Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Summer fun

Here kitty, kitty!

One day a couple of weeks ago, we looked across the front garden and saw this.

I bet we have had some thirsty, dirty birds around here.

Jackson seems to think this is a great way to beat the heat.

It was very hot on this particular day, 
so he can't be blamed for finding the coolest place in the garden.

I do have three other bird baths.

So I believe the birds will survive.

This past week my sisters came to my house for a sister's getaway.
We decided to go camping and stay up Fishcreek at my tiny
shack (or cabin) in the woods.
Dale took our camper and set it up next to it and I arranged a little
'livingroom' outside between the two of them.

The drop cloths I bought at Home Depot were great to make ourselves a
place to walk and keep a little cleaner.

We had a table on the deck to play cards on and eat at.

Plenty of magazines to leaf through when and if we got bored, which we never did.
The three of us have such a great time when we get together.

It was great to just lay back and enjoy our time together.

The camper made it very convenient to make our meals and take our potty breaks.

My sisters took the beds in the camper and I took the only bed in the cabin.

Here is the quilt that I mentioned in my last post that my friend made the top from
 the fabrics in my stash.

It turned out beautifully and I love it!
I think I just may be hooked on quilt making now.

I sewed up some simple slip covers for the benches around the table and had many throws
close by for the cool nights and cold mornings.

Have you ever wondered who designs the interiors of campers?

Do they have to be so -  so  -

Took a few pretty dishes for our meals.

I had recovered the window treatments with muslin.

I used a rubber stamp for the lettering on the muslin.

Clipped some things to the pleats to make it personal.

A little lacking in creativity...but homey.

One of my favorite family snapshots taken on Thanksgiving one year.

Oh the styles of the eighties...makes me laugh!
I'm on the far left with the way over-sized long white sweater and leggings.
Well at least I was comfortable!!!

That's it for the camper.

In the cabin,
 not much has changed since I showed pictures of it here last year.

In the evening this is where we spent most of our time.
The bugs couldn't get at us in here.

I love this place!!!

It is such a cozy little space.
Only 12' X 16'.
About the size of most bedrooms and crammed with 'stuff'.

We didn't use the TV, but I like to have it up here for me when I spend the night once in awhile.

I don't get TV reception here and use it only to play DVD's.

We had a family camping trip here in July, and it was so fun to look in the windows and see all of the grandchildren crammed in here watching Finding Neverland just before bed.

My sister's and I have decided we have to do this more than just once a year, that's for sure.

In late July we had family for the weekend and Trigger got a work-out.
I thought I would share some of the photos I took.

The first day the children rode him here in the yard.

 This is Ellis, my six year old grandson having his turn.

Look at his darling ears under his hat.
So funny!

 Maddie waiting for her turn.

My little granddaughter Lorin leading Maddie on the pony.

The littlest one, Ella taking her turn in her diaper.

Just call her Lady Godiva.

This was taken the next day while we were camping up Fishcreek.
This is what she looks like riding the pony WITH clothes on. Her sister Briana  leading her.

Maddie leading one of the Matthews.

Brooke having her turn.

Ellis back in the saddle again.

 Best of friends.

Ellis taking the other Matthew (his brother) for a ride.

Allena on Molly.
Some of our grandchildren are a little old to be riding a pony,
so Molly is a perfect ride.

I think Trigger will be so glad to have this weekend behind him.

Back home.
 Jeans washed.
Kids bathed.

And Trigger back in the pasture happily munching away.

This is what I have been doing these past weeks.
This IS why I love Summer!


My name is Riet said...

Oh dear June you live in a wonderful world. Going camping with your sisters and you make everything so cosy and homey, What a life. You must have had so much fun. And then your grandchildren, all so beautiful. I love the little boy with the hat, so gorgeous. THey go together so well on the horse. That must have been fun.
I loved reading your post JUne,
Hugs from Riet

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

June ~ everything is absolutely glorious! I can see that you are enjoying your summer as much as I am. I hate being inside during the summer and I am hanging onto each day as much as possible for we BOTH know what the next few months are going to bring us...that dreaded COLD weather! Let's enjoy fall while we can!

