Aloha Friday #86

June 11, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under aloha friday, columns

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question is:

What’s your favorite thing about Summer?

About the author:
Owner and founder of An Island Life. Sharing my life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.


98 Responses to “Aloha Friday #86”
  1. Jennifer says:

    All the wonderful fresh fruits!

  2. Shari says:

    sleeping in since I’m on summer break!

  3. Mighty M says:

    Going for walks, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries!!

  4. Becca says:

    Grapes and corn being in season!!!! Those are some of the few fruits and veggies I will actually eat. :)

  5. Cathi ~ The Way I See It Too says:

    Lazy afternoons in the shade of a tree with a cool breeze blowing at my toes.

  6. Tamy ~ 3 Sides of Crazy says:

    Flowers, picnics, BBQs, fresh fruit and the sun.

  7. The Social Frog says:

    I guess being outside more or less depending on how hot it gets here in Florida. I love flowers and swimming in the pool. If my husband was here we would be at the ocean a lot but he just left on a 6 month deployment over seas. I love warm evenings also :)

  8. Sweet Serendipity says:

    Evening bbq’s and fireflies.
    Thanks for hosting!

  9. Kari A. says:

    My favorite thing is that my husband will be home!! He is a teacher and I get to have help all summer… YIPPEE!!

  10. Sarah says:

    Too funny, my answer is the same as Kari’s. Hubby is home for the summer so I have help with the kids. :)

  11. Vicki says:

    I live in Florida so about the only difference is it’s warmer and more humid!

  12. Kari says:

    I would have to say the fresh fruits and vegetables.

    Have a great weekend!

  13. Thom says:

    My birthday LOL

    Happy Aloha Friday :)

  14. Erica says:

    Warmer weather

  15. chris says:

    its my first time to join this friday :)

    i live in the philippines.. summer is from march to may… i love it that we can go to the beach and the resorts :)

  16. Pamela Kramer says:

    Spending more time with the family.

  17. smellyann says:


  18. Michelle M says:

    My favorite things are flip flops and days at the beach.

    I am so sorry, I accidentally put the wrong link on the linky! Is there anyway the first one can be deleted? Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

  19. Kimberly says:

    Sleeping in, of course! Playing in the yard with the kids is pretty fun too, but not nearly as much fun as getting a good nights sleep!

  20. m a m a j o s s says:

    Can I say the AC here?

  21. Toni says:

    Going back home to Florida where hopefully we will be getting back to soon

  22. jadekitty says:

    The little lake about 5 mins from my parents.. and berry picking and making pies.

  23. Nabeel says:

    Swimming and fresh fruit juices

  24. Jennifer @ It's A Beauty Filled Life says:

    The weather – although, this summer isn’t acting like summer at all!

  25. Angela says:

    My birthday! (August 10th) :D

  26. OTIN says:

    Anything to do with the beach!

  27. Jerry Callow says:

    An air conditioned court room and an intense trial!

  28. Kelly says:

    I like being able to go outside without having to bundle everyone up. I love going to the park too

  29. Rob says:

    Swimming and the beach. OOHH Yeah!!!!

  30. Rach (Heart of Rachel) says:

    I love going to the beach with my family.

  31. The sun, the pool, the beach, NO SCHOOL!

  32. AuntieE says:

    My Daughter says; Anything to do with Water, Waterparks, Swimming,Rafting, Oceans, Bays,Lakes,ect. Water and Summer goes together.

  33. Aunt LoLo says:

    A more laid back hubs…we take some vacations, grill some burgers, eat loads of fruit and stay up late watching movies. He runs on sunshine, and I run on a happy hubs!

  34. LZ says:

    Just being outside! Not having to drive somewhere or make a huge effort to have a nice day…

  35. Jenni Jiggety says:

    Having NO work! Woo Hoo!

  36. TheAngelForever says:

    I love spending more time with my family. Also enjoy all of the amazing fruits and veggies available.

  37. Dee says:

    being outside all the time in the water-beach, lake, pool…whatever! And of course having our veggies in the garden!!

  38. Amy@Coffee with the Mrs. says:

    I love going to the beach with Alex. I’m also a huge fan of skirts and sundresses with sandals. :)

  39. ParentingPink says:

    I love the beach AND the pool. Watching my daughters splash and play (ahem, while I sip a Martini) is priceless!

  40. Janel says:

    Sleeping in! No agenda! The pool and beach! Flip Flops! What is not to love about Summer? I love every single bit of it.

  41. Elle says:

    Oooh! That’s hard, because summer is like one big present! I love everything about it. But, one of my favorite things would be the longer days. I just love that twilight time where the heat from the day is letting up and we’re outside in the yard enjoying the last of the day.

  42. Nichol says:

    Playing outside with the kids and smoothies! Yummy

  43. Denise says:

    I don’t know that I can actually pick just one thing. I love fresh fruit, I love being able to get out and enjoy the parks in the area!

  44. IE Mommy says:

    Generally I love the heat of the summer and being able to get out and enjoy swimming and the water but so far this summer has been cold and raining.

    Tell me your worst fashion “oops” at The IE Mommy

  45. Ashley says:

    I love just about everything exept for the bugs. I love going to the park with my boys! I love baseball games, all the fresh fruits, having grill outs with family and frinds, going swimming, going to the zoo, taking walks!!

