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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Summer recap

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Psst...Be sure to keep reading 'til the end for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card! Contest is now closed.

We had a great summer--especially the 2 1/2 week trip we took in August to visit my parents and my husband's parents! These were some of the highlights of that trip:

Playing in the ocean
Waves tickling toes
Love for Grammy & Sampa
Grows and grows and grows

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Time with Mom and Dad
Was a treat for me,
Plus time with my old friends
And with my cute hubby.

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In northern California
We got a needed break
From humid summer weather
(And Hubs swam in a lake!)

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When Grandma played with them,
The kids had so much fun!
And Grandpa's blueberry pancakes?
Zoodle ate a ton!

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The memories we make
On trips to see the fam
Make me very thankful
Of just how blessed I am!

I've been thinking about breakfast lately because of this blog series. While we had a few special breakfasts during our trip (like donuts and those fantastic blueberry pancakes), most mornings we stuck to easy, healthy options like cereal.

Thankfully both sets of grandparents had a nice variety of cereals for us to choose from. My in-laws had a box of Kellogg's Corn Flakes that had some pictures of old-style Kellogg's Corn Flakes trucks, and those pictures really caught Zoodle's attention! He kept asking for "the truck cereal." I wasn't sure if Corn Flakes would be an interesting enough flavor for his discriminating toddler palate, but he liked them!

My husband happened to turn on a documentary on cereal while we were in California, and I learned that Kellogg's Corn Flakes was the first cold cereal ever produced. It's pretty cool to see that after all these years, it's still popular...and it's even tasty enough for a two-year-old!

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You can enter up to 2 times. Choose up to 2 of these 3 entry methods:


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And last week's winner is...

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...Commenter #71, coriwestphal! Regarding her quick breakfast choice, Cori wrote, "Toast is a good one. Fast, easy, and you can take it on the run!" Congrats!

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116 comments:

Amanda said...

My kids learning to swim and loving the water was the best part of beating the heat.

Amanda said...

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The Clines said...

My most memorable summer moment was a great day at the beach (we're not usually beach people). We easily got a parking spot, the water was warm (for New England!)the kids had fun and we were able to relax!

Sasha said...

We just had an end of summer trip to Silver Dollar City and it was fabulous!

Mami2jcn said...

Our trip to Myrtle Beach was the highlight of our summer.

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Sasha said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/SashaSaysBlog/status/23256003496

makeupmommy07 said...

Most Memorable moment this summer was My Daughter starting Soccer and my Husband And I just looking at each other and saying how fast she is growing and how precious time is with the kids we love it! She is 3 so to us it was yesterday that we brought her home from the hospital.. ughh time flies by!

makeupmommy07 said...

Tweeted the contest http://twitter.com/jaybugsmommy/status/23258242069

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@jaybugsmommy

Thanks So Much for the giveaway!

Kari said...

Warm Sunday mornings with loved ones in the back yard with bees buzzing around the rose bushes and table piled high with blueberry pancakes, ripe strawberries and fresh squeezed orange juice.

karasceviour said...

Days at the park, and the beach are always fun and memorable to me.And the kids love it! karasceviour at hotmail dot com

KaHolly said...

The hightlight of my summer was kayaking among the migrating shorebirds in Cape Breton. They didn't mind my presence at all. I was able to sit quietly among them when my boat beached on their sandbar and get lots of beautiful photographs. ~karen

hellosarah said...

vacation with my extended family in south carolina!

Heather said...

I was able to enjoy the great weather with my 9 month old twin girls! WE found out they LOVE the water and spent as much time as possible in the pool and the lake! They looked adorable in their matching swimsuits and floaties..I could not ask for a better summer as a first time mom!

2cats said...

We loved to make our own granola. We would have as a quick summer breakfast...yogurt, homemade granola, and fresh strawberries. MMM good.

Tabathia said...

We went to Carolina Beach for a short fun-filled weekend and enjoyed it, it was our first trip there
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Tabathia said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/23874258973
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Agnstc Mel said...

Favorite moments this year was we learned some new boardgames and tried to play them every week. It was great quality family time together. Plus stepdaughter learned some new things from it


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Jenny B said...

I LOVED taking my children to the beach for the first time this summer. We had an amazing time and look forward to many more family vacations!
Jenny B

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swisspotluck said...

One particularly fun memory was this weekend with the girls at the state fair. I gave my niece my camera and let her take all the pictures that she wanted. I ended up with pictures of every single rabbit, chicken, and baby goat at the fair.

Swedish pancake breakfast eaten sitting out on the deck was also a hit.

swisspotluck said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/swisspotluck/status/23899385298

Kate said...

The highlight of my summer is always our family beach trip to North Carolina. Doesn't get any better than that!

Nicole said...

We took a beautiful trip to the Oregon coast this year and went to lots of parks and the zoo!

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Nicole said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/23925555540

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Call Me Cate said...

