7.24.2012

that one night in summer.


That one night we spent at the pool until our fingers pruned. It threatened to storm on the drive home, but we kept the sunroof open anyway. We stopped for ice cream and the clouds loomed menacingly low, but they were pink and that made you excited, because you love pink. When we got home, we quickly snuck you inside (giggling the whole time) so you wouldn't have to go home. Chloe popped in an episode of our favourite show, and we heard your mother call both your first and middle names in a 'come here right now' kind of tone. I'm not sure how it happened, but the stormy evening somehow ended with all of us snuggled up on the couch while laughing at witty gilmore girls jokes, us and our mothers. 
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That one night we went golfing, but didn't actually golf at all. We despise golf, really. We just cruised around in the cart and sang sound of music and drew pictures in the sand traps and did barefoot cartwheels on the green and acted all civil when people walked by. I think not golfing is my new favourite sport.
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That one night I was emptying out my knapsack and I found a wrapper from a caramel apple pop that I must have bought at the lake. We are not candy people, but we have the odd guilty pleasure. Caramel apple pops are one of them. We biked to the convenience store with loonies in the pockets of our cutoffs, and on the way back (with suckers in our mouths), we decided that summer was a really good thing.

21 comments:

  1. "That one night we went golfing, but didn't actually golf at all. We despise golf, really. We just cruised around in the cart and sang sound of music and drew pictures in the sand traps and did barefoot cartwheels on the green and acted all civil when people walked by. I think not golfing is my new favourite sport." oh my goodness, i remember doing this one year with one of my mom's college pals and her kids at an amusement park. we sang nat king cole and gladys knight and pretended to be jedis with our lightsabers and ate cotton candy. it was one of the best nights of my life, and i won't ever forget it.

    thank you for this. brings back old memories that i may have long since forgotten :)

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  2. this post is beautiful; i'm in love with the last part of the last sentence. ...we decided that summer was a really good thing. i really love that. xo

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  3. yesyesyes and amen. summer is fabulous and you captured it perfectly.
    xo.

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  4. i love this post. that´s the essence of summer :)

    xo

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  5. This made me soar today. Thanks. =)

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  6. I can always count on a post from Fernweh to make me smile.

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  7. this is beautiful. really, i'm speechless- lovely, just lovely.

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  8. I loved this; it's so to the heart.

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  9. I think not golfing would be my favourite sport if i tried it. :)

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  10. i want to cry. this is overflowing with raw emotion; and i can relate to it all so well.

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  11. Beautiful post! I absolutely LOVE this photo!!

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