Welcome to the Friday blessing list and the Island Summer Series #2-6 – things I love about an Islandsummer.

1. Family Gatherings

An #Islandsummer  is filled with family gatherings.  It seems as if every Islander who lives “away” wants to come home in the summer.

There were birthdays, reunions, anniversaries and even a post-wedding party. My niece, Kate, was married last November to a wonderful young man from Louisiana. We couldn’t attend the wedding,  so we decided to have an Island celebration in the summer. Robbie and Dorothy hosted the get-together at their lovely home in Charlottetown.  It was so wonderful to finally meet Kate’s new husband, Christian, and celebrate their marriage.

2. A London Summer Birthday x two!

Our oldest son, Andrew and our grand-daughter, Kinsey, share a birthday. How special is that?! Andrew turned 36  and Kinsey turned 2. Wish we were there to help you eat birthday cake!! But I’m so thankful for facetime – we can sing Happy Birthday even though we’re an ocean apart. Miss you all so much ❤

3. Roger’s first kayaking adventure!

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He’s definitely more comfortable in the woods than on the water, but with a little encouragement from our water-enthusiastic friend, Graham, and me, he agreed to humour us, give it a try. 🙂

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It’s never too late to try something new!  (Now . . . I suppose I better start lifting weights because I have a feeling I may be given a chainsaw for Christmas 😉 )

4. Perennial blooms. Despite the lack of rain this year, my perennials are flourishing.


I really love my window-boxes this year.


I always forget what flowers I have from year to year, so this is my reference shot for next summer.

5. And for my final favourite ~ something brand new! Josie started to play soccer this summer. What a hoot!


(notice Josie’s stylish teammate? She’s also an awesome soccer player!)

The best part?
A doughnut date with Nanny  after the game ~ at Tim’s, of course!

Thanks for joining me this week!

with love,

PS For more Friday Favourites visit Susanne at Living To Tell The Story.

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10 thoughts on “Friday’s Faves

  1. Susanne says:

    All that wonderful family time! I need a family member to move there so I can “come home” in the summer too! Good for Roger for giving it a go. Your chainsaw comment had me laughing out loud. Your window boxes are beautiful. I’ll need to look back nxt spring to your pictures and try to copy them as I’m not so creative.


  2. Judy says:

    How can your granddaughter be playing soccer already? How time flies! I love your ‘island summer’ photos! So beautiful…all of them.


  3. Willow says:

    Wow, I’m impressed that you got Roger into that kayak. There’s hope for the rest of us to do something new and challenging (like use a chain saw?).

    Love your flowering plants, all of them!!

    And finally, Happy Birthday to both your son and granddaughter!


  4. Jody says:

    I asked for a small chain saw for Mother’s Day one year and GOT it! I loved it, but the men did too and it got worn out very fast. Beautiful celebration photos. I like the window box flowers too. I can’t believe Josie is playing soccer! How did that much time fly by?


  5. Ellen says:

    Ha, ha! At this age treats at the end of the game or at halftime are the best. That wide brimmed hat is a first for me to see at a soccer game. She must not be counted on for headers! LOL. Love all the family and friends shots. Good for Roger for giving the kayak a try. I wouldn’t mind a chainsaw for Christmas…


  6. Well, if I had family on PEI, I’d want to visit in the summer too! I love the family photo collage celebrating a marriage and all your family pics. The grandkids are adorable. Have a great weekend!


  7. Summer Daisy says:

    Such beautiful photos of happiness and family ♥



  8. Faith says:

    yay for,your husband kayaking!!! my husband prefers that with me rather than hiking!! lol

    yay for all that celebration and family time.

    Josie is absolutely adorable…how fun to watch her play soccer!! My youngest wanted to play at age 3 and we had ner all signed up for the little lassie league and when we got there she said monmy no. i want to do ballet. um……guess who didnt play soccer!! 😜

    I saw your commemt about Lancaster Ontario….that is actually 2 1/2 hours north of where Claire and I were vacationing on Long Lake and Long Lake is 2 1/2 hrs northwest of our home which is between Albany and Saratoga, NY. yes, NYS is. ery large!!

    I love your flower boxes…i wish my windows were the kind that cluld have those.

    happy weekend, Kathi!


  9. Barbara H. says:

    We FaceTime with my oldest son on birthdays and special occasions, too – I love that we can share them in that way.

    Love the kayaking photos! Maybe one day I’ll get in one…

    Your flowers are so pretty! Love your gorgeous window box!


  10. jerralea says:

    Josie’s old enough to play soccer? Say it isn’t so! I remember when you shared pictures when she was born …

    Glad you got Roger to kayak but hope the Christmas tree has no chainsaws under it for you!

    I love your windowbox, too!


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