summer saturday

PARTY

Here is a little peek into last night’s party for Connor. I LOVE pool parties! So EASY, and everyone has FUN!

Made this little banner last minute. I got a ‘pirate’ banner at the $1 store, and cut it up to add to mine.

BANNER

If you have a summer party in your future… here are a couple hits from last night: Have you seen these Solo cups? Each cup has a peel off sticker that reveals a chalk board like name plate where you can scratch your name in with your fingernail. HOW AWESOME!?
Cups
And for the party favors, I found these cute microphones at Target that were a HUGE hit to kids of all ages! They are on the party aisle, bottom row- $.99
Microphones
Eric and Colton took off this morning for camp Geronimo. Eric has been a scoutmaster or assistant scout master for our entire marriage, and he is SO excited to finally have one of his kids in scouts.
SCOUTS

Happy summer Saturday everyone!! have you seen this at House of 3?
Summerbook
 I’ll be posting how-to info and photos next week!! get taking some great SUMMER pics! How do you CAPTURE summer? Leave a comment, i'll be giving away  of these Summer Template kits Monday!

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148 Comments

  1. Laurie Takens 11 July, 2009 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Wow, I’m the first! I capture summer by relaxing under the gazebo on the deck with a fabulous book!

  2. Vicki 11 July, 2009 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by sloooowing down and doing very simple snd FUN things with my family (like backwards dinners or breakfast dinners!) that schedules sometimes make difficult.

  3. Tamikko Gordin 11 July, 2009 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    I capture summer in about 2000 pictures. They do eventually get onto a couple of lo’s but I really do need to get them into some albums and into peoples hands so they can be enjoyed and remembered.

  4. alison russell 11 July, 2009 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    i capture summer with movie nights and campfires in our backyard complete with smores.

  5. Shirley K. 11 July, 2009 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Through blogging and scrapbooking . . . I’m contemplating a mini book that I can just stick 4×6 photos into . . . we’ll see.

  6. Danielle 11 July, 2009 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by hanging with the kids creating memories together and photographing my heart out. I’m actually doing a better job of blogging about it too this year.

  7. Kimberly Marcus 11 July, 2009 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by enjoying the warm sunny days in our backyard, at the beach, park or just visiting friends. I love long lazy days when there is no agenda to keep.

  8. miss h 11 July, 2009 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    I jumped on the “A-photo-a-day” this year, and I have an album for those photos. Also trying to get some lo’s done… Today, we were all looking out the window watching the big thunderstorm we had this morning 🙁

  9. Jaime Benavides 11 July, 2009 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Looks like your baby’s party was a hit!!! Thanks for the inspiration, Heidi – as always… 😉 Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  10. Jennifer Findlay 11 July, 2009 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    I capture summer with watermelon, skirts, flip flops, good reading, a sun tan, a freckled nose, and evening walks with lots of pics in between.

  11. Charlene Williams 11 July, 2009 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    I spend the summer capturing all the “together moments” my family has. It’s very special time- wether it’s something organized like playing in the pool out back, going on picnics, spending time with friends and family or everyday tasks like mowing the lawn, watering the flowers or just having lunch on the back deck. The common element in all of these activities is the togetherness that we find so hard to come by during the busy school year.

  12. Marlene Moore 11 July, 2009 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    What a coincidence, my husband and youngest are off to Camp Geronimo today too, their
    troop is at Campsite #13!

  13. elisha 11 July, 2009 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by taking tons of pictures and then later I do a “summer in review” layout for each of my kids. It’s a great way to use some of those random cute pictures that really show what summer is all about!

  14. Andrea 11 July, 2009 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by slowing down and relaxing more with family and friends.

  15. Jill Strasser 11 July, 2009 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by doing things with my family that we wouldn’t ordinarily do! Spending time in the northwoods – savoring the moments! Ahhhh..this is the life!

  16. Cami 11 July, 2009 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    I capture the summer by being “present” with my kids. Enjoying the time I have at home with them and trying to expose them to new experiences. A new adventure! I try to keep our family blog updated with the memories.

  17. Cari 11 July, 2009 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    I love summer and spending time outside! We try to get out as much as possible whether it’s the pool, the park or just around the block. And I DID see that adorable book at Ho3. Can’t wait to see more detailed pictures!

