Summertime summertime sum sum summertime….

It was incredibly hot yesterday.

We needed cool.

Maybe if we hang around cool people, we'll be cool. This is my beautiful sister-in-law Denise. She is ALWAYS cool. They just got here from Arizona, so maybe they are a little more accustomed to this heat. I resent that she can look so "the summer breeze is gently blowing my hair while I look cool, calm and collected and not at all hot or uncomfortable".

Kids ALWAYS know how to stay cool. Miranda, my lovely niece, had no problem jumping off the boat into the cool water. The rest of us had to be convinced.

Once we were in the water, it was difficult to convince us to come OUT of the water. Brother Jim was determined to stay cool but our boat was getting into shallow water. Rather than get back on the boat, he opted to be pulled. Evidently the wake of his head created a pocket of air. I am not at all sure what this means about his head.

Drag Queens

Another great way to stay cool. Ice Cream. What we didn't consider was that the ice cream would melt so fast. We had to lick continuously. (Horrors) Here is a tip: If you get a double scoop of ice cream, and one of the scoops is Butter Pecan, and it is close to 100 degrees outside, have them put the Butter Pecan on the top. It is too hard to lick in a continuous circle around the cone if the pecans are on the bottom scoop. Your tongue doesn't like it. Your welcome.

Mr. H. is an oasis of cool.

Lucy (and family) arrived in the afternoon after traveling in an air-conditioned car. She took no time at all getting her life vest on and jumping in. Cool

Continuing to be cool.

Cooper caught a breeze....for a moment.

I'm fairly certain Ben was trying to be a human pinwheel. Breezy.

Brother Jim creates his own mist.

Mark (my favorite son-in-law) may have the best solution for staying cool, at least for the adults.

Category: Cast of Characters, Grand-kids, Me!, Memories and Traditions, Mr. H, My Other Wonderful Family, New Traditions, Our Kids, Smile
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(2) Comments and (2) Replies

  1. Sue Lobsiger | July 4, 2011 at 8:34 am | Reply

    I’m missing all of you!!! Have a Happy 4th and have a margarita for me!!

    Love ya All,

    • Jill H | July 6, 2011 at 8:41 am | Reply

      Right back at ya. We miss you all and love you to pieces…

  2. Amy | July 19, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Reply

    It’s wonderful you can call Mark your favorite son in law and never have to worry about offending anyone or hurting feelings! And I bet he feels good about it too!.

    • Jill H | July 20, 2011 at 11:29 am | Reply

      He’s pretty special…

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