Monday, June 3, 2013

oh {summer}, how I love thee

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As I was driving down the road the other day, I had an ephiany. 

I love summer.

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When this realization hit me, I was feeling so tired after a weekend of sleeping (or not sleeping as was the case that first night) in a dorm room full of ladies of all ages, working in the heat & humidity as we shared food and labor with others, and exerting energy as we completed challenges on a ropes course.

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Despite the fact that all I wanted at that moment was to crawl into my bed and sleep, I was struck with the fact that I love this time of year.

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I love the freedom to go and the lack of rigid schedules. 

I love the warmth of the sun as we spend more time outside…especially when there is that slight breeze blowing. Bliss.

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I love the gathering of friends and family and strangers (who become friends) as we travel to camps, mission trips, swim meets, and training sessions. 

I love the moments when our family gets to slip away for a little time together and break from the every day.

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I love that our school time consists of reading books…lots & lots of books. 

Summer is here.  And I am totally loving this time of year.

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The pictures above are from our Memorial Day weekend mini-vacay.  Since we returned home from that, life has been a flurry of washing clothes & repacking, a swim meet and practices, a birthday, and saying good-bye (for now) to our former pastor.  Then it was on to a family mission trip weekend where we worked at a food pantry ministry as well as helped prep a campground for their summer ministries.  It’s been a few busy & emotional weeks but I am so thankful for every single moment & memory we’ve had!


  1. What a great vacation. I wish our weather would warm up. It's been in the 50-60's. Our garden is scarcely growing. But on a lighter note we too are finished with school and enjoying read alouds, arts and crafts and my girls are having three VBS days a week for the littles. Enjoy some hot weather for me!

    1. I'll be glad to send a little bit of this heat up y'all's way...haha! Actually it's not that hot down here... yet... but the humidity is starting to kick in a little more which seems to make it even hotter. It always blows my mind when others speak of mild summers because all I know are Louisiana and Texas summers. :D I need to travel north sometime so I can truly experience a mild summer. Hope you all continue to have a nice relaxed summer of read alouds, arts & crafts, and summer fun!


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