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.
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).