My My!! I have been slacking ever since my birthday giveaway!! This summer has been great so far and even though its been VERY busy in the shop, I have still been able to enjoy the summer before we move to Boston as well. Last week, Andrew and I house sat for my parents and with their berry bushes, chickens and grand garden, I felt like I was on a farm!!
Here's a little mash-up of the week! Thankfully, Andrew was a big help picking the berries!! <3
Several weeks ago, I had the honor of spending some time with my niece, Ruby, and nephew, Abel. They are alike in many ways and so very different in other ways. It was a very busy 3 hours as we spent some time with the kittens, the pond fish, the dog, the chicks, watching a movie(kind of), playing basketball, walking around the yard... and then everything again a few more times! I got a few cute pictures of the kids and this is a way that I can get them all to my sister-in-law's in a quick and easy fashion, plus they are just TOO CUTE not to share...so, here are some darling little pictures of their kids!
Love this one... looks like we are taking a grand adventure and Abel is leading the way for us girls!
"Live with the wonder of a child"
Abel tells the wildest and most incredibly imaginative stories... I can't wait to see what he will do when he gets older... I can only imagine!!
This one just cracks me up!!
All in all, spending a few short hours with them showed me how much we as adults sometimes miss. Our busy lives often cause us to not be able to stop and take in what is around us. The small details that we often miss. I am reading a great book that my mother-in-law gave to me and it is really aiding me in this idea of Giving Thanks for the simplest of things and allowing our lives to reflect a thankful heart and in doing so, will produce joy.