Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. ~ 1 Peter 4:10

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summertime Fun

Summer is flying by! Things have been super busy but we are enjoying the more laid back schedule. Here are some favorite summertime things I've recently been enjoying...

  • Sleeping a little later

  • Spending time with family we don't get to see as often as we'd like

  • Reading - I'm totally into the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer; almost finished with Eclipse and can't wait to dive into Breaking Dawn.

  • Ice Cream, smoothies, Italian Ice, frozen fruit...anything to beat the 100+ degree weather

  • Spending sweet time with my kids

  • Having my hubby home from his recent youth trips (camp and mission)

  • Catching up on movies I haven't seen (He Just Not That into You, New in Town, Confessions of a Shopaholic)

  • Tackling some projects around the house (cleaning out the garage and pantry, decorating my son's room, purging stuff we don't use anymore...feels so good!!)

  • Seeing the new Harry Potter Movie...been looking forward to it for a while now

  • Taking lots of pictures; now I need to start getting them scrapbooked

I haven't had much time in the studio these days. Things have been super busy with the kiddos home, but I'm hoping to finish up a few pieces that are almost complete. I also want to try some smaller "quick and easy" paintings; I've really been itching to get out my watercolors! I really hope to have some new art to post very soon!! :)

In the meantime...here is one of my favorite summertime songs...