I am wife to a magnificent man and mother to five wonderful children. Three of my children were born in the Northwest and two were born thousands of miles away in Liberia, West Africa. Birthplace is no matter, all of my children were born in my heart. This is our journey.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hanging on to summer for as long as we can.

I'm a planner by nature and always looking ahead to the next thing. I decided this summer that I need to do better about siezing the day. Last weekend Steve made some fabulous fried chicken and cut up a watermelon while I made a pretty darn good potato salad if I do say so myself.

We grabbed some blankets, a couple frisbies and loaded up the family. We went to a local park that we sadly have only been to once and made some great memories.

Even dad got in on tossing around the frisbie. That shoulder is getting better all the time.

Really, more days should include looking at faces like this...

watching sisters giggle at the same thing...

and cheering on twins trying to best each other.

There is nothing better.

Well, nothing better other than taking a nap under the apple tree in the backyard.

Lord, have mercy on me.

While lesson plans call and the smell of fresh school supplies wafts by, I will try to ignore them. I will stop to slice up one of these beauties and watch my kids enjoy every last minute of summer while they can. There will be plenty of time for reading and writing when the weather turns cold and the rains come.


Sarah said...

Savor every moment!!!

Mom said...

What adorable kids!