Can you believe summer vacation is almost here!? Where does the time go? If you are like me, I am excited to get some of our adventures started. I know that all moms (and dads too!) will be exhausted by September, but this is what memories are made of. (more…)
Hello loyal readers! This summer has been so busy! I apologize for not writing as often. I do hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weather :).
I saw a question a few days ago that asked about your favorite sounds. I read it a few times and really couldn’t come up with anything except for when my little one says “Mommy”. (I know, it is so cliche of a parent, but it really is the best sound!)
Then I was enjoying a beautiful summer night with my husband and son. We had spent the whole day outside and were finally winding down from all of our fun filled activities. As I let my mind wander from the show we were watching, I became aware of the sounds around me. I heard the mixture of neighbors’ conversations. The sound of children giggling and running up the sidewalk. I heard the distant hum of cars and their horns. The soft breeze made the leaves give off a pretty background music of sorts. Besides the sounds, it also had the smell of summer in the air. I can’t quite describe what it is but it’s a mixture of freshly cut grass, water from the sprinklers on the grass, and the remnants of a sun-kissed day. Am I getting too poetic here?
It is days like those that make going through the torture of winter and the impending doom after the autumn almost worth it. I absolutely love where I live. The only thing I would change is moving to a city where there is not that bad of a winter. You can’t have it all, can you now?
I hope you enjoy a day like the one I described above. I love paying attention to the type of day it is. People sometimes think I am ignoring them if we are in an outside setting. I am not ignoring them in the least. I am simply taking in everything. From the swaying of the trees to the chirping of the birds. Pay attention to your days. It helps to slow them down.
What are you favorite sounds ( or any other sense) of the summer? Comment below!
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