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Soaking It Up

Earlier this week, I blogged about how I've been so busy with life this summer that I've forgotten to enjoy the tender moments of this precious season.  I even vowed to be better about letting some things go in order to enjoy more time with my babies.

I'm happy to report that that's exactly what I've started doing.  I left the dishes in the sink, the toys on the floor, and the laundry piled on my bed.  Then I took Eli and Ellie outside to enjoy a sultry summer night.  We walked to the mailbox, through a few rocks, and then let Eli ride his bike.

Poor guy still can't reach the peddles, but that didn't stop us from finding the slightest slope in our sidewalk!  Sans helmet and shoes, this boy thought he was racing at NASCAR speed at the Daytona 500.

Of course our track was maybe 20 ft in length, and he was going to slow I needn't worry about his lack of gear!  Again, and again he rode his course with pure joy on his face.  I was so entranced by his enthusiasm for life, that I too was living fully in the moment.  I forgot all about the mess that await me inside, and you know what?  It still got taken care of before bedtime!

I am so grateful for tonight, and I can not wait to make many more memories of sweet summer time!


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