Summer is moving right along at a too quick pace. Just four more weeks to fit in all the fun I had in mind at the beginning of the summer! Scaling back in this space has been a very good thing for me. It’s given me perspective and allowed me to be more present with my kids. Here’s a peek at what I’ve been up to when away from this space!! It’s been wonderful! A continuation of my 1000 gifts of 2012 and my quest to live fully this year. Now … if we could just get passed this crazy 100 degree heat … we’d enjoy it even more!! You can see all of the gifts I’ve captured this year on flickr.
1. Little pot of happiness, 2. Getting ready for my first 5k in 15 years!! Ready or not! I’m ready., 3. Beach . Happy . <3, 4. He is so hard to capture these days., 5. Happy doodles, 6. Cousins. <3, 7. Digging. Favorite place = Beach., 8. My “little red”, 9. A boy and his handmade bike = summer, 10. Almost 12 … How is that possible? Makes me feel old., 11. Strive for 5!!, 12. Would you believe, Kenny says he wore this tweety shirt every Friday from 1st through 6th grade? Unbelievable. It’s still in one piece!! And…. He saved it????!!!, 13. It’s a Millennium Park kind of day! Love our city – discovered several new and beautiful nooks on our adventure today!, 14. I think I’ve found a new love. <3, 15. she has discovered the almighty hot glue gun. The addiction runs deep!, 16. Girls day with grandma!!, 17. Grandma’s treat – it was a surprise American Girl day!! A little girls dream!, 18. Adult swim on a 101 degree day is double tourture, 19. Yeeehaw! Beating the heat!, 20. Our bounty from the farmers market. Flowers and basil! Get the best deals at closing time!!, 21. We’re at the top of the world!!!, 22. Her first mountain top experience, 23. Looks like I have some competition for the kayak! Lake Michigan was amazing today!!!, 24. From the bottom., 25. At the top!!!, 26. Happy Birthday Hunter!!!, 27. Air., 28. I just watched our last caterpillar transform into a chrysalis in real life! Unbelievable process! Unbelievable. We get butterfly’s almost every year and I miss the moment every time. What a gift. I’m in awe.