Friday, August 31, 2012



The thing we did most this summer was make several trips to the beach, we love it here. So, naturally we wanted one more trip to celebrate the official end of summer. While summer does not end officially until September 22,  the start of the school year signals the beginning of fall. 
Yellow flags flying is a warning of caution. This is the weekend before Isaac! Such a beautiful weekend, the calm before the storm if you will. 

The last Sandcastle

Boat Cruise

Beautiful Blues Everywhere


Tropical Flowers

Latte made especially for Jim and me by our son

Every day a the Beach was Special

July 4 ~ Red, White and Blue ~ Celebration

 Beautiful Sunset


  1. I am going to miss summer too. I love Fall & the holiays so it makes up for it a bit!
    Happy Pink Saturday & have a lovely holiday weekend too.
    xo Tami

  2. Happy Pinks, Emily! Connor is cute as a button! Your photos are beautiful, especially of the sunset! We were hoping to go to the beach today but it is too windy. So, I went thrifting instead. Got more teacups! Have a wonderful long weekend.


  3. Beautiful photos and adorable too. happy Pink Saturday!

  4. What lovely images and a darling boy.

    Popped in from Pink Saturday.

  5. Howdy there…Great pics! Conner is a darling. *smiles!
    Thanks for sharing!
    I am here because it is my first time participating in "Pink Saturday"
    If you get a chance.. come on by and visit my "pink" entry.
    Nice to meet you!

  6. HPS!

    Beautiful photography! Connor is very handsome.


  7. Hi Emily! I think I've told you before that I have a Connor, too. Your Connor is adorable, as is mine. It looks like you had a fun time at the beach. I love your sunset photos. They are magnifique!!

  8. Emily, What gorgeous photos and that Connor is darling. I hope you have a great weekend and Connor looks forward to going back to school.

  9. Such a fine young actor! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

    My PINK
    Have a great weekend.

  10. Have a great week-end filled with joy and peace...
    God Bless you....
    Oh.. and dont forget to check out the Blue Moon
    A blue moon is full moon that occurs as the second full moon in a given month. Blue moons are not typically blue in color — that happens only, well, once in a blue moon, but there is the possibility for a hint of blue in any full moon


  11. Oh, my goodness. That amkes me wish that we could start summer all over again, even though the temperatures here in Texas have us wishing for a peek at fall just about this time of year. Your little Connor is too adorable! Hope you have a great Pink Saturday!
    Michelle @ Bear Thread Designs

  12. Looks like you had a wonderful summer, Emily! Your Conner is a cutie! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  13. HI Emily! Oh, what a fun time you must have had! Love your snaps! Little Conner is such a handsome young man. Hope he has a good school year and thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. Hi Emily,
    Looks like you had a wonderful summer. Beautiful photo's!! It's hard to believe that the school year is about to begin already. Happy Pink Saturday!!

  15. Beautiful pics Emily! Looks like you had a wonderful summer!

  16. Connor is so stinkin' *cute* !!!! I know he hates to go back to school. I am not ready for summer to be over *sadface* B*U*T Bama football helps ease the pain of summer's end. Roll Tide, Emily!!!

  17. Connor is ADORABLE! What great pics.. really captures his personality! No wonder you don't want summer to end... look at your beautiful beach! You pictures of the summer sunset are some of the best I have seen!
    Happy Labor Day, Emily!

  18. Hi Emily, Your beach and sunset shots are wonderful and that little cutie is absolutely ADORABLE!!! We get ready for the fall every year by traveling to the far reaches of New Hampshire where there is a nip in the air and evening temps are easily in the 40s or lower! I'm going to put up some photos of it next week if I ever get a chance. I hope Connor enjoys his new year of school. Linda

  19. Happy PS!!

    Looks like a wonderful beachside getaway:)

    Thank you for sharing,
    Kay Ellen

  20. Oh WOW! Wonderful beach pictures! Connor is adorable!


  21. Great pics! I can smell the salt air and hear the waves crashing! Connor is such a cutie-enjoy:@)

  22. Hi Emily,

    I LOVE your pictures!! The sunset pics are some of the prettiest I've ever seen. We spent most of our summer having our kitchen remodeled so we missed our annual trip to the beach in May. However, we're hoping to go sometime later this month.

    Your grandson is so cute. :) Thanks for sharing and Happy Seasonal Sunday.


  23. I say goodbye to summer with college football. The only thing that keeps the transition from being sad.
    Your pictures of just beautiful and remind me of San Diego. And your Connor is too cute for his own good. What a darling.

  24. Hi Emily,
    Your pictures are beautiful. and the hurricane flag was a bit eerie with it's pretty backdrop.
    I have never liked "HOT" so the end of summer to me is always done by "A very warm WELCOME to Fall"! Fall is my VERY VERY Favorite time of year!
    Your grandson is such a Handsome little guy! I LOVE the suspenders(I used to LOVE,LOVE,LOVE my 3 sons in suspenders), but YOUR LITTLE GUYS with the boots too is "PRICELESS"!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Big Hugs,

  25. Beautiful images as always Emily. I guess I am ready to say goodbye to summer. I started back to teaching at the university this week, so now moving into fall.

