...How quickly time goes by. I am remembering spending summers at the lake when I was young. We spent entire summers at our lake house when I was young, and I remember how happy and safe and comfortable I felt being there with my family. My grandma also had a cottage there, and my mother, sisters and I would spend evenings around her kitchen table playing cards. Now... I am the mother, and my mother is the grandmother. Life goes on, and we grow and change, and I am realizing that I am but one link in the chain of mothers and children that will go on and on. And that makes me happy.
...The fact that school will be starting soon. And I am glad! There is something about a brand new year that gets me so excited to begin teaching and learning with my kids. I just love the feeling of a fresh start...the sharp, new crayons and bright red apples and shorter, cooler days...All these things make me happy to be a mom. And a teacher. : )
...The weekend ahead and how few plans we have. I hope to spend it with my family, relishing the beauty of summer as it begins to fade into fall. My favorite. : )
Here are some pictures of the past week around our house...
Steve brought home some peaches...
which we promptly turned into this. : )
My little lady was excited to go to Steve's family reunion...
and wanted to wear her finest dress.
It poured the whole way there, but held off for the afternoon and the view from my seat was gorgeous!
Then, God gave us a rainbow on the way home. : )
We have been cooking with zucchini. And pasta. And garlic, fresh herbs, and cheeses, of course.
I got my nails done at the spa. And I took this picture because they will not look this good for a long, long time. : )
Leaving you with a shot of my girl. We have been spending mornings on the porch lately. And she loves it.
Oh, and in case you missed it...in celebration of this little old blog's 2nd Birthday, I am giving this amazing candle away. If you want to have a chance to add this to your cozy evenings, just leave a comment here.
Have a wonderful weekend, friends!