I was able to visit my niece and nephew this summer. Spending a few minutes alone on the back porch holding baby Caley was one of the most peaceful moments I've had all summer.

Call Me Cate said...

Tweetage! http://twitter.com/showmyface/status/23926806976

Just call me b said...

I think my fave summer moment was our very spontaneous trip to the beach. Great memories!

Kerry said...

Our favorite moments were during the week we spent on the lake this summer.
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Kerry said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/23947514385
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Ali said...

I loved taking my baby on walks. Also, hiking and camping, basically just being outside and enjoying the nice weather.

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bleatham said...

I enjoyed the Mama-Daughter days I spent with my tween scrapbooking and talking about anything and everthing!
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bleatham said...

tweet
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jennjp0518 said...

One of my most memorable was watching my husband and brother in law fly airplanes in the field by my in-laws house! They would drop and they would have to trudge through high fields to go get them! it was fun to watch haha!
jenn14_85 at yahoo dot com

jennjp0518 said...

tweeted!
http://twitter.com/jennjp0518/status/23979634698

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AStarrA said...

We didn't get to go anywhere but did lots of swimming, library visits and movie watching
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Wander said...

We went camping with our teenagers. Accidentally stole a golfcart. Got it stuck at the bottom of the hill. Had to push it back up in the killer heat!
Laughed our heads off...cause it was so funny!

Made a great memory!

sy said...

we had a lot of fun making parfaits with berries and lemons, they're so tasty in the summer.
songyueyu at gmail

sy said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/syytta/status/24039781243

Betty N said...

My favorite summer family moments are when my grandkids come to visit...just talking with them and playing with them is so enjoyable

Barbarawr said...

The best time we had this summer was going to a family wedding with relatives from the West Coast that we hadn't seen in years

Email address is in blogger profile

Barbarawr said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/24051540490

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*LLL with Leslie* said...

Going to the beach and seeing 3 dolphins swimming a few feet from us!

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*LLL with Leslie* said...

tweet.

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Kelly Massman said...

My favorite memory from summer is trying to find the Big Red lighthouse in Holland, Michigan!
kmassman gmail

Deb said...

This summer I got to take my boys to my parents summer house for the weekend and we had a ton of fun. We went blueberry picking, fishing, boating and swimming. It was great time to spend with my both my kids and my parents.

Deb said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/fairydancer35/status/24054546570

Kristin said...

The best part of this summer was going to China to pick up our daughter and bring her home forever!

Racingjourno said...

My most memorable moment was longer than a moment. Spending time with my cousins and telling family stories was very special.

Racingjourno said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/LuigiFranco/status/24073448702

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Some Lucky Dog said...

One of our most memorable moments was seeing our grandson ride a horse on the trail all by himself for the first time!

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Some Lucky Dog said...

I tweeted about the giveaway!
http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/24084568224

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Deanna G. said...

My most memorable moments would be all the fixing up of the house I've been doing. It looks so great! :)

Renee' Simmons said...

one of memories was this summer while traveling, we took back roads in Wyoming & Nevada and didn't even see another house or business for over 100 miles. All we could do was talk to each other! bearabledeals@gmail.com

Deanna G. said...

Tweeted the giveaway:

http://twitter.com/calidreamin87/status/24090739551

Renee' Simmons said...

http://twitter.com/bearabledeals/status/24090649632
Contest tweeted
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MCantu1019 said...

My favorite moments of summer was taking kids over to Grandma's house for family get togethers.

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Susan C. said...

My favorite memory of the summer was taking the day off to go to the State Fair.

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

one of the most memorable moments- although, not necessarily a good one!- was finding out my daughter is allergic to msoquitos! Ick!

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Betty N said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/24124651691

amweeks said...

My most memorable moment was cheering on my 10 yr old daughter at Jr Olympics (the FL state swim championships) as she swam the 100 Butterfly!

amweeks said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/amweeks/status/24125976056

Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

We loved camping by the lake. We also loved swimming! It was so fun!

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PsychMamma said...

All of our favorite memories seem to revolve around time spent in nature this year. We got Jenna (4) a pair of binoculars, and we went to parks, botanical gardens, forests, lakes, etc. She collected rocks, leaves, & pine cones everywhere we went, and we all collected memories.

Jen said...

My favorite memory this summer was going to the Califonia State Fair! Seeing all the wonderful exhibits, especially the quilts, was awesome! Beer, music, sun, and fun!

Tracey said...

We had a week-long family vacation in the mountains of TN. It was lovely!!

Tracey said...

I tweeted the giveaway - http://twitter.com/GirlstoGrow/status/24144123875

Amber said...

Beautiful photos! Our fav summer memory was a big camping trip with lots of smores! :)

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Amber said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/lipstickncandy/status/24144233593

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JC said...

The highlight of my summer was camping with my family. Breakfast in the early morning by the cabin and tent was fabulous.

JC said...

http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/24162676346

Carolsue said...