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

Now that's camping in style... comfortable, clean, and refreshing!! What a beautiful summer you have had June! How soothing to be embraced with your surroundings and your beautiful family. And I have to say your Jackson is one lucky kitty!!

@nne said...

... and this is why we love your blog so much ... wonderful pictures, beautiful nature, wonderful settings! thanks for sharing! love, @nne

mudderbear said...

You do live in Paradise. It's beautiful and perfect. I love what you do to make everyone cozy and comfortable. It's way beyond what anyone else would even think of.

oldgreymare said...

Idyllic is not a big enough word...nonetheless it fits.

Dorthe said...

Dear June, such a beautiful place, -your cabin is the most wonderful hide away, I love it.- and all the grandkids and kids, having experiences they will treasure forever-your summer with family, must have been so lovely.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear June,
What a lovely family post...you must be so proud of your beautiful grandchildren and they must give you so much pleasure ....and, how lovely to get away and spend some quality time with your sisters. You made it all look so lovely.....a real home away from home. Your cabin is gorgeous and a real reflection of your home. The quilt is beautiful....I remember when we first visited the States and seeing antique shops with quilts for sale, hung on a line and blowing in the breeze. I don't think that anyone makes quilts as good as the Americans, be they old or new. Have you seen 'How To Make An American Quilt'? It's one of my favourite films.
....and, your beautiful white cat Jackson has certainly got his head screwed on the right way !! He knows exactly the right place to keep cool !! You really had to have a white cat June....we used to have three cats, one ginger, one a peachy colour and one grey and everyone used to say that they matched our house as we have stripped pine doors, pine floorboards !!
Thanks so much for this lovely post and an insight into your life. Much love. XXXX

Muggensteekjes said...

Hello dear June,
what a lovely post this is, I love your cabin and the camper, the quilt looks so beautiful too. So nice to spent time there with your family. The photo's of your grandchildren are so adorable, thank you for sharing this.
Hugs, Ingrid.

LifeStyle Events said...

Hi June, I made myself a cup of tea and scroled through all your posts....I just felt like Alice in Wonderland:))))


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi June, what a wonderful getaway. I love your cabin and camper, you have them both decorated so pretty, and your quilt is darling! Gorgeous family, looks like the kids had a wonderful time!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Shabby soul said...

The most beautiful of all are your marvelous grandchildren!! They are so lucky to have the opportunity to be in a peaceful place like that, and... to have a grandmother like you, sweet June.
Gorgeous photos, as always, you make my day happier. Thanks!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi June

It looks like you have certainly made the most of the summer holidays. I love your cabin, it has such a wonderful feel to it.
The hammock looks so inviting...
Over here, Autumn is definitely in the air.
Isabelle x

http://www.pattern-addiction-and-more.blogspot.com said...

Hi June - I just love your cozy cabin and do believe, that you also love it. So you had really a very nice summer, haven't you? To put Sofa outside, the weather must be very good!
I like also the pictures of the small children with their ponies, they are lucky children!!!
In Switzerland we have Autumn, or let's say a really nice Indian Summer, temperature was up to 28 degrees, last weekend.
Spend a good time, hugs from Barbara

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

AH JUNE....this is packed with PRETTY ALL AROUND! Ponies, gorgeous rooms, CHILDREN, FUN, LAUGHTER, KITTIES IN BIRDBATHS.....you live a rich and beautiful life.....Anita

Alaina said...

I bet your sister fun was full of laughs. What wonderful family memories your grandchildren will have. I do wish my sister had her horse so my children could have ridden like I did a few times. I hope you have recovered over the summer and enjoyed yourself.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

I don't know where to start everything is so charming...
Your sweet Lady Godiva lass pulls at the heartstrings as does that beautiful quilt.
You don't post as often as you once did but each new visit stirs the memory and satisfies the soul...
Enjoy these last lingering days of Summer.
Susan x

Old Time Cindy said...

