Well, that went by WAY too fast, didn’t it?
My summer has been exhilerating and painful and interesting and mundane. Some days were jam packed with summer fun. Other days we stayed in our pajamas until it was time to change in to pajamas again.
I’m very glad that I took some time away from my blog. It was nice to reflect on what I love most about this lovely place and what direction I’m headed.
I wish I had been a little bit better about staying away from the Internet at large. This summer seemed to have an extra dose of drama, don’t you think? I blame the heat.
We spent an absurd amount of time at the lake this summer and it was heavenly. Well, as heavenly as living in a home away from home in the middle of nowhere with two littles crammed in to an already small bedroom can be. Off schedule. Tired as all get out. Cranky. And hot. We’re still talking about the little ones, right?
The great thing about the lake is that we don’t have cable, our cell phone service is spotty at best, and it takes so long to load the Internet on my phone that I give up before I even try. Time truly stands still.
In fact, spending so much time at the lake caused me to miss out on a great deal of the comings and goings of the summer. I was thankful to have missed the story about the Colorado movie theater shooting. I was a little sad to have missed most of the Olympics.
Being at the lake is kind of like living under a rock, but with an amazing view of some of God’s most beautiful creations. I kind of wish I’d been under that rock when the whole chicken debate went down. But, that’s for another time, another post.
Speaking of the lake, my husband and one of my dear friends surprised me by inviting two of my greatest (and most far-flung) friends to the lake for a weekend in July to celebrate my birthday. My 30th birthday, to be exact. It was awesome. It was amazing. It was a weekend of giggles and remembering. It was surreal to watch my old world (pre-marriage & kids) combine and mesh (so nicely!) with my new world. It was good for my soul.
Oh yeah. And I died my hair gray.
My family went to Disney World in June. It was magical. No, really, it was! When the expectations for taking a 3 year old and a 1 year old to the “most crowded place on earth” in 100 degree weather are preposterously low, it is easy to exceed them. What made the trip even happier is that Lucas cleared the 40 inches requirement (barely) for rides such as Splash Mountain and Thunder Mountain.
The magical high from our Disney World vacation lasted all of 48 hours. Just two days after we made it safely home from Florida, the kids and I were involved in a car accident. It was traumatic, but we’re all okay. Except dear, sweet, wonderful Gabby. She’s STILL in a car’s version of the ICU. We’re going on two months, now. It’s kind of ridiculous. I’d really like my car back.
Though the schools around here have started back, we’re clinging to these last days of summer. Another wonderful season looms around the corner, but not before we squeeze every last drop out of the season we are in.
I hope you’re doing the same!!
Stay tuned…I’ll be resuming my regularly scheduled blogging very soon!
Life happens when we savor summer!
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