  18. Melissa Morrill 11 July, 2009 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Pictures. I take my camera everywhere and take pictures all day long! If only a camera could capture scents…sunscreen, BBQ’s, fireworks, rainstorms….I love summer 🙂

  19. Tifany D. 11 July, 2009 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    I’m pretty new into scrapbooking…but I am pretty sure the Hof3 goodies would help me capture summer!!!

  20. Katy Young 11 July, 2009 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    I take pictures of the kids year round but summer is the best w/ pool, beach and Popsicle! lol.

  21. Carolyn 11 July, 2009 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    I capture summer at soccer tournaments in the 100 degree weather. My DD plays soccer all year round and this is when I get my summer tan and fits of hay fever (and about 400 digital pics), but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

  22. Gina 11 July, 2009 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    I capture our summer with lots of snow-cones, pictures and family time with my girls. I journal the highlights to go back to when school is back in session, don’t want to miss anytime we could spend together!

  23. Shara 11 July, 2009 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    You always come up with the cutest ideas. And Hello, I love those cups, you don’t have to worry about having marker around to put everyones name on the cup. Thanks for the tip, they are on my grocery list now.

  24. Gail D 11 July, 2009 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by exhaling!!!! The kids are off to camp and dh and I can chill on the deck with mint tea.
    Gail D.

  25. Cindy 11 July, 2009 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by taking a TON of pictures and trying to capture the everyday things we do. Swimming in the pool, walks, the beach, etc.

  26. Deborah 11 July, 2009 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by keeping filling in a daily calendar of stuff that we do as a family or stuff the girls say or do and then take tons of pics. The calendar helps me remember the details….. We spend a lot of time at the pool and with family and friends and then take one big road trip in the summer.

  27. Robinsnest 11 July, 2009 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    I capture summer in the eyes of my kids as they reflect the joy of playing on the beach, running in the sand, building sandcastles…. I capture summer on film to keep for all eternity (or so I hope)!

  28. jill 11 July, 2009 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    i love it. we swim everyday. that is how we capture summer!

  29. Diane Stewart 11 July, 2009 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Would you believe I capture Summer by doing a million projects. Painting rooms, repainting a yardsale desk (with the help of my son of course!) I just seem to want to get everything in order before winter. I do make it camping, fishing etc. as well and those days are very well documented with my camera 🙂

  30. Jennifer C 11 July, 2009 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh this is perfect to document our summer weekends at the lake. I will definately be looking forward to seeing that whole book!

  31. Amanda Duff 11 July, 2009 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Kive tgus Heidi! Great work as always.
    I capture my summers by minibooking. It’s my passion and my favorite time to document. We love the water and the sun!

  32. Yolanda 11 July, 2009 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    We capture summer by sleeping in, a bit, swimming, beaching, boating on the weekends and of coarse tons of pics to document this journey!!

  33. Tina 11 July, 2009 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    I try and try to capture summer, but it keeps slipping through my fingers and before I know it, tans are faded and Christmas music is playing. Otherwise, I take a ton of pictures and love every minute of the experience!

  34. TracyBzz 11 July, 2009 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Enjoying the warm air…not the snow. Just being outside, especially at night since it’s light out until midnight!

  35. AImee 11 July, 2009 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    I’ve been remembering summer more through my blog than anything else this summer. I’m looking forward to getting the photos in a photo album. So far I’ve taken about 600 pictures, not counting the dozens of silly but fun “Photo Booth” pictures the girls have taken when they are bored! The summer book template kit looks cool!

  36. Amy Smith 11 July, 2009 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Summer for us is slowing down to almost a halt. My son wrestles and so the end of the school year is soooo busy actually it starts in Nov. and ends in April….sort of. There are still tournaments for the die-hards. So he is away visiting and I am getting caught up. haha

  37. vicki 11 July, 2009 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    I’ve been waiting for a summer book and it’s coming just int time! Now all I have to do is win. pick me! pick me! ooh, ooh, me, me!!

  38. Beth Jacobs 11 July, 2009 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by eating lots of ice cream and spending time at the pool with the kids.

  39. Sarah L 11 July, 2009 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by chiling out and living in the moment!!

  40. Chaira 11 July, 2009 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Great stuff. the party looks like fun. My oldest nephew just made Eagle scout and is at camp this week with his younger brother who just started.

