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The Good Stuff: Summertime

Boy, do I like absolutely love summer.
You know Luke Bryan‘s lyric “drunk on you, and high on summertime“?
Well that’s my relationship with summertime. Call me cheesy, but my feelings toward summer are the same as Lorelei Gilmore’s  feelings towards snow {which ironically I hate,} it’s just magical.
This list is actually pretty hard to not run away with. Most of the items warrant their own subcategory list. Or I could go on and on about summer here, in Oregon, when I was a kid, yada, yada, yada. You get the picture.

Summer here in Kansas took a little while to show up but by now it is full swing and I am soaking up every bit of it.
20130612_194853 Here are 50 things that are good about summer in my book.
What do you love about summer?

  1. Huge fireworks shows
  2. 4th of July {My favorite holiday!}
  3. Clear starry nights
  4. Grilling and backyard BBQ’s
  5. Fireflies
  6. Rodeos
  7. Watching crops grow
  8. The camaraderie of harvest time
  9. EVERYTHING about the county fair
  10. Sitting out on the porch
  11. Sun kissed cheeks and getting new freckles
  12. Watermelon, corn on the cob, BLTTC’s, grilled asparagus
  13. Sun-bleached hair
  14. Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy
  15. Racer back tank tops and cut off shirts
  16. Picking berries
  17. Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald’s “Summertime”
  18. Funny tan lines
  19. Finding that perfect pair of cheap sunglasses
  20. Wearing boots with dresses
  21. Homemade sun tea
  22. Fishing and camping
  23. Time spent up at The Diggins {my family’s cabin}
  24. Farmers markets
  25. Watching summer storms roll in
  26. Going to sleep when its still light outside
  27. Sonic’s “Summer of Shakes”
  28. The fact that sundresses are as comfy as yoga pants
  29. Random summer TV series
  30. Driving with the windows rolled down
  31. The smell of aloe vera
  32. Cheap flip flops and  cute sandals
  33. Men’s swim trunks that have funny or weird patterns
  34. Outside concerts
  35. Early mornings before it gets hot out
  36. How it smells during twilight, after the heat has passed
  37. Farmer tans
  38. Walking through rows of corn that are taller than you
  39. Losing track of time
  40. Bright summer colors
  41. Memories spent in Nevada with cousins at Grandpa and Grandma Spoo
  42. Memories of lazy days spent in the yard or pool at Gramps and Grams
  43. Not wearing any makeup
  44. Messy braids and ball caps
  45. Otter pops
  46. Wedding season
  47. Going barefoot
  48. An empty and laid-back night in Aggieville
  49. The fascination that country music has with singing about summer
  50. Spontaneous free spirits

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!

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