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So far...

This summer vacation we've...

Gone swimming a whole, whole lot, in fact it's probably our favorite thing to do.
Small drawstring bag to hold letter stones.

Rock painting by Savannah.

IKEA remake with Mod Podge.

Letter stones.

A ton of crafting by both myself and Savannah.  Jonas has been drawing and coloring daily as well.



 Camping in the newly re-organized playroom!


Lettuce wraps.

Homemade wheat thins.

Yummy country breakfast.
  

Lots of delicious foods we've cook together and enjoyed eating as a family.


Father's Day

Brieley's 3rd Birthday! (she spent the day with us and I frosted her a scary Tinkerbell cake! )

Savannah's 9th birthday lunch at The Magnolia Pancake Haus.

Her birthday dinner was yummy ribs by Nana and a sweet cream cake!

Her daddy picked out this beautiful new bike for her present.


 We've had many reasons to celebrate.

Sunset on the Summer Solstice, June 21, 2011.
These are just a few moments from a mere 2 1/2 weeks of vacation.  Bailey also experienced his first plane trip (that he remembers) and mini vacation with Nana and Papa to Dallas for 4 days.  We've had fun with lots of friends and generally have just enjoyed each other's company. 

I feel refreshed and renewed as a mother...grateful for these 10 weeks of summer vacation to get back to what life is really about...family.

John and I have had time to spend together watching movies and The Graham Norton Show (boy we both LOVE that show and have such a good laugh together watching it!) and generally just more time to have conversation that doesn't feel rushed or urgent. 

Life is slower, mornings start later (we sleep in till almost 10:00 daily).  Lunches are later, dinner too.  The days feel so much longer than during the school year. Does time really move slower in summer? Or is it just I feel more present, engaged in each moment.  It doesn't matter the reason, I just count my blessings and am thankful for every luscious moment of this glorious summer.

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