Thursday, August 30, 2007

100000+ Blog Candy Celebration

It is incredible to see 100000 hits on my blog. I am REALLY excited about all the goodies I have to give away to you as a thank you for visiting my blog. I told you I had to go bold at 100000 so BOLD it is!
I will be choosing a number from the random number generator and will be awarding one lucky individual some of my FAVOURITE things.

SU!'s Bronc Buster



Various sheets of 6x6 Outlaw Paper (SU!)


You will also receive some vintage embroidered fabric "western" letters (these are one of a kind letters that were actually removed from 50s-60s clothing...I will post a photo soon). And finally I will include some coordinating ribbon.

Even if you already have some of these things, this will make a perfect gift...so what are you waiting for??!!!!!

To enter, all you need to do is leave a post on my blog and tell me your favourite summer memory past or present.

Draw date is August 30th just before midnight.

Because I love to stamp and you do too!
Alli

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Charlene Weaver said...

Congratulations Ali!! Your blog is amazing and I read it daily. My favorite summer memories are going camping with my whole family. There were about 15 of us in total and what a party we have!! We still go sometimes although the family has grown with quite a few of us married, etc. We just had lots of fun!

Jana Weaver said...

Congrats on reaching 100K, that's awesome!! My favorite summer memory is going to Acadia National Park in Maine where I grew up and visiting Sand Beach, Cadillac Mountain, and eating Harbor Bars (cookies, with ice cream in the middle...yum!!!)

Anonymous said...

Hi Alli! Love reading your blog, but I don't get to post much bc I'm usually holding a baby :) Hmmm, summer memory...I'm gonna have to say when my brother and I were about 8-10 and my parents took us to a campground with our pop-up camper and the place where we stayed had a huge drive-in movie size screen and we watched "Born Free". Sooo fun!
Janet

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your blog. I love reading it daily. My favorite summer memories are of when I was little and going camping with my family. We ent to thee same campground year after year until they turned it into a retired people only campground.

Michelle T

Julie Campbell said...

Wow! That's a TON of visits! And what fun blog candy! My favorite summer memory is our vacation to Florida. This was our first vacation in 8 years.... so it was really nice!

Tisha said...

Congrats on the bi 10 K! You have an awesome blog and I love to see all your creations! My favorite memory is going to the state fair every year with my family! I love to see my kiddos discover something new and fun to do every year!

Anonymous said...

Wow! My favourite memory is just like the one Julie above posted! My favourite summer memory this year was our trip to Florida. It was our first holiday since our honeymoon 8 years ago. The kids had such a blast at Disneyworld (and the parents did too!)

Angela Jones

Charlene said...

Congrats on 100K, that is exciting!! I'm excited that I'm at just about 1400 lol. My favorite past summer memory is spending my summers out at my Aunt & Uncle's farm and hanging with my cousins for the whole summer...gives me goosebumps just thinking about it :o) My most recent favorite summer memory is our "Hawaiian Cruise" last August.

Theresa said...

Congrats on your blog! One of my favorite summer memories is going camping on the Island with a friend in elemtary school. We were out in the fishing boat and ended up in the middle of a pack of killer whales! While they all panicked and looked for a bigger boat to get into, we got to see some amazing whales splashing around! Totalling awesome to be so close!

Leslie said...

Congrats! My favorite memory was watching my son graduate from college. Thanks for sharing with us.
Leslie

Flossie's Follies said...

OMG, WOW, what great blog candy, love that stamp set and paper and I do not have either one. Favorite Summer Memory, well I was born in the summer, no, I don't remember that far back but I do remember a birthday party when I was young and my friends and family were there, it was a great day. Don't remember the gifts just the people and the fun of the day.

Amy said...

I volunteered at a summer camp for a few years. Every morning, the cook would set out a huge, black cauldron of steaming hot oatmeal. Never before and never since have I tasted oatmeal so GOOD! One of these days, I will have to go back...

Shannon said...

My favorite summer memory is the entire summer of 2005 as I met my fiance that summer. It was fun to explore the city I had lived in for 8 years through the eyes of someone new to the city.

Allison said...

Wow...super-duper work lady! My fav summer memory has to be when I was in my 20s and spent a few summers tubing, water-skiing and relaxing in the Okanagan. What fun and no responsibilities!

LeAnn said...

Great Blog Candy! My favorite summer activity was going to Austria this past May to meet my first grandchild!

LeAnn

stampin_melissa said...

ONe of my favorite summer memories is the summer my DH and I went to Cancun. My brother and SIL joined us. It was the first time I had vacationed with my brother as an adult. We had a blast and would love to go again, perhaps sometime after he returns from Iraq. :)

Well Said Cards said...

wow! That is some great blog candy. I don't have any of those goodies. My favorite summer memory is from this summer. My daughter is finally at an age where she recognizes her grandpa. We've been making several visits to his house and she just loves her time with her "pampa". I love watching them together. It's my husband's father; so it's bitter sweet for me. I wish my parents didn't live 1400 mi away from us.

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

We just took out little guys camping for the first time! what fun! I love that they are getting bigger and that we can do stuff with them!

Angel Wilde said...

OH! I have been admiring this set! I love it, love it and want it, want it! This summer was a wonderful memory as my son married his sweetheart and I had a front row seat. It was wonderful. Congrats on an amazing number of hits!

Denise Bryant said...

wow how generous of you! Congrats on the hits but it should be no surprise because you are awesome!

My favorite summer memory is going on our yearly family vacation to our cabin in Wisconson. Fishing, boating and relaxing...great memories.

Jen said...

Congrats Ali, it is no wonder that you have had so many hits, I alone can't even attest to how many times I bring your blog up. Love it.

My favorite summer memory is always my visit with my mom, and the time that we get to share, it only makes me realize more and more how important life really is and to never take it for granted!

fran said...

Congrats on hitting 100K - but who better than you? One wonderful memory was our trip to Montana last summer. We went to a dude ranch and it was so much more than what I thought a dude ranch would be. I was sorry to leave - even after 10 days! Family all together and lots of rest and relaxation! Good times!

Lorie said...

Congrats on the hits! This is my first time at your blog and I'll be back for sure!

I've said it before and I'll say it again my favorite memories of summer all have to do with the quiet, relaxing, time we have with our family and friends. Whether it is picnicking, sitting on the porch, or playing a game...those are the times I cherish the most!

Tammy K said...

Congrats on all the hits!! I love your blog and have you on my google reader so I don't miss any updates.

