Monday, June 21, 2010

Merry Solstice!

Merry, Merry, Merry Solstice to you! We'll get over 14 hours of sun today. (Here in Texas, I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.) Solstice means holiday around here! We started our family rituals early this morning...

The lighting of the Celebration Ring is one of our favorite things to do on Solstice. For summer we have a sailboat, a sun, a mermaid, and new this year, a chicken - Bock Bock.

Mama always digs out The Beach Boys, Endless Summer, and cranks it up loud! Nothing says summer to me like hearing them croon Surfer Girl (over and over and over). This was the first album I ever bought and I love it still. A double album, no less! My 12-year-old heart just a fluttering as my mom took me down to the Record Rack in Beaumont to buy it.

Last, but not least, we always go swimming on the Summer Solstice. What is summer without a dip in the pool, pond, creek, river?

Later we'll have a summer meal of tomatoes, and corn, and watermelon, and lemonade, and, and, and... yum!
I hope you have the most delicious day filled with lots of summer fun and good vibrations!


  1. Skinny dippin' and lots of summer fruit. That's summer and I celebrate with you. Idon't skinny dip but I do shed my clothes after I've been outside for more than two minutes. Then, nothin' between me and my mu-mu.

  2. I just realized it was the first day of summer, thanks to Google! We are doin the swimmin, watermelon and corn eatin here!!! I guess there are a lot of good things to be said about summer, even tho so hot!!! Neat post and I love your celebration ring!!!

  3. Where is this lovely swimming hole? I have been looking for new places around town to take our little people.


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