  41. Rebecca Y 11 July, 2009 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Tons of out door fun – parks, swimming, beaches. Love the cups and the banner.

  42. Katie 11 July, 2009 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Those Solo cups are the best 🙂

  43. alise 11 July, 2009 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    i capture summer at the beach taking in all the sights and sounds…. there’s no place like the beach!!!!

  44. Liz Oram 11 July, 2009 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Right now it’s by capturing sun flares in my photos…nothing says summer more to me than the sun…hehehe!!

  45. Whitney Seeman 11 July, 2009 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    I haven’t really thought of how I capture summer, but I do know that my son has been getting older and we have been able to start doing some more things this summer and having more fun and being able to really do summer type things and I don’t want to forget these firsts for him. I have been better at taking pics and I really need some fun way to put it together….maybe this kit is just what I need! 🙂

  46. Summer Braxton 11 July, 2009 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Most of our summer is spent on our boat. We are native Floridians who used to be able to boat year round. But now we live in NoVA and have only a few short months where we don’t freeze our faces, so we take advantage of the warm weather.

  47. Kim H. 11 July, 2009 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by watching it flutter by like a butterfly and then try and chase it. It’s crazy how fast summer flies!

  48. Dina 11 July, 2009 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    …by jumping right in the fun first. And then taking lots of pictures! If the pictures are forgotten, extra special journaling is the way to go.

  49. PatA 11 July, 2009 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    I just try to enjoy every minute of it — winters here are awful!

  50. KJ Miller 11 July, 2009 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Heidi remember to have someone take pics of you. I miss you in the group collage. It all looks great. Cute, cute silk screening, (the spirit of Howdy) and cute, cute connor

  51. Wendy Bryan 11 July, 2009 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Summer is capturing my two boys’ everyday lives in photographs so they can always see how fun it was for us all to be home together and just be “us”. This kit inspires me! I’d love to win!

  52. janie whitney 11 July, 2009 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by just “taking it one day at a time”. We end up making plans up as we go sprinkle it with a few planned activities and “wa-lah” fun…fun…fun.

  53. joan 11 July, 2009 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    We CAPTURE summer by getting back on track as a family. Slowing down the pace. Focusing on our family by sitting under the stars at night and talking, by eating out at special restaurants and not rushing through the meal, by going to the beach house, by riding bikes at night. Summer mends the frazzle caused during the school year.

  54. Beverly 11 July, 2009 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    We capture summer with tons and tons of photos that are combined into a collage with mementos of summer outings….a bit of an event brochure, tickets, party napkins, etc. It’s a fun keepsake that allows us to look back and remember all the good times.

  55. Beverly 11 July, 2009 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Forgot to add that a tasty cherry limeade from Sonic “captures” summer for me! Any time of year I get one of those drinks and it takes me away. 🙂

  56. April V 11 July, 2009 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by going with the flow.. i think my kids like me better in the summer because we are so relaxed.. I haven’t done my best taking pictures this summer, but thankfully my dad has a picture taking problem.. so we have all the photographic evidence of the summer that we need….

  57. Anna 11 July, 2009 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Capturing summer is all about spending time at a lakeside cabin with friends and family. Doing nothing, reading, playing games

  58. Erin Whelan 11 July, 2009 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    We Capture summer with trips to the local ice-cream store. Drives out to Waterton Lakes National Park for hiking, bear watching and of course “Big Scoop” ice cream. My favorite summer photos to take include my son playing in the water or taking part in a game of baseball or soccer. Thanks for sharing the awesome kit love!

  59. Paula Heutsche 11 July, 2009 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by taking two separate one week vacations to stay home with my kids. We camp out in the backyard, make smores, hobo pies, go to the peninsula, swim in a local pool, and sleep in every day. What a way to recharge!

  60. gina p 11 July, 2009 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Making sure that I always have my camera available and doing as much fun stuff as possible with the kiddos. Summer goes by too fast, so you have to make the most of it!!

  61. Catherine Aguilera 11 July, 2009 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    I love summer, living in the Pacific NW we don’t have a very long one and we don’t get too many hot sunny days. Sunshine is the best, makes me feel alive, hopeful and happy.
    Catherine

  62. liz hagage 11 July, 2009 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    i capture summer by going to the pool or water parks every chance i get. (so cold here in edmonton most of the year). might be off there tomorrow since its the 1st HOT day here lol

  63. Holli Careswell 11 July, 2009 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by sometimes putting the camera away and getting in on the action, not just being a spectator! Today that involved going down waterslides at the water park with the kids-yikes!

