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TTIC #34 Celebrate Summer- Comment Portion

It's been a really hectic time for me as I mentioned in past posts, so I only am posting the comment portion for this week's Twilight Tuesday for the moment. I will have the project portion up soon (I hope!). This week's challenge is from Jen. Here's her Comment Challenge:
Do you have a favorite summer adventure of your own? I want to hear about it!It could be from your childhood or currently.Do you have any exciting things planned for THIS summer?I'd love to hear about those too!

So here's my story. It was the Summer of 2000. Actually it started about 2 weeks before summer actually began... June 14th to be exact! It was such a special time... Gene and I had just gotten together. Every Thursday, was "our day," and we would go to the beach. Not to be among the masses and tan, but to a more private beach to just be together. We would also go to Starbucks (which I am SO craving right now... and I haven't had it in, well, YEARS!). We would just be together. It was lovely. That was one of the most important times (and most wonderful) of our relationship in my opinion. This was the time that we learned about each other. We bared our souls to each other and discovered that we were meant to be together forever. We talked so much... there was always so much to say... we held hands...we kissed... it was pure magic. Every year, at this time, I think back to that very special Summer and wish we had time to go back to the beach (alone) and back to Starbucks (alone) and revisit all of those wonderful memories that are locked up in my heart. We'll get to go back sometime... Just don't know when (cause sometimes it's just hard to get a babysitter!). But sometime soon I hope. I think that as the years go by, and things change/happen (kids for example), it's important to revisit the things that originally got people together or helped with the process of falling in love. So, a visit to the beach would be lovely, for so many reasons.

I'd just like to say, that I'd really like to copy/paste the links to the other ladies projects, but I've got no idea how. I tired it this morning... but to no avail. I'll have to ask one of the girls at TTIC... so for now, just go to and check out all of the other wonderful projects!!! And hey... maybe you could participate too!


Eve said…
Thanks for sharing your comments! Let me know if you need any help with posting. I am certainly not the most technical of the group- but I am willing to help you however I can!
Jacqueline said…
Awww alison this is sooo sweet! I hope you and gene get that time again, it is SO omportant I have learned recently to do that as often as you can! If you need help with your blog sweetie let me know! thanks for sharing this story!
Alison said…
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Alison said…
Thanks girls! I'm going to the forum now for help!
Julie said…
What a beautiful post, Alison! LOVE it. It's just lovely that you and your husband have such lovely summer memories. And there will be so many more to come with your children!

I have some blogging tips that I can share with you -- I will email you soon!

And, finally -- WELCOME TO THE TEAM! We're thrilled to have you!
Rebecca said…
Welcome to the team! And thanks for sharing such a sweet summer memory!
Beth said…
***WELCOME to the DT, Alison!*** And, wow. That is a BEAUTIFUL story. *sigh* Now I'l be thinking back to the newness of my own relationship - yeah, that "past life". lol

PS~If you figure out an easier way to secure sitters, I am ALL ears! :)
Jen Shults said…
Ah! That is such a sweet story. I love hearing about this type of summer memory. I hope you and your hubby get to go back to your beach soon. And welcome to the DT! I'm so excited you are participating with us!!
Anonymous said…
I love your story too. I agree that it's a sweet one and reminds me of my own blossoming love relationships. Good times. Way better than break-ups! If you don't get the info you need about links and posting, let me know. I'll help how I can but I don't want to overwhelm you!
Love your post! Beautiful memories!
So happy to see you here joining in :)
Unknown said…
This is such a sweet post Alison...How right you are I think that it is sooooo important that you do these things together and make more happy memories!!

Ummm I think I feel the same about Gloria Jeans as you do about Starbucks. Unfortunately we don't have Starbucks here but next time I have a GJ's I will think of you! Xx
What sweet memories!! Thank you for sharing them with us! Good luck with getting computer savvy. It took me awhile but ya know... if I can do it, ANYONE can do it! :D

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