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Thursday, June 24, 2010

What Does Summer Mean to My Family?

Apparently, anybody who is anyone in the blogging world participates in

Mama's Losin' It

And, since we all know I’m willing to follow every one else off the cliff, for sure I’d join in on this meme for sure!  Mama Kat posts 5 different prompts each week, and you are supposed to pick one, write about it and then link up with her blog on Thursday.  So here’s my first attempt….

Question #5) What Does Summer Mean To Your Family?

Family is very important to my family (sounds funny doesn’t it?).  We are a close knit group who gets together at least once a week.  During the summertime, we get together a lot more!  We just love to be together!  I’m lucky to have most of my dad’s side of the family really close (within 20minutes), so that’s the family I spend the most time with.  (My mom’s family is all over the country).  So let’s see what does summer mean to us?

summer6Fun in the backyard with WATER!
Yes, that’s me throwing water at poor 15month old Madison!  Evil aren’t I!
(Cori & Madison ~ 2007)

summerHanging out on the backyard swing with friends & family!
That swing is a hot commodity in our household!  Everyone loves to sit and swing on it!  Oh and yes, that is a blanket they are wrapped in, this is summer in Seattle after all!
(Alex, Jordyn, Aunt Leslie, Emmalee, Erin & Kelly ~ 2009)

Backyard BBQ’s at Grandma’s House
(Dad, Madison & Zackery ~ 2009) 

Mariners Games!  Gotta love baseball!
(Cori & Madison ~ 2008)

summer4Family Vacations
The Benson Girls at a Salt Lake City putt-putt golf course!
(Alex, Mom, Kelly & Cori ~ 2009)
 summer5Summertime Snooze Outside
(Madison ~ 2007)

So that’s what summer means to my family!  What does summer mean to yours??


liz said...

No more Intense Debate! Lucky you! You cracked me up saying you'll follow someone off a cliff! CO-RI!!!!! :)

Sonora said...

I do love summertime! It is one of the best parts of the year. That first picture of you playing with the water with your daughter is awesome!

KatBouska said...

Summer time naps are the best!! You guys look like fun!

KatBouska said...

Summer time naps are the best!! You guys look like fun!

Stef said...

What fun pictures! Love them and totally agree with all your choices!!

PJ said...

Hey Cori! Thanks for stopping by my Blog. Thank you for the compliment. I have to give Cudos to RedheadRiter for designing it for me. You have a beautiful family. Madison is adorable. If your interested, I just finished my post tonight and added a "New Friends" Linky at the bottom. If you are curious about them, RedheadRiter has one on her blog also. It's another way to get more people to notice your blog. Of course I imagine you have plenty of followers. I've only been blogging a little less than a year and don't have very many. Anyway just thought I would let you know. Thanks again!

God Bless!


shabnamahsan said...

Hi Cori
Summer time is tougher time also for moms having kids home all the time with closed schools but it can be turned into fun time.Your daughter is soooooooo cute.I really enjoyed the 1st pic where you are chasing her with water.hehehehehe.Must be a very enjoyable & memorable moment.

Katie's Dailies said...

I like how you had the "OK" gossip mag in the photo with you! That's one my little summer time treats, too!

Sarah said...

Forget about being covered by a blanket, they're all wear sweatshirts too! ;)

Anonymous said...

Summer to me is all about relaxing, slowing down and enjoying life. I don't have any family near by so we do alot with friends. I wish ihad family close like you do. Baseball games, hockey camps, swimming and cookouts. Love summertime!

Jersey Diva Mom said...

those pics just made me smile so much after a very rough day. thank you!

Erin Honestly said...

This was so nice to read and the photos made me smile. It's awesome that you have such a close knit family! Mine is the opposite, so I enjoy reading stuff like this! :)

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Jessica said...

Summer to me means fresh home grown veggies. More specifically, TOMATOES!!! mmmm It also means less structure and more fun for my boys.

Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

Rachel said...

You look like you have a really cozy family! I love your swing photo


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