Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Eating and Gathering

Our favorite thing to do this summer has been, eating outside under the apple tree. We set a table with one of my vintage table cloths, and hang the paper lanterns (that are left over from our wedding decor-- almost 5 years ago)!

And after Eric's Birthday party in July, I made a goal to eat outside at least once a week for the rest of the summer. It makes dinner seem so special!

And we’ve had dinner, dessert and a party. The kids love this little adventure, a diversion from the ordinary. And we’re literally right a few steps away from our kitchen table, but since we’re outside the magic of summer is so evident. The night light is fading, but so subtly and softly.

What have you been enjoying this summer?


Amy@OldSweetSong said...

so fun! i love the lanterns. you've inspired me to try and eat outside more. it's so hot in our apartment, why stay inside?

emily said...

ooo i wish so much we could eat outside in a yard :) i love summer dinners outside. this is lovely. i esp love the lanterns!!

our little love nest said...

Oooh that is so perfect with the leaves all hanging over their heads with the gorgeous treats, lanterns and vintage tablecloth. I want to party with them. xo

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! So many inspiring things...
I've most enjoyed summer simply for being able to be outdoors! In the winter I shrivel up and become a grouch. The cold does something awful to me so I'm always thankful for the warmth... even if I am sweating like a pig. :)

Holly said...

Here from Lynnette's. I love those paper lanterns.

Lynnette Kraft said...

I'm doing this soon! :) I am so inspired by your blog - just reminds me to do things like eat outside. I like you! I did nap under a tree today (but that's nothing new).


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