Photo Story Friday-Summer

Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek
Oregon has the most beautifully moderate summers of any place I’ve ever lived. I just wish it lasted longer. Summer never officially *starts* until July and then it seems to end the first part of September. Certainly not long enough for my liking. We’ve had 3 HOT, and by that I mean with a high above 100 degrees, days this whole summer. 3.

This was one of them.

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. Great pics of the kids. Hard to believe summer is almost over.

  2. What cute smiles!
    They really are darlin kids Angie.
    Summers here in PA are short also; but not too short for me! I’m a snow bunny.

  3. I love Summer in the NW. When I lived near Seattle I love August and September there. I could not handle all that rain though.

  4. I love your pictures I want to ask you something…What type of camera do you use? Your photos always look great!

  5. I love all that red hair!!!

  6. Your kiddos are so precious…fabulous pics!

  7. Fantastic photos! We haven’t even had that many HOT days. It has been one lovely summer! Happy PSF!

  8. And then there was 4... says

    I also wanted to ask what camera you use?? and do you home school the kids?

  9. CrackerJacks says

    Aww, such cute kiddos! Great photos!

  10. Tiaras and Tantrums says

    Adorable pictures!! (are they redheads??) You are lucky – we didn’t even get ANY 100 days this summer! What the heck is going on?
    Great PSF!

  11. Krista ~ Bits and pieces says

    Your photos are wonderful and your children are beautiful!!!

    Have a blessed weekend!

  12. Great pictures! We had a whole week of the 100 plus days, not to mention the others before it. The past two weeks have been mild (high eighties) and oh, so nice.

  13. Casey's trio says

    We have lucked out and not had many hot days here as well…beautiful pictures!

  14. So darling–and I just LOVE all the red hair!

  15. THey look like they had fun with it. I don’t wish for that hot but it would have been nice to get a few more summer days. We had a total of 7 or 8 I I think.

  16. Very cute pics! We’ve never been to Oregon, but my husband has an uncle there, so we hope to go there one day.

  17. Summer definitly comes and goes too fast! Cute pics!

  18. mommaof4wife2r says

    love love love those pics…and ur kids are more beaut every time i see a new pic of them. my sofie is still bald but darling, hot hubby has red/brown curly hair, so i’m hoping for some red hair!!

    have a fun summer weekend…it’s almost over. πŸ™‚

  19. Peter Dyrholm says

    It’s funny to see how hot always seems to go along with wet πŸ˜‰

  20. So much red hair! I Love it!!

  21. sassy stephanie says

    Looks like those cuties did not mind the heat!

  22. WheresMyAngels says

    What great photo’s and they pose so well! You are so lucky since only one of my kids knows how to take a good picture!! lol

  23. Such sweet pictures! And I loved the pictures of the leaves…I’m very ready for fall! LOL.

  24. So what you’re saying is…. I need to move to Oregon!
    Great pics of your munchkins!!
    And I’ve been meaning to tell you — I have serious grass envy. Your lawn is amazing!

  25. Munchkins and Music says

    They all have red hair! So cute!

  26. Oh I loath above 100 degree days! Makes me wonder how I survived in KS for almost 5 years!

    Great pics of the kiddos!

    (and no – the 24 hr culture was negative too…ugh).

    Thanks for stopping by! I’m adding your button on my blog, for sure.

  27. These pics are lovely – the second one is my favourite!

  28. Those are some gorgeous kids and beautiful pictures!

  29. Great pictures! I love close ups!

    We have short summers here too!


  30. Sherri - KaysvilleMomma says

    See — I hate summer —- I LOVE SPRING ANS FALL!!!!

  31. Collegegirl says

    Beautiful pictures-I especially love the last one of your precious girl!

  32. Amazing pictures once again! It’s one of the reasons I’ve given you an award over at my place!!

  33. Live.Love.Eat says

    Simply.Beautiful.The smiles of our children are priceless!!

  34. the schirano triplets says

    awww, i love those smiles! your children are just beautiful!

  35. great pictures! Yeah summer weather in oregon is never long enough. I could use a few more weeks just not of the 100 degree stuff.

    Your kids are too cute.

  36. les_mason_curt says

    you have really cute children. Adorable!