  26. Looks like a perfect summer, Emily. Your photos are gorgeous, as they always are, and your grandson has grown and is a very handsome young man. Looking forward to fall, though. xo

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  28. Beautiful photos Emily! We missed our annual family beach trip this year~ thanks for sharing yours! Love Connor's boots :) Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!

  29. Our summer here in Normandy has been terrible, that's why we are so looking forward to our time in Hilton Head next month. It will be almost Halloween but we will still enjoy our time at the beach!
    Glad to know that y'all had fun at the beach this year, too.

  30. I am a total beach bum at heart. Love living close enough to go often. Your photos are gorgeous!

  31. I enjoyed this so much! Gorgeous photos, fun times!

  32. Emily, beautiful tribute to summer ... the last visit to the beach. I'm looking forward to fall ... and *cool* temps ... 80s instead of 90s!!!!

  33. Beautiful images of summer. I am so sad to see that summer is ending. I am not ready for winter. I enjoyed all your photos and love your cute header shot.

  34. How I wish, summer is forever:) Great post!

    Visiting from Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

  35. Beautiful, just beautiful.
    Happy Blue Monday, Emily.

  36. Beautiful photos, Emily, so breathtaking! I guess the way I say goodbye to summer is by pulling out my fall colored decor and replacing the summer ones. And cleaning lots of leaves from the deck, Ugh! lol....Christine

  37. Oh my that all looks so beautiful and so fun, I would have a tough time saying goodbye. Great post and pics. Hugs, Marty

  38. How beautiful! There's no place I would rather be than the ocean. We make summer last longer by living here in Florida! It's my favorite time of year! Hugs!

  39. Visiting from Blue Monday this time.

    My BLUE.
    Have a great week ahead!

  40. Emily, it looks as if you have had a wonderful summer! It is so hot in Texas, that I try to push summer out as soon as possible. I have already pulled out my fall decor and shifted my mindset to fall...even though the temps are still in the high 90's!

  41. Hi Emily, you do love the beach. I love this header. I have not been to the beach in three years. You must enjoy it for the both of us. I am beyond ready for cooler weather, no humidity, and no scary mosquitoes. hugs, olive

  42. Oh, what a fun! Beautiful beaches:)

    Visiting from PS- hope you can stop by..

  43. Marvelous summer photos! I can see why you would enjoy it so much! Beach time is special.

  44. OH my... I am not finish the summer yet! We don't have any summer this year and we Swedes are still waiting summer to come. We had rain and wind a lil bit sun but not enough to give me a tan §:-)

    So, I will tell you later when Autumn come coz I still have a summer trip to Asia in 3 weeks.

    Have a great mid-week-


  45. they are great shots, and the sunsets with rays are magnificent!

  46. Your summer looks wonderful, Emily. And, your photos are breathtaking.

    Happy Pink Saturday, and thank you for always making it special.♥

  47. What a lovely summer! Happy Rednesday! Our summer is ongoing yet, with an overnight trip to Disney next week. It's the last hurrah of summer and the beginning of fall for us when we attend The Not So Scary Halloween Party in the evening at the Magic Kingdom.

  48. Looks like you had a wonderful summer this year. Our last hurrah will be a Cranberry Fest way up North.
    Joyce M

  49. Hi ~ I'm hopping over from Rednesday. Fabulous summer's-end photos at the beach. I live in a beach community on the west coast ~ but our beaches aren't quite so lush

  50. Thank you for sharing your lovely Summer at Potpourri Friday!

  51. Neat post. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Looking forward to having you with me this Sunday.

    - The Tablescaper

  52. Gorgeous photos of your summer and wonderful memories created I'm sure.
    Mary Alice

  53. Beautiful summer time fun...
    It was a great summer for Mr. Sweet and I, too.
    I am ready to give it up for cooler weather now.
    Still having 100 degree weather here, tho.

  54. Your summer looks simply wonderful! So much color, sunsets, flowers, beauty. Can't beat it!

  55. Hi Emily,
    What a wonderful summer you had. We don't live by a beach, so it's usually the mountains for us. Hubby and I love to hike, but because of my knee surgery have not been able to this summer. Soon we will take a ride up the canyon to enjoy all of the beautiful leaves. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  56. How very lovely. How to say goodbye to summer - I think we spend the day in our garden clearing away, bar-b-que and sit by the fire pit looking at the stars. I look forward to autumn, but there is a bittersweet moment when we do say goodbye to a season - lovely, thought-provoking post! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  57. HI!!!
    YOUR BEACH vacation looked like so much fun and what beautiful color you always find!!!I would Love to live near the beach one day.....we drive over to Calif at least once per year to put our toes in the ocean water....or when we visit our daughter in Florida!!!!The Sea air and sand between my toes calls to me!!!
    Happy end of summer to you
    hugs 2 U,




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