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Babies Don't Keep

After updating you guys last night on my crazy week, I decide to make an attempt at getting the house put back together.  So I did a few loads of laundry, straightened up the toys, made a grocery list and loaded the dish washer.  All I have to do this afternoon is dust, vacuum, and clean the bathrooms...but not before I hang out with my little guy.

It's weird because I catch myself looking forward to fall and Christmas, yet there's so much to enjoy still about summer.  There is a big pool in our backyard that's waiting to be played in, evening strolls to be taken, and sprinklers to run through.  There are ice creams to be enjoyed, snow cones to be tasted, birthdays to celebrate, and trips to be taken.

Somehow I had forgotten those things.  My goal between now and Memorial Day (three weeks) is to truly live.  I want to be alive in the season and all it has to offer.  I want to forget about chores and spend the afternoons soaking in the sun with my little blondie.  I want to pack my evenings full of sprinklers, ice cream watermelon and sunset strolls.  I want to be exhausted on Monday mornings from spending my weekends traveling and hanging out with family and friends.  I want to take in every moment, every kiss, every conversation with Eli, because never again will there a summer just like this one. 

 As his third...GASP..birthday approaches, I am reminded that babies don't keep.

 Summer 2011

Summer 2010

Summer 2009

That's why I'm going to soak in every last drop.


  1. Summer always seems to fly by!! We were getting out of school two days ago it seems! Hope you get to enjoy the next few weeks with your little guy... who is adorable by the way!

    Linked to your blog from Lucy's.... going to catch up some more! :)


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