Your kitty...precious!
Your grandchildren...adorable!
And sisters...isn't it special to get together? I have two sisters and we do a sisters retreat every year.

Unknown said...

I love it! Its decorated so cutely! And the kids on the ponies...oh.....looks like so much fun. What great memories!

Claudia said...

What a beautiful family you have. And you've created such a beautiful place for them to gather. Love, love it all, June.


Katherine said...

This posting needed to be titled 'heart brimming over with love'. Seriously, just looking at your pictures and reading the description of your time together - I could feel the love all around you.
If I was your Sister, you might not be able to get me away from the little retreat. You always have the perfect blend of style and ability to capture it all with your camera so well.
ps. I read the post twice because I loved it so much.

Susie said...

June, It's so nice to hear you had a sister day. I try to have one each season with my sisters(4). I have yet to have any this year, but planning one in Oct. and one for the Christmas season. Smiles, Susie

Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Dear June,
you have a very beautiful family :-)and a cute cat!

Donna Reyne' said...

Your are blessed my friend~ I feel so blessed every time I visit!
This is my favorite type of Vacation!
In my own environment...surrounded by those I love!
Your outdoor living room has got me thinking...where could I do this!
Have a wonderful rest of the week!
I am making pumpkins...again!
Much love and many hugs

Junebug said...

To my twin, certainly not in looks you are much cuter, but in soul. The camper looks darling and I love the quilt and what you did with the booth. Mine is still a work in progress. The cabin, you made it so special and I agree more then once a year. Can I be sister? Oh, kitty, kitty - I'm in love! But most important is family. Look at all the loving memories you are creating. There is nothing better then those grandkids! Love to you - June

maria cecilia said...

Hola dear June, I adore your little shack and I´m in love with it so, so much... and now you show us your camper which is another lovely place you have created, even you think it´s ugly it really looks lovely!!!! And the setting you made for the outside is just amazing for the three of you, what a great moment you must have had!!!!

and your grands are soooo cute and adorable, having this unforgettable time with you and your husband, is something they will always treasure , what a great time!!!

I love everything you share today my dear!!!!

Karen said...

Oh June. I would love summer too if I had such a beautiful place to call my own. HOW FUN! I especially loved the campout with your sisters. OMG I would be doing that all the time.
But I for one a looking forward to Fall, cool crisp days...HA! not in So Cal - at least not for a long while yet.
Have a wonderful day. You always cheer me up when I come visit you!
Hugs! karen

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Girl, I think you are very blessed. That cabin is adorable....fun time with sisters...and the pony rides with the kiddos....a wonderful summer indeed!!

Patina said...

I can see why you love summer June! What a fun time to share with family. What a fun spot to share with your sisters. I can only imagine how excited your grandkids get when they know they're coming to your home. So many wonerful places to explore and have fun.
Glad your summer has been wonderful!

Violetta said...

Hi-hi, your cat is a clever one (very cute too) Who doesn't want to jump into pools on very hot days?!
What a nice cabin! Whish I had something similar here. I don't think the size matters, because it seems to me that you have everything you need and even more there ;)
Sorry for my bad english, but I will not let it stop me from writing :)
Happy Wednesday!

Trisha said...

Looks like you had the perfect summer! The camping trip with your sisters seemed to be so much fun and definitely full of memories. You have some cute grandbabies...bet they think you are a pretty neat grandma too! Hope what is left of summer treats you well!


Julie Marie said...

Hi June, what a beautiful post!... Nothing better than time spent with our loved ones and your sisters getaway sounds so fun!... and what a perfect spot for you all to relax and enjoy each others company... I just love your little cabin in the woods!... your quilt is GORGEOUS! Wow!... and the pics of your grandkids on the horses are too cute, love Lady Godiva!... kitty looks adorable cooling off in the birdbath too!... xoxo Julie Marie

Janet said...