  46. Kristen Andrews says:

    the warm weather, I live in the midwest

  47. pam says:

    Long, warm days.
    Kids playing with neighbours outside, and hearing their laughter.

  48. CATHY PARKER/Psychic Mama says:

    Waking up super early ’cause the birds are singing!

  49. Ollie McKay's says:

    I LOVE almost everything about summer! Although the heat and humidity in July and August in Virginia gets really snarly – ha! LOVE waking up early in the morning and seeing the sun and the flowers and all the bird noises – just feeling so alive!! Happy week-end to all!

  50. Renee says:

    Camping with my friends! Campfires, Smores! :D

  51. Heather Quinn-Schilling says:

    The smell of the beach!! Always good, but even better in Summer:)

  52. Emilie @ Baby Loving Mama says:

    Being outside with the kids and not having to bundle them up so much. It gets so cold here in Minnesota during the winter (and fall and spring). I love being able to go outside without a jacket. I especially love the foods like BBQ and fresh fruit!

  53. Jen E @ mommablogsalot says:

    Typically I’d say the warm weather, the travel, the family parties, trips to the beach – but this summer is so different from normal ones for me – we won’t be doing family parties, we may not make it to the beach much, the warm weather is kind of killing me at this point of the pregnancy and travel? We just moved 1,000 miles away – that’s travel enough for me. So I’ll say – lemonade, ice cream and grilling (inside) – what better to celebrate a season than food when you are pregnant?

  54. Rita A. says:

    Swimming in the pool and the summer fruits.

  55. Rita says:


  56. diana/sunshine says:

    eating outside
    warm nights
    … just to name a few =)

  57. Amanda says:

    BBQ & Tans, LOL!

  58. Michelle says:

    Being able to send the kids out to play–all day.

  59. Louise says:

    Going swimming, I love to swim..and NO RAIN in washington

  60. Diane says:

    not having to get up at 5:30 in the morning! whoo hooo!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries says:

    Flip Flops! I hate socks and shoes and love the summer because I can live in my flip flops. :)

  62. Muthering Heights says:

    I don’t have one favorite thing…just like each of the other seasons, I enjoy the unique weather/outdoor activities, food, and holidays!

  63. Swoozie says:

    Hands down ~~~~ The warm weather!

  64. The Mommy-Files says:

    The warm weather and sunshine!

  65. Nikolett says:

    I just stumbled upon your blog and think this is an amazing thing to do! Awesome question, too! I answered it at my blog ( but it’s mostly getting to watch the sunset while it’s still warm out, and the beach!

  66. Megan says:

    The weather and getting together with friends and hanging out at the beach, for sure! =)

  67. Jenn at FFP says:

    Yard sales, fairs, and festivals are a few of my favorite summer things.

  68. Kathi says:

    I LOVE the beach and just laying out in the sun!!!!

  69. Katie says:

    Longer nights, warmer evenings, popcicles, pool parties and beach days!

  70. Jen says:

    I love the warm weather, watching my kids enjoy being in the water, and all the great cold fruit!

  71. Melissa says:

    I love sleeping eat, grilling out, swimming, just everything about summer. It’s my favorite season.

  72. Mozi Esmes Mommy says:

    Today? It’s strawberries…

  73. Just Mom says:

    After months of snow and rain? The sun!

  74. Jamericanspice says:

    My favorite thing about summer is the longer days and the time to just relax abit more.

  75. Niky @ Design It Chic says:

    I love it when it’s gone!!! I appreciate it so much more then:))))

    Happy Aloha Friday!

  76. Autumn @ My MoonBean says:

    I love the sunshine and getting out by the pool…oh and I can’t wait to go to the beach :)

  77. Dee says:

    hi Kailani,

    So much has been going on in my life that I haven’t been around as much. I’m still wishing you the best, I’m hoping the morning sickness goes away soon! Following you on twitter too!

    Love and ALoha,

  78. Carol Olsen says:

    The sunshine!! I love it when it’s warm!! Summer is so much fun…the beaches, the laying in the sun, the riding my motorcycle!!

    Have a GREAT aloha Friday!

  79. quilly says:

    Long vacations and no time clock!

  80. Michelle G says:

    Sitting outside in the evening, watching my children play:)

  81. Anissa says:

    Swimming Pool!!!!!!!!

  82. Baba says:

    Being able to see the grandkids more because they are out of school.

  83. Sky says:

    I’m going to be a Negitive Nancy…I hate Summer! I don’t like to be hot and sweat…it’s…ewwww! :)

    But I do like spending time at the pool. :)

  84. Forgetfulone says:

    I just did a Thursday 13 of things I love about summer. #1 on the list is no school!

  85. jaime says:

    i almost asked this question today!

    warmer weather. ice cream. and watching the little guy play outside

  86. Karen says:

    Vacation memories with my hubby and kiddos. (:

  87. Desert Songbird says:

    All the glorious fresh fruit!

  88. Kelly says:

    Breaking out the Snow Cone Maker and making up all kinds of flavorful combinations and laughing.

  89. Mokihana says:

    My veggie garden, picnics by the river and all the fresh berries we have here in Oregon. And driving on the beach at Gearhart, Oregon. Yep, in my car!

  90. JamericanSpice says:

    I have something for you lady. Come look

  91. La Wanda N Carter says:

    My favorite thing about summer is vacation.


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