When I was younger I showed horses ALL summer long. I really miss that now. My parents were right there every weekend and now that I am a parent it means alot to me. I know they had other things to do, although I guess I didn't realize it then.

Natalie said...

I can't specify which moment has been my favourite, but I am valuing the time I am spending with my children since I know that it won't be long before all 3 of them will be living their own lives, perhaps far away from home, when we can't share the simple things in life anymore.

Ijsbeer said...

Its hard to choose one summer memory because we lived aboard a lot when I was a kid and thus traveled to visit my grandparents (who lived in two different countries). But I think my favorite was when I lived temporairly in Bosnia to do research on youth and the cafe culture. I had been there loads of times before because my father used to work and live there but now I came on my own (my father had moved back home).

Its such a great country and I think the time I spent there was one of the best in my life. I experienced so much generoisty & made lots of new friends in adtion to those I already had. I came just before tourist season and even stood out enough for the bartenders of one of the many cafes I went too to give me a going away present. Awesome.

It was the last summer I was still healthy so that makes it extra special. I really managed to prove something that summer, both to myself and to my professors. All in all it was just an amazing time and I will cheerish those memories forever. So grateful I was able to experience it.

Pattyjo said...

Having my 16 yrs. old granddaughter visit for 3 wks. She lives in Texas and we get to see her every summer for a few weeks.This year she had a drivers license.

Cat said...

Wow! 100,000 hits! I had to look twice to make sure I was reading it right. Congrats! And how sweet of you to give candy (really good candy at that).

I have many favorite summer memories, but the one I think of often is spending the summers of my childhood at my Aunt & Uncle's farm in NE Missouri. Me and my five siblings would spend 2-3 weeks with my six cousins; riding tractors, swimming in the pond, bathing in the back yard with water warmed by the sun! Those were the days :)

Dina Anker said...

Wow...

Favorite summer memory

Remembering that summer went on forever, that the days were long. Sitting at the corner store sipping a 25 Cent Fanta (organge soda). Learning to float - while swimming. Picnics with my family. Watching a thunder/lightening storm. Climbing trees. Fireflies.

Jackie W. said...

Congrats on your amazing hits! I love your blog and read it every day! My favorite summer memory is when my husband and I got to travel to Italy, France & Switzerland after I won airline tickets from an airline company! It was a dream come true to get to go somewhere I wouldn't have otherwise been able to do!

The Stampin' Soldier said...

My newest favorite memory is getting my puppy!

NancyS said...

So many of them: My brother and I and 2 cousins spending a couple weeks or more at the beach with Nanna when we were very young. More recently fishing & camping trips with my son, daughter, 2 grandkids & 2 great-grandkids!
NancyS

Becca said...

my fave memory is catching lightning bugs!! awesome blog candy!

Karen S (BasketMom) said...

you're a talented stamper - I like reading your blog and seeing your creativity!
My favorite summer memory - probably traveling to amusement parks and baseball games as a child. Summer seemed to last forever back then! Plus it was a treat because we got to eat out every night (which we rarely did but now do too frequently!)

Cathy said...

Congrats on your hits and you know how to treat your readers. I enjoy your blog reading your blog and get to inspire by your talented fun work. Pick me! Pick me! I want this set sooooo baaaaaaaaaad! It's on my list, but so is everything else. My favorite summer memories are pool parties and campout in your yard. We live in the country so there is no city rules. Thanks for a chance at your rockin celebrating candy.

Eileen McClean said...

My favourite memory is going camping with our 3 children who were 2 years apart. Kevin, my hubby would always do the cooking when we were camping so I got a lovely break from that and we went to so many places all over Canada.

broni (waterchild12) said...

Wow! Congratulations on the big 100k!! What a milestone! I love your blog!

My favorite summertime memory is the first time I went to Myrtle Beach with my 2 oldest grandsons, my daughter, and my mother. 4 generations and we had a blast!

Thanks for offering such great blog candy!!!

Peggy S said...

I had to look at that number twice -- wow 100K?? CONGRATS! A wish for many more years of happy crafting and blogging! One of my favorite memories is renting a house with friends on Nantucket. It was such treasured time to be able to spend time with friends, playing bocce, bbqing and just relaxing and catching up with friends. Thanks for the chance!!

Robyn Manar said...

Congrats on 100k hits!! Love your blog! My favorite memory is of picking blackberries with my grandpa. We would put on top of vanilla ice cream after we washed them and it tasted great!!

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InspiredByInk said...

Hi Alli,
Thanks for sharing! i have none of the stuff and am excited! My favorite memory from the past is sitting under the tree in our front yard playing with our paper dolls on a quilt w/my sister. Am I dating myself?? hehee

My current favorite memory is taking my DD to Charleston to visit a girlfriend and her girls. We got to go to the beach there and it was so much fun. Lainie, my DD, still remembers the beach... she's 4 right now.

Thanks for asking!!

Bobbie *Ü*

Tami said...

Okay- trying this again- I forgot to answer your question the first time and it doesn't let editing to the original comment so I deleted it.

Congrats on the hits! I love visiting your blog when I get the updates on a new post. I'm hoping to win this GREAT blog candy- this set is on my wish list! I have spent the last two summers overseas on mission trips. Last year I went to Greece (for the third time) and this summer I went to Romania. I loved both of them and am so glad that I teach so that I have time off to do things like this that I love!

Sunflower Stamper said...

Congrats on all those hits! My favorite summer memory would be this year at the Brickyard 400. My boys love NASCAR and it was cool to see them taking it all in and having so much fun!

Cindy Keery said...

Congrats on all your hits!! You have an amazing blog!

My favorite summer memory is our yearly holiday at Qualicum Beach... I love it there!

Cindy

Sheri said...

Wow, 100000!!! I could only dream... ;) Congrats!

My favorite summer memory would have to be my Jamaican wedding 5 years ago in July. We had all of our best friends and close family members with us for a big Jamaican holiday for a week before getting married at the end of the week. What an amazing time! :)

Denise said...

Well I'd cross my fingers if I thought it would help!! Favorite summertime memory...it's got to be chasing down the ice cream truck in my neighborhood. What fun it was to hear the music, run inside and ask for coins, and run outside knowing he'd stop!

Kari Lyn said...

Alli,
I recently discovered your blog and LOVE it! You are an awesome stamper and I look forward to your samples each day. My favorite summer memory would have to be going with my whole family to our cabin in Fairview, UT each summer. TONS of awesome memories there! ~Kari

Phyllis said...

