Tag Archives: summer

the coney island of the midwest

I’m welcoming fall, but I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t miss slow summer mornings and dipping my toes in the lake. We had a very happy and healthy family summer filled with adventures and memories, and I’m so grateful … Continue reading

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i'm asking God for one thing

“I’m asking God for one thing, only one thing. To live with him in his house my whole life long. I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet. That’s the only quiet, secure place in a noisy world. The perfect getaway, far from the buzz of traffic.” Psalm 27: 4-5  … Continue reading

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busy making memories

We’ve been unplugged. I’m in my hometown with the boys this week, so I’ve been a little quiet here on the blog front. Between bike rides and pool days, there hasn’t been a lot of time for blogging. I can’t say I’ve … Continue reading

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35 things to do this summer

Summer is the best season. There, I said it. Fall has its merits, but summer is where it’s at. I get all nostalgic when I think about family lake trips and dripping ice cream cones and late-night drive-in movies. I … Continue reading

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God is bigger, but is he really?

Setting sun and twinkling stars, glowing fireflies and open fields. There’s nothing quite like a Midwest summer night. After the last bubbles circled the drain and we whispered the final page of Green Eggs and Ham, after we pulled the … Continue reading

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10 things your lifeguard wants you to know

Sunglasses perched on my nose, sunscreen (let’s be honest — tanning oil) slathered on my arms and legs. I spent my high school summers soaking up sun, but I wasn’t a pool rat. I was making the big bucks as … Continue reading

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the quick + easy way to brew iced tea.

I’ve always been a huge fan of iced tea. So refreshing with just a hint of caffeine, there is nothing quite like a tall glass of freshly brewed, unsweetened (yes, I just went there) iced tea. Brewing it at home has … Continue reading

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