Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Reasons to love summer...

Well Pete is home and all is right with our world again. For the moment anyway. I went to go pick him and the guys up at SFO last night. Their flight didn't get in till 10. I got there at 9. I drove around about 5 times before I finally found the "cell phone lot" which incidentally is like 2 miles away from the airport. I love going to the airport. Maybe that's because I don't go very often. When I was a kid I couldn't wait to go pick someone up. Back in the day where you could actually go up to the gate and wait for your person to come off the plane, or say good-bye to them and watch the plane from the ginormous windows. There's just something about the airport. The hustle and bustle, the excitement to go somewhere or to welcome loved ones. Plus, it's like the best place to people watch! It makes me want to go somewhere. Anyway so Pete's home, the kids actually gave me a whole 2 hours this morning without wanting to sit on me, run around me, or just roll around like monkeys on the floor and so far it's been a pretty awesome day.
On to the picture...I hardly ever talk about scrapbooking anymore, but it is still one of my most favorite things to do. I came across this flickr group the other day and it really got me thinking. Summer is absolutely my favorite season. And I love taking pictures, and I love scrapbooking so naturally all these things came together and I decided to make a mini book about all the reasons I love summer. My scrapbook friends all know I tend to shy away from the mini books, but I really enjoyed doing the December Daily album last year and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to make a similar project only focused on summer instead of the holidays. My approach to this project is just to simply fill it in as I go. I made a list and I'm going to try and attempt to photograph each thing or event and then just add it to this book. Very simple, just the picture and then words to describe it. No fuss. Cuz I totally won't ever finish it if I over think it. Here is my list:
flip flops * tank tops* capris* sidewalk chalk* bubbles* sprinklers* swimming* camping* smores* campfires* popsicles* drive-ins* smoothies* strawberries* corn on the cob* BBQs* 4th of July* fireworks* birthdays* road trips* beach towels* suntan lotion* homemade ice cream* warm nights* gardens* iced tea* lemonade* baseball* county fairs* hiking* long days* farmers markets* sparklers* water guns* sunflowers* water slides* ice cream cones.
The cool thing is I already have photos for a lot of these things. Also, it's totally flexible. I'm sure I'll add stuff as the summer goes on and I know there are a few that I'll end up skipping. But it's a great starting point.
Anyone else want to play along?


Kelly DaCosta said...

I totally want to play..

Cheryl Wray said...

I love the list!!!! And I love Summer too!

(btw...your new banner photo is just gorgeous!)

nicole said...

oh my word. love this!!!
thinking I should put one together at the crop on friday....hmmmmm.

Jude said...

What a great mini Corey!! Glad that Pete got home safely!! :)

Allie said...

For sure a great starting point! I'm loving it. I should do one for fall. ;) I love the airport too... I'm ready for work to send me somewhere again. Even if it is to the bayou. It's the only time I read anymore!