Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday-Plus a Reminder!

Today is Wednesday and we all know that that means.....it's a great day to be outdoors!



Life has been crazy for me lately, as it is for most mom's. As school begins to wind down, it seems the calendar continues to book up with parties, sports events, celebrations. It doesn't make sense but it does happen. The biggest event for us, taking place in less than two weeks will be the high school graduation of our oldest son, Bama. It's a bittersweet event for a mom.
Last week we celebrated his (last) tennis banquet at the home of his former coach's house. She lives on a lake in the area. It's a celebration the boys on the team look forward to each year. These pictures were taken at the party and to me just say "outdoors" and "summertime". It just evokes a feeling of "Taking it easy" and "Take it in".






Life IS good.
Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
To see more outdoor post visit our gracious host, Susan at A Southern Day Dreamer!
I want to remind everyone about Thrifty Thursday, happening here at Bloggeritaville tomorrow.
Thrifty Thursday is a show and tell of sorts. It is time for you to showcase your thrifty find. It can be an old find or a new one. It might be something that you found at a thrift store, a consignment store, flea market, garage/yard sale, dumpster diving, even antique stores. It's it was a thrifty find, then it meets the requirements.
I am not picky, It can be a great pair of boots & a killer vintage dress, jewelry, home decor, even fishing lures. It is your thrifty find. Tell me about it.Where did you find it? What is it? What do you plan to do with it or how do you plan to use it in your home? Do you want to sell it? Thrifty Thursday's are about the thrill of the hunt...and the treasure you found.

So....do show and tell! Be sure to grab a button and link back.
Don't forget to come back here tonight at 8PM and paste your direct hyperlink to your Thrifty Thursday post here at Mr. Linky.
Have a fabulous day, y'all! Leave me a "roadmap".

28 comments:

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Leigh! Yes,, a busy time of year for Mom's...and you will be glad...years from now...that you took pictures! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Fifi Flowers said...

They look like they are having a GREAT time... FUN!

Cindy said...

Hi Leigh,
Those are definately boys of summer pics! Good Luck on graduation I know how bittersweet that is. My just turned 19 year olds graduated last June and I am still getting used to it! I will have a post tomorrow too for Thrifty Thursday. Cindy

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Great summertime photos...thanks for sharing...

jennifer said...

Oh it's close Leigh! How exciting for Bama - how tough for Mom. But graduation is a HUGE milestone, and a testament to good parenting :)

The day at the lake looks quite inviting. To be young again with your whole life ahead of you! Tell Bama to enjoy it and remember how he feels RIGHT NOW.

Hugs Leigh. (You are a good Momma my friend)

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

I really enjoy your blog! Yes, it's a sad time when your child leaves the nest...my last went four years ago. I love these photos...the guy in the front is the best representation for a lazy afternoon of fun! I smiled when I saw them....we live in an area with 82 lakes in our county alone and I see this a lot but it always makes me smile and never gets old! I'm adding you to my list!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Makes me wish school was out already....7 more days with kids...1 without. I don't think this year can end too soon. I have some seniors that I will miss like mad....but some sophomores...that if I ever see again....will be too soon. Maybe the summer will mature them....hope so.

Love Bears All Things said...

I bet that water was cold. Thanks for sharing.
Mama Bear

LauraBeth said...

Great pics, once again! Congrats to Bama and to you, for the great job raising him!

shopannies said...

sometimes in life you just have to take a break I will be back tommorow for thursday meme

marty39 said...

Congratulations on your son's graduation. That is always such an exciting time. It looks like all the children had a wonderful time at the lake. Hugs, Marty

ButterYum said...

What wonderful fun they were having!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Leigh, such fun pictures.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Barb

KBeau said...

May is just full of stuff. So is it safe to assume that Bama is going to Alabama?

Maryrose said...

Hi Leigh,
Yes this is a busy time of year. Your pictures captured the carefree life of boys having fun and I loved them.
I remember my first graduating from high school, I would read a card and get teary. I just had my baby graduate college, I must be getting old.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.
Maryrose

Lisa Shatzer said...

Man that looks fun! What great memories for your son.

Mary said...

What fun was had by all! Milestones can be bittersweet but think of how weel he, and you, have done. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Still Learning said...

That lake looked like some good fun! Happy Outdoor Wednesday too.

Jennifer

Carrie said...

Wonderful pictures!!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

That looks like so much fun!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Love the pictures! What a great day! Happy Outdoor Wednesday! ♥ Diane

KarenHarveyCox said...

Time passes too quickly. My daughter is also graduating High School and soon the house will be quiet. Your photos are wonderful. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.
Karen

Christina said...

Congratulations on your son's graduation. It is a busy, but fun time right now. Ah, the memories.

Looks like they are having great fun.

I'll be back to link up to Thrifty Thursday.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Leigh,
congratulation to your son, and these pictures are priceless, I know these young people are filled with hopes and dreams and my prayer is that they all will be fulfilled. I know you all are so proud of him. Thank you for sharing.
Sue

Shannon said...

Ooooh, those pics make me ready for summer!!

I always mean to link up on Thursday but I always forget because I usually only post on MWF. :) Since you put the link up at night then I shouldn't have an excuse!!! :) I plan on linking up!

The Hickmans said...

Oh, that water looks nice! =) I love, love, love the picture on your header- so cool!! My Word on Wednesday posts are back- I'm so excited about sharing God's Word on my blog again! =)

Kelly said...

I love your pictures. My oldest graduated in 2006. Can't believe it's been three years ago. It was an emotional time, but very, very special. Enjoy. It's just a stepping stone. One chapter closes, another opens.

Blondie's Journal said...

This looks like a great way to enjoy the end of school and the beginning of summer! I hope you took a canoe ride as well!! Congratulations to your son, what a milestone!! Time flies, doesn't it?

Happy Outdoor Wednesday. I'm glad it gave me a reason to come to your blog (I must have been under a rock or something!! LOL!!!). Thrifty Thursdays looks like a lot of fun~I'm a little late today!!

Have a wonderful week, Leigh!

xoxo
Jane