What a wonderful summer post. The kitty in the birdbath is priceless. You are very blessed to live in such a wonderful setting and have great visits with family!!!

Diane said...

Trigger must be a wonderful horse to allow all this and still be gentle. I LOVE Ellis's hat, what character!

I bet your sisters really appreciated all the things you did to make it such a loving and wonderful place for a retreat. Yes, I agree, campers are ugly. But you did a lot to make it un-ugly. Oh, and I love your cat in the birdbath. That't s classic. Have a beautiful day June. Diane

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
It is funny because I was wondering what you were up to this summer- so now I know!
It is wonderful to have time with family and I love your shack so much.
I think that would be a great way to spend some time with your sisters.
Love the kitty in the birdbath shot.

Take care,

GwendolynKay said...

As a general rule , I don't like to camp. But I do believe you have changed my mind. Love your sweet camper and the outdoor room. What a splendid idea! How charming can it get ?
I had a giggle when I saw your cat in the bird bath. Great shots!
Blessings and hugs~

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Oh what a perfect place for you and your sisters to spend time together. I would imagine it was very hard to leave and come back home. Love your grandchildren's pics. They are all wonderful. Have a great rest of the week.


flowersandhome said...

Clever cat! ;-)

Sooooo great to have an outdoor living room and with a couch looking much better than ours in the house.... :-) I can believe you and your sisters had a wonderful time together!

What a dreamcabin you have!

O those grandchildren are soooo lucky. How great it is to spend time like that at your grandparents.

What an unbelievable post this was. It read like a fairytale.


Debbie said...

Can I come next time I'll bring my own sleeping bag!!! I love love love the cabin and camper tailor and the outside room was divine. Love all the pictures of the family enjoying a day out with Trigger.
Thanks for sharing your summer with me!!

wendy said...

OH I loved loved loved all of this.
What a fun girl/sister get away.
I only have one sister, and we have fun together too.

I have always loved your cabin...we just got one ya know, the exact same size as yours.
I am a long way yet to fixing it up the way I want too.
HOW do I battle my hubby who is leaning towards deer heads, and ME who loves lace and crystals.
got my hands full don't I

I saw a photo in your trailor, on the wall.....
I HAVE THE EXACT SAME ONE...it is made of tin, right? only my flower is white. I have it in my bathroom.

fun horse rides. We just got 3 of our horses broke this spring, so they are pretty green/frisky. I've got my hands full this fall.

the photo of your grandson (towards the end) leading the horse is just so dang perfect.
belongs in some horse/country magazine.
anyway.........this was all fun

OH and the outdoor "gathering room" is wonderful.
You remind me of my friend Claudie, the one I went to visit this summer, with all your details and "pretty things"
you must go visit her blog
She is on my sidebar.....French, Pink, Poodles and Pearls.

wendy said...

Or...just go here

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Debra@CommonGround said...

I'd love to be adopted into your family, this camping trip is just the best. Love that sofa and Living Room you put together out in the woods. It's just amazing, June. Love seeing all the kiddos riding, what an adorable family you have, this is what "life" is about! xoxo

Debby said...

What a cute post. I love your camper and little cottage. We had a sweet cottage and had to sell it a few years ago. I so miss it. It was tiny and cozy and I loved it.
I LOVE that quilt. Beautiful.
You asked who designs campers......well my Mom used to work for
Airstream and she did the upholstry work.......hah, I laughed when you wrote that. She had nothing to do with the designs. I would never have chosen the fabrics they used.
What cute grandkids you have. Love the diaper rider.

time worn interiors said...

Great post! I wanna go camping with you! Looks like a lovely peaceful time!

I agree on the RV interiors, they are hideous!


www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

WOW June, Gorgeous children, the country, beautiful cabin, family and fun. Does life get any better than that. I don't think so. What a beautiful post. Oh and your cat? Too funny. I wonder if they know how much they make us laugh:) Enjoy your week:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Carole said...

