Day Lilies. Ice Cream and homemade popsicles. The permeating smell of our neighbor’s mimosa tree. An almost finished new patio. Sweaty, sun-screened little warm bodies. Iced Coffee and Iced Tea and Lemonade. Flip flops. Dirty feet at bedtime. Crashing for afternoon naps. Pumpkins and corn growing like I never could have imagined. Hulling peas. A Trip to the Zoo. Peas and peppers and lettuce still and gasps of disbelief (all around) as we pull the first beets and carrots from the garden. Sand, sand and more sand. Wet suits and towels hanging on the line.
Days are full and the kids are such a sweet age – still little, but big enough that this summer is turning into something so simple and amazing. I’ve been feeling introspective lately as I breathe a sigh of relief. Beautiful weather and fresh air daily. A new job that makes my husband so much happier and relieves a bit more financial stress for us – bit by bit watching this change feels so good. One less day of work for me each week that means one extra day entirely with my family. Sitting back and observing so much, especially the graceful way the world around me moves through the seasons. I cannot get enough of the colors and textures and freshness of this season.
What are you loving this summer??