While I don't usually love summer weather, I do love the break from busier months. I love the slower pace, the quiet mornings (while my kids sleep in), the no-rush-to-get-anywhere kind of days. It's deliciously simple.
I often plan on getting oogles done around the house and in the yard during the summer, but I never achieve half of it. I'm learning to be okay with that. I'll probably have time post-kids to work on that stuff.
For now, I'm soaking up the savory days of summer and trying to make sure I'm totally engaged. We've had a whole lot more time to hang out as a family and talk and ponder deep thoughts, as well as laugh our bellies off.
I want to remember this well. I'm trying to take at least one picture a day to remind myself of what this season was like, but I don't want my goal to be the pictures. I want to engage in each moment, each very precious, tender moment.
Have you see this video about the five year old girl crying for how cute her little baby brother is and not wanting him to grow up? It's precious. I'll admit, I cried with her. I know that feeling of thinking it'll all be over too soon and you don't want the beauty of this season to be gone. But I've found that all the other seasons are just as beautiful. There's heartbreak and brilliance to be found in them all.
So I'm attempting to stay completely engaged and relish each little moment of adventure and quietness.
How's your summer going? What are you engaged in?