Summer. Slow, lazy, beautiful summer.
Yes, I said beautiful. In Texas. In July. I would never usually go so far as to put those words together, but this particular summer has been incredibly mild compared to recent years. We've had days of rain and random pop up showers far more often than usual, even a 'cold front' this past week, and it's made all the difference. Being outside has actually been bearable for the most part. Evenings have been breezy and cool, we've even eaten dinner or brunch on our front porch a number of times.
We've been savoring the long hours of sunlight with lots of trips to the lake to watch the sailboats and feed the ducks, occasionally stopping in for the gluten free cupcake-of-the-week at Unrefined Bakery. (this past week was sea salted caramel pistachio--yum!) We've also been considering joining the sailing club (yes, this involves a sail boat, more on that later!) so we've been picnicking at the boat house as often as possible. It has to be the most beautiful place in the city to watch the sunset. Truly breathtaking.
When we aren't at the lake we're filling our days with summer festivals, flea markets, trips to the blueberry farm, lots of dinners with friends and drives to the country to see the goats. And reading, Josh and I are both doing tons of reading. It's a very necessary element of this season for us, has been for years. The stack of books piled beside my bed make me giddy.
In other news, Everyn began gymnastics classes. I can barely handle it. Tiny people hanging from bars and tumbling--it's killer. She absolutely loves it. We have to drag her away. Total bonus that it's also serving to tide me over until she's old enough for dance. Oh man, tiny girls in tutus?? Stop it. I get so excited just thinking about it that I forget to breathe. I've been planning towards her first day of dance class since I knew we were having a girl. Cannot. Wait.
I'm also personally in the middle of a thousand projects--tons to share in the weeks to come. But in the meantime, I'm savoring this summer of toddlerhood and dimples. There will never be another quite like this...
Just wanted to check in! Hope summer is treating you well <3