Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My favorite summertime memory...

Summer is drawing to a close, whether we're ready for it or not. School will start here in less than three weeks and I'm trying to squeeze every last momemt with them. It goes too fast, this fleeting thing we call childhood.

We had a very good summer. My huaband and I spent a relaxing week in Kauai with only the baby and it was quite literally paradise. We had a blast taking our five children to the wilderness area of North Central Idaho. There we fished, hiked and just hung out together.

More recently we took the kids to the County Fair where we saw snakes, aliens, held a tiger cub and watched the monster trucks.

All of these events were fun but I think the moments I loved the most were those in between the events. The sleepy snuggles I got each morning on the couch. The laughter and squeals of children playing in the sprinkler. The nights we cozied up with popcorn and watched a movie together. Those are the moments I cherish, the moments that are so fleeting and those are the moments I want to remember for the rest of my life when I think back on the summer of 2010.


  1. You certainly have a sweet bunch of kids!!! It's so nice to do things as a family. Believe me, as one who now has adult children, you will cherish these days always.

  2. I couldn't agree with you more! Those memories will stay with you forever, and more important, they will stay with your children and they surely will smile when they remember! Thank you for sharing your wonderful summer :0)