  64. Andrea21 11 July, 2009 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by reading tons of books!! I love it!!

  65. Regina Friedman 11 July, 2009 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by taking as many photos as possible. My children are beautiful so it’s not too hard.

  66. Heidi 12 July, 2009 at 1:06 am - Reply

    wish we had summer holiday like you guys!!! it’s the middle of the winter in South Africa and we are freezing our buts off! So a little summer fun would go a LOOOOONG way here! love your stuff Heidi! you rock!!! Heidi xx

  67. Denise K. 12 July, 2009 at 1:07 am - Reply

    Gotta capture summer by waiting til no one is looking…..then taking tons of pictures of everyone in action…whatever they are doing…at home, on vacation, inside, outside, backyard, pool, friends, etc…this seems to capture everyone enjoying their summer break!!

  68. pauline 12 July, 2009 at 3:31 am - Reply

    i capture summer by taking photos of lazy summer moments and later on in the year.. scrap them!

  69. Becky Swisher 12 July, 2009 at 3:48 am - Reply

    I capture summer by living it and having the camera near by. Sometimes it’s the shot of the lemonade stand in the front yard…(have many shots of the sign) it’s great to see the handwriting change through the years. Sometimes is pool shots…and sometimes it’s just shots of summer flowers blooming and capturing faces at just before dusk…summer light in the evening is the best!

  70. Gina J. 12 July, 2009 at 4:00 am - Reply

    I capture summer, by walking throug the wet sand at the beach with my two children and husband, just feeling the sea in between my toes, hearing and smelling the sea. Seeing the smiles on there sunny faces and hearing them laughter. Just 3 weeks of having fun, not to worried about the agenda and watching the time. Just enjoying our family and being togehter, and making tons of pictures so we can make a summer album.

  71. Kim 12 July, 2009 at 4:01 am - Reply

    capturing the summer by spending relaxing days and evenings with friends and family

  72. cha 12 July, 2009 at 4:28 am - Reply

    Hi luv. Just chking ur blog from garys blackberry. So cool. I am excited to see the t-shirts. Now I just hv 2 get u to mail it -lol. Luv cha

  73. dmatthews 12 July, 2009 at 6:26 am - Reply

    I capture summer by reading a lot and relaxing in the sun!

  74. Stephanie V 12 July, 2009 at 6:30 am - Reply

    Can’t wait to see what you have instore for this Summer book. I have lived in Florida all my life where we experience “summer” practically all year and I just LOVE it! I have to admit that I am running out of ideas to capture summer so I am very excited about the inspiration that you’ll be sending my way!

  75. Danielle 12 July, 2009 at 6:56 am - Reply

    I love your photos as always but holy cow great find on the new solo cups!!! I haven’t seen them but you can bet I’ll be looking for them!!!

  76. Anne-Marie Olson 12 July, 2009 at 7:31 am - Reply

    This summer, I gave the camera to my 8-year old son! I will get to see summer through his eyes and he is developing the habit of thinking about what moments are extra special and worthy of pulling the camera out. This is actually helping him remember the days of summer and we haven’t even looked at the pictures yet! So far, he’s been taking pics of summer camp activities, but this week we are doing a sta-ca so I will get to join in on the pics! So cool when your son says, “wait mom, i need to take a picture”! amo

  77. connie 12 July, 2009 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Summer is all about popcicles, coppertone,baseball, hotdogs and waterparks…oh the things I can take pictures of!

  78. IreneSC 12 July, 2009 at 8:31 am - Reply

    I capture summer by slowing down and enjoying the time spent with the kids. Taking the kids camping, hanging out by the pool and going to the movies.

  79. cristalfab 12 July, 2009 at 9:40 am - Reply

    This would be GREAT for our Hawaii vaca, that we just returned from!

  80. Kate 12 July, 2009 at 9:53 am - Reply

    I like to take photos all year round. My favorites in summer are when we are out in nature, mostly on hikes or camping or out in the garden. Love it!
    Aloha, Kate

  81. Kirsten 12 July, 2009 at 9:59 am - Reply

    I’m in drizzling Seattle right now…wish I could have bottled up our 85 degree day yesterday…so I capture summer with as many pictures as I can.

