45 In Life

This is what summer is all about…


And this…




We also recently had a fast and furious visit from these two {+ Chance} which is always so good but never long enough!


And because I feel laughter is so good for a soul…ย  I will leave you with this…


Which is what I saw Sunday morning before church. Justin knows I find his basketball shoes quite atrocious so they really sealed the deal and made me chuckle!!

Hope you all are doing well! We are thoroughly enjoying our summer and looking forward to heading north before school is back in session. For now we are savoring our lazy {which are really anything but lazy} days at home!

Also, I’m putting together the email for August sponsors, if you’ve emailed me I hope to be getting back to you soon! If you are interested in advertising on the sidebar you can email me at ads@flythroughourwindow.com for details!

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  • tyne
    July 19, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    I love your summer pictures! Don’t you love summer? Wish I could keep the dang mosquitoes away…

  • Emily
    July 19, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    So cute! Glad to see everyone is feeling better and the summer is wrapping up nicely. Love the big shoes!

  • Rhonda
    July 19, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    LOVE IT!! Have a wonderful summer…try to stay cool!

  • Lauren
    July 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Looks like ya’ll are having a great Summer! Love those pictures!

  • Brittaney
    July 19, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Love the first two pics! That John Martin is too cute for words and the girls shucking corn reminds me of summertime at the farm. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

  • Jaimie
    July 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Those first two pics are so precious and the last one is just perfect!

  • Diane
    July 19, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    LOLOL, I LOVE LOVE the first picture!

  • Adriana L.
    July 19, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I’m curious about what you’re going to make with that corn! The crop was amazing and I’m curious to find new recipes on how to make use of it well.

  • ellen
    July 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I’ve never commented before but I just had to when I saw the basketball shoes. My husband has some equally–no, more–atrocious baseball shoes. His are ALL! black patent leather. And they stink. So bad. I keep telling him all he needs are some of those stretchy shorts with the wide waistband and the two snaps that all high school coaches wore when we were growing up. My hatred for them is only outdone by his love and loyalty for them.

  • Tessa
    July 19, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    What a gorgeous pic of Erika and Sloane! Rover makes me laugh, always reminds me of my little Charlie. We started our morning with a walk around the neighborhood in his wagon trailing the garbage trucks. Trucks of any variety are a big draw these days, along with leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and any other machine that makes noise or has buttons. Sound familiar?! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • kat
    July 19, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    You must laugh your head off every day! Rover is hysterical!

  • Cassie
    July 19, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Hello there! This is my first comment but I want you to know that I have followed your blog for awhile now. I have your blog on my side bar and link my favorite posts of yours to my Facebook page all the time. Your family values, faith, photography, and thoughts on motherhood are an inspiration! Thank you for being you and for uplifting me!

    You can check out my blog if you’d like!

    Have a blessed day!
    Cassie Allen
    St. Charles, MO

  • erika (mommasissy)
    July 19, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I love you and those rascally munchkins of yours. I had a blast this weekend. I LOVE YOU!

  • Cath
    July 19, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Crackin me up!
    Just amazing once they are old enough to realize the “freedom” of naked, it’s a tough act keeping the clothes on em.

  • melissa stover
    July 19, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    that first picture made me laugh the hardest.

  • Brooke G
    July 19, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    That is priceless ๐Ÿ˜€ Seriously!

  • Ashley @ Ramblings and Photos
    July 19, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    The first shot and last shot crack me up. Hilarious!

  • rachel dillard :)
    July 19, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    So incredibly precious! These pictures make my heart happy. Happy summer to you and your family

  • Cat Moore
    July 19, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    first picture + last picture = priceless.

  • Jane
    July 20, 2010 at 5:13 am

    gorgeous photos! I love seeing all the photos of summer in blog-land as I live in Australia and we are in the middle of winter (which I love but summer photos warm my heart!)

    I particularly love the second photo with the view of Paige’s cute little ponytail! I can remember wanting one myself when I was a little girl and I love that she’s so close!

    enjoy the next couple of weeks of freedom!

  • Mandy
    July 20, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Precious pictures…we must be on the same page…lots of fun in the water, eating of fresh corn and playing on the swingset (we have the same one:)We are doing the same things here and BURNING UP in the heat! Love the picture of Sloane….OH MY..she has grown! Hope your fun continues….Mandy

  • mary katharine
    July 20, 2010 at 6:55 am

    perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Catherine
    July 20, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Darby, I’ve been lurking here for quite some time but that last picture had me laughing out loud and smiling for the rest of the day. You, your family, and your pictures are just too precious. Thanks for a cheery Monday!