Fantatastc achievement, Ali. My favorite summer memory is the trip to Wildwood, New Jersey, with my parents, all my siblings, their spouses, their children and grandchildren. EVERYONE made it, the first time we were all together in many years.

Mary Campbell said...

Congratulations on the 100,000 hits. I love your blog and check it out every day. My favorite summer memories are when my sons were young and out of school we spent the days on the river bank, fishing and swimming. We would also spend a lot of time riding in the mountains and going hiking. They are grown now and they tell everyone that they have the best Mom in the world. She always had time to play with them. Now I have a new grandson and I will take time to play with him so he can brag about his Mimi being the best in the world. Family has always come first and always will.

Peggy Maier said...

My favorite summer memories are those of childhood - such carefree, happy days! Playing outside till after dark, games of tag (I'm the oldest of 5), catching fireflies - all the while being watched by our parents & grandparents who sat outside on the front porch. I think they laughed as much as we did! Brings back such memories I'm getting teary-eyed! Thanks for bringing it all back with your question!

Anonymous said...

I have to say my favorite summer memories are camping with my family when we were growing up. Such great trips, and wonderful family time!
Congrats on 100,000!! Love your blog...thanks for the inspiration!
--DonnaC.

sandie994 said...

My favorite memory is camping with my family as that is where I met my DH!! Congrats on the blog!!

HeyHeyPaula said...

Congratulations. I visit your blog regularly and enjoy all that you share. My favorite summer memory is eating steamed crabs with my family. We'd all sit around a big table and pick and eat crabs. Of course my dad usually ended up doing most of the picking for us kids & my mom. We did the eating! Yummy!

scfranson said...

Congratulations!! My favorite summer memory is taking our kids up to Lake Superior on vacations.
Claudia

Dawn Mercedes said...

Oooh. what a fab accomplishment...100K! My favorite summer memory happened years ago. It was my birthday and my dad took only me to the beach. My siblings had to stay home. In the sand, in HUGE letters, he wrote, "I love Dawn." I have never forgotten that day or how much my dad loves me.

~Lana B.~ said...

Congrats Ali! I have been w/ you since the beginning and STILL love your blog!!!
My fav. summer memory would have to be riding bike w/ friends from morning til dusk (when the streetlights came on!!) and then swimming in our pool at nite w/ my sister. Ahhhh....those were the days!!!
THanks again, Ali,
~Lana B.~

ejones said...

My favorite summer memories were when I was I kid and we used to spend time with my grandparents. Most of my best memories come from spending time with them.

tanja said...

Congratulations, Ali. I get so excited when I saw your blog highlighted in my feeds list! You are so talented. My fav. summer memory is when I was 7 or 8 and was spending a vacation at Fort Hancock with my family and cousins. We stayed in a cabin and had the run of the army base including rec room, beach,pool,etc. I'll never forget accidently hiking into a field of low growing cactus and being carried back to our cabin by a soldier who was walking by. HE was such a hero to me :) .

~Wendy Tunison said...

Wow! That's a ton of hits! Congratulations! That is just awesome!
My favorite summer memory is a camping trip DH and I made before we had our girls. We snuck away and didn't tell anyone where we were going and just camped right beside a lake all weekend. The fact that it rained all weekend made it even better. We just snuggled up in the tent and played cards all weekend and talked. Such a good memory!
Congrats again! YOU ROCK!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog, I come by and check it out everyday. Your ideas are Awesome!! and ou blog candy, wow, super generous!!
Favortie summer memory. I went on a missions trip with my youth group just after I graduated from high school. We went to this tiny little spanish speaking town somewhere in southern California. It was all my friends, and I workin' for Jesus, having a blast with work projects, and VBS for the local kids. I loved it!
Amy G.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations - 100,000! WOW! My favorite summer memory is spending weekends at the cabin. We would waterski, tube, read, vist - it was great to spend so much time outdoors.

Gretchen said...

WOW!! 100,000!!! One of my favorite/most memorable summers, was the summer my husband and I spent teaching in Tibet. Quite an experience. One we will never forget!

Toni said...

Wow! What a lot of hits! Its not surprising though, you have a great blog!
Summer memories? I guess I'd have to say last years vacation to Las Vegas. I love it there, not just the strip, but the whole area.

Linda SS said...

WOW...so many hits!!! And what impressive blog candy too:) My favorite summer memories were from about 15 years ago when my children were young & we had a boat docked at my favorite resort - the Coeur d'Alene hotel and boardwalk. We used to sleep on the boat and spend every weekend on that beautiful lake. I miss those days:(

Gina said...

Congrats on 100K hits! I love your card creations. One of the most memorable experience of summer was our family camping trip in Yosemite. It was one of the first camping trips I've been to. Hiked a little, also went down the river with a boat. There was a incident where some bears were at our camp site rummaging for food! Never leave smelly foods in the garbage! We had fun though :)

jodene said...

Congrats to you. A very generous giveaway. My favorite summer memory is the same every year I love to watch my kids at the beach.

Daniela said...

Congrats Alli, I love reading your blog and seeing your inspiring creations. When I was little, every summer, my grandma would take us (me and my two cousins) to the beach. We had so much fun there, that's when I learned how to swim.

Dawn Easton said...

Congrats on your blog hits! Wow! Your stuff is awesome and I MUST come here often to see what wonderful creations you are showing. One of my favourite summer holidays were as a kid. We used to spend the summers at my grandparents house and swim in the pool all day! Rollerskate around their driveway, loved those circle drives!

Anita said...

Congrats Ali! I read your blog almost daily...work interferes with my hobbies! LOL

My favorite summer memories always revolve around my dad' family--6 brothers and sisters and most had 3 kids. We would all go to my grandparents cabin on KY Lake every weekend during the summer--from Memphis. Our cabin was made from a Memphis street car! Pretty cool, huh? My family brought it to the lake and built a huge enclosed front porch on it and on the opposite side was a bath and 3 bedrooms. The front of the street car was turned into the kitchen and the back of the bus (with back seat still intact) was the living room area. We would throw pallets everywhere and sleep. The days were spent in the water, swimming, skiing and fishing. All of us kids built human pyramids and were the best of friends. I always said that I had more than 1 set of parents and more than 1 brother and sister...I had more than 19 1st cousins who were like brothers and sisters and 6 sets of 'other' parents. We were such a tight-knit family! My own children just don't know what 'real' living is all about. Those were truly the 'glory' days!

Anita

Emily said...