  82. Amber 12 July, 2009 at 10:24 am - Reply

    This summer, I am capturing time with my children! This is the first time in 5 years I have been home for the entire summer with them, and I am loving every minute of it! I know they aren’t ready to go back to school, and neither am I!!!

  83. Julie Ross 12 July, 2009 at 10:39 am - Reply

    How proud you must be of your Scouts!

  84. Julie Ross 12 July, 2009 at 10:42 am - Reply

    The best way for me to capture summer is to live it, enjoy it, and relax in it. Doing all of this allows me recall all of the special summer moments since they were relaxed and not hurried memories. I always keep the camera close by because you never know when you might catch the lighting up of those eyes or the wrinkle of that smile!

  85. Suzi 12 July, 2009 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Great Pictures Heidi! Summer is looking like a lot of fun for your entire family!
    We are enjoying every day here at our house 🙂

  86. Kristi 12 July, 2009 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Water!!!! That is summer for us…could be kiddie pool, slip n slide, water park, friends pool, or old faithful, the sprinkler n hose or water guns.
    That’t it…water any way you get it makes for some great pics too.
    Perfect!

  87. Marti 12 July, 2009 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    I bottle up the good summer times with pics, slide shows, and meaningful memorabilia like a special little stone from a mountain stream if I go north, or a something unique that the tide washes up if I go to the ocean. I often use these in my mini books. But mostly, because it’s Phoenix and 116 outside, I dream of the coming winter.

  88. Christine 12 July, 2009 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Looks like it was a great party! I love the collage, and the cups are fantastic. We always used a sharpie mnarker. lol I’m a Girl Scout leader so I know how exciting it is to have one of your own in your troop! Hugs, Christine

  89. Jean keller 12 July, 2009 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    I celebrate summer by going camping with my young grandchildren. It is simply wonderful to re-live old traditions and also to create a generation of new ones.

  90. Talia 12 July, 2009 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    i capture summer by saying goodbye to schedules and bedtimes…we just go with the flow!
    i am loving all of the cuteness on your blog…happy birthday to connor, he is just too adorable!!
    xo Tal

  91. Cari 12 July, 2009 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    My family captures summer by escaping the STG heat, and camping up on Cedar Mtn…..we leave 100 degree weather for 70!! Not only do my hubby and kids love it, but I also love not having anything to clean, or laundry to do!!!

  92. SusanC 12 July, 2009 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    My son got married in June, so I have some wonderful summer photos!

  93. evelyn 12 July, 2009 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Love summerin the pool. You have to… living in Phx. Stay cool.

  94. Stephanie Cunningham 12 July, 2009 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    I really carry my camera EVERYWHERE!! Even into the grocery store — you just never know. I’ve gotten my most loved photos in strange moments 🙂

  95. Jeannine B. 12 July, 2009 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Taking lots and lots of pictures – my problem is what to do with them all!

  96. Renee 12 July, 2009 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Hi, Heidi,
    Thanks, as always, for your creativity and enthusiasm for scrapbooking while sharing time with your family and friends.
    I loved the way you are preserving summer. I think I may start journaling as I take my pics. to capture the moment.
    Thanks, again, for all of your great ideas. Your love for your craft really shows!

  97. Stephanie S. 12 July, 2009 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    I capture all year long with living in Florida. Always sunny and gives you life every day.

  98. Pixie 12 July, 2009 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Love the banner! So cute…and the chalk on the cups.

  99. nan fowler 12 July, 2009 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    How awesome is this. I have some great photos to use with this. the birthday looked great.
    Nan

  100. Laura (vanmama from 2Peas) 12 July, 2009 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by taking pictures of our activities (especially our 20 month old granddaughter).
    My goal for this summer is to make a mini-album of “What I did on my summer staycation!”, so I’m trying to document all we do.

  101. Jeannie 12 July, 2009 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    What an adorable kit! I’m capturing summer by spending time with family and friends and getting in a little golf! I’m also taking my first summer vacation in I don’t remember how many years!

