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!
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. 🙂
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!
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