Happy Memorial Day

Today was a wonderfully relaxing day. And, tonight's dinner was the first meal we ate together as a family since all the kids have been home and in one place! We did a small picnic dinner and later will do s'mores around our new fire pit out on the patio. The weather has cooperated and been gorgeous, which allowed for a lot of outside work, planting of flowers, and general puttering about. It was one of those days where if you planned it, it couldn't have worked out better.

As I worked outside, I heard such familiar sounds. The birds, the echoing wail of the steam train as it passes through the town and the surrounding woods, and sometimes just the silence. The delightful, wonderful silence. When I look around this most loved piece of land, everything is green and familiar, and the beauty of this place captures my very soul. There is just no other place I'd rather be than right here; home.

Tomorrow we return to schedules and routines- well, some of us anyway as Spencer and I return to school. Today was somewhat of a tease- summer and break are almost here, but not quite...still more to tend to out in the work/school world for a few more weeks. But a day like today at least gives us a taste of the freedom that lies just ahead. Summer break can still be exciting, even when you're the mom!

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