  37. I remember that day! Perhaps we’ll even get some more summer since it’s been RAINING FOR A WEEK!!! Not that I’m bitter…

  38. Awesome pictures! You have a lovely family! Our summers last forever here in TX, but they seem to end once the kids start school. That is coming up this coming Monday (sniff, sniff). πŸ™‚

  39. Angie, Just come visit us in Texas, you’ll get plenty of hot weather here! during the winter months we just wish and wish for snow, not too many days, but at least a couple. You know we don’t know how to drive in that stuff! Cute kid pictures! Thank you, a friend in East Texas, Pam.

  40. Your children are adorable! I especially love the last picture. So cute!

  41. Angie your children are gorgeous. It must be fun times at your home all of the time..

  42. jennifergriffin says

    Hi! I found your blog from a friends…Just a Girl..

    I’m so glad i did! I love your style, beautiful pictures and your heart! What a neat family you have! I can’t wait to check out some of your recipes and to get to know you more!


  43. Hello GORGEOUS photos!!!

    What I wouldn’t give for a smidgen of cool weather. It’s a tad too warm for me… all year round!

  44. Are You Serious! says

    β™₯ The kids are so cute! I love the pictures! πŸ™‚

  45. Oh man are they all adorable or WHAT! And I feel ya, summer was lovely and went by way too FAST, didn’t it!

  46. Motherhood for Dummies says

    what cuties you have!!

  47. great pictures! I think you captured their joy of summer pretty well. I guess we all have to enjoy what summer we are given.

  48. Such beautiful kids!!

  49. The Pink Potpourri says

    i LOVE the pics!

  50. Blog Stalker says

    Great Photos for sure. love the red hair and what great smiles. And in answer to the last post, My leaves are falling too. Just when the weather was getting bearable. AHHH! What can you do? Just move forward. lol

  51. Those are some seriously HAPPY looking kids! Awesome smiles on those adorable children.

    You do have a short summer. Please, take some of ours. I swear, our summers last from April to November, at least. ugh.

  52. Such beautiful kids you have! I love the Northwest, but the summers definitely are short! It looks like ya’ll are having a lot of fun though!

  53. I am sure that you know this but those kids of yours are just adorable. I am glad that they are basking in the summer fun.

  54. waaaaaaay cute… the kids are beautiful…

    and thanks for your supportive comments… appreciated it very much.


  55. What a beautiful set of redheads you have there! Same here with the weather in the Tacoma area of Washington! Once the rain starts here it just doesn’t stop…

  56. Gorgeous photos!

  57. Migraine Mom says

    Gorgeous, as always! I love their hair!!

  58. Just LOOK at those adorable kidlets of yours!! Those pictures make me want to come and play with them yesterday.

  59. let me try to guess first, it’s a game I always like about twins…
    Jacob is the second pic and John is the fourth. Well I don’t care if I’m wrong, as you know which one is who… πŸ˜€

    and forgive me for this stupid question. are they wet because of sweat since it is so hot? or they just swam?

    last but not least, wonderful pictures of wonderful kids


  60. jenni anne says

    you really do take great photos, angie! i guess it helps that your kids are so dang cute.

  61. Where is Grace? Ha ha.

    Gorgeous photos! Really.

  62. Looks like fun playing outside with some water. After the hot day we are having today I wish we had a pool in our back yard.

  63. Carrie and Troy Keiser says

    Great pictures of your cute kids! Our summers start like that too, but unfortunately, we have had far too many in the 100s days. Then yesterday was almost cold….. weather is quick to change,huh?

  64. The kids are so gorgeous… I always thought red heads were the cutest…

    oh…. I hate summer…. I think I mentioned that on your Fall post… I’ll rub it in though.. I CAN’T WAIT for colder weather!!

  65. Alexandria says

    Wow! You have some really beautiful children.

  66. Tara@From Dawn Till Rusk says

    Gorgeous photos. You’re rubbing it in though, as here in England we’ve hardly had any summer at all and all my photos have stormy skies and us all wrapped up in coats and gilets.
    Many thanks for your visit on my SITS day, I really do appreciate it.

  67. Gunnisac Sandersons says

    Oh your kids are so sweet. That little Emma looks just like her mom, She is adorable in yellow.

  68. Beautiful pics!! I love all that gorgeous red hair on your kiddos!!!!!

  69. REally great pic’s. Who’s taking all of these? What camera do you guys have?

  70. MoziEsmΓ© says

    Looks like a Fun hot day! I miss Oregon . . .

  71. Bonnie the Boss says

    Your children are so beautiful!!! They must take after you!