July 13, 2015
Right now the rain is coming down in sheets. There is thunder rumbling in the distance. I have my summer playlist serenading me to drown out the sound of the washer and dryer doing their usual Monday marathon. A little Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Train and Otis Redding to carry me through my days.
The days are flying by. I try to remember to live them in the moment in the hopes it will slow them down but that doesn't seem to be working.
Two of my nieces are here visiting from Virginia this week. Right now Emmy and the girls are playing board games in the treehouse after a morning spent cleaning it out. Bonding with each other instead of screens. As it should be. The guest room has been turned into a bunk room and because it reminds Emma of Annie, she of course wants to keep it this way. I'm inclined to agree.
A few quiet moments. I snatch them where I can. They seem to be harder to come by this summer and I know that I require them to survive. This summer has been a whirlwind. Good, bad and everything in between. Lots of full circle moments.
The best news had me starting a pinterest board and racing to the library for inspiration. We have a wedding to plan! Maddie and her boyfriend of 5 years got engaged on July 4th. We are putting together ideas for a backyard wedding in October 2016. I'm so happy for them. So much excitement ahead. I love that our family is growing!
If you want to follow along you can find Maddie and Daniel's Big Day Pinterest board here!