May 18, 2012

signs of summer

Everything is reminding me of summer, lately.  Blame it on my tired school brain or the fact that this is the busiest and most exciting summer of my life, but I've been ready for summer since the beginning of May.  Over here, we've been going barefoot for weeks, and the first campfire was enjoyed - complete with s'mores.  Plans have been made for the first trip to the lake cottage.  I'm flying by myself for the first time.  Friendships will be strengthened and more friends made.  The garden is planted.  Shorts and bathing suits have been purchased.     
After three finals and five classes on Monday, this summer will be mine.  A job, photography sessions, gardening, traveling, lake house weekends.  It's all on the very  v e r y  close horizon.  And every time I think about it, I am overwhelmed with excitement, happiness and thankfulness.   
Every thing has lined up perfectly so that these months are a perfect balance of fun, work, and fellowship.  It's going to be a good few months. 
This may be just another cliche blog post where I ramble about my summer plans, but what are you doing this summer?  Any big plans or things you are looking forward to?

21 comments:

  1. I am kind of in love with the first picture... super bokeh-y! :)
    your summer sounds exciting! I can't wait for summer either... I'm going to Italy as soon as school gets out and I've been counting down the days since September!

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  2. the next to last photo is so lovely, i don't know what to say. seriously.

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  3. I'm leaving the country for the first time! I'm going to England for a mission trip. That's really the only thing I have planned for summer besides swimming. Lovely photos by the way! :)

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  4. SO true. It feels like it just needs to be summer already! I feel it everywhere I go! Lovely photos -- especially the first and last ones. Have a wonderful weekend! (:

    xo,
    Kailyn

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  5. love your photos! your summer sounds amazing! what job do you have?

    i'm also excited for summer... in a week i'm helping set a Guinness world record, and then later on i'm taking a film photography class. and i'm going camping with family too :)

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  6. I feel like your posts are never cliche- you always have such a wonderful ways to show your life and describe it so simply. This is beautiful, and I'm SO excited for this summer! :)

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  7. PS- as always the photos are gorgeous! :)

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  8. Your so cute=love the last picture. And now I really want to go shopping for shorts. I'm also really regretting not buying those yellow shorts I saw at the mall the other week. Yes, I need to go buy shorts.

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  9. First of all...I can't wait to see YOU! :) Your summer plans sound lovely. I am so excited for summer I can hardly stand it. Weddings, Texas, Woodland, Camping Trips...gaaah! It's all so exciting. :)

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  10. honestly, I could spend all day just looking at your pictures Olivia. They are amazing. I wish I could be as good a photographer as you.

    P.S. I'm pretty sure there's no such thing as a bad picture of you, ALL of them are always beautiful! <3 =)

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  11. this is lovely! that last photo is charming, and your summer looks wonderful. :) I'm just excited out working up a storm, possibly traveling, and adventures with those nearest and dearest. and photos. lots of photos. :)

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  12. Love the photos, Olivia!

    One more Monday!

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  13. I love all your photos! Beautiful! Monday is my last day of school too :) Biggest thing for me this summer? I'm flying to California (for the first time) by myself for three weeks. Oh and I'll be getting my drivers license in July!!

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  14. AnonymousMay 19, 2012

    I love your blog! I was directed here by my close friend, Isabella. I am looking forward to summer a lot! I have my first full-time job set up. My brother is getting married. I am also privileged to go on a missions trip to Philadelphia.

    ~Hannah

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  15. I tried to pick a favorite photo but i can't :) and i share the excitement -- oh, do i wish for the crash of south carolina waves!

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  16. I'll be working this summer. No college college classes for me! I'm taking a break. And I also hope to read lots and lots of books. Hope your summer is fantastic!

    Katie

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  17. this summer is going to be amazing Texas + meeting you, second shooting a wedding, cabin, and lots of sun and friends

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  18. Hey Olivia, I asked you before about how you take selfies, and I have one more photography question. What photo editor do you use/do you use one? Which ones would you recommend or think would be good?

    Thanks! :)

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  19. You're so lucky that it's going to be summer soon! In Australia, we're settling in for a winter :( Beautiful photos by the way, I absolutely love the photo of the window pane xx

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  20. Aww, I can't wait for summer either! :)
    No more school!!!
    We are soo going to have to meet up this summer! <3

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  21. I love the third picture! gorgeous!

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