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We interrupt these rainstorms…….

…………for some puddle jumpin’ fun.
We’ve had rain all week. And I have to say, I’m happy with it.  It makes me feel cozy.  And since we’ve been staying home with a new baby………it’s made it completely enjoyable.
(And good thing we’re renting and this backyard draining problem isn’t really ours to worry about.  We love it when it floods.)
Can you tell he’s plotting his next puddle jump?
(Have I ever mentioned how much I love a thunderstorm?  I do.  A lot.  I guess that comes from growing up in southern Arizona, where we had killer monsoon storms.  Ahhhh, I miss those.)
So today’s agenda? Scrap everything else, and keep splashing in those puddles…
Back to our regular scheduled programming tomorrow.
(Do I sound like a news anchor? Ha.)

Enjoy your day!

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Jennifer says:

    These are such awesome shots! I love them all! I would love to have you link up to our Theme Thursday, This weeks theme is water and it's not to late to join in!

  2. h0neyburn says:

    The first photo is my favorite – great shot! I also love thunderstorms. Wish we had more of them in Texas!

  3. Judy D in WA says:

    Whenever I see kiddo splashing in puddles it makes me smile! So much fun. Thank you.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Oh I love Arizona thunderstorms! they are SO much fun! I also love rain and storms, it makes me want to curl up and watch a movie :)

  5. BECKY says:

    super cute :)

  6. Dylan'sMommy316 says:

    Oh man, that looks like a ton of fun!!

  7. Sarah says:

    That looks like so much fun! And those cute little polka dot galoshes make it even better! You make me want to get a nice camera, a good rainstorm, some cute boots, and send my daughter out in the rain. It's a recipe for fun!

  8. Lydia Story says:

    You are such a great Mom. I would have loved to jump in puddles when I was younger.

  9. Bec says:

    I grew up in southwestern New Mexico, and I also LOVE thunder storms! Ah… so invigorating! I wonder if our reasons are tied to our stomping grounds? Hm…

    Darling kids! And rockin' puddles! FUN!!

  10. The Clay Chick says:

    That looks like so much fun! I used to love watching my son puddle jump when he was little…now he's a teen and "too cool." lol

  11. Emily S says:

    SO CUTE! Love those photos!!!

  12. lisbonlioness says:

    Geez, Ashley… you had to post this the ONE day it doesn't rain in England. I want to hop into a puddle!!

  13. Hannah says:

    those are really beautiful pictures! I love thunderstorms too.

  14. Forever Young says:

    How much fun is that:):):) Love puddle jumping. There are some things that you just don't grow out of.


  15. Anonymous says:

    LOVE IT!! I used to go puddle stomping in college to reduce stress. There is something so inherently fun and relieving in just being a kid for a few minutes! Keep up the splashy work!

  16. LL says:

    Where in Arizona are you from? We're in the Gila Valley

  17. Rulitos de Sol says:

    love the shots you got! could you do some photography tutorials???!!!

  18. Malori says:

    That looks like so much fun!! I absolutely love the rain so much – and especially since I got married! My sweet hubby always takes me out in the middle of the rain and dances with me (and then I get a sweet kiss!) We come back in drenched, but it is so worth it!

  19. Ellen says:

    Such cute photos!!! AH I’m 19 years old, but I wish I had a friend that enjoyed child like activities with me as much as I do! I’ll go jump in puddles anyday :)

  20. Curtis and Dani Welton says:

    Nothing like those desert storms! I live in the good ol' AZ :)

  21. MaMa Casey says:

    I grew up in Southern AZ too. I counted down for monsoon season :)

  22. Nancy says:

    I'm a native of Arizona. Still here after all these years a LOVIN' the monsoon season that will eventually come. Waiting anxiously for it!

  23. Country Girl in the City says:

    I took my kids out the other day and told them that "YES" they could go puddle jumping! They were so excited and had so much fun!

  24. Megan says:

    This looks like so much fun! We had a puddle called Lake Superior, and we would roll up our pants and splash around in it all the time!

    And you're right, there is NOTHING like SV monsoons! At all. No matter how much rain we get in New England I'll always miss our big thunderstorms and the smell of desert rain.

  25. Jen Isackson says:

    Awesome idea. I wish our yard wasn't still 4 feet deep in snow so we could splash in puddles too! It is extra tragic when everyone else gets spring so early :(

  26. Kara says:

    I love the energy and carefreeness of kids!! Puddle jumping is so fun…thanks for sharing! Nothing like seeing the bright side of any rain storm!

  27. Ashley says:

    I grew up in Sierra Vista, near Ft. Huachuca. It has changed so much since I left there after high school in 1999……but S.V. is my home. So many memories! :)

  28. Stephanie Clites says:

    what part of AZ did you grow up in? I'm in Safford / Gila Valley!

  29. Annie says:

    I. LOVE. PUDDLE. JUMPING. Please say that you were out there doing a little splashing too.

  30. Melanie@Crafty Cupboard says:

    It's true, rainy days are special. We love a good thunderstorm too :) It has to really rain though, a constant drizzle just gets annoying!

  31. Cerise says:

    That looks like a blast! LOVE rain…not so much thunder storms though.

  32. Katie says:

    wonderful post! loving the action shots ;) your kids are beautiful! enjoy!

  33. Morgan says:

    What fun!!!! Thank you for sharing!

  34. Tracy says:

    Oh my!! That is a lot of water! Looks like so much fun though!!! Cute photos!

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