This summer has been amazing. Busy, filled, hot, fun, and amazing.
I have no complaints about the days we have spent, and I have no complaints for the days coming up. Josh and I have been to Kentucky with no kids for a NASCAR race. That weekend was something I desperately needed and the results of it have carried through until now. We have been to cook-out and fireworks. We've seen Cars 2 as a family which was more fun than a dark movie theater should be. This weekend alone, there was grilling out, swimming, bike riding, a water balloon fight, and home made pizza - right in our own back yard! Sometimes I feel like I'm living out of a magazine.
The truth is, that I need to realize and remember these times. There are times when our days are science fiction in their awfulness. There are times when the busy-ness gets me down. There are days when I question every decision I have ever made that has brought me to this point. Those days are hard and dark and long. I need to take my summer high and bottle it up. I need to wear it in a locket around my neck. This way, when my reality has become a snow globe that someone has shaken up and left turned on it's side, I can open my locket and step back into the summer days. Days filled with fires and S'mores, flip flops and sunscreen. Days of a garage freezer stocked with freezer pops that all the kids have access to. Days that smell of sun-screen and pool when I hug my kids tight. Days that are creating memories for all of our kids.
I need to write in a little more detail about some of the things that have taken place for this summer. I need to post some pictures. I need to not be so neglectful of my blog! But for now, I need the memories. I need to create them and remember them. For now . . . it's Summer.