August Update .:. Summertime has Arrived

by flowers on August 24, 2009 · 4 comments

It seems that Summer has just showed up in time for all the back-to-school mania. We, however, are thoroughly contented to fully embrace Her heat and thunderstorms in our bathing suits and with our cooler packed.

I am leaving in the morning to spend a few nights camping with a few of the mamas I danced with at Gretel’s birthday party. We’re going to take all the kids and spend some time at a friend’s land complete with a pond, composting outhouse and a barn. It’s glamourous camping since we have access to a gas stove and two fridges. I’ve spent the day doing laundry, shopping and prepping food and I’m doing my best to enjoy the process (because I know I’m going to enjoy the arrival!).

Stone has an old friend from home coming up while I am gone and he is happy to spend a few days of river walking, riding bikes, seeing a show and maybe even taking a movie making class from at the freeskool. I’m really happy for him to have this time to connect with a good friend and most importantly himself. A family is a wonderful thing, but taking time to connect with yourself is such an integral part of maintaining a healthy whole.

I have a few posts lined up while I’m gone. I’m going to show you the third phase of the front yard project and of course Photo Friday (which is quickly becoming a favorite ritual of mine). I’m planning on taking pictures and soaking in the good vibrations of hanging out with the sisterhood. I’ll be happy to share that with you when I get back.

Enjoy this last week of August and I’ll leave you with a few pictures of the overnight camping trip we took this past weekend.

Run
Play
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Waterfall
Sunset
Campfire
Camp Coffee

Okay, I know what you’re thinking–how does a funky, artsy coffee shop work its way into a camp-out? Lucky for us it was within minutes of the state park we were visiting and we were more than happy to support a local business (and a hot cup of coffee was just what we needed after a night of thunderstorms in a small tent with two very wiggly children).

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exhale. return to center. August 25, 2009 at 7:18 am

beautiful photos, as always!!!!!

have a wonderful time on your trip…
.-= exhale. return to center.´s last blog ..behind the scenes :: a blog blooper =-.

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Alisha August 25, 2009 at 8:05 am

lovely photos….how fortunate you are to live in such a beautiful place! my husband and i were just talking the other day about how we really hope to move our children to a place where they will have that kind of exposure to nature.
.-= Alisha´s last blog ..Domestic Diva Day =-.

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Sam August 25, 2009 at 10:04 am

Your photos are amazing. That coffee must have tasted extra delicious after the thunderstorm night :)
.-= Sam´s last blog ..Sophie is 5 =-.

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flowers August 29, 2009 at 3:14 pm

lol Sam! It really did. We woke up, looked at each other and pretty much booked it for the hot coffee ;-)

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