as my favorite summer movie. I mean really, how can you go wrong with baseball, a little bit of mystery, realizing your dreams and Kevin Costner in his prime. And the guy that played Shoeless Joe...he was some cute little eye candy too.
Favorite Summer Cocktail: a big glass of white sangria...nix that, a big PITCHER of white sangria!
Favorite Summer Song: Every single song on "On Every Street" by Dire Straits...I could listen to this album all year long but for some reason it just resonates summer to me.
Favorite Summer Meal: simply seasoned meat (Chicken, pork, or beef) cooked on the grill with grilled vegies and sweet corn on the cob.....YUMMMM!!!
Favorite Summer Outfit: my summer uniform is usually a light top with a pair of shorts but this summer I have found some cute summer dresses that I just LOVE!
Favorite Summer Reading: This summer I read a lot more than the past several. My kids are finally old enough that I can sit for more than a few minutes with a book. I'm not interrupted constantly or have to keep my eyes on the kids every single second. I still didn't read as much as I would have liked though. The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood...Julie and Julia...Katherine of Aragon are three that I enjoyed this summer. I cannot wait to go see the Julie and Julia movie now!
Favorite Summer Moment: It is so hard to choose just one moment as favorite. I have many favorites for so many different reasons. But since I have to choose just one, I think it would have to be my morning walks on the beach while we were on vacation. Technically, that's not one moment, since I took a walk every morning, but I refuse to narrow it down any further. There is nothing quite like tiptoeing out of the house, cup of tea in hand early in the morning. Most days this year, I didn't get out by myself but I really didn't mind. Some days it was Teresa and I and other days it was all three kids. One morning Teresa and I headed out and came home to find Sam awake and we headed back for a second walk. On our way home Joe and Kate were coming to meet us so we headed back for a third walk. It's a quiet contemplative time before the full heat of the day hits. These morning walks have the schizophrenic ability to give me time to myself and yet still be with those I love the most.
So there you have it. I still haven't finished posting my pictorial summer moments for you either. So even though summer has faded, I will be wallowing in summer memories a wee bit longer. Indulge me. That being said...bring on FALL!