What an idealic spot for the children.....and oh man are they ever cute. Makes me want to be a kid again remembering how fun it was to ride horses for the first time. Now I think I would crush one:)
I'm in love with your cabin and trailer. You decorate in such a warm and comfortable way. You'd have a hard time getting rid of me!


Anonymous said...

Your cabin and camper should seriously be in a magazine!!! Beautiful!!!



Celestial Charms said...

Hi June,
A summer of contented bliss, just the way it should be. What a joy to be surrounded by family and the beauty of the outdoors. You are blessed...

Heaven's Walk said...

It certainly looks like you had an absolutely perfect summer, June! Fun, family, and sweet memories! Your cabin and trailer and "outdoor" living room are so incredibly sweet, I cant' stand it! Why DO they make the inside of trailers using such icky colors, anyway?? I would paint the inside if I were you! :)

xoxo laurie

Candylei said...

Your cabin is so bright and cheery! I love it. Glad you're having such a hood summer with your family! Your garden pictures are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love the little outdoor space you created June- you are just amazing!!! Oh I know if it is anything like when my 2 sister and I get together you had just a rip roaring great time!!

Did you paint the inside of you camper? I have thought of doing something with all the funny paneling stuff in mine but have not been sure about whether it would take paint or not.

Oh my just got up in mid 50 the last few days here- how bout your way? The cool weather made it perfect for getting some fall decorating and plant planting done today!

bee blessed

BECKY said...

Wow June. I love this post. It gave me the warm fuzzies, and tells me that you have a life rich in family love. Something I also cherish in mine.

I definitely am due for a getaway with my sis. So often others are included, but we sooo need some just us time!

Love all of your photos...each one made my heart smile!

And I have to say that I love your creations, too! The pillows, and oh that fabulous wreath! My jaw dropped on that one...it's made with my favorite flowers!

Thanks sooo much for sharing your joy! My visit was just delightful!

Have a lovely Thursday!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Grandkids are the best thing in the world....they grow up WAY TOO fast tho.
You do have a wonderful life and the opportunity to see your sisters is perfect...your family is so dear.
Just love the way you made a "living rooom" out there in the middle of nowhere. You sure must have been CONFIDENT that it was NOT going to rain.
Speaking of which I thank you for your prayers for Old Texas...we so very, very badly need some RAIN...
I heard taht we could be like this for several more MOHTHS..I don't see how we could survive without BURNING up.
The grass is like walking on crushed corn flakes.
EVERYONE who has lived here for more than 25 years are saying this is the worst they have ever seen it.

Love you, Rose

Pondside said...

A lovely post from start to finish. Your clear satisfaction in your camping trip with your sisters - what a gift. The time with the grandchildren - well that's always special isn't it? The memories made this summer couldn't have been made at any other time - they will live forever as the children grow up.

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

That looks like you had a real fantastic summer in the middle of nature, dear June! All those activities must have been a lot of fun. I love your outdoor living room. What a great idea to create such a wonderful and cozy place. I'm in love with your pretty shed too. It's so inviting.
Sweet Jackson looks cute lying in the bird bath surrounded by the flowers.
It's wonderful for your grandkids that they can come for a ride and enjoy outdoor activities.
Have a great Thursday and weekend, dear friend!
Big hugs to you,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet June,

It is always a blessing to see your comments come my way...and to revisit here is such a treat. I need to have a horse of my own....to just calm me down and to hug!!!!! I am under the old stress again, and I so wish things could be just a little less stressful with work!!!


personal training mayfair said...

I love the little boy with the hat, so gorgeous. They go together so well on the horse. That must have been fun.

shabbyfufu said...

I'm always speechless when I visit your blog dear June...and I am usually NEVER without words. WOW, you live in the most beautiful setting and I love the way that you embrace life to it's fullest!


cathleen said...

Quite glorious post, June...but that kitty in the birdbath...totally precious.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So happy you had some fun with your sisters under the stars. You created a sweet little haven in the woods to enjoy! I love the idea of wrapping the window treatment in muslin...I'll have to borrow that one for my camper next year!