Congratulations! What generous blog candy! My favorite summer memories were going to the beach when I was little. There is a beach called Hunting Island (in Beaufort SC)that my parents took us to every single year. It's a campground (no hotels or stores on the beach)and so peaceful! We'd stay most of the summer on and off.

Julie Masse said...

Wow Alli Congratson the hits!! I love your blog! My favorite summer memories are all the same - our family vacation for 2 weeks in Maine every year. I loved it so much I moved there after college! Now my parents are here and my brother & his family too! Maine beaches in the summer are so wonderful!! Thanks for the chance!

~Carla~ said...

Hmmm.. my favourite summer memory would be camping with my friends when I was a kid, loved not having a cerfew, and you know you always met 'summer boys', ;) lol! Was lots of fun!!

CAKVD said...

My fav. summer memory was this summer - I finally potty trained my daughter! Whoo Hoo! It made doing fun summer activities much more enjoyable!
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Bethany Paull said...

Wow! 100k! That is just so awesome! This is such a simple memory, but it's the first thing that came to mind: I just remember playing in my parents back yard with my new puppy. Our dog had puppies and I got to pick one. I chose the runt of course because she was so small and cute. I named her Velvet because she was SOoooooo soft.

Michelle said...

Congrats! How exciting for you.

My favorite Summer memory so far is this year's...we went to Disneyland / LA for 8 days! and had the best time ever.

Jill said...

My favorite summer memory would be from this summer, my wedding reception with all my family and friends!

Monika said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your hits!! I enjoy your blog and wow awesome blog candy. My favourite summer memories are just spending time with my family and enjoying every minute. And campfires at night.

chelemom said...

Holy cow....it will take me like 90 years to get that many hits! That is impressive! My favorite summer memory is simply being at home with my hubby and kids on a hot day, filled with swimming, bbq, taking walks for ice cream and playing scrabble out on the deck.

Márcia Mattos said...

My favorite summer memories is goig to the beach with my daddy and watching the waves....

Hugs
Marcia

SusanH said...

My fav summer memory is just a couple of years old - a friend of mine married for the second time, and got 4 kids in the bargain. The week after the wedding, 17 of us went on the honeymoon!! They took the kids and several families went. We had a blast!!

Tracy said...

Wow!! 100K!!! My favorite summer memory is going to disneyland for the first time when I was 7. That was a long time ago!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great milestone. One of the best things we did this summer was spend a week in the Rocky Mountians Camping. No phones, no tv, just family! It was great!!! Denise Bennett

Beth said...

Alli! What a generous opportunity! My favorite summer memory hands down is the summer my first daughter was born on June 19th! Not exactly a beach memory but it doesn't get any better than that for me. Thanks once again!

Tana said...

Congratulations on the success of your blog! I love it and check it daily. I enjoy looking at your fresh, new designs. You deserve it! Well to one of my favorite summer memories...I'd have to say that this just happened last week. We went night fishing out on the lake. (I'm not a big fishing type of girl, but I go for family time) My youngest daughter who is 9 was fishing with a little croppie pole and it was getting late and the fish started biting. She caught a 5lb 24" catfish, by HERSELF on this little pole! It was amazing! She is still singing about it! What a night! Thanks for letting me share.

lexi said...

congrats on your hit count! favorite summer memory? i loved summer camp as a kid! and hanging out by the pool. love your blog!

Brooke S said...

Congrats! I really enjoy your artwork thanks for all the great ideas. One of my favorite memories was last summer. My husband and I spent 3 weeks in Great Britain. What a chance of a life time. Especially when you have 4 children. We have great family who all helped out. And great friends who were our tour guides.

Stephanie said...

Congrats Ali! Not only on 100k, but also on being chosen as the Guest Designer at Papertrey!
My favorite summer memory is the year that I spent a month in Europe. We flew into London and left from Germany. It was all amazing to see, but I also learned a lot more about myself during that month and came home a happier, more free gal.

becky g (tggrfriend) said...

Cangratulations Ali! I just love your blog and can see why you have such a following.
My favorite summer memory is the trip that we made to Sea World and Disneyland when I was pregnant with my son. We had so much fun and mom got to see all the shows and eat lots of yummy foods while dad rode all the rides with the girls.

Katie said...

Wow..thanks Alli!!

My favorite memories are of camping out mostly at family reunions...seemed we traveled the most to meet up with family. Now everyone just comes here.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on all your hits...your blog is awesome! Thanks for sharing your creativity & inspiring me! What sweet candy...how generous of you! Thanks for this chance to win!
~Brenda H.

Anonymous said...

Ooops...'was so excited about this candy, I forgot to answer the question! My favorite summer memory is camping with our children at Wisconsin Dells...loved it there!
~Brenda H. (again)

charlene.herter said...

When you have kids, favorite summer memories are hard to choose. I guess my one favorite was going camping in June (before school let out) with my two boys and my husband. We were almost the only ones at the campground so we had the beach to ourselves. The boys were in the FREEZING COLD water and loved every minute of it. Daddy bought them an air mattress and they climbed on and jumped in so many times. I just got to sit on the beach and watch them.

Connie Conlon said...

Congratulations. My favorite memory is camping with my grandparents at the hot springs. My grandparents enjoyed spending time with all of their grandkids and great grandkids. I hope that I will be able to do the same now that I am going to be a grandma.

Jan Scholl said...

Forever ago-I went up north in Michigan with my best bud Peggy and her entire family-there were 13 kids at that time besides me. It was horrible weather and we were all piled on top of each other to sleep but Peggy's dad sang to us every night instead of tv or radio-this was the 60's-and I just had the best time.

Debby Winters said...

Congrats Ail! You deserve it. I am a subscriber to your blog and enjoy reading it daily.
One of my favourite summer memories is Homemade ice cream.
My Mom and my brother were born on the same day in July. We always had a big birthday party to celebrate the double day! One of they things we always had for the celebration was homemade ice cream. my mom would make the base and my dad would use the oldfashioned ice cream churn to make the ice cream. It seemed like it took hours and hours and lots of turns of the handle. We all took turns!
But the reward was worth it...creamy delicious cold ice cream!

Melissa said...

Way to go on reaching 100,000 hits on your blog! My favorite summer memories are going to the cabin on the lake with my family. We were on the boat day & I learned to water ski & play in the water. Great fun!

Melissa

Melissa said...

Hi Alli! Congratulations on reaching 10K hits! Not surprising though - your blog is fabulous! My favourite summer memory? Every summer, my fiance and I drive to Stratford, Ontario (about an hour from home) just to buy mint chocolates from Rheo Thompson. We sit on the bench outside, have a few and head back home. I know that it doesn't sound all that exciting, but their chocolate is unbelievable and it's just so nice to slow things down and enjoy some uninterupted time together. It's a tradition!

