I was away from this blog for a bit over the summer. School let out and it felt like we were off at full tilt. We had cousins visiting nearly all of the summer break (when we weren’t visiting them!). It was fun and occasionally exhausting! We loved visiting with so many wonderful little cousins and their parents, of course – as well my mom, sister-in-law and brother-in-law! There was a lot of happy screaming, lots of play time, and fun suppers.
Over the summer break, we spent nearly a week by a remote river in our area (Tuckaseegee), playing with friends for a few days, then playing on the river just as our small family. It is such a beautiful, peaceful place where we read, play games, explore the river, swim, and fish.
Then, we had a couple of weeks at camp here at the farm, then a week on the coast, and back home for a week of “nothing to do” (except William and I had to work, Anne had a camp, and Evva came up with some major outing everyday). Then, summer break was over. We are back to a routine, which is good. Summer certainly does not feel over though. We have weeks left of swimming, melon eating, and running around barefoot and that is nice.
I’ll catch up here with some of my doings soon, but I leave some pictures from some of our favorite summer fun (excepting the beach, where I did not bring my camera – sun, saltwater, sunscreen, and 7 kids running around convinced me to keep the camera at the house).