Brennen has been enjoying his holidays, and Andrew and I took a week off to relax and enjoy some time together as a family. We were fortunate to have a string of beautiful, warm sunny days that allowed us to make impromptu trips to the park, have picnics in the grass, and enjoy some incredible sunsets from Nanny and Poppy's dock.
Here are some photos of what we've been enjoying so far.
I am a sucker for pops of colour, and I just love how a crisp blue sky brings out all of the vibrant hues of the season. Though we try to find the beauty in the grey days as well, as there are so many of them (it's a bit of a metaphor for life, really).. I do prefer a sunny day to the rain, drizzle and fog!
Being able to spend time together as a family, without the pressures and stresses of work, has been invaluable. Part of being a "grown-up" is realizing that work and routine are just as important as fun and relaxation, and it is essential to have a good balance of both. Sharing these moments together makes me grateful, motivated, and happy for everything that is right now.
“All in all, it was a never to be forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.”
—L.M. Montgomery, Anne’s House of Dreams