Inky Doodle AKA Korin said...

WOW Ali, 100,000 hits. That is AMAZING!!! Congrats!! My fave summer memory is from this summer when we went to Chincoteague Island for our family vacation. It was the nicest vacation we have ever had and I will never forget it.

Denise said...

COngrats! your blog is wonderful! Enjoy!

TheDvineMissM said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What a milestone and definately well deserved! You have a fabulous blog! My favorite summer memory was going to Russia for a school trip. I would love to go back and see how it has changed.

Kristine said...

Congrats! My favourite summer memory is our trip to Alberta two summers ago, with family and friends. It was a great time!

Debi said...

An awesome number for an awesome lady!
I don't post but I sure as heck read and learn!
My fave memory - would have to be just chilling with my boys ( 13 and 7) I enjoy it so much because soon enough they are not going to want to admit they even HAVE a mom! LOL
Best of everything to you!
Debi S. In South Jersey

foodpartyfun said...

Congrats on the success of your blog! My favorite memory of the summer was attending a niece's wedding and seeing family that we don't see often enough. Awesome blog candy, thanks!

Pat

Vera Matson said...

Congrats on your reaching 100K! Your blog is on my fav's list, and I love to see what you come up with. My fav memory from summer would be the annual beach trips my family would take as a kid. I just remember being a pre-teen/teen and listening to Amy Gran while getting ready to go out at night to the amusement parks and arcades. I loved pinball when I was younger! Still do!

debbiedee said...

Copngratulations on reaching 100K!
My favorite summer memory is taking the boys to the zoo for the first time. It is so much fun to see thing thru their eyes.

Alex said...

Oh my goodness what beautiful candy. Umn I am going to sound incredibly sad but I don't have a good summer memory yet, we haven't gone on a summer vacation with the girls yet, but we definitely hope to in the next few years, how sad am I!!!! lol

jmniffer said...

Congrats on making it to 10,000 hits. A favorite memory from this summer happened two weekends ago. I brought some cs I was folding for one sheet boxes to the end of our dock at the lake to work on. Two loons came and swam nearby for twenty minutes or so, just preening and enjoying the sunny morning with me. It was great! Jenny

Corinna said...

My favourite summer memory(ies) will always be being able to stay home with my kids. I almost lost that this summer, but it's back and I cherish it so much!

Emily Shelton said...

Congrats on 100,000 hits!!

My favorite summer memory is the summer I spent in China teaching English in a summer camp program to Chinese students. It was definitely unforgettable!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations... I love your blog and visit it daily. It's also on my list on my blog to visit..

My favorite summer memory will be winning this candy.. LOL Just kidding. It's actually when ever we go to the ocean. I just love the water..

Julieg said...

Congratulations!! My favorite summer memories are going to my cousin's in NE Arkansas. Fishing, riding horses & being w/family. Thanks for a chance to win some awesome candy!!

Terri E said...

What awesome blog candy. I love to come and see all of your great ideas. My favorite summer memory is riding horses. I love to go and ride and summer is the best time for our family to do that.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Cheryl K said...

Congrats! I think my favorite summer memory that I can think of, is the birth of my first son, 14 years ago today! We celebrate the end of summer on his birthday every year. He is kind and considerate and a blessing to be had!

Anne Marie said...

Oh, what fun! My favorite summer memory is lying on the grass in my backyard with my mom and finding shapes and animals in the clouds. As the youngest of 6 kids, that was one time that I had her all to myself!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Great achievement Ali! One of my favorite summer memories is the fun, warm & sunny summer days of Northern California, swinging in a tire swing in the shade of our weeping willow tree. Oh how I would daydream about life. Thanks for prompting my memoreis!

Susan Liles susiestampalot said...

wow!! congrats on the 100K!! what a ride! favorite summer memories--i have a lot!! but we used to live in the country (katy, TX) and my best friend and i would swim in these ponds that were on our property and we had a raft to float on and a rope swing to jump in with! we didn't mind that there were water mocassins (poisonous snakes) lurking in the depths!! yikes!!!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on your numbers. I know I am a big contributer as I can not keep from visiting you~LOL!
As for favorite summer memories, every summer my mom packed my sister and I u and sent us to my Grandmother's house at the beach. On weekends my Grandfather (now passed) would take us out on the boat clamming. Personally I hate being on the water, but being with him, digging clams up with my toes and helping him winch the boat in made me feel so special. They are certainly life long memories! Thank you for encouraging me to remember such wonderful things

Nancy Riley said...

Congratulations on your milestone hits! Awesome Blog!!! My favorite summertime memory .... we live in Phoenix -- love living here, hate the summers! I love the 4th of July, but NOT in Phoenix! My favorite memories are when we are able to spend the 4th in the Midwest (Iowa & Nebraska). Midwest folk KNOW how to celebrate the 4th! Parades, fireworks ... hometown stuff! Love it!

Starqueen said...

Hi Alli,
Congratulations!! You're blog and all that you contribute with it is phenomenal, so that 100k is well-deserved!

I have been blessed to do some traveling with my family growing up, and there are some great memories from those times, but my favorite memory is my honeymoon...two delicious weeks in Greece in August!! Twenty-three years later, it's still a fave!! (And so is he!!)

Your candy is an awesome giveaway...but your creativity and sharing are the best gifts of all! Thank you!

Chris Hauck said...

While we didn't take a vacation this year, a few summers ago we took the kids to the Great Wolf Lodge. The kids had soooo much fun and we also went on a Safari Ride. I had an enormous Bison head in my window as I was driving. He left a big giant stream of slobber just for the memories. Ahhh, memories! That was the best though, I'll never forget it. Thanks for the opportunity to win some AWESOME goodies. Congrats on 100K.
Chris

Kathy said...

My favorite family memories are definitely about camping when I was a kid. We would sometimes stay at the lake for a week. It was awesome.

Rene W said...

Congratulations!! I love visiting ~ beautiful projects...My favorite memories have been from this year...this is the first year I've been able to stay home with my kids and I've gotten to take them to playgrounds, swimming, museums, etc...nothing will beat these memories!

Jules said...

Congratulations! I've just recently come across your site and I love it. My favorite summer memory is camping with my family. It was always so much fun to pile in the old blue and white camper and set off for Jellystone Park.

Melissa said...

