Monday, July 8, 2013

Dear Summer,

Oh how I adore you.  Let me count the ways:

1.  I love you for the time to be fun and spontaneous. 
 For example, when we were out of milk, we grabbed donuts and headed to the river.

And found a new swimming hole.

2. I love you for the time to get projects done.  Like making my garden neat and tidy.

Exhibit A- walkways full of weeds that drove me bonkers.

 Exhibit B- Neat and tidy gravel walkways.  I cannot tell you how much more I enjoy going into my garden.

3.  I love you for the time to connect with the people we love.


4.  I love you because our summer looks a bit more FUN now that we were blessed to buy a 'new to us' raft.

 And after 8 years (of being on baby patrol), I finally bought a fishing license.

 (hello little poser)
 (yes Nicole I am STILL wearing those same board shorts from college)

(this was such a FUN day on the water)

5.  I love you for the time to enjoy God's beautiful creation, where I often feel His presence the most.

Thank you for showing me how to slow down and truly relax.  It took a couple of weeks to embrace this chill mode, but now I'm ALL about it.

Your Friend,


  1. Summer fun. Looks like you all are enjoying yourselves fully!

  2. I am dying over your garden. Seriously...I just died.

    Love you, friend.

    Thank you for the chat today and talking sense into me.


  3. Yay a new post!!
    As I have said before you live in such a beautiful part of the country. We love fishing as well. It so just so peaceful....if you do not have kiddos fighting. ;)
    Love your garden. We thought we were moving this summer so I did
    not plant a garden. :( I visit the farmers market every week but just not the same.

  4. Oh, what a neat, neat garden! My Hubby would absolutely love that.

    And, what sweet family time! GReat pictures!

    Happy week to you!

  5. Your walk way is the difference between night and day! Way to go, girlie!

  6. Ummm... That garden is amazing! I want mine to look like that! Just Amazing. And what a fun filled weekend. Happy Summer!

  7. giiirrrlllll!
    teach me your pea gravel ways! we are going to do this, too, but i need advice in a barrier so that the weeds DON'T COME BACK! :)
    your garden is DIVINE!!!!