A Slow Summer

Summer is here and I’ve made a few adjustments.  Each summer, I tend to sign the girls up for various programs and activities and while it can be nice for them to have something to look forward to each day, the daily grind of getting up, packing lunches, driving back and forth, putting on sunscreen, packing a towel – you get the idea – does not exactly fall into the philosophy of “slow living”.
This year I almost made the same mistake but at the very last minute I decided to cancel most of the summer programs I signed the girls up for.  I often talk in my writings about living a simple life but I don’t always walk the walk.  Consider this my summer challenge.  
So instead of numerous playdates and camps, day trips and projects – I’ve been working hard to slow myself down enough to just allow my daughters to be.  What I have begun to realize is that their world is already so big in their eyes.  Their very own backyard can offer hours upon hours of discoveries for them.  Our garden, our bunnies..

The leaves and flowers on the trees and plants that surround our home… 
 An old box of vintage stamps and postcards I was given by my Nanny who passed away many years ago….
The beach at my mother-in-laws lake community…

Our boat…

Our family…

A favorite farm that we love to visit… 

Neighborhood friends …

All of this is MORE than enough.  And I am going to work very hard to slow us down enough to enjoy it… but more importantly to be able to truly see it.  Our daily blessings and so much abundance in the very simple and slow.
Wishing you and your family a slow summer as well because all you really need, you already have.
xoxo

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