This is a fantastic weekend because being the official kick off to summer, I am officially in the summer mood. There is nothing quite like long sunny days, a more carefree feeling, iced and smoothie drinks, sandals, time by the water, and time with friends and family relaxing in the sun or on the deck outside. Here are some photos from years past and present that make me think summer and bring back those memories from summers past that make me smile and ready from summers to come. * This weekend I am looking forward to taking a trip to St. Louis, spending the weekend with extended family and watching my uncle throw the first pitch at the Cardinals game for being an amazing surgeon. Here’s to more memories to come!