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Welcome to Summer!

by Meghann on May 31, 2010

Canon Ball!!!

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Pool, Sunshine, and Puppies – what better way is there to celebrate a 3 day weekend?!?! πŸ™‚


After spending the whole weekend with my family in Orlando, it was my turn to drive to Titusville to spend the day with them.


The last time I was home my parents had just planted a little garden. A month or so later I was happy to see the garden in full bloom!


Check out the fresh veggies.




The garden is actually my little bro’s baby. He planted all the vegetables, weeds daily, and make sure the garden is well watered. I’m so proud. πŸ™‚


The garden isn’t the only hobby my brother has invested in this summer. Check out his new toy.


Ben built this potato launcher all on his own!


My little brother never fails to impress me with his skills. He can just look at something and automatically know how it works and be able to build his own version of it. I wish I had that gift!



My Dad brought the grill out for lunch.



Meat, Meat, Meat (Kelly and I have the two veggie burgers on the bottom right corner)


Veggie Kabobs!


I <3 veggie kabobs! Ours were good too! We had eggplant, pineapple, zucchini, yellow squash, and mushrooms on each skewer.


My plate


  • Veggie Burger
  • Corn on the Cob
  • 2 Veggie Kabobs
  • Balsamic Coleslaw


Delicious! The perfect summer meal. πŸ™‚

My Dad’s version of poolside dining.


As you can tell, the dogs didn’t seem to mind. πŸ˜‰
We set up a strawberry shortcake bar for dessert.
IMG_8507.JPGThe pool water was amazing. We lucked out that the rain held off just long enough to get a few hours of sun in before the afternoon thunderstorms rolled in. It was honestly a perfect Memorial Day. I feel like I’m always hustling and bustling on 3 day weekends trying to get the most out of them that I can, but I forget that sometimes it’s nice to just stay home and relax.

I left my parent’s house around 4:00 and headed home to collapse on the couch. Maddie and I enjoyed a lovely hour nap. We were both pooped after a day in the sun!

I felt like I had been nibbling all day, so I kept it light for dinner.

Nut crusted parsnip fries with barbeque sauce.
Steamed english peas
My sweet tooth really wanted a small bowl of ice cream with 1/2 a scone for dessert.
Now I just have to get through 3.5 days of work before VACATION time!!! Woo hoo!!

1 gavrielski May 31, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Grilled pineapple is my new favorite food, and I’m so happy to see that you enjoyed it on your skewers today! Those veggie kabobs look fabulous. Where are you going on vacation? Summer is the best! πŸ™‚

2 Evan Thomas May 31, 2010 at 8:53 pm

What a fun time with family! A potato shooter? Is that a southern thing because I’ve never heard of one.

3 Chloe May 31, 2010 at 8:55 pm

I’m so jealous of your sun and your parent’s veggie garden! We’re lucky that the sun came out for a little bit, but we won’t be seeing veggies like that for at least another month or so.
BBQ’s are so fun, especially with family!

4 biz319 May 31, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Sounds like the perfect 3 day weekend to me! πŸ˜€ We have the same grill as your parents – but I have to say, you and Kelly’s veggie burgers look a little wimpy next to all that meat! πŸ˜€

5 runningwithsass May 31, 2010 at 8:56 pm

what a nice looking pool!
sounds so fun and relaxing! I took a nap today too!

6 Courtney May 31, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Fun! You’re lucky to have a pool in your backyard!

7 Erin May 31, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Such an ideal Memorial Day. How all-American! πŸ˜‰

8 thewhatkateateblog May 31, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I love your Dad pool side meal! And that photo of Maggie and you is too cute.

9 jennyinnewyork May 31, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Those scones are making me so jealous! I may have to bake this week again!

10 Mary May 31, 2010 at 10:36 pm

sounds like so much fun! πŸ™‚ I <3 spending time with my fam as well.

11 Sarah May 31, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Um… ok I know that’s your brother but uh… that’s quite a photo, lol.

12 missyrayn May 31, 2010 at 11:22 pm

That looks like just a fun day. I wish we had a garden like that. Hunni and I just are going to grow some things on the patio.

13 Lisa @ bakebikeblog May 31, 2010 at 11:23 pm

oooh what fun! Love it all!!!!

14 dianacheung May 31, 2010 at 11:27 pm

cute bbq…and I heart strawberry shortcake..nothing says summer like it!

15 Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 31, 2010 at 11:36 pm

Looks like a perfect weekend to me!! Love the garden and the grill!

16 Julie @ Wearing Mascara May 31, 2010 at 11:36 pm

SO jealous of that gorgeous pool! Glad you had fun!

17 ellaroo88 June 1, 2010 at 12:06 am

Your pool looks amazing! Great way to start summer

18 clairedille June 1, 2010 at 1:24 am

That seriously sounds like such a fun and relaxing day. I’ve been craving some water time and now am so jealous! Yay for veggie burgers and bbq coleslaw…sounds delicious. Oh, and is their a recipe for the scones anywhere? I know you said another blogger sent them to ya!

19 megan sexton June 1, 2010 at 1:26 am

Did you see your article in Shape this month?!! Fantastic and it was so exciting to feel like I knew someone

20 britchickruns June 1, 2010 at 1:43 am

Hahah a potato launcher!? That’s such a boy toy!
Is Maddie a Jack Russell? I just got a Jack Russell called Poppy yesterday – they’re so funny and gorgeous!!

21 Paula June 1, 2010 at 7:40 am

What a gorgeous pool/backyard!!

22 Mica June 1, 2010 at 7:40 am

I’ve been kind of absent on commenting, but I have been reading your posts!

I really like when you show your family get-togethers and adventures because you all seem to have such a great time together.

Happy Summer!

23 Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope June 1, 2010 at 7:46 am

#1 the food looked so amazing.
#2 I think you have my ideal family. sit around by the pool, cookout, have a good time..sigh jealous

24 Liz June 1, 2010 at 8:36 am

Wow, what a gorgeous pool. Looks like a great day

25 rebecca lustig June 1, 2010 at 9:23 am

i love grilled pineapple.

and your brother is SO cool. a potato launcher? how fun!

26 Kelly June 1, 2010 at 10:05 am

Your backyard is amazing! Very jealous of your pool!

27 Heather @ Side of Sneakers June 1, 2010 at 10:12 am

What a beautiful backyard!!! That potato launcher is the coolest thing ever πŸ™‚

28 Carolyn @ lovinlosing June 1, 2010 at 10:33 am

Looks pretty similar to my day!! We went a friend’s family’s house who has a pool and had a fantastic day!! The weather was perfect, the food was delicious, and the company couldn’t be beat.

29 britishbride June 1, 2010 at 10:55 am

WOAH I am sooooo jealous being in the cold and rainy UK. You Florida girls have all the luck.


30 Caroline June 1, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Happy Summer to you! This is funny because I had the exact same title for my post this weekend! Looks like you enjoyed your weekend and had some great eats too. I love those grilled veggies especially!

31 Amanda On Foot June 3, 2010 at 11:48 am

Yummm veggie kebobs…


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