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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

More Love

The weekend came and went. It is now Tuesday. It is the end of another perfect Southern California summer day.

My day started with sunlight streaming into the kitchen before the household woke up. I pieced together workout clothes from the laundry basket in the living room and snuck out before anyone could wake up and deter my gym plans. Oh happy day!

The kids are in VBS this week and swimming lessons continue. Our backyard is undergoing a make-over. None of these things have hindered staying up late, soaking up the sun and enjoying our slip n' slide with friends.

I feel behind on blogging, but that's only because we have been busy. I say busy and that sounds so unenjoyable, so rushed so "unsummer". Actually the opposite is true, summer has swept us away and we are busy doing summer things. Time with family, eating watermelon and "camping out" in our new sleeping bags.

This weekend we became the proud owners of a slip n' slide. I'm still not sure who has more fun on it, Daddy or the kids...

Much like the pool, Samantha prefers to be a spectator  with this too. I don't understand this child. Bath good, pool bad. Ocean good, sprinklers bad. Makes no sense, but man did she love watching this.

On Sunday we gathered with my mom's side of the family to celebrate an 80th birthday and two graduations. Truthfully it had been too long since all the family was together and it felt good. Pushing swings alongside my uncle, him pushing his grandchildren and me pushing my children. I loved laughing with my cousin over old memories...something about a large pie and a fork...and of course there was the immense joy I had watching my little ones make memories and be loved on by family members.

 {the graduates}

 {birthday boy with his kids}

Back to today. It was good. I enjoyed an invigorating walk with a close friend and I got to grocery shop with just one child. My day ended with 7 children I fed, bathed and braved the slip n' slide with. It was full and we are all high on summer lovin'.

 {these two have been best buds since babyhood and I'm convinced they speak their own language}

 {stick+mud=little boy heaven}

The house is quiet now. All have gone home. Mine are tucked in. I am tired. I am happy. I love getting to love on my friend's kids. I love a backyard full of squeals and laughter. I love serving homemade chocolate chip cookies. I love watching my kids blossom in their own friendships. My prayer is that by God's grace by the end of summer we will have a new long list of things we love...what about you? What are you lovin' this summer?


  1. Love your photos! I'm lovin' the following so far this summer:

    1. Michael is having a great summer - he gets to sleep in; dad drops him off at camp in the morning, and in the afternoon they go do fun things. So far this week he's been to the swimming pool on Monday, the fair on Tuesday, and the beach today. Lucky guys!

    2. I'm loving the sunny warm weather and am hoping it lasts through the weekend so I can get out and enjoy some of it!

    3. I'm loving the fact that there is no homework; Michael can be out playing and having fun with the neighbor kids until dark.

    4. I'm loving the fact that I have a girl's weekend coming up in a few weeks!

    5. Last but not least, I'm still lovin' my favorite sparkley vampire, Edward Cullen.


  2. I love good friends who love on my kids! Thank you for that. Love you, friend! XO