Monday, July 20, 2015
Things I Want to Remember
Moments from this weekend that I want to remember:
~ the quiet, early morning stillness of my garden as the sun rose
~ harvesting food from the garden to put by, offering gratitude with each bean, snow pea and calendula flower picked
~ canning food in my little kitchen, fans going, as the summer temperature reached 40 degrees Celcius
~ harvesting garlic in that same heat
~ the connection I feel to this land we call home
~ the pantry shelves slowly filling up, ready to feed us all winter long
~ enjoying breakfast, lunch and dinner on the back deck
~ time alone, with Justin, while Reece visited with my parents
~ the beautiful connection my little man has with my parents
~ the ending of a good book, and the beginning of a new one
~ casting off, and casting on
~ letting bedtime pass by unnoticed because he was having so much fun with his dad
~ the way he skipped out of the wild raspberry bushes, all smiles and so full of joy
~ the first zinnia
~ fresh flowers from the garden, brought in to bring a little happy into our home
~ quality time at home, moving slowly and simply through our days
~ this life, the one we dreamed of, no longer a dream, but a reality
It was a good weekend around these parts, nothing special really, yet it felt so very special. A kind of weekend you want to hold on to, to remember.
What do you want to remember about this weekend?
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Wow Kim, I thought that where you live you didn't get so hot in the summer!Here eiter is unbearably hot, and every move seems like a great effort. So we spent our weekend between swimming pool and sofa with air conditioning!ReplyDelete
It does, but only occasionally. We don't have long stretches of this kind of heat, just a few days spattered here and there. This morning is much cooler, and the day looks to be quite lovely.Delete
That sounds like a great way to spend the weekend. Hope you have a lovely week my friend. xo
I really need to plant more flowers in my garden next year, yours are so pretty.ReplyDelete
This is a great list of summer memories.
I want to remember the sound of the ocean, little girl squeals, baby smiles and baby dimples!
Thank you Tracey. I am a firm believer that we all need more flowers in our gardens :)Delete
Oh, what wonderful things to remember my friend. Hold those memories close to your heart. xo
What a beautiful list of worthwhile memories... OH! Time alone... isn't it just so luxurious? My hubby and I usually don't need much of it, but the time we get is so special.ReplyDelete
You guys had a VERY different week-end than us (rain and cold). What I want to remember this week-end? A Saturday filled with friends in our home, sharing a meal, kids playing everywhere and adults getting to know each other, sharing about life.
Wishing you a wonderful week. xox
Thanks Yanic. Yes, it is lovely, and it has been awhile since Justin and I had time alone. We did a few errands, and stopped for tea. It was absolutely lovely.Delete
Sorry about the rain and cold, it is anything but cold here. Sounds like a lovely day with friends. I love those kind of days.
Hope you have a lovely week too. xo
Beautiful memories and gorgeous pictures!ReplyDelete
Thank you Suzy.Delete
Wonderful memories of a lovely weekend Kim! Wishing you a great start to your weekReplyDelete
Thanks Erica. Hope you guys are enjoying your time in France :)Delete
It sounds perfect in the everyday ordinary sort of perfect, all moments to treasure, especially that you have made a dream a reality. So few people can say that they have done that, it's truly special.ReplyDelete
Yes, exactly Carie, an ordinary sort of perfect, and honestly I like ordinary :)Delete
We feel very fortunate to be living our dream, and it feels good to be where we are.
What a great weekend! so much to remember and cherish.ReplyDelete
We had a cousin bring over fresh trout from the Val Ferret in italy (20 min drive from here) that we grilled on the bbq with some good friends.
Yes, it was! Oh, that sounds wonderful. Good food, with good friends is an awesome way to spend the day.Delete
Sounds like your weekend was filled to the brim with good things. We spent a lot of time outside this weekend and I want to remember how good the sun feels - even if it was really, really hot. ;-) It'll be lots cooler before we know it and then I'll miss those warm days...ReplyDelete
It was Anke, and I am still riding the high of it. I am doing a lot of that right now too, appreciating the sun and her warmth, because it won't be long before I have to bundle up again to head outside.Delete
I've come to realize that the ordinary moments can turn out to be the most extraordinary.ReplyDelete
Sounds and looks like a great weekend.
Yes, I totally agree. It is in those little ordinary moments that I truly capture what happy means.Delete
Thanks, it was :)
I want to remember the pockets of non stress I felt and make them my focus. Ordinary for me is my life line of happiness and contentment :)ReplyDelete
I hope there are many more pockets of non stress time for you this week Karen.Delete
Gorgeous! Beautiful flowers and beautiful words!! My weekend was a long, sweaty, cross-country drive in a black car with no a/c and four tired, grumpy travel companions. It will certainly be memorable for that alone. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Andrea! Hehe, that must have been one long, and hot drive. But it did come at the end of an epic vacation, right? Hope you are settling in back at home okay.Delete
I want to remember reaching 57 pounds of homegrown tomatoes harvested. Pulling up forgotten potatoes while planting beans, making up in the early morning to see a hawk on my chicken coop.ReplyDelete
Wow, that is awesome KC! I haven't even started to harvest tomatoes yet. A hawk at your chicken coop, yikes! We have had a few sitting in the trees above our chicken run, and even had one swoop down not realizing there was a fenced in roof. He got a little shock when he hit it :)Delete
What a great list. It does sound like you had a wonderful weekend.ReplyDelete
This past weekend was my 35th birthday and my wife decided to throw me a party. I want to remember that feeling of friend after friend showing up...I'm very fortunate to have such a great circle of friends.
It was also an 80's themed party, where we all dressed up in our 80's clothing...another great visual to remember. Haha
Happy birthday to you. Sounds like a great way to celebrate. Revisiting the 80s, eh? Not sure I want to go back there again. Hope you guys had a blast.
Beautiful pictures. And things to remember. We, too, let bedtime slide by unnoticed this weekend with cool, cloudy evenings that my daughter was just having too much fun enjoying. And I was too busy relaxing on the deck!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jen! Yes, so easy to let it happen this time of year with the extra light, and the carefreeness of children.Delete
"letting bedtime pass unnoticed" We are getting quite good at that this summer, as we are finally old enough and flexible enough to manage it.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing all of these gratitudes with us :)
It is kinda nice to let it slide once in a while, and just soak up the beautiful summer evenings. Hope you have more such evenings this summer my friend. xoDelete
It sounds perfect, Kim. I just love the way you live your life and how purposeful you are. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Kristen, for your very kind words, they mean a lot. xoDelete
I do love the humility you have face the life and the path you've choosen... that's beautiful:)ReplyDelete
Aw, thank you my friend, for those very kind, and sweet words. xoDelete
Sounds perfect in so many ways. Our weekend was a bit different to normal, we had a trip up to London for a special party, a 50th anniversary party for Harry's Aunt and Uncle. London is never my favourite place to be, but good to catch up with family and especially to be part of such a happy celebration.ReplyDelete
That sounds wonderful Sally, 50th anniversary, wow! I think you view London like I view Toronto, a great place to visit for the day, but it feels so good to head back home :) I do have to admit though, to really enjoying the few visits I have made to London.Delete
Just beautiful, Kim!ReplyDelete
I want to remember Grace turning nine and the way living in two rooms of our under-renovations house has brought us all even closer together. xo
Thank you Shel! Such a big step, turning nine. Wow!Delete
That is so wonderful to hear, I am glad that all is going will with the renovations, and that you are enjoying the quality time and closeness it has brought to you and your family. Soak it up my friend.