Welcome to our Summer at Home home series.
One of the fondest memories in our own home was about
8 years ago.
My husband and I were new to the Carolinas. Half backs, originally from Western New york, moved to South Florida and just had to get half way back , as I missed the four seasons of life.
Florida was fun, the pools, the beaches and of course Disney. But there was always something missing there in my heart. I felt my boys were missing something too.
So we packed up and made the Carolina’s our new home for life.
First thing I loved about our new home was
our front porch. Mike and I spent a lot of time sitting out there watching the boys run across the front lawn. It was the little things. Running across the lawn in Florida, was sort of a dangerous event..lots of red ants there, and many bites, benadryl and crying.
Not a fond memory indeed.
The highlight of running across our new lawn of course was catching fireflies.
Or better known as lighting bugs when I was a kid!
The boys had never seen fireflies.
Memories of my own childhood and running across our lawn ran would run through my head.
Of course when I was a kid, I always wanted to make a ring out of a firefly..
don’t ask me why, but I would capture it, and put it in a jar hoping the glow would last so I could make a ring. Girls, it’s always about the bling
Then there are memories of BBQ’s and hot dogs.
In fact we even had to get a good ole fashioned bbq in our backyard.
You can even grill a watermelon in case you didn’t know!
It is delicious too.
The days are longer..
the sun is brighter and I especially enjoy that in our sunny, bright kitchen.
scatter about the Summer season in the kitchen.
The family room gets a splash of color and fresh flowers top the vintage purple bottles.
The master bedroom gets the sunny garden vibe.
It’s all about the cheer and sunshine of the season.
Bringing the outdoors in
with bursting color.
Summertime pillows tell the Summer story.
The memories made and the new ones yet to come with family and friends.
Picnics and pizza in our outdoor pizza oven should also be a fond memory for our boys.
Many of times spent together, eaten together,
and late night talks together out here by the evening summer fire while roasting marshmallows.
We only have one year left for our older son at home with us. I want to get in all the quality time we can.
The years go by fast and I am a firm believer to live in the moment, suck it all in, and enjoy every second of it.
Thanks for stopping over today and reading our Simple Summer here in the Carolinas.
Aside from the rustic outdoors, we also live in a Lake community where boating, fishing, tubing
water skiing and all the amenities you can expect in a Lake community.
I made this summer memory printable for you as well.
Just print and frame!
We enjoy them all! and just wish the season would last a tad bit longer…
because once Fall comes,
This place is a hot mess back here.