Friday, June 5, 2015

There is something about summer...a feeling...that is reserved for now. Since our oldest was a toddler, we've intentionally planned slow summers. They have been restorative and meaningful for our family. As we've moved further away from our "summer place" in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, that physical time away from chaos has grown shorter and shorter. This year, it will be a brief week.

The kids are involved in more this summer than ever before, yet we still long for that "summer" we've cherished for so long. It is a place, for sure, but more than that, it is a feeling. Have we had enough practice living in that feeling in years past to create it at home?

I think it is more than happiness. It's a sense of peace, a sense of sacred, a sense of freedom, and one of nonstriving. It is intention and contentment. It's the way we wish to spend each moment of our time.

My intention and practice for #ourbackroadsummer.

Today, a little knitting and Pandora

And a shady spot in the garden.

Summer is here today.
Wishing you that feeling today too.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

June 2, 2015::pow!!

What's summer without a library reading program?

Summer Reading Club at our local library is serious business. We attended the first of two kickoff parties for Every Hero Has A Story. Hundreds of kids were there, along with knights, firefighters, various comic book heroes, games, obstacle courses, crafts, climbing walls, and lots of food. We are serious about making reading fun!! POW!!


Monday, June 1, 2015

June 1, 2015::our backroad summer

Ahhh, summer..

June 1 and summer is finally here for us (except that it is 55* today). The boys have finished their regular lessons, and Sis is working at a relaxed pace to finish up a few loose ends. There is a little more time for gardening, biking, hanging out on the back porch, and for getting dirty...maybe even more time for sharing here.

So, for the next few months, I will share with you what a backroad summer means to us.