Tuesday, October 28, 2014

An evening walk

There are few things sweeter than a family walk on a gorgeous summer evening. Its one of those things that I dont say 'yes' to enough because of my to-list.. or honestly if Aaron says they are going for a walk the first thing i think of is kid free time! but every time i do i wish i would more often. its one of those things that the kids are calmed and engaged and not fighting or whining. and its great to clear the mind and get connected with God and this place he has created for us. I took my camera with me and captured a few things.























Monday, October 27, 2014

Summer Snapshots

As to be expected the time is slipping away from me. it just blows my mind how life can just speed right on through and never slow down. i find it harder and harder to stop and take in whats around me. to be intentional with my life. my family. my kids. i think its the struggle of most Moms. I don't want to look back and try and remember the little things.. i want to have those ingrained into my brain as the things i remember. Its a daily struggle for me and i keep fighting the fight.. fighting the desire to just push through my to-do list and not stop to play legos or to color a picture with someone or to play cars with another. i want this place to be a place i can come back and look through all the little snippets i captures when i decided to stop and see them. i wish there were so many more than there are but any picture is better than no pictures at all. 

Summer came and went like the wind it seemed around here. and i have a handful of things to share about it. fall is in full swing and we are soaking up the last few warms days around here. But first, Summer. 


This guy turned 7! so crazy. i love him to death and cant wait to see him grow over the next year. he is such an amazing big brother. Loves to shoot his bow and arrow, play baseball and just be outside. 

He requested root beer floats for his dessert.

This was his first year playing baseball for a team and he loved it!



this guy did a lot of sleeping, and growing.













summer is usually busy for us since we have swim lessons for 12 weeks. 4 days a week in town. so we are running every morning but its nice to get out of the house. since we homeschool and spend most of our days home, we look forward to the 'extras' in the summer. Only the two oldest are in lesssons but someone thinks they have to do everything the others do:)




Got much needed haircuts...

Took a trip to the zoo with friends...
played...


 Picked lots and lots of raspberries.. this was the first we knew these existed right along our driveway.. the kids would be gone for hours just picking through and eating berries all summer long


Visited the splash park..... big hit!!


Took trips to the farmers market...

 Visited new parks....




lots of story reading...


not so sure about it...
 chicken watching..


egg collecting...









 
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