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Summer Lovin'

Ya’ll, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve blogged or at least published a post.  I have a few things that I will back date to keep them in order, but long story short, I’ve been preoccupied.

Even though we still have two full weeks until school is back in session, it really feels like summer has already wrapped up in a lot of ways.  Eric’s mom and dad may watch the kids later this week, and we have a couple of fun things planned this weekend.  Then it’s Eli’s birthday celebration the following weekend and back to school on August 11th. 

Good gracious, it was a fast two months.  One thing this summer has taught me is how to be present in the moment.  I sometimes have a tendency to think along the lines of “when I get things together then….”  the truth is that we will never have it all together.  I’m slowly but surely learning how to let it all go.  It’s so beautiful to truly enjoy each moment for what it is instead of trying to make it better.  In a lot of ways I am coming to terms with my weight issues, and I’m allowing myself to accept my limitations.

We have developed some rally good habits this summer.  I make all the beds before we leave the house every day and the kitchen/toys are picked up every night before bed.  Eli is taking on more responsibility around the house, and I do a load of laundry every day.   All of these changes have prevented the housework from piling up, which means more time together as a family. 

Some activities of the summer were planned while others were spur of the moment.  I’ve grown a lot these past two months embracing a balance between the two.  Sometimes you have to be intentional about making memories, and other times you have to set your well intended plans to the side and embrace the ordinary moments that somehow become the most important memories of all. 

I’m embracing simple nights and spontaneous pleasures like we had last night.  After a weekend in Lexington and a long trip home, Eric cut a watermelon fresh from the garden.  We enjoyed some front porch giggles and an impromptu evening of running through the garden hose. 


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