Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summer Flashback: Tell All Tuesday




We are very blessed to have been raised, where family time was a top priority.  Our families took lots of trips and experienced several exciting vacations throughout our childhoods.  Thinking about all of the "flashbacks" from our childhood summers was such fun!  

Ashley's family grew up going to her grandparents' house on the lake each weekend.  They enjoyed yearly family vacations to Gulf Shores, AL.  Brooklynn's family grew up going to her Nana's pool most summer days, and to the beach for a week each summer.  Her family grew up going to Destin, FL…and they still prefer it over any other beach.  Here is a funny picture of Brooklynn and some of her friends in the pool, waaaaaaaaay back in 1996!


Now that we are adults, we have been blessed with some of the best friends ever.  We never imagined the amazing friendships becoming mentor teachers would bring.  We now, enjoy spending our summers hanging out with our "teacher friends" and acting like "real humans" during the summer days.  Thank you, Lord, for your gift of girlfriends.  Cookouts, planning meetings, dinner dates…are just some of the fun things we enjoy doing together.
It was very late and we were sitting around a fire pit, so please excuse the blurriness and red eyes. HA!  These girlies are some of our most favorite peeps!  We love you, Linds, Mer, and Mo!    

Thank you to Jayme and Diana for hosting such a fun summer-long linky party!  We really love Tuesdays because of your "Tell All Tuesday" party!  

If you would like to link up with us, please do so by clicking on their names above to visit one of their blogs.  

16 comments :

  1. I loved looking at your photos! Having great girlfriends is the best thing ever! You certainly look like a great group of friends!
    Melissa from Mrs. Dailey's Classroom

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! You are SO right! We seriously couldn't survive without each other! We hope you are having a fun summer and that you enjoy a wonderful 4th of July holiday!

      Much love,
      Ashley and Brooklynn

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  2. Looks like so much fun! Glad you can unwind with your teacher friends- its so crucial!

    Deirdre
    Mrs. Garcia's Super Scholars

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    1. Deirdre, it's so true that spending time with your girlfriends is incredibly important! Hope you are having a fabulous summer! Happy 4th!

      Much love,
      Ashley and Brooklynn

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  3. So fun! I love how family time is a priority, as it should be!! It is always good to have a great group of girlfriends :)

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    1. We are incredibly blessed that our families share your view on its importance! The greatest thing about great girlfriends is that they, too, become your family! We hope your summer break has been a fun one so far! Happy 4th of July!

      Much love,
      Ashley and Brooklynn

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  4. We went to Gulf Shores every summer!! It is my favorite place to beach :) Looks like you have some great friends and good times!!

    Jessica
    www.prideandprimary.com

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    1. How funny, Jessica! Being from Alabama, we are super lucky to have such an awesome beach so close to us! We are incredibly blessed with some of the very best girlfriends! We hope you are enjoying a fun summer and that you have a fun and safe Independence Day holiday!

      Much love,
      Ashley and Brooklynn

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  5. Gulf Shores is a well kept secret as far as beaches go, I think. You couldn't be more right about the power of great friends, they are priceless!

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    1. Tracy, we think it is, too! We could never explain how fortunate we are to have our girlfriends! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend and enjoy your summer!

      Much love,
      Ashley and Brooklynn

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  6. We go to go to the Eastern shore every summer, and it was the best time ever! It looks like you have both had some great opportunities to make lasting memories and lasting friendships, that's so awesome!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us, I had a great time reading about your memories!

    Warmest Wishes,
    Erin
    Kindergarten Dragons

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    1. Erin, neither of us has ever vacationed on the Eastern Shore…maybe we should add that to our bucket list! We appreciate that you consistently support us and are so very thankful that you always take time to read our new posts! Enjoy your holiday weekend!

      Much love,
      Ashley and Brooklynn

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  7. Hi Ashley and Brooklynn! Thank you so much for linking up with us! It was so much fun to see your photographs and read your post. You are so lucky to have each other and share in making summer memories together! Enjoy your night!

    Jayme
    Teach Talk Inspire

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    1. Thanks, Jayme! We have had so much fun being a part of your weekly linky party! Thank you for all of your hard work. We greatly appreciate it! Blessed doesn't begin to describe how lucky we are to have one another…along with the other three! We hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! Happy 4th!

      Much love,
      Ashley and Brooklynn

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  8. Ashley and Brooklynn, I enjoyed looking at your summer pictures. Looks like you have a wonderful family and a great group of friends. What fun memories to cherish forever. Thank you for taking the time to link up with us, it was great to look at your summer flashback pictures!

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    1. Thank you, Diana! We are beyond blessed with supportive family and fun friends! We appreciate all the hard work you and Jayme have put into this linky party…we have had an absolute blast each week! We hope you have wonderful 4th of July holiday weekend! Stay safe and have fun!

      Much love,
      Ashley and Brooklynn

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