Thanks for sharing pictures of Trigger and all the kids, sure put a smile on my face today!

butiksofie said...

Dear June, what a great caravan, I really love the colors and my girls love horse riding too, hughs Anja

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

My goodness June! It is so beautiful in your corner of the world. That Jackson is a hoot in the birdbath. Your cabin is just lovely. It is still so hot here. I can't even imagine setting up house outside. I bet you and your sisters had a fabulous time. My husband is apparently going horseback riding tomorrow. I haven't ridden a horse since I was about 10 -- my great grandparents had an old white horse we would ride around the property. Your grandkids are so lucky and they all seem so sweet helping each other and patiently waiting their turn. Wishing you and yours all the best. Tammy

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

I'm so envious of your cabin and you sisters. I don't have either! What a wonderful retreat. My pictures won't down load. I'm trying to post my road trip.

big hugs

Rebecca said...

June this is such a lovely post, your family is precious and so beautiful. You must be very proud. How fun it is to see them riding such a pretty pony! And your time with your sisters sounds wonderful. So glad your summer was wonderful.
Many blessings sweetie

Victorian1885 said...

Oh June.. I wish you were my sister! What a wonderful time you must have had! Your cabin is so chic and cozy and the quilt is to die for! Your sweet grand babies are so special June. I had a sleepover with our little Vayda this week and I had a blast. She is 22 months and fun of energy and laughter. What a blessing these little being are!! Your posts always make me smile.. enjoy the last weeks of warm weather my friend!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

How wonderful your life is, there with all that beauty.
You must have had the best of times with your Sisters and dear family.
Your grandchildren are all darlings and how lovely that they can spend time riding horses and enjoying the fresh air and country.

Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend

chateau de fleurs said...

What a good sister and grandma you are. You provide such an umbrella to nurture relationships and create family memories under, things in this life that will last forever!Thanks for being such an inspiration to all of us!XO Christie

Monica said...

Thanks for sharing joy, June!! This post really made me smile... thank youuu!!!
I also meant to thank you for your note :) even if I haven't seen my feature yet :((
Monica xo

Lovey said...

June these are awesome pictures and memories. You are so blessed my friend....

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Dearest June, Once again, I wanted to comment on this post. That DARLING (first) image with your cat in the bird bath..looks like something that should be in a children book.
SO CUTE, such a happy cat.

Thanks for filling my request to test my Blog comment area..glad it is working...not at all sure why the pictures do not enlarge...but I have found now that I get a black background all around the image when I enlarge it..I have NO IDEA why that is happening.


savvycityfarmer said...

I just wanna hit the road wih ya' ....

ooohh those babies are yummy

Anonymous said...

A perfect summer, June!!! When we lived in a camper while building the cottage, I HAD to give it a little makeover (it was a new camper trailer - but the decor was soooo ugly). LOVE the quilt and the interior of your little home in the woods.

Linda said...

I think your quilt, June, is the prettiest I've seen - so dainty and fresh! It is so lovely to look at, and it must be heaven to cozy under it...Loved this post!

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Candy said...

Just a little piece of heaven...loved reading about the sista adventure. I could almost picture you gals lounging out under the trees. Special times, wonderful memories.
Blessings ;-)

Georgianna said...

Oh, June, I love your summer, too! These are the memories that last an entire lifetime and such wonderful ones they will be for your grandchildren.

And your sisters getaway looks like a feature out of a country lifestyle magazine. I LOVE everything, and especially your cottage and the new quilt.

Lovely, lovely! Thank you for sharing. hugs. – g

MJ Ornaments said...

I bet you don't get many birds in that birdbath June! So funny. And I've never seen a cuter camper or cabin, goodness. Xo Martha

Diana`s said...

hey june
wonderful pictures of your garden , camper and your grand children..and what a lovley weather you got,perfect for horse riding. here in denmark we have got lots af rain and not very much sun.:0(...i think you have made a good job with your camper ,a very personal style..
hugs fra Diana

Lisa said...

