"Even when the rainbow seems to pass right by me....I'm still finding Gold in the clouds....."

06 August 2015

Summer Fun Faves





Wow....Friday crept up on me!  It's been a busy week and one with major car problems that I won't bore  you with.  Hopefully, that will turn into a blessing somehow but for now...let's pause in our day and share FIVE FAVES from the past week.  If you write a post, please do link it up with Susanne, our gracious hostess.

It's Thursday night, late and I"ve had a headache for the past 3 days.  I'm only sharing FIVE FAVES via photos this week. 

CLAIRE with Uncle Sam (a.k.a. Mr A her orchestra teacher!)
at the VALLEY CATS GAME LAST FRIDAY NIGHT
(our minor league baseball team for NY's capital region)


RELAXING WITH A FIRE AND BOOK
ON SATURDAY EVENING
NIGHT ON THE DECK with a cocktail and a good book



KAYAKING ON CAROGA LAKE
Southern Adirondack Mountains
(Note: that is Kane Mt in the background that the girls and I hiked in 2006)
(family day on Sunday.....all 4 of us....picnic, swimming, sun, kayaks, yes those are our kayaks next to the picnic table)


 GIRLS BEACH DAY ON LAKE GEORGE
 AT BOLTON LANDING

Eastern Adirondacks
Courtney (my oldest) with Mady (my sister's youngest)
Annual trip with my youngest sister Jill and her 2 girls and my 2 girls

 DINNER ON GLEN LAKE
Faith (me) and Jill at this place waiting for a table for 8
(our sister Joy joined us and Jill's husband Mike..mine couldn't make it up)
I'm so thankful we live in the Capital Region of New York...close to my beloved Adirondack mountains and lakes....I can get to some of these beaches in less than an hour!

BONUS FAVE:  Dave, my wonderful, hard working husband finished re-doing the shed and kayak rack in our backyard last Saturday (paint job compliments of our daughters).  I am blessed!  I love it.




KAYAK RACK FIXED with NEW TARPS

SHED WITH NEW PAINT COLOR,
 NEW TRIM, AND DOORS




And another fave: ice cream at a soft serve place in the southern ADKS that featured 61 flavors!!  That's so unusual for soft serve!!  I totally splurged and got a Mounds flavored ice cream. YES, it tasted just like a Mounds bar (candy I used to eat in college days).  CHOCOLATE COCONUT!!  It was divine.

and...saying "good bye" to my dear friend Carla....that's not the fave part...the fave is that she could squeeze me in at the local yogurt shop so I could give her a little going away gift....she is moving far south......I will miss her but treasure her friendship and our many hiking memories.

GO....ENJOY SUMMER!!!  And find some blessings along the way..............








10 comments:

Simply Linda said...

Whoa!!! Chocolate Coconut???{{{smiles}}---thank you for sharing...and for the smiles. Have a Blessed Friday.

Barbara H. said...

So sorry about your headache! Hope it goes away soon!

The relaxing with a book near the fire sounds like the best part of the week to me. Glad you had some fun outings and visits as well. The kayak rack and shed look good!

Susanne said...

Sorry about your headache. Hope that goes away and soon!

Car troubles. Ugh. My hubby's little car has been in the shop for a month already! A whole month. Paying insurance and not being able to drive it. They're having trouble getting parts. But ask me how I love throwing money to the wind like that??!!

Love all your lake, fire pit and deck pictures. So relaxing! And of course, a good read is involved in there!

Gattina said...

Headaches are dreadful ! Nevertheless it seems you had a nice week !

aspiritofsimplicity said...

The new shed looks wonderful. I love the colors!

Jerralea said...

Hope your headache is gone now ...

I love the color of your shed! So different.

What a nice tradition you and your sister and your girls have. I think those kinds of things are so important to do.

Ann said...

Beautiful scenery at the lake!

Susan said...

61 flavours of soft serve? Oh, my. I would have to go and keep going until I tasted each one. Your choice sounds DELISH!

So glad you had plenty of time with books and water this past week. I hope your headache goes away and that this weekend was one of rest.

Willow said...

I love how so many of your faves involve family, friends and the outdoors--every week!
The August Break meme is here:

http://www.susannahconway.com/2015/07/the-august-break-is-back-2/

Since I don't have a flickr or instagram account, I can't really post photos and do links. However, I'll drop by your blog and check your photos :)

I found August Break via my friend Tracy--

http://simplegiftspictured.blogspot.com/

nikkipolani said...

What a fun collection of photos from your favorite summer things this week. I'm sorry about the headache, but these have been such cheery images. That Mounds ice cream sounds delicious -- I love that combination!