Sunday, April 21, 2013

A Summer of Light, Laughter, and Peace

"Pausing to listen to an airplane in the sky, stooping to watch a ladybug on a plant, sitting on a rock to watch the waves crash over the quayside - children have their own agendas and timescales.  As they find out more about their world and their place in it, they work hard not to let adults hurry them.  We need to hear their voices."  ~Cathy Nutbrown

As the days begin to get longer and the temperatures start to warm , I've decided to follow my son's "agenda and timescale."  Over the next couple of months it will be very quiet here on the blog.  Instead of sharing practically each and every activity that we do, we will be taking a page out of Ralph Waldo Emerson's book and pledging to "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."

Instead of creating a long Summer Bucket List like we did last year, we will be taking it one day at a time, patiently and gratefully. We will be enjoying the day as it unfolds; without hurrying, without creating overwhelming expectations. Just living in the present for each other.  Since this is our first summer in our new home, we are looking forward to creating a summer haven to enjoy together, as a family.  We may not have a long list with activities that are just waiting to be crossed off one by one, but we will have a few ideas that will make this summer special.  Many of them include exploring, walking together side by side, picnicking in the grass, playing, laughing, and just having fun.  

I can't wait to see what this summer will bring.  Although I won't be sharing too much on the blog, you are still welcome to follow along during our summer vacation through the (many) pictures I will be sharing on Instagram and the various updates given on Facebook.

 Wishing you all a summer filled with moments of light, laughter, and peace!

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  1. Ooh, I love the language of timescales. Yes. Have a delightful summer, look forward to the snapshots! xx

  2. Beautiful reason and inspiration for taking the summer off. Enjoy your time away having fun with your family.

  3. Enjoy your summer! Will definitely be looking forward to your pics on Instagram. Have a wonderful break, and be sure to come back soon! :) xx

  4. "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." Wow! That is such a powerful quote! Enjoy the time with your family. It really is what matters most.

  5. Enjoy! I am contemplating a summer break from blogging. I think I will be better able to enjoy the kids' time off school.

  6. You will be missed, but I think it's a great idea! I took almost two months off last summer and most of December off as well, and I don't regret it one bit. xx


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