A memorable family moment for us was having breakfast with Mickey Mouse at Disneyland!
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Henria O. said...

Our favorite family moments were watching our 10 month old become mobile and take her first real walking steps!
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Kristi said...

We had many great family moments at the beach.

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Georgia said...

Seeing my sister who lives in the UP for the first time after 2 years, Love her!
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Georgia said...

Just tweeted!
http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/24180411689
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E said...

Sitting around the fire, drinking coffee and talking with my dear husband! These are a few of my favorite things!

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

E said...

http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/24188782258

tweet

~eunice b
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daveg0929 said...

My brother and sister came for a visit. Hadn't been together for 13 years.

susan1215 said...

We went out of town to visit our families and it was so nice seeing them.

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susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/24223434971

Eva said...

Going to Sixflags was the best part of my summer!
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Angel Jacklyn said...

I ENJOYED BAKING COOKIES AND MAKING ICE CREAM WITH THE KIDS THIS PAST SUMMER kytah00@yahoo.com

Angel Jacklyn said...

ALSO TWEETED http://twitter.com/kytah00/status/24244932744 kytah00@yahoo.com

StephanieC said...

we loved having breakfast on our cruise ship to alaska this summer! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

StephanieC said...

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Janine said...

Our favorite family moment was our big Fourth of July get together during our visit to Southern California this past summer.
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Deb ~ tnshadylady said...

I taught my 5 yr old nephew how to fly a kite. He was so excited when he was able to get it into the air on his own!

Deb ~ tnshadylady said...

http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/24259039785

LAMusing said...

Making dinner together and watching the fireworks over the water on the 4th of july was great!
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LAMusing said...

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mom2boys said...

We loved going camping with our kids this summer! It was wonderful and we can't wait to do it again!!!

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mom2boys said...

tweet

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PauleyD said...

My favorite family moment this summer was when we went camping and visited our grandparent’s family farm and rode horses and milked cows.
My favorite breakfast moment was cooking free range eggs from the farm. I guarantee you they taste better than the ones you get from the grocery store.

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PauleyD said...

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marybug2 said...

The favorite outing was the trip to disney world with my grand children.
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marybug2 said...

I tweeted your giveaway
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Amy said...

My favorite family moment this summer was being able to pick up my niece in Florida and take her with us to our big family reunion because my sister and her husband just couldn't make it this year. We had a great time with her along for the ride.

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Kathryn said...

Our favorite memories are all kept in journals we did all summer! We have illustrations and a few words of what we did! It is so neat to look back over it all (zoo, park, moving to a new state, vacation, etc) It made it so easy to bring all those fun summer memories back!

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Shel said...

Our entire family got together at my brother's house for a cookout/game night. We had a blast laughing and talking. Money was tight this year for all of us and nobody took a vacation but it was much more fun to just enjoy each other's company. I laughed so much that night my face hurt from smiling.

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/24325192588

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Carolyn G said...

most memorable was traveling to NYC and seeing ground zero

Phyllis said...

My most memorable moment this summer was my sister and her kids flying in from California to visit. Kids? They're all grown up!

Phyllis said...

Tweeted!
http://twitter.com/justcuzz/status/24326074726

DG said...

One of my favorite memories was building sand castles with my nieces on our day trips to the beach :)

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DG said...

tweeted!

http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/24328053652

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matt0701 said...

The most memorable moment of this summer was visiting The Farm in Door County, WI with my family!

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wigget said...

i had a nice time this summer visiting the village fire station with the boys

Samantha said...

One of my favorite moments of the summer was visiting our college aged son in San Diego, CA. One of the nights we were there we ate dinner at one of ours/his FAVORITE places. It was nice to break bread and share that night as a complete family again.

Thanks!
Samantha Daleo
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or
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Lori said...

Hiking while camping or our Tahoe vacation were the high points to our summer--my kids are crazy!
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Katie said...

I had a 2 week vacation on Cape Cod with my family, including my 11 YO daughter and my 1 YO son. Lots of water time, seeing both of them enjoy it in their own different ways. Lazy dinners on the deck, lobster, ice cream, onion rings, gorgeous sunsets...it was fantastic.

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Katie said...

Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/Skaketgirl/status/24409081710

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Natalie said...

The most memorable moment of my summer was when my 12yo son hit a home-run (the first of several) during his baseball playoffs. More than 100 teams entered the tournament (double-elimination) and our team from rural Monroe, OR, made it up to the top six. At the end of the season, my son was named Most-Improved and MVP of his team.
aleq13@gmail.com

won said...

We just enjoyed having lazy days and no additional stress. Just being together made it all that mattered!

won said...

https://twitter.com/won2x/status/24415652773

Terri said...

It was wonderful when my husband and I flew to Charleston for our son's graduation and got to take him out to breakfast!
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JJ said...

my favorite part of summer was camping and going to the zoo

JJ said...

http://twitter.com/jjudy04/status/24434850851