Wow! Congrats on 100000 hits! Amazing! My favorite summer memory from this summer is even tho my grandma died and I went back for the funeral, I got to hang out with all of my brothers and their wives and jsut remember the "good ol days" from when we were younger. I'm glad we were all able to connect and spend time together. One of my brothers even baked me a birthday cake! I'll never forget that!

Selina said...

Congratulations on all those hits!

My most recent favorite summer memory is this summer. The kids and I have spent a lot of time at the pool and just hanging out at the park (several times a week). Being with them makes for great memories!

olse0231 said...

Wow, Alli - congrats on reaching 100K hits! Your blog is awesome, so it is no surprise, really. :) My favorite summer memory is the yearly trip we (me, my boyfriend, and my brother) take to the water park in the Wisconsin Dells. It is always a ton of fun!

Wanda. said...

Congrats on the 100,000 hits! Fun isn't it?
My favorite summer memories is chasing lightening bugs as a child. The field was full with them. It was a regular light-show. Now a days there aren't as many gathered like that. But everytime I see them now it reminds me of the summers growing up!

Kylie said...

Congratulations Ali.
My summer memory is for years we spent it down the south cost of Sydney with my family - going to the beach and waiting for the afternoon breeze to blow 'cause the aussie sun is hot!

canben said...

My favorite summer memory is sitting in the backyard in the afternoons and eating SUPER juicy Bogue Sounds watermelons! The were SO JUICY it would run down your chin and RUIN whatever shirt you were wearing! And of course, what older sister doesn't have FOND memories of spitting watermelon seeds on her baby brother :D

maiahs_momma said...

Congrats your 100k hits :D! My fav. memory would have to be the summer I met my birthfather and his wife and his children :)! What a great time :)!

janet allen said...

Thank you for offering the super-duper blog candy and for so many well deserved hits. My favorite summer memory is getting away from the heat last summer by taking a cruise thru Alaska. The sights were breathtaking.

Lilian said...

congratulations on 100k! wow... that's a LOT of posts. and we THANK YOU for it!! :)

my favorite summer memory is a surprise bday

Cindy Vernon said...

My favorite summer memories are spending long days at the beach with my dad, we would bbq and bogie board...

stefanie a. said...

I'm one of your daily readers and you never disappoint us! Congrats on 100,000 and many more!

The BlogHore said...

Congrats on the milestone! I for one am not surprised. You have a fabulous blog. My favourite summer memory probably will be this summer (so far). My daughter is at such a great age (9). We had so much fun at the beach, playing in the water and hanging out. I feel so lucky.

Jody Larson said...

Congratulations on the success of your wonderfull, inspiring blog!! May favorite summer memory is this summer,out every weekend on the river on our pontoon boat with friends and family, BBQing in the middle of some little bay and soaking up the sun.

Jody L.

papermemories said...

Favorite memory...it just happened this weekend. We went tenting with friends and it POURED!!! I know, I know...camping in the rain couldn't possibly be fun - but it was really great! My 15yo step daughter even wants to go again!

leenda said...

YEA for your blog success Ali! I so enjoy your artwork & creativity. My favorite summer memory is going to London. It was a once in a lifetime trip.

Lauren Pittman said...

Wow!! Congratulations!!! Thats a lot of hits!! I check your blog everyday and I love it!! =)
Hmm, some of my favorite summer memories would have to be going to Long Beach Island, NJ with my family every year since I was born! We only live an hour away but I love renting the beach house and just relaxing!
-Lauren

Karen said...

You go girl! My favorite summer memory is our family reunions in June of each year. There are fewer and fewer each year but we still take time to remember them all!

Jennifer Magreevy said...

100K!!! Congrats! My favorite summer memory is the first time I visited Colorado Springs with my mom back in 1998. We used to go to Garden of the Gods park, a wonderful place with huge red rock formations at the base of the Rocky Mountains, and watch the thunderstorms roll down the mountains each afternoon. It was an awesome sight, and really made me fall in love with the area...which is why I moved to Colorado after graduating from college a few years later. Since I met my husband within a few months of moving there, I guess it was all worth it!! :-)

Pat S. said...

Congratulations on 100,000!!!
(I'm not surprised :)

Thanks for offering us a chance to win that wonderful prize package!

My favorite memory is visiting Six Flags Water Park...my first time down the big slide :)

Wife2TJ said...

wow! congratulations on all the blog hits!!! Love your blog candy, thanks for being so generous and sharing with us.

My favorite summer memory is when I was younger and me and my family would go camping every summer, we would have so much fun!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ali! Congrats on 100K! I love your blog and check it regularly! My fav summer memory would have to be going to California w/ my granparents when I was 8yrs old. We visited Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm,went to the Price is Right and drove around Hollywood where we visited Gromans Chinese Theater. (sp?) We stayed w/ relatives and had so much fun. Thanks for bringing that that back to mind.
Angie W
Awaren6@comcast.net

apigonfire said...

shut up!!! what fabulous blog candy!
so, my favorite summer memory is visiting D.C. this past July! I loved it! It was just absolutely gorgeous!
~Kendra

Linda said...

This summer my favourite memory was seeing Dave Matthews Band in Chicago. We had VIP tickets, and get this, we were in the 12th row! Totally awsome!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow! Congratulations! My favorite summer memory is being with family boating on Lake Havasu as a kid. Good times!

Amanda said...

Great blog adn site! Thanks for sharing.
My fav memory is of our camping in NS last week with my immediate family and all the kids. The freedom they had in the campground was AWESOME for them to experience. Too bad the big bad city doesn't let you ride bike whenever you want:{

Suzy said...

My favorite summer memory is my first summer in Canada, visiting my fiance on "his turf" and going through Jasper and seeing the spectacular mountains. These are the mountains he grew up in and along the path he told me about certain trees or rocks connected to stories of his youth. I felt i knew him so much better and my love grew leaps that day. We saw a moose in the road on the way home that was eating along the side of the highway and all the cars had stopped to watch. He was bigger than our car! It was amazing.

Nikki said...

I love going to the beach for the 4th of July every summer!!! Can't get enough of the hot sun!!! :)

Heather Leech said...

WOW!! What a spectacular prize!! Congrats on the popularity of your blog!
Hopefully this doesn't post twice...my first try just disappeared??? Anyways, I have wonderful memories of summer holidays with my family when I was a kid. We'd go to a resort near Comox on Vancouver Island and have a great time on the beach. Sometimes my Aunt, Uncle and cousins would come with us. Those were the days!!
Thanks again!
Heather L.