  • Cheryl Elsbree Interior Design
    July 20, 2010 at 10:07 am

    What a treasure! My babies are all grown up now and this post reminded me so vividly of our past summers together, running through sprinklers and chucking corn…Thank you sharing!

  • the domestic fringe
    July 20, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Those pictures are priceless, especially the last one!


  • Bailey@peppermintbliss
    July 20, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Boom Boom Boom Boom, I see your hiney!
    JM’s buns are just too cute for words, and your girls! Presh as always, glad you guys are enjoying such a great summer!

  • Teri
    July 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Naked toddler bum running through the sprinkler is the best part of summer.

    Next to the ice cream.

  • Genn
    July 20, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Hi Darby,

    My name is Genn. I just came across your blog and had to tell you that I love it. Your pictures are so great (I just finished two photography classes and have been loving learning how to use my nikon D60, you have a beautiful family and I hope you don’t mind my popping in. I hate it when people read my blog and don’t comment, so I just wanted to let you know that I was lookin. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • lisa
    July 20, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    I just love your blog. Your family is so cute and you are such a wonderful mom, chef, sewer, photographer, writer and are so funny. Thanks for sharing! You are an inspiration! You and your sister are so pretty! Just wanted you know!

  • Konie
    July 20, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Oh my goodness Darby! I was in a panic today because your blog would NOT come up on my computer. ERROR…kept glaring at me!!! WHEW!!!! Now it’s working! And yes….you and Justin DEFINITELY need to drive to Seattle!! If you have time to drive, it will be the most amazing trip ever!! I drove my youngest daughter to Los Angeles and would do it all over again~!!

  • Dianne
    July 20, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I loved this glance into your summer days…what fun!

  • betsy
    July 20, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    you have the most uplifting posts and beautiful pictures! i’ve been reading for quite some time after i stumbled upon your bathroom remodel (and the orange fabric) from a link…bizarre, i know. so glad i found your blog. it’s a great break from the many design blogs i read and a wonderful gift to your family.

  • alison g. (brazil)
    July 20, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    OMGosh – little hiney-bo hilariousness! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Renee
    July 21, 2010 at 2:10 am

    Oh, we have a picture of my little brother and his bare bottom running around in the backyard when he was about that size. Now he’s 15, so that brings back memories of when he was little & cute:)

  • *Maybe* Baby Mama
    July 22, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Our journey has begun!… secretly though =)

    If Iโ€™ve left you this message, youโ€™re a follower of my original blog. Though I wonโ€™t be revealing who I am just yet โ€“ until weโ€™re TO and THROUGH the first trimester! Just getting the word out about our new site โ€“ further explanation of all the secrecy and what weโ€™re about on my first post now up. Iโ€™d love for you to stop by.

    Exciting things going on around here!


    ~ the {secret} *Maybe* Baby Mama

  • Pru
    July 22, 2010 at 7:34 am

    I loved the reminder of what summer is all about. And its so true. There is no better time to be relaxing and having fun than now. I am going to embrace the rest of summer as much as Rover seems to be doing!

  • Melise
    July 22, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    I know you read PW, you should submit that first photo to her current photography contest! ๐Ÿ™‚ LOVE it!!!

  • jenn
    July 22, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Those pictures are AWESOME!!! Hilarious! I’ve got a ton of LIttle Man in his undies – but he’s sporting them BACKWARDS!

  • Justine
    July 23, 2010 at 3:27 am

    I love seeing your photos and hearing about your summer, especially as it’s the middle of winter right now here in Australia.

  • Nealy
    July 23, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    nealy at bambinababe.blogspot.com

  • marilyn
    July 25, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    thank you! what a beautiful, helpful, inspiring and fun website! i found it when i entered “corn salad for kids” into google. i found a lot more than corn salad!!!

  • jessica
    July 25, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    That really *is* what summer is all about!

  • Lindsey@ClassicIvory
    July 27, 2010 at 10:08 am

    I laughed when I saw that picture of the little guy in the basketball shoes…because I too hate my husbands…they are the ugliest shoes!

    And your family is absolutely adorable. I love catching up on all of your pictures and stories!

  • Melanie Gore
    July 29, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I will give you a little tip about the corn. If you leave it in the shuck, cover it in a wet paper towel, and microwave it for 5 mins. the shuck & silk come right off. It is ready to eat. So easy and delish!

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