  102. Rachael Mayo 12 July, 2009 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    I capture summer through the eyes of my kids. It’s one time of year, I consciously make myself stop and enjoy each moment i.e. catching fireflies, laying on the deck and looking at the stars, dreaming, playing, visiting family – oh, sweet summertime!!

  103. Susanne N. 12 July, 2009 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    love the kit! i have a ton of summer pictures just waiting to be scrapbooked!

  104. Pam Correa 12 July, 2009 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    I capture summer by getting together with family and friends for pool party’s, BBQ’s and tons of picutres.

  105. april 12 July, 2009 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    I try to capture as many photos as I can of the things we do all summer. Starting with the last day of school, fireworks, outings, lazy days in the pool, daughter’s birthday party, and for me, summer ends when the annual fair comes around!

  106. michelle 12 July, 2009 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Love how you cut the star out of cardboard…gives the book a great look!

  107. Crystal 12 July, 2009 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Hi Heidi,
    Love the collage. Do you use a template?

  108. tammyg 12 July, 2009 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    I dig a hole in the back yard, add some water, dump in two squirmy boys and click away.

  109. Karen Kennedy 12 July, 2009 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    I capture summer with tons of photos, enjoying eating outside, major sublock at the pool and lots of sweaty hugs from my kiddos…oh and DH too!! Thanks!

  110. Nola 12 July, 2009 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    That’s cool! I would love that summer album. We have been spent our week at the cabin in Elkwater, AB. My kids has a blast time. I took lots of pictures and Im not sure what I am going to do with an album or layouts. Thanks for your sharing!

  111. Wendy 12 July, 2009 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    I love the summer!!! We live in Montana and our summer is very short but beautiful!! We enjoy every momment of it by camping, swimming, boating and motocross racing!!! It is a fun family event we enjoy after 7 months of ice hockey!! I love my older kids being home from college!!! I have a lot of pictures that need a home (wink!) Thanks!

  112. v.spriet 13 July, 2009 at 2:05 am - Reply

    HEre in France, I capture summer by smelling pine tree, sea and monoï oil….

  113. Heidi Gore 13 July, 2009 at 5:02 am - Reply

    How do I capture summer? This summer I’ve made it a point to enjoy the little things, like the cool breeze on the nape of my neck, the smell of tomato plants while weeding around them, the warmth of the sunshine–the little things we tend to ignore–That’s what I determined to focus on this summer–tapping into my senses.

  114. Missy 13 July, 2009 at 5:08 am - Reply

    Summer is captured by family BBQs, Lazy mornings, trips to the mountains or to the beach, movie nights, and relaxing evenings. Life seems magnified during this time – love it!

  115. melissa Rice 13 July, 2009 at 5:25 am - Reply

    I enjoy summer by just doing. Have to take advantage of all there is to do while it is warm in MN. I ahve 8 month to scrap the memories!
    Melissa in MN

  116. jennifer 13 July, 2009 at 5:50 am - Reply

    I love beautiful pictures of sno cones, especially ones of my friends enjoying them.

  117. Alison 13 July, 2009 at 6:04 am - Reply

    We capture the summer by heading to a beach, any beach (we’re inland, so the beach is a HUGE thing!) eating lots of seafood and taking tons of pictures.

  118. Kathy Reid 13 July, 2009 at 6:36 am - Reply

    I capture summer by just trying to enjoy every minute of it day and night and taking lots of pictures.

  119. Fedra 13 July, 2009 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Great Summer Party!!! Very inspiring kit.

  120. Carol 13 July, 2009 at 6:47 am - Reply

    Hangin out with the family and taking pictures.

  121. jodi e. 13 July, 2009 at 6:52 am - Reply

    i make a simple album of our summer days…4th of july, county fairs, swimming, day trips, picking fresh fruits & veggies from the garden and my 2 little sweet peas enjoying nature! i do it each year & it has become 1 of my fav albums, especially during the freezing winter days and remembering how beautiful summer truly is!
    jodi e.

  122. Deborah 13 July, 2009 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Summer camp for scouts – my son is an Eagle scout (so am I for that matter). Camp is fun – I saved all the letters Andrew sent and they are in his Eagle scout scrapbook. Happy Summer!

  123. Chris SB 13 July, 2009 at 6:55 am - Reply

    I capture summer by spending time with my family and trying to capture as much of it as I can in photos.

