Summertime...and the Livin' is Easy...


Hope you are all doing well!  Thank you for all the wonderful comments on my last post about the porch table!  We have already shared some fun meals there this last week!  I've been away from the blogs for a nice long holiday weekend, visiting with lots of friends and family at our family lakehome over the fourth.   There was SO much fun and great memories made...grilling, boating, visiting, relaxing...





beautiful sunsets and fires...





 and fireworks, too!




Hope you had a wonderful holiday, too!

Until next time...
Linda

38 comments

  1. Hi Linda! Oh this looks like the perfect holiday. Glad to hear that you are having so much fun!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  2. So glad to hear that you had a nice and relaxing long holiday weekend, Linda! The sunset shots are amazing! I miss our lake back home in Michigan, but now we live on a really big "lake", the Puget Sound, haha!

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  3. Wow...looks like a very relaxing fun 4th! Good for you!!! Beautiful pics! Thanks for stopping by my blog w/your sweet comment! ;0) Brenda

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  4. Great photos - looks like you are having a wonderful time!
    Liz (Shortbread & Ginger)

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  5. Linda, y'all have such a pretty place on the water. I love watching fireworks over the water. It makes them even more magical.

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  6. What glorious photos! It looks so relaxing and enjoyable! X

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  7. Great photos, Linda. Looks like you had a great time!

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  8. Looks like the perfect weekend...we spent the weekend at my "in-law's" lake home...lots of time on the dock with kids splashing in the water...happy days :) Chat soon, Laurel

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  9. You got some wonderfully evocative photos while you were at it! Some prize winners here. Especially that last one.

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  10. I think you live in Paradise!

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  11. Looks like you've been having a wonderful time! We had a lovely holiday as well. We had fireworks at church and a big cook out at home with some friends. :) I LOVE summer! We went to a friends house swimming yesterday and it was so relaxing. I swear I could just live in summer all year round. (but I'd probably miss seeing snow after about...oh 5 or 10 years! lol)
    have a great day my sweet friend!
    Missy :)

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  12. Looks very
    relaxing! I
    am working on
    a post now all
    about summer
    pleasures and
    your pictures
    would fit right
    into my thoughts.
    I'd say we are
    hitting our stride
    right now, summer
    wise, wouldn't you??
    xx Suzanne

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  13. How fun to be seeing your lake house again! I am so in love with lake living. It reminds me of our beloved Bass Lake. Where we will be in one month!!!! I have missed your posts!!

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  14. Linda, what a wonderful time you all must have had. I love the fire on the beach! Sounds like your porch table did what it was intended to do, bring everyone together! Ann

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  15. What beauty Linda, it simply so relaxing and such a heart warming feeling. Have a great day!

    xoxo
    Kate

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  16. Your photos are lovely. Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. So glad your table was finished in time for the family events. As for our 4th here in the desert, the temperature was 118 on Saturday. We did have family over on Sunday but stayed inside with air conditioning turned down low.

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  17. Sigh! You look like you are having a wonderful time, Linda. We went to South Dakota for a family reunion for the fourth and had a very good time.

    I sure wish I had a lake house...some days. We have several friends who lend us their's. Maybe that's a better deal!!!

    Hugs,
    Suz

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  18. Linda- what a great pictorial of your weekend. Lovely.
    - Joy

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  19. Looks wonderful...loving the joys of summer!
    HOllie

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  20. Oh wow, Linda,
    How totally fantastic!!! I hope you had the best time!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  21. Wonderful family memories!

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs, Sharon

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  22. Linda,
    Your place is so idyllic. What a perfect way to spend the 4th. The table you scored for (choke) 30 is amazing & I love how you styled it with the bucket of summer texture. Wow, I'll be borrowing that idea, LOL.
    Linda, I don't know how you run a business with such a cool home, I'd just spend all day staring at it all.
    Lisa

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  23. Hi Linda,
    Your sunset pics are so pretty! What a wonderful, relaxing weekend. Looks like the weather cooperated too!
    What a wonderful way to spend a weekend with family and friends.
    Jane

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  24. Good for you!!!!

    It looks totally beautiful.

    Karenx

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  25. Sounds like you had such a fun and relaxing weekend. This makes me really miss our boating days.

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  26. You sure been living good Linda. Looks great, and what awesome nightime shots too.

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  27. Oh my goodness Linda, this looks like the perfect holiday weekend!! What beautiful photos that have captured good fun and happiness. Thank you for sharing.

    Thank you for your visit today!

    God Bless,
    Kathleen

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  28. What a wonderful long weekend you had! So glad you have a place like this to create these memories.

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  29. Ah! The lake house! Linda, this looks like such a wonderful place. I can just picture myself chatting away with you out there on those lawn chairs...Enjoy!

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  30. Love the shot at dusk with the silhouettes standing on the dock.. Perfect! Glad you enjoyed your holiday!

    Di

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  31. LUV YOUR BLOG, STOP BY & SAY HI :) GIO

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  32. Dear Linda,
    Wishing you the happiest birthday ever!!! I hope you have an awesome day and a perfect celebration filled with joy!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  33. oooh the fire on the beach looks fun! Glad you had a lovely holiday!

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  34. What a glorious place!
    I LOVE to fish so I smiled when I saw your tackle box! Neater than mine!

    We won't get to our lake rental until early August but wish you could Photoshop me onto the back of your boat right now!
    :)
    xx
    Alison

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  35. Great photos, so beautiful!!!
    I'm glad you had a good weekend! I had a good week, but I am back now and I really must decide what to blog about tomorrow.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  36. That looks just perfect. We haven't been to the lake yet, Duane is so busy with his MBA class that it is nearly impossible for him to get away. I am hoping we can soon though. YOur photos really show just how relaxing going to the lake is! I love, love, love your new table and the summer room you have created, what a great place to gather together! t. xoxoxoxoxo

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  37. Linda that looks like the PERFECT lakeside getaway!!Everything you think of when you think of an idillic memorable time....You lucky ducky you! *winks* Vanna

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