Wow, what a post! I just read it 3 times & blew up all the pics so I could see every tiny detail. I know your sick of me saying this, but your house is my personal Disney World. It is a big girls Barbie Dream House. I know you work very hard for it too, you deserve every bit of this beauty. I had to laugh with the camper comments. We looked at trailers last year & I found one that was all white inside! even the cabinets! Of course my husband didn't want it so we ended up wih a pop up. Hard to decorate but I do have vintage sheets & cute hampers to store everything. Someday June your going to fnd me on your doorstep with my overnight bag & my art kit. I'll sleep in the bird bath & we'll make art all day.
Your friend,

victorian parlor II said...


You never cease to amaze me! First, I had to chuckle when I saw the picture of your cat in the birdbath and he was white! You decorate so beautifully with white and to have a white cat that matches made me smile (so did his birdbath bed:). Your camping accomodations are spectacular! Only you could make a camper look so inviting and lovely. You are such a gifted person. Thanks for the inspiration!



Stan and Jody Gabara said...

I have two sisters and we always try to be together at least twice a year. We all live far away from each other, but when we're together it's like when we were little. Lots of fun and laughs and of course some tears. Memories are the best shared with photos. Your photos tell the story of a wonderful family.

Love, Jody

Barbara said...

Oh June, where do I start? I am charmed.
Jackson in the birdbath is a hoot. He's beautiful.
And what fun you and your sisters must have had...leave it to you to make the camper into a shabby chic gem. The guilt is gorgeous and just perfect there. Love the idea of the drop cloths. Now why didn't I ever think of that??
Your "shack" is indeed a little fairytale house. I'd love to visit.

The shots of your grandkids riding are lovely. The one of Ella is especially cute. (Your name for it reminded me of the name of a dive boat I saw go out last week: Lady Go Diver. Isn't that a cute play on words?)
Summers in Idaho look divine. I used to think summers in Michigan were too. Fall will be upon you soon. We still have a couple months of hot weather to go.
Thanks for such a sweet post!
Big hug to you, June!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

It must be such a happy life to be part of your family June. I sure do enjoy the glimpses you share with us.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

O.k June who has a trailer that looks like that....oh my gosh I am gobsmacked it is sooooooooooo pretty,the whole post is lovely esp.seeing the little ones like that! Lots of love to you,Chrissy

The Celebration Co. said...

Thank you so much for stopping by by blog and leaving me a sweet note..love your blog so sweet...

Unknown said...

Excuse me for a moment, June ... I have to catch my breathe! The quilt is AWESOME! You did a marvelous job on this creation, but not a surprise the way you bring beauty to all you touch. And look at that darling 'campsite' & chariot! OMGolly, my friend, you are amazing.

What fun it is to see the wee ones & such beautiful horses & countryside.

Thank you for a wee peek into your 'vacation' & family.

Have a beautiful week ~
Hugs of love,

sevencherubs said...

You are one inspiring and seriously motivated lady my friend. You have a true gift of creating beauty and joy. What an awesome adventure for your cherubs and how delightful for any one who visits. Love dropping by and always feel so uplifted. N x

Privet and Holly said...

And THIS is
why I love you
and your sweet
world! It all
looks heavenly;
the tiny cabin
and the sweet
camper; the horses
and the darling
grandbabies. Thank
you for this breath
of fresh summer air!
xx Suzanne

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi June
I remember your gorgeous cottage from a previous post.. the one where the horse let itself in? haha.. or was in the doorway or similar.. I just love it.. so beautiful.. and that little camper is so sweet also.. what fun you girls must have had..

Well sorry I've taken.. sooo long to get over here.. still trying to catch up since I came home.. it's a slow process...

Have a wonderful week and thanks for your sweet comments.. ciao xxx Julie

A Fanciful Life said...

