Today Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is hosting a blog hop. "Let the summer begin" is the theme. If you have not come here by way of Joannes blog please go back to the beginning here. You wont want to miss a thing because there are prizes along the way! Summer at my house is filled with swimming, swimming, and more swimming. We live 20 minutes from lake Michigan and we have a pool in our backyard as well. I love to layout in the hot summer sun and let it defrost me from these long cold Chicagoland winters, while my 8 year old son plays in the pool. We are always inviting friends over to swim, play, and BBQ. We live on an acre so there's plenty of room for everyone. On most evenings you'll catch my hubby and I sitting on the front porch in our favorite rockers sharing a cold one. Here are a few pictures of our favorite summer spots at my house.