A view from the covered seating area on Saturday. The lady on the left in pink is our wonderful aunt. I don't know if you can tell, but she is taking pictures as always. She comes to every single one of the kids' events and always takes endless pictures and videos of them. Without her, I would have much less photographic evidence of their childhoods and probably no pictures of me with them. Have I mentioned we are blessed?
Anyway, what is funny about this is the two people to her right, my husband and his mother. Do you see what I see? For how different they are, his apple is still very close to her tree!
Every July, I fall in love, again, with where we live. The beach, the lake, our great neighbors and summer friends, the raucous spare playroom (aka our backyard and front porch) and the sound of hundreds of song birds each morning have me wondering, why would I ever want to move? As much as we have been trying to sell our home for nine years now, with no success, every summer we realize how special it is to live where we are. Of course, the reality is that we have two bedrooms, 700 square feet, no basement, no garage, a school and three children. Come January, I will be eagerly searching for a way out of this place, but we are greatly blessed and like I keep reminding the kids we need to be thankful for all that we have, which is so much more than so many others. We always end with the thought that their cousins, the Ingalls, lived in one square room--not one bedroom, one room total! And yes, my husband and children are cousins of Pa Ingalls!
Hope you are having a wonderful week!