  124. C Trimble 13 July, 2009 at 7:13 am - Reply

    I capture summer with pictures of family get togethers (even dumb silly ones0 and vacations!

  125. robin 13 July, 2009 at 7:14 am - Reply

    I capture summmer with my ears..listening to the sound of “the stedem camp” ..my 5 kids and basically the entire neighborhood
    at my house playing cards, video games, real electric guitars and the giggles of those on the trampoline late into the evening..it’s a wonderful sound

  126. Trisha M 13 July, 2009 at 7:39 am - Reply

    I capture summer by always having the camera handy to snap shots of all the special moments…eating ice cream together, hanging out at the pool, playing in the water sprinklers outside, just doing whatever! Thanks for all of the amazing ideas! I can’t wait to see more on this book!

  127. Mabel M 13 July, 2009 at 7:41 am - Reply

    My favorite summer capture are the landscapes, the sun over the sea, a sunset is my to die for! =)

  128. Paula 13 July, 2009 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Love this summerbook template kit! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  129. Catalina 13 July, 2009 at 9:10 am - Reply

    sooooooooooooo beautiful!!!!
    need one 🙂

  130. Catalina 13 July, 2009 at 9:12 am - Reply

    and I forgot…(it was the excitement)
    I capture summer with hundreds of picture to put in albums later scraping them. I prefer water places, nature more than cities.

  131. Christine Drevo 13 July, 2009 at 9:20 am - Reply

    I capture summer by taking a lot pictures and trying to write a little something about each day.

  132. Jen Gough 13 July, 2009 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Just taking everyday pictures of things we do! I really after just catching those simple moments!
    Thanks!

  133. Maria 13 July, 2009 at 10:25 am - Reply

    i try to capture summer by taking pictures, being more relaxed and just letting things go. no rush to clean, do laundry, etc. just enjoy the moment.

  134. Regina 13 July, 2009 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Hi Heidi, pool time, bike rides, walking with the dog, miniature golf, carnivals, and a camera.
    Regina

  135. LenaS 13 July, 2009 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Great book Heidi!!! Everything you do is always so good. Pool looks so fun.

  136. Renee 13 July, 2009 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    I capture summer with lots of pictures, especially of the little everyday things we do.

  137. kat-in-texas 13 July, 2009 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    You’re really good at doing the digi stuff, Heidi! Didn’t you just start learning about digital in China this last year? Wow! I’m impressed!!!

  138. Jenn Locke 13 July, 2009 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    I capture summer in my garden.

  139. Irene 13 July, 2009 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    I capture summer? Ha. Summer captures me! All the fun things that summer brings before I know it, it is back to school time. I usually just hold on for the ride. So much fun. The only thing I manage to do is take a ton of photos and write something (however small) about each day down.

  140. Jenny Alfonso 13 July, 2009 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    I take a lot of pictures!!! I can’t wait to see your summer album!

  141. maryt 13 July, 2009 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    just enjoying every moment with my daughter and having the!!
    mary t

  142. Lynette C 14 July, 2009 at 2:01 am - Reply

    Love to see how this Summer Book is put together. Just the cover has me drooling. lol.

  143. Jessica Stoops 14 July, 2009 at 5:54 am - Reply

    I think I missed the deadline for this cool book. I want an easy way to display summer memories. Can’t wait to see what you do with it. Jess

  144. Margie Rowles 14 July, 2009 at 6:07 am - Reply

    We spend time at the cottage and have lots of campfires and BBQ’s.

  145. Stacy Gilbert 14 July, 2009 at 6:23 am - Reply

    I capture summer by savoring the moments where my kids can go old school like their Mom and just do silly summer stuff….seaweed fights at the beach,family bike rides, playing with friends,etc. I love the times when we are not so structured and running like crazy from sport to sport. Summer always gives me the reminder of what great kids I have!

  146. Cat Geiger 14 July, 2009 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Lots of trips to the swimming pool, picnics on the porch and homemade lemonade-and taking lots of pictures!

  147. Kim - Florida 14 July, 2009 at 8:55 am - Reply

    I capture summer by grilling & chilling by the pool. This is about the only way I can get everyone in the family together as our schedules are all over the board.

  148. Lindsay Bateman 14 July, 2009 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Awesome kit. HO3 is amazing.

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