I love summer – it’s soooo good! Everything is brighter and lighter and my winter blues melt away. I wanted to do a watermelon/picnic theme this month, but I couldn’t find much that I liked as far as embellishments go. I went with some camping stickers I had laying around, and it got me excited for all the fun summer things I get to start doing with family and friends. Here it is:
One of my favorite spots to sit and plan is our little patio on the back of our apartment. It’s one of the better spots, since we have a few trees instead of a full parking lot to look at. The hubs brightened it up with some flowers earlier this month. It makes living in the city a bit easier since we both come from a rural area.
It’s really nice outside today, while I sit in my mother-in-law’s house in my hometown. It’s nice and quiet, cool, a little drizzle, with just enough ambient noise – perfect napping weather. If I get the choice I usually choose to nap, but not right now. Today I will enjoy the break from the harsh winter winds and thank God for reminding me of the good days of my childhood. Days like today are the ones I spent outside ALL DAY. There were so many trees to climb, enemies to destroy, and well.. stuff to look at. Bugs. Leaves. Sticks. My cousins and I used to make pretend salads with all the grasses and berries we could find. We’d ride our bikes, make chalk art on the driveway, or just swing on the swing set for hours. It was the sweet innocence I love so much. So much time, and no restraints! I wasn’t worried about work, school, food, taxes, or laundry. I needed a day like this.