Heather said...

Whoo Hooo! Awesome blog candy! Congrats on 100k! My Favorite summer memory is spending time with my family at our cottage on Lake Erie. Sailing, swimming and just enjoying the water - it was a great way to spend the summer!
Heather B.

Starr Mercer said...

Enjoying a guilt-free trip to the local ice cream shoppe! YUM!

rebecca said...

I know I'm odd, but my favorite memory was getting our first car with air conditioning when I was a kid. I don't "do" heat and sun, so I remember reveling in the splendor of the coolness. You can do anything if you're cool enough! Congratulations on the 100+K hits. There's a reason you've gotten that many, you know. Stay cool!!

Rebecca (ceadmile00@msn.com)

melissa roth said...

My favorite memory is the first time I ever saw the ocean. I was 11 yrs. old and my mom & aunt took me to Carmel. (Clint Eastwood was the mayor back then, and his face was everywhere) I remember running into the ocean with my clothes on as I was so excited! It was a magical moment that I'll never forget.

Karen Gladney said...

I have many favorite summer memories and all of them involve my family. I love camping and I do remember when we had a trailer in the park that my family could come up for a bbq and we could all sit around and chat. So nice and peaceful it was. No worries about anything. Tks for the chance to win blog candy. It is so much fun.
I love you blog.

Julie W said...

Congrats on reaching 100K, that is amazing!!

My favorite summer memory is hard to choose, but I guess it would be my trip to Seattle last summer with my dh. We had such a blast!!

Andrea G said...

I love reading your blog and check it everyday. I finally got up the nerve to make a comment :) Summer memory: This summer we went to the Mall of America and I went on my first adult rollercoaster ride with my five year old son. Loved it, but I am a little nervous about the next rollercoaster ride he will want me to go on....scary!

Andrea G

kim3timemom said...

Congrats!! My favorite summer memories would probably be our family July 4th and Labor Day picnics. My whole family would get together and have so much fun. Eating, chatting, playing volleyball. Ahhhh such memories.

Onita VanGinkel said...

wow! that is a lot of views to your site! congrats :)
my favorite summer memory is a few Sundays scattered throughout the summer that we went to the lakes. My husband is a youth pastor and is asked to preach occasionally at a church there. So he would preach and then we would go get some lunch and head to the beach. There I could completely relax and we can spend time as a family... my 4 and 2 year old girls LOVE it. Simple, Fun, relaxing, FABULOUS :)
Onita VG

Kamie said...

Favorite Summertime Memory--Family reunions to Canada. The drive was always long but the reunions always fun! Congratulations on your success! Kamie :0)

Anonymous said...

My favorite summer memory is when my family went to go visit Door county, Wisconsin on vacation! It was soooo beautiful and peaceful! We had a great time! thanks for the blog candy and Congrats!
Judy

Jenn Jones said...

My favorite summer memory from the present is visiting Chicago...to see the Cubs play and then to sit on outside patios and eat and enjoy the weather and to shop on the mile...it was fabulous!

michaela said...

We have spent a few summers vacationing on the Oregon coast. We went with my cousins one summer and rented horses. It was so much fun to ride on the beach & it was the first time I rode a horse! What a memorable vacation.

Carol said...

What an awesome blog! I love seeing all of your creations!

My favorite summer memory was a trip to Europe a few years ago with 3 of my friends. It was a blast, and I can't wait to go back sometime with my DH.

Jaker's Mom said...

Wow, your blog is doing fantastic! You're doing a great job, congrats! Some of my favorite summer memories are from the Policemens' picnics that my dad used to chair in NY. There was always yummy food, a huge swimming pool, a fun playground and lots of games and toys. I was always so proud that my dad had put these things together. He did such a great job!

Ethan's World said...

Wow 100K posts what an accomplishment that you so deserve. Your work is fabulous!!! My fave memory of summer is when I would go every year with my parents to New York from Florida. We would drive the whole way and stop at every dive bar, antique store, and kitche (sp?) stop along the way. Back then I was having fun from a kids perspective but now as an adult and a parent myself, I realize how much those trips mean to me. I will forever cherish the memories of my Dad and Mom and all the things we did together.

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog...OMG - love your set on Papertrey!!!!!!
Favorite summer memory - just being with my family and friends and having a relaxing time. LOVE summer!!!

Pat S. said...

Congratulations on 100,000!!!
I think you have a great blog :)

Thanks for offering us a chance to win that wonderful prize package!

My favorite memory is visiting my grandmother, who lived out in the country. I'm sure it was work for her, but for me, it was playtime when we fed the chickens and milked the cows and raised lambs :)

Becky Rusher said...

What an awesome give-away! We raised horses when I was growing up, and some of my best summer memories are our horseback riding trips. There was a big group of us, and it was always an adventure.

~Deborah~ said...

CONGRATS TO YOU! Browsing Blogs is one of my fav things to do now! And yours By Far is one of my favs!
My Fav Summer memory is,,, drum roll please....lol
Summer of 2006! It was a sad year because my hubby was in Iraq. But My Mom n Dad and sister n there familes all met at our beach house in Mass. I used to live there as a child. And it was SO NICE to have everyone there. It had been years since "the girls' had been together. Warren was missed and thuoght of ofton. But for me it was a great way to pass 3 weeks while he was deployed. We went to old beaches and Ice Cream place i went to as a child. I got to bring my babies there. Oh it was so Nice!
Hope you had a Great Summer!
~Deb

~Deborah~ said...

CONGRATS TO YOU! Browsing Blogs is one of my fav things to do now! And yours By Far is one of my favs!
My Fav Summer memory is,,, drum roll please....lol
Summer of 2006! It was a sad year because my hubby was in Iraq. But My Mom n Dad and sisters n there familes all met at our beach house in Mass. I used to live there as a child. And it was SO NICE to have everyone there. It had been years since "the girls' had been together. Warren was missed and thuoght of ofton. But for me it was a great way to pass 3 weeks while he was deployed. We went to old beaches and Ice Cream places i went to as a child. I got to bring my babies there. Oh it was so Nice!
Hope you had a Great Summer!
~Deb

Hulda said...

Hi there,
I read your blog just about every day!
My favorites summer vacation memory was when I went to Cyprus, Egypt, Israel and England with a few frinds. We had so much fun, 7 girls and 1 boy.
It's been 10 years now but I I don't think anything will top that trip for me.
Congratulations on the 100k hits!

Cheryl said...

