Monday, June 27, 2016

Welcoming Summer


We welcomed summer yesterday, in our backyard, with friends. Fourteen adults, sixteen children and three dogs gathered for a potluck, complete with bubbles, balloons, lots of play, good conversation, and lots of laughter. Mother Nature cooperated in full force gifting us the most beautiful hot and humid summer day.

There are so many moments I wished I had captured with my camera, but instead I choose to be present, capturing the moments in my heart, where they will be held with gratitude. It truly was a wonderful day, and there were many times when I stood still for a second and just took in the feeling of gratitude that ran through me as I watched some of my closest friends with their families enjoying my space and time with each other. Some new friends joined us too, new friends who I am sure will become close friends.

Summer is here, finally, and with the first official potluck complete, the planning now begins for more summer fun...a summer handmade homemade swap party, a women's circle with my amazing tribe of women, and more potlucks, definitely more potlucks. Happy summer!

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  1. Sounds like the perfect way to welcome in the summer. I hear you on being in the moment, I do that often and then afterwards wish I had a few photos to help those memories along!

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    1. It was perfect, in so many ways.

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  2. Oh what a wonderful way to spend the day - I'm glad the weather smiled for you :)

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    1. It was truly wonderful, thank you Carie.

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  3. You welcomed summer and we welcomed winter! It certainly sounds as though you had a lovely day. :)

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    1. I love our world :) We did, thank you. xo

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  4. I love when I don't get my camera out :) I wish you a wonderful summer filled with love and goodness :)

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    1. It feels good sometimes to just be in the moment and not worry about capturing everything. Thank you Karen, wishing the same for you.

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  5. How i would have liked to be present ... Your words resonate in my heart ... I wish you a great summer my friend !

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    1. I would have liked that too my friend. Maybe one day we can make that happen :)

      Thank you. xo

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  6. Summer sounds great, wishing you many more days just like this one.

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