Riding bikes. Swimming. Playing outside until dark. Countless popsicles. The hose, slip-n-slide.
The summer basics.
No little feet running in the front yard. No little giggles as they play with sweet neighbors. No sticky faces and fingers flavored in grape and cherry.
In the years to come, summer days will be different.
This summer has been extra special to us because we have shifted the focus a time or two. We've squeezed in appointments and accommodated new schedules. And we have celebrated.
|with her Toni|
expect this to continue.
And yes, I flip out like a crazy person when she claps. She thinks I'm a nut. I can deal.
Our first ever family vacation is near. We have planned, prepared, and will soon drink in every moment in the mountains. Rising early for campfire breakfasts, adventures during the day, and evenings at rodeos and hoedowns.
We are ready.
Summer is almost half way over but there are still adventures to be had and summer nights awaiting memories for babies to soak in.
And as little brown shouldered lovies play, we will choose to press in and trust Him on days when bumps appear and need to be watched to see if they are tumors. Speaking life over her and knowing He holds her tightly.
Summer days, bringing us His joy and growth in more ways than one. Just how we like it.