another tomorrow quote


summer 2013 grad

 Daughter’s high school graduation


summer gluten free donut

The gluten-free weekend at Sugar Shack donuts


road trip

Road trips


summer vacation

Family vacation


love to read

Summer reading


university of richmond geese

Walks around the lake with my hub (and the geese)


summer rain macro

Summer rain


flower at The Homestead Virginia

Summer flowers


james river sunset

Walks along the James River


county fair fun

County Fair


summer going away to college

Daughter gets her dorm key


summer moving out

Dorm room


moving out

Goodbyes (for now)


clouds silver lining

A summer cloud break


What has been a highlight for you this summer?

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34 thoughts on “The Spectacular Now of Summer

  1. Patricia

    My highlight comes this Thursday when I board a plane for Orlando for my much-anticipated annual vacation. It’s been a whole year, a year I tell you, and I really REALLY need this get-away. I’ll report back on my highlight from this summer when I get home.

    Thanks for sharing your memories. It all looks so cool.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt
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    1. Coleen Patrick Post author

      That’s interesting that she got a card. Before move in day I was wondering about that. I’ll have to ask my daughter if the newer dorms have cards. Her dorm is definitely one of the older ones—my hub stayed in the very same dorm as she is in now!

  2. Name

    Loved your photography, its subject matter is very special and so is the photography.
    Many blessing to you & your family. Its a very special time. Enjoy it. PS: I tried your
    brownies with cc cookie on top, WOW!!! it was a huge success. Everyone enjoyed.
    thanks, pat

    1. Coleen Patrick Post author

      Yes, it’s really gluten free, BUT Sugar Shack isn’t doing anymore gluten free runs. However, this donut (which was yum)is proof that it is possible to make yummy GF donuts. 🙂 I might experiment with recipes one of these days.

  3. Inion N. Mathair

    Coleen, we were completely just crying “happy-tears” for you! It was a beautiful blog as usual, but this one touched Inion & I more so than any other. It brought back those memories when she was off to college, for the very first time in her life that she had ever left me and the memories came rushing back for both of us. How proud you must be of your beautiful daughter. And how excited she must be to begin her new adventure in life. BTW~we want to borrow your view, when we start our next That! That’s a view! Thank you for sharing these amazing photo’s and letting us see into your world & beautiful family. On another note, Inion & I have nominated you for The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. So when you get a chance, pop on over to our blog & grab your award!

  4. Pat O'Dea Rosen

    Thanks for sharing your summer, Coleen. Oh, I remember how hard it was to drop off a child at college. I feel for you, but your visits to campus will be sweet. (Absence made my kids fonder of their dad and me.)

  5. Alarna Rose Gray

    Some really beautiful pics and moments, here Coleen. Love the summer rain and lake in particular, but it looks like it’s been a big summer for you and your daughter especially. Times to cherish. Since it has been winter here, I’d have to say the highlight for me has been saying goodbye to it! 🙂

    1. Coleen Patrick Post author

      Yes, I’d be doing the same to winter too. I used to like winter, probably because there was the chance of a snow day and no school, but I can’t tolerate the cold anymore. Brrr. Thanks, Alarna!

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