Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hammock & Lilacs



Following a cool and rainy spring, hanging the hammock this summer was especially wonderful. Finally, warm temperatures and blue skies have arrived and it feels so good.



The Blueblossom Lilacs are in full bloom along the driveway this week. They're native to the area and offer the sweetest scent of blossoming summer.


I gathered up a bouquet for the small wooden table we put next to the hammock.


This was Hubby's first hour of many to be spent napping in the hammock this summer.

34 comments :

  1. Beautiful. And peaceful. Isn't that what home is all about? I love it.

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  2. I bought a wonderful hammock for myself. But I always find my husbond there when it is time to relax after dinner? Do you have any solution for that garden problem??? ;-)

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  3. It looks like a great spot to relax!

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  4. Love it! Looks like it promises to be a perfect summer! Enjoy every sec!

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  5. Make sure hubby gives you a turn in that hammock too! Lovely pictures...

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  6. ah! i love a hammock! There is nothing more relaxing and peaceful!

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  7. We just purchased a new hammock to hang out back, but here it is so darn hot no one wants to lay out in it!! The lilacs are beautiful.

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  8. Cute post! I too am a fan of hammocks. They are soo nice on a breezy Sunday afternoon. Hope you have a great day :)

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  9. Looks blissful! Lilacs are my favorite smelling flower.

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  10. It's beautiful! So happy for you that you are finally getting some Summer!
    And we all know that your sweet hubby is way too busy doing house-projects to get many naps!! Dan always jokes that he has to go to work to rest up!
    xo,
    joan

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  11. Oh, it looks heavenly! I really do live vicariously through you! :)

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  12. Don't I see Lucy along the driveway? Does she sit beside your husband when he naps in the hammock? She is a pretty girl!

    Beth Thomas

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  13. **sigh**

    Hammocks are such a wonderful sight come summer. Nothing spells out relaxation in quite the same way. Looks like hubby is taking full advantage!

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  14. What a treat to have lilacs this time of year...I didn't know there was a variety that carried over into summer, how wonderful! To smell their sweet scent while laying in the hammock must be heavenly, looks like the perfect summer spot (although your porch is probably a close second)!

    BTW- That hammock looks like it's big enough to hold four nappers...just a thought. ;)
    xo J~

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  15. How wonderful,
    makes me want to set mine out...it's just way too hot here in Texas, maybe early mornings and evenings(if the bugs don't get me)!
    Enjoy.
    Lovely, lovely post!

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  16. Mmm, looks so peaceful.
    Dan
    -x-

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  17. my grandparents had a hammock when we were growing up and I LOVED it...I need to find a spot for one here! Beautiful spot!

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  18. you look beautiful ...
    I just found your site ...
    I see we have alot of the same friends
    AND we share the farmhouse thing!

    I'd love to chat

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  19. My husband would be so jealous. He has always wanted a hammock. One day...

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  20. Trina,

    I am just now catching up with my blog reading. I am so happy for you and your husband! Tell him to enjoy that hammock now because next summer he'll be too busy keeping up with your babies!

    Deborah

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  21. Looks like the perfect place for an afternoon rest. Make the most of it before your gorgeous twins arrive.

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  22. Hi Trina!

    I'm just finding your blog & wanted to say that I too had twins at the very age that you'll be having yours. CONGRATULATIONS to you & your husband!!!! My twins are almost 5 now which is so hard to believe.

    Having a baby is the most wonderful thing that can ever be imagined & the love you have for that precious little one can't be put into words. Now imagine that times "2", it is simply miraculous!:)

    I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog & checking out the updates of your "double blessings" as you go along! By the way, what a beautiful pregnant mama you are....you just glow!

    One last thing, I posted my comment here as I wasn't sure you would see it on your announcement posts, since there was over 400 comments!?! Since I don't have a blog(& not the most computer savvy person!), I don't know how it all works. Hopefully there's a way for you to get in touch with me if you'd like to ask me any questions. I'd be happy to 'talk' to you! One more thing, we have a total of "5" children...I had them all in less than 5 years. We, too, wanted a large family & prayed that the Lord would bless us with several children & boy did HE ever...we're still in awe!

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  23. Hi I like your blog and nice pictures! I wish you a nice summer! Have a nice day! Hugs Nina

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  24. Never has a hammock had a more deserving subject! Enjoy it while you can dear Mr. ACFH, 'cos soon you'll be so busy juggling babies you won't even be able to spell hammock!
    Millie ^_^

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  25. Hammock, lilacs - all you need is an icy cold drink and you're set! New to your blog and enjoying it - thanks! And congrats on the twins - wonderful! My oldest two are twins (21 now!) and I loved it all.

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  26. My first job for the day is to plant 3 new lilacs - I hope they will be as lovely as yours! It's too cold and windy here for hammocks at the moment but what a great idea for summer - I'll have to start looking for the perfect spot. Enjoy your weekend. Leigh

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  27. Let him enjoy the hammock this summer because next summer you'll be chasing little ones!
    Congrats to you both. xoxo

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  28. This is a wonderful place to visit. I love your farmhouse, the sensibility with which you share your story, which, by the way, has a certain similarity to mine (at least the TWIN part). One of my twins got married in October almost 5 years ago and is trying to get pregnant right now. We are all crossing our fingers. She will be 34 in December, when your twins are due! Congratulations to the both of you. I, too, have a wonderful hammock and it is such a wonderful place to be in the summer, when the mosquitoes aren't out! Love Portland. Have vacationed on Orcas Island twice and will return again. It is heaven there!

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  29. I just found your blog and have read your 'baby' story and nearly cried at your heartache .. and THEN saw your pregnant note with twins and just had to write a big WOHOOOOO to you both. Best wishes, congratulations and yipee (-:

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  30. What a beautiful place to rest after mowing the lawn or doing yard work...I'm sure you'll both enjoy beautiful summer days and evenings resting here. You look simply radiant in your photo...enjoy this time in your life..there's nothing else like it. Maura :)

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  31. Congratulations!
    I am thrilled for you and your husband.
    I wonder sometimes why things happen the way they do, but then I remind myself that God has His Plan for each of us. We don't know the whys of life; we just have to believe the right things will happen for us.....when they are meant to.
    Blessings for the baby nesting inside you.
    (I enjoy your blog very much)

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  32. How wonderfully relaxing your hammock looks. Good for your hubbie to be napping like that...

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Thank you for leaving your thoughts. Best, Catherine

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