Oh June. Once again I am just overwhelmed. Oh my gosh. What beauty you create wherever you go. I could live in that little cabin, it's jus the sweetest thing ever. And the RV is not too shabby either - wow! Won't you please come to my home and make it over in your special way? You have just too much fabulousness going on - I love it all!

Sharon :-)

Walter Tully said...

Wow, those places are absolutely beautiful! That outside living room looks like a fantastic place to camp and lounge around in, ha ha. Kudos to the creativity in that. That is summer fun indeed!

Mary @ Sea Quilts said...

I. Am. In. Awe. What very lucky sisters you have. What a LOT of energy you have. And that quilt ... so precious!!

Did a magazine come along? Because they really should have.


Cindy said...

This has to be the cutest most wonderful post anyone has ever done. The cat is laugh out loud funny in all it's kittiness, the campsite with the sofa and the camper is like the best thing i've ever seen, and the cabin is wonderful in every way. I can just feel how cool it was to see all the kids piled in there watching the movie. And Trigger - is a painting waiting to happen... got any face close ups???


Farah said...

Oh June what a pleasant time you had, I have no sister, only three younger brother...What a gift sister is...isn't? And I really like the way you spend the time with your family...I love to be places like this once or twice in the year ... to live with mother nature... How darling your little angles are... they will the greatest happiness for you when all of you are together.... I really enjoyed the this tour... A Happy family in a happy summer...

I am sharing a treasure of Hand Embroidery, hope you like to come and see some traditional motifs and stitches

Jill said...

Oh my gosh!! There's so much to say about this post. An outdoor living room?! The sweet touches to update the camper and YOUR CABIN!! Then, the adorable grandchildren on a pony!!! Thanks for sharing June. It's just all so special!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi June,
Now if camping looked like that I would go all the time!! That is unbelievable, gorgeous!!!
Jackson is a doll, and the bed around your birdbath is beautiful, I have been trying to get my too shady bed to look that pretty for years, lucky kitty!

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Hi June,
Thanks for stopping by, glad you enjoyed My Brothers paintings, I just cropped them into smaller bits for the post, They are Huge & So Wonderful.... I am so Happy to see your Fabulous Hide aWay, You sure Make any place a Home you want to keep coming back too ~ What a time of Memory Making in the Perfect Place, I could live in the Sweet Little Place.... Also incredible photos of all the Little ones on the Horse, Thanks for Sharing~

Lisa said...

awww, June I always have the best time at your place!!! I'm comfortable here, I made myself at home, that's how you make me feel, thanks!
lots and lots of hugs,

Jane said...

Hi June,
Only you can make a tiny cabin and a camper look so inviting. You had me at the outdoor living room!! Do you want another sister??
Darling photos of the grandkids too!!

Catherine said...

Hello June,
home think you had a nice time, i wish i could do the same; LOVE your cabin! i wish i could be with you!!!

Terri said...

Oh June! You are so inspiring! Your camping idea is fabulous, I would so totally do what you and your sister did! Your cabin is stunningly gorgeous as well. What fun! You entire post is full of creativity and fun!

koralee said...

See friend..only you would have such a delightful trailer and the cutest little cabin ever! Happy dance...please come visit me...I need your help with my home! You really are one of the BEST! xoxoxo

Cindy said...

What a beautiful way to camp! Your camper and cabin are so pretty! That is a nice way to spend with your sister..
Your grandchildren are so very cute! What lovely childhood memories they will have...

Ana said...

Oh my goodness June...sounds like you all had a wonderful time. Love, love, love all the pictures.

Much love,

the old white house said...

Well that just looks like the perfect summer! How sweet that Dale made a living room outside for you and your sisters. I love it all, the camper that you completely made into a home away from home and well, I can't even begin to say how much I love your little cabin. What a perfect place to gather! I would never want to leave! t. xoxoxo

the old white house said...

p.s. your grandkids will have so many wonderful stories to tell about their visits to your place! What a special time for all of you. I loved all of the pics of them riding the ponys! t. xoxoxo