Congrats on hitting 100000!!! That is awesome! My favorite summer memory is when I was 12 and my mom took my brother and I on a 3 week trip down the westcoast. We started from Canada and then to Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California. Lots of good memories of that trip!!!

Jennifer R said...

Wow, congratulations on the success of your blog and being a guest stamper for Paper Trey. Well done! I'm not sure what would be my best family memory as I have lots of camping trips etc. that I laugh about, but I really do enjoy driving to Drumheller almost every summer and seeing the sites and enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way!!

Gógó said...

Wow 100K that lots of visits :)

My fav sumer memorie is of my little girl playing in the garden - trying to get the cat to take it with her in the hot tub :)

Daphne said...

Hi....I just discovered your blog. How awesome it must be to hit the "100,000 hits". I love your cards and I've added you to my favourites. My favourite past summer memory is a family trip to Ottawa, Ontario. This is Canada's Capital and we did the whole touristy thing....but it was the summer I wore a red bikini. I loved that bikini. Oh....to by young again!!!

Dreena Guptill said...

How cool is 100000! Yahoo! or should I say YeeHaw! Congratulations on your milestone. My favourite summer memory just happened about a week ago. We went as a family to Fort Edmonton Park (done in old authentic 1700's through 1920's style). My 2yo daughter had so many "firsts". Ride on a steam train, she chased chickens down the street, gathered eggs, rode a street car, a carousel - it was a day filled with smiles and wonderful family!

Dreena

Lenita gratz said...

Wow, 100,000...very impressive! This is my first visit here but will be one of many, I'm sure! Great Blog, look forward to seeing more.

Lenita gratz said...

Oooops, forgot to leave my summer fav memories. I would have to say camping too, and we did it a lot! My sister is two years younger and we always had a good time camping...wish we all had time for that now!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I love your blog. My favorite summer memories are staying at my grandparents' lake house. It was a blast!
Katie Ault

StampinGranny said...

My favorite summer memory was when I went to a theme park with my daughter and her family and surprised the heck out of all of them by riding all the rides that they did.....with the exception of a couple. I haven't done it since, and have no intention of doing it again (I was scared to death!). I have no idea what came over me, but it was a blast and a memory neither I nor they will forget.

Lindsay said...

Wonderful blog - and I heart the outlaw paper, too! My favorite summer memory is being a kid and being able to SLEEP IN until whenever I wanted each day. (Can you tell I'm a mom of two young children who like to get up with the chickens?)

Char said...

Congrats on a Great Blog and the 100000+ readers that visit and view all your wonderful creations. I have learned soooo much from my daily visits. My favorite summer memory would have to be this summer. traveling to Kenya with my best friend and experienced a trip of a lifetime

k.m. said...

Congratulations on reaching the 100k mark! I do enjoy your blog and think you are very, very talented!!
My favorite summer memory is this past summer.....watching our 3 grandchildren playing ball on their respective teams.

Laura Hit said...

congrats on your hits! My favorite summer memory would probably be going to camp for a number of years as a camper and leader. It was an amazing and life changing time.

westclows said...

my fav. summer memory is as a child going to the local public pool with my friends..

Ingunn said...

Congrats Ali! woww 100000!!!!
My favorite summer memory is playing in the yard making mudpies decorated with wild flowers. I was always dirty and real tomboy . havent really changed much lolollll...

Best regards from Iceland

Ingunn H
www.123.is/ingunnh

Kerry J. said...

Congrats Ali! I love your blog and am not at all surprised that you're at 100,000! My favorite summer memories are mostly when my family would drive from Calgary to Ontario and camp on the way.

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

My goodness, you are goin' bold Ali!! Congrats on all the visitors!! I guess my best summer memory is any of the places I've been with my daughter! She is now a teenager but still wants to hang out with her old Mom!! It warms my heart to be ANYWHERE with her!!

Angela W. said...

Congrats!! Long long time ago (before the responsiblities of adulthood) hanging out with my cousins riding our bikes, water balloon fights (just so we could get wet!) and catching fireflies! Love your site!!!

janet d. said...

Congratulations on the popularity of your blog! My favorite summer memory is hanging out at the pool with my children. I do love, "Mom, watch me do this!"

Pat S. said...

Congratulations on 100,000!!!
I think you have a great blog :)

Thanks for offering us a chance to win that wonderful prize package!

One of my favorite memories is going with my dad to get a milkshake. This was special because he knew of a place that made peanut butter milkshakes...my favorite!!!

kiki comin said...

congrats on all the success! my favorite thing in the summers has been to go to the beach with my family. i love taking my boys in the water, having a picnic, finding all sorts of treasures, and mostly, love the calmness that comes from the sounds and smells that only the beach brings! i also find myself very inspired when i get home!:)

Alison Molumby said...

Congrats on all the hits! I really enjoy your blog. Let's see... my favorite summer memories involve traveling around the east coast with my family, participating in scottish games. We'd be at a different one every weekend, and meet friends old and new, and share lots of laughs and good times.

Anonymous said...

I WAS ALWAYS WITH MY FRIEND JENNY, AND ONE DAY HER MOTHER TOOK US TO THE LIBRARY AND I GOT MY FIRST LIBRARY CARD. IT WAS A PASS TO IMAGINARY PLACES I WOULD VISIT THROUGHOUT MY ENTIRE LIFE. I SPENT THE SUMMER UNDER A SHADY MAPLE TREE READING ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING. WHEN SUMMER ROLLS AROUND AGAIN MY KIDS AND I PACK UP OUR BOOK TOTES AND HEAD TO THE PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR SOME NEW ADVENTURES!

Stephanie said...

You have an awesome blog and WOW, 100K hits is amazing!! My favorite summer memory would have to be visiting my grandparents in Venice, FL as a child and searching for sharks teeth on the beach with my grandfather first thing in the morning.

Dede Rhodes said...

Congrats on 100K. I love your blog.
Hmmmm! Fvorite summer memory is going to the lake w/several families on July 4 and shooting off fireworks. I remember the children playing with sparklers and everytime someone lit one, I would make a new wish. Can you imagine the wishes as a child.

Bar said...

favorite summer memory was the summer I spent with my husband in France. It was the summer solstice and I was walking the streets of Versaille at 11pm and there was still
light. It was soft and very romantic

1craftygal said...

Congrats on the hits!!! How awesome!

My favorite summer memory is from this past July. We went to Gatlinburg, TN, stayed in the mountains. It was so beautiful. Even better than the beach! 3 weeks after getting back, we found out I was pregnant. Guess which week I conceived!!! LOL

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