I'm in denial. Including today, we only have 12 days of summer break until the first day of school. While there is excitement and anticipation surrounding a new school year, new teachers, reuniting with friends and experiencing new learning adventures, I am not quite ready for summer break to be over.
Yes, we have our school supplies ready. Backpacks are full with new notebooks and pencils. Lunch boxes are postured to be packed. Summer work packets are (almost) complete.
But I want more pajama days, more days of splashing in the water, more leisurely time with family and friends, more slow-paced days, more SUMMER!
We've enjoyed a blessed summer. This has been one my favorite summers ever. We've served the Lord in small, but hopefully meaningful, ways. We've enjoyed the simple pleasure of life....like a Lemonade Stand. We've had so much fun together. We've enjoyed and nourished the precious relationships in our lives. We've gathered together here with Princesses and Squires. We've enjoyed vacations together. We've been challenged to grow. We've matured. We've spread our wings a bit out of comfort zone and have followed Him. We've trusted. We've been given the gift of beautiful memories.
May these last few days of summer linger long and leisurely. May the afterglow warm our hearts well into the autumn.
He is good and goes before us into each new season of life.
Here are a few more pictures of glorious summer time!
Joshua and Gabrielle with Nan Nan Hansen
Buried in the beaches of Ocean City, NJ
The Stokes Family joined us for a day on the beach! Presenting the Stokes Ladies!
Joshua and his beach buddy, Jesse Stokes.
Pop Pop and Nana Sloan building sand castles with our cherubs
My summer beach book: "Behind Those Eyes" by Lisa Whittle (Jim caught this very flattering picture of me.....ugh!) Click here: Behind The Eyes - Lisa Whittle
Breakfast served up by Mommy at the beach! Eggs over easy!
Aunt Anne and Ice Cream....no better combination!
Camp fire with Daddy at Camp of The Woods
God's beautiful sunset over Lake Pleasant at Camp of The Woods. This pretty much sums it up!