My Summer Plans and Recommends

by - May 15, 2015


Oh, sweet summer.

I feel like things have just started to get fun: the kids no longer require naps (although I seem to need them still) and traveling with the two munchkins is quite enjoyable.

We've done a couple really fun summer trips so far. Here , here and here. And sometimes it doesn't need to be anywhere far, the lakes of Saskatchewan are always so beautiful.  Check out what we did last year with the Hamiltons here, and two years ago
I have dreams of doing some wonderful summer trips in the future: the Maritimes and Quebec, for example.
This summer though, I really don't want to go anywhere unless it's close to our back yard. We certainly will be doing our usual trips home for strawberry picking and fishing.  Like here and here.  But for the most part, we will be enjoying our backyard.
Why the simplicity of the backyard? Well, we have 5 acres to take care of and trees/plants need watering.  I got the peace and quiet of camping on my deck.  The kids got a trampoline for their birthdays this summer (early for both, but why not enjoy it?) and I just put in an order for a pool.

My dream is finally coming true!
We love to swim.
At our old house we had a 18ft round pool that we got a natural gas heater for and since we've moved out here, it hasn't been used.   The heater that is.  You see, I would have been all over using the old pool, except mice ate it last winter.  Good times.  So we got a cheap replacement pool for last summer and now it's time to bring out the big guns.  But to me, it's so worth it.  When we had the heated pool, we were using it at least 3 times a day.





I want my backyard to be my summer oasis and by the end of June we will have a big ass heated above ground pool to enjoy for the whole summer.  Bring over the bevvies, girls!!!

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25 comments

  1. If only I lived closer.....

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  2. Sounds like the perfect summer! I love hanging out by a pool - can I come over?

    Lisa
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  3. Wow that's a nice pool! Your lake trips look awesome!

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  4. Jealous of the pool - so badly want one. My parents have one though so I'm sure I'll be there all summer - Enjoy! Get one of those floaty things that have cup holders in it for bevvies:)

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  5. Oh, I miss my pool mucho! I know you guys will enjoy it every day. It was the best investment I made because it kept my daughters at our house, and I got to meet all of their friends and keep an eye on things. Enjoy.

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  6. Okay I lie, I hardly go swimming, but I'll be for sure watching, hehe.

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  7. Okay, that's it, I'm coming to visit. Nothing better than a day by the pool!

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  8. This is pretty much the perfect summer!! My sisters have pools that I enjoy lounging by and drinking by during summer!!

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  9. That pool looks great! I wish I had a glacé to lounge all summer. Just lounging though, I can't swim :)

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  10. Yes please! I'll be right there with you swimming! :)

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  11. I want to hang in your pool with you and your family!

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  12. floatythings with cup holders are the best things about pools

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  13. that would be the best. day. ever. You'd have to bring Nicole

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  14. oh how I wish you were closer... I'd love to lounge my big preggo but poolside! we could chat Jays and drink fun drinks (mine virgin, until mid July-ish anyways) lol

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  15. Only fair if I'm coming down there....

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  16. I love lounging....I'm sure they make Tory Burch life jackets that would be just lovely on you.

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  17. Hey, safety first. But if you can look good while doing it - why not? :) *runs to go see if there are cool life jackets*

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  18. That pool looks like so much fun! I hope you have an amazing summer!!

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Have a lovely day!