Sunday, August 5, 2012

My week (and my life) rocks!

I had an amazing week, filled with amazing friends, amazing opportunities to love my life and my family, amazing learning, and amazing affirmation.

It's Sunday night now, and I sit here still in amazement of the people we've spent time with, things we've done, and time we've spent together. It's not all perfect, but it's weekends like this that sure make me believe it is!

Here's what we've been up to...

Daddy/daughter time fixing up our bikes to prepare for our big family ride this year. (We're late getting into it because I've broken my foot and don't have clearance to ride my bike until Wednesday!)

 Eleanor testing our the bike trailer to be sure it's up to her standards before the big ride...
 Daddy/daughter time continues as they mow the lawn together. This eventually turns into a full family game with Daddy and Eleanor trying to "get" the rest of us. Amazing fun well into the night!
 My flowers are looking good, despite my rampant inattention...

 (... please ignore bug holes, as I do...)

 I had a lovely, willing, and cheerful helper making some zucchini bread this week.
 We also had some cooperative spirit at our Harvest Lunch excursion at Pineland,
 ...and we met some friends of a different sort.
 We enjoyed a few home-cooked meals,
 studied circles in style (with roasted cabbage and tomatoes right from the farm),
 and we made, then ate, a ridiculous number of yogurt balls.
I spent time in solitude this week to plan for the upcoming school year, loving every moment of possibility and hope for the year to come with my incredible children,

while Ava and Daddy were at the store, Ben, Ellie and I logged some time on our scooters around the cul-de-sac (Ellie and I shared, but I'm not completely sure which of us powered the thing!), 

we attempted bread and butter pickles for the first time, and they turned out quite well!
 Although we have no pictures to share, we spent some time with kindred spirits and good friends at the lake, and

...my husband brought me a literal rainbow of gladiolus from the fields after he'd finished with work.
 We even had time to pick berries- strawberries from the farm, and blueberries wild, plus a few picked by a wonderful friend.
 There are just some weeks that stand out in the mind as demonstrative and illustrative of the live that we want to live. Ah-may-zing!

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