Sunday, July 15, 2018

Celebrate This Week: Summer Fun!

Join us each weekend for Celebrate This Week with Ruth Ayres.

When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
Discover. Play. Build. 

   A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember.

Summer traditions:
Book club outside, parades, visits from family and so much more! 

One of my favorite summer evenings is book club at Shannon's home. We invite spouses and friends to join us for dinner outside and our book discussion, with Lake Washington in view and Mount Ranier in the distance. While I didn't love this year's choice, Douglas Preston's The Lost City of the Monkey God, I always love this opportunity to enjoy dinner with friends followed by a lively discussion. Here's our host Shannon posing with her monkey collection and her favorite monkey from childhood.
 The parade at Island Celebration -
Jack (on his Dad's shoulders
with a hand from Grandpa)
watches the parade beginning as
Old Glory is carried by local veterans.
Jack liked the parade. His favorite
parts were the big trucks and the fire engine. 

Jack, full of grins, for the camera
(or maybe for his mom?)
Gorgeous hydrangeas discovered by Jack and me 
in the neighbor's yard on our morning stroll
 Pics of grandson Teddy who is two 
and loves to send videos to Grandma & Grandpa
More finds from the library book sale! 
(I highlighted the poetry books on Poetry Friday,
but here are some more of the treasures I found.)
The little book between the two middle grade titles is 
A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You by Joan Walsh Anglund, published in 1958. I love this little book!
My niece, Kara, is visiting from Oklahoma. 
She is unimpressed by our "heat wave"
with temps in the upper 80s.
I love this pic taken after church
with daughter Sara and niece Kara.

1 comment:

  1. Jack and Teddy are so sweet, grandchildren are such a joy aren't they ? Thank you for sharing.