Well hello, Summer. We are so happy to have you here.
I’m pretty sure I was wearing a winter coat a couple of weeks ago, but when Mother Nature sends sun and temperatures in the 80s you won’t see me complaining
No complaining when we make trips to the New Jersey farmstands
Not complaining about huge Jersey tomatoes
And especially not complaining about big juicy strawberries
Memorial Day weekend kicked off my summer in full gear with a trip to the Jersey shore. We had the most amazing weekend that included walks on the beach, walks around town, walks to CVS (do you see a pattern?), a family barbecue, and of course my favorite chocolates. All that was missing was my husband!
But, luckily, we had whipped cream vodka to entertain me in his absence! Whipped cream vodka + diet root beer = amazing. Try it!
And we were very excited that my earrings matched the glassware
My sister also brought her friend Jen to join the fun
Of course we had to take advantage of the gorgeous weather for a few backyard shots:
Dad and me
Mom and her girls
And my favorite Uncle! Hi Marty!!!
How was your Memorial Day weekend? Has summer arrived where you are?
Aww…what a perfect way to welcome summer! And I hear you on the chocolates! :-) They look divine….as do those huge strawberries. Yum!
What a wonderful way to start the summer. U have a beautiful family!
Thank you, Maris!
Your mom is just so adorable! (as are you and your sisters, of course) I don’t know if your mom is at all like mine is, but she is always worried about what pics of her go up on my blog. :)
Well my mom definitely loved your comment:-)
I love the Jersey Shore… we used to go to Avalon every summer and it was so beautiful and peaceful there. Not so much like the JS dispayed on MTV…
We go to Margate/Longport so very similar to Avalon! Do you still go down there ever?
I haven’t gone in probably like 6 or 7 years (they completely remodeled the house we used to stay in and it’s WAY more expensive now!!) but my parents still go sometimes.
Summer? What’s that!?!?! We just got spring up here in Canada…I’m so jealous of your beautiful long weekend! It looked like so much fun to have so many people around to enjoy your time with. Enjoy your hot summer weather!
awww you have such a pretty smile Lauren! <3
Ah thank you, Ellie!
yes, HELLO SUMMER. I’ll even love you with your 90 degree temps and 100% humidity….I love you that much…and I don’t even have a beach nearby to celebrate you with.
I know what you mean, I’m just so happy the cold and rain has stopped!
It looks like you had such a fun weekend! You look so pretty!! :)
aww love this post! Great photos! Looks happy and summery! My summer def kicked off this past weekend! Lovin’ the 80 degree weather and ssunshine!! Oh and the produce! Strawberries have never tasted better!
I did a Memorial Day recap with pics too, but made it wordless….b/c I’m lazy! Bwahahahahaha! Love your pics and yes, welcome summer….to a degree. Don’t get any hotter than 80 this year please! Is that too much to ask?
So glad I got to welcome summer with you :)
I’m still thinking about those chocolates. woohoo for making an appearance on the blog and your fam adopting me for an awesome weekend!
Wonderful pics…..I ogled the farm stand produce with love. ;)
I LOVE your photos! Nothing like the Jersey shore and farm stands :) Hope you had a fantastic weekend! Can’t wait to try that drink too!
You will love it! I wish we went to the same Jersey Shore!
Aside from the absence of one special guy, I can’t remember a more perfect holiday!!!!!!! And what great pics to remind us all year long! I loved every minute of it. Every single minute!
Looks like a great weekend! I’m a Jersey girl and spend lots of time down the shore this time of year…but didn’t feel like battling the traffic this past weekend :)
Luckily we took trains for most of the trip or our traffic would have been crazy. Now there is a whole summer full of weekends to go:-)
Those earrings are so pretty! Cute pics of you and your fam :) Hello Summer indeed, it was scorching hot this past weekend!
Yes, summer has arrived and I’m so happy! We took a trip to the farmer’s market too, grilled out, hung by the pool…I love summer. :)
Love this! What a great way to welcome summer:)
What a fun looking weekend! The fruit looks amazing and your family is so cute. :)
Looks like such a fun time! Great pictures!
Looks like great weekend! Gorgeous photos!
Looks like you had a wonderful day off!
Such a beautiful beautiful weekend, L!! You are positively radiant- a ball of energy and beauty. Love the earrings, too!
You are the best:-)
I’ve ben mixing that whipped cream vodka with orange juice…but am seriously excited about trying it with root beer now :) Love your pictures! Happy summer!
Whipped cream vodka and root beer? Seriously? Where have I been? Never heard of it, but I will definitely be trying it. Yummy summer fun!
All of the photos are so cute! I need to get over to Jersey – their produce looks insane!
Lauren so happy to have found your blog through Foodbuzz! Those farmer’s market pictures make me so happy. It’s been such a long gloomy winter… I’m ready for some sun! :)
Thank you for the nice comment! Your blog name cracks me up:-)