Friday, July 13, 2007

Walt Whitman says...

"Give me the splendid silent sun
with all his beams full-dazzling."

I concur, Mr. Whitman. I concur.
Give me the sun, give me the SUMMER!

Give me vespa rides to the Provo Freedom Festival. Give me late-night outings to Denny's (I'm not ashamed--that Grand Slam was AMAZING!) Give me a splendid hike up Rock Canyon with my two handsome boys. Give me a ripe, juicy, perfectly-textured red plum. Give me a pool party with Joan, Brandon, and James. (How gosh darn cute are James and Blaine?)
Give me a little boy who delights in morning walks with his mama, playing in the rocks outside his apartment, and splashing in any pool he can find (nice g-ride swimmy suit, Blainey...).
Give me a coke "squishee" from 7-11 (thanks, Simpsons!) to cool me down and temper my headache. Give me a good ol' grilled burger at Gram's on the 4th of July. Give me patriotic parades, flags, and fireworks! (Shucks--as if my little camera can do the Stadium of Fire any justice whatsoever!)

Better yet, give me a cozy wozy bed on Grandma Tillie's front lawn on which to snuggily watch those fireworks.

And give me a superhandsome man to soak in all that sunshine and summertime with.


Check, check, and check. Man do I love my life.

13 comments:

The Ramptons said...

Anne- What a fun post, and what a great life you have indeed! LOVED the picture of Blaine and Jimmy (uh...you can tell which one lives in Arizona huh?)And I LOVED the picture of Grandma on the cozy wozy bed! I can just hear her say, "now , I will never get back up off this ground! You will have to lift me back up" Love it. Thanks for sharin the love, and enjoy all of those great people you get to be around. My loved ones list is pretty bleak around Texas...so good on ya for recognizing the bliss of "happy, loved one filled" life!

lori said...

Anne! I LOVE these pictures!! Pretty much the epitome of summertime! Blaine splashing...your cute braids!...the fireworks. so fun!

Love you tons - can't wait to play with Blaine this morning...and to talk a little "Potter" when you guys get home!!

kate said...

Ummm, Yes! I loved your cute pictures and the new fun post! Your hair is getting so long and gorgeous. I am really, actually, jealous of it. Mostly just that it always looks so cute! I am so sad to be living way in the heck up here, cause now I'm not close to you! I am really bummed out about it! Really bummed out! Like I want to come to the pool so bad with you...I might just drive down! What about it!

Emily said...

Ah, Anne, once again, you dazzle with your delightful collection of words and photos. This post is almost as good as summer itself...and in some places where it gets stiflingly hot and suffocatingly humid, I'd say this post is actually better. This makes me miss Provo and all its many splendors! (you being one of them :)

liz said...

I was just thinking about how tired I am of being so hot all the time. Thanks for reminding me to enjoy it while it lasts!

The Innkeeper said...

What a cute family. Can't wait until you're spending some of your Summer days with us!

The Innkeeper said...

I just read your comment about "Timmy Ho's" and I had no idea what you were talking about! But then I laughed out loud. Looking forward to it!

Sarah said...

Okay, I'm totally shallow, but I just look at your pictures, and I'm extremely jealous of your hair!

Ape said...

cute blog, love the colors!

danielle said...

Oh I loved the pics of you and tilly. how fun! And Blaine and his saggy little swim trunks. Too cute.

Katie said...

Love the bed on the lawn idea for fireworks! How cozy is that? P.S. Blaine is such a stud in his little suit. So cute. P.P.S. HP in 5 days! Wahoo!

Traci said...

Ohmigosh Anne! I haven't commented on this post? I've looked at it like 10 x's. Sorry, I'm loosin' it!
What cute summery pictures you have my dear. Can't wait too see you all in person again. Which I know is going to be tough to sqeeze but we are SUPER flexible. Just keep me posted!
I love you and You are SOOOO HOT!

Jill said...

Well look at you having the perfect 4th of July ever! Blaine is adorable! Loved the swim trunks! We had a good one too. A day at the lake with good friends and family, a BBQ, swimming on the dock, kneeboarding, and fireworks on the lake!