Catching the Last Little Bit of Summer

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. (John Lubbock)

Summer’s almost gone, but I’m hanging on to the last little bit of it while I still can!

Creative Energy

It feels like this week, all of my creative energy has gone into preparing for the sessions I’ve been leading for our Counselor-in-Training program, and coming up with ideas on how to keep a lonely two-year-old occupied as she waits for her big sister to come home.

Both have been very enjoyable and time-consuming! We’ll see how next week goes. Thanks for sticking around as we finish up a very busy summer!

The Simple Things

There’s a blog I like to read that challenges people to take a picture of something simple that brings joy, and share it on a regular basis. I’ve been enjoying those photos for a long time, but never actually joined in.

So here it is: my simple pleasure of the week was coming across this perfect water lily down by the lake.

Head on over here to enjoy some of the other simple things!

The Little Things in Life

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” (Robert Brault)

Someday, there will not be toys all over the couch when I’m wanting to sit down. But someday, there will not be chubby little hands carefully lining up all the little toys in sight.

I’m sure there will be many wonderful things about that stage as well, but for now, I’m really loving where we’re at right now! Who really needs to use the couch for sitting??

The Best Parts of My Week

  1. Kaylia saying “bubble baff”
  2. Having a dishwasher. It’s life-changing. I am quickly becoming addicted.
  3. Being home together as a family after being gone for 2 weeks.
  4. Watching this little girl perfectly lining up everything she plays with – blocks, magnets, etc.
  5. Overhearing this conversation in the van while driving:

Kaylia: “Anka, stop it singing!”

Anika: “I can’t stop! That’s one of my gifts! God made me a dancer, a singer, an imaginationer, a storyteller, and a bookworm. I also like to be ladylike.”