In summmmmer


Yesterday was a sight for my sore, it-was-a-long-loooooong-winter eyes.

It brought delicious warm air and blue sky and leaves budding green on trees. I was so giddy about it all, I was this close to twirling around in the grass like Maria von Trapp. I was even closer to belting out In Summmmmer, Olaf style. In the end, I settled for tucking a dandelion behind my ear that my little plucked for me.

I was so tickled for and excited about the goodness that comes with this sunny time of year. As the day went on, I pulled memories of summers past from my pocket and, while they are all wonderful, I kept landing on the same one again and again.

When the sky turns pink at the end of the long, hot days, my boy and I swing back and forth together in the backyard hammock. We chat and giggle and enjoy each other. We pretend we're on an island surrounded by the big green sea. We tell stories or jokes as evening paints the sky. We read aloud or don't say much at all as the hammock swings back and forth.

This simple, sweet time together is one of my very favorite gifts of summer.

Summertime is knocking at our door. Yes! What are you most looking forward to enjoying?? Give me the details. I'd love to hear.