American Mum is having a giveaway on her website. You just comment on your favorite summer activity. It got me thinking. I'm pretty sure our favorite summer activity is swimming. Our new house (which we STILL haven't closed on - looking at July 10 right now) has a pool! Whoo-hoo! But until then, we have to visit local places like lakes and the ocean. The ocean, however, is a good 45 minutes away and Daniel doesn't like it yet. I think the waves scare him. So we end up going to a local lake instead. The kids still love it. And being that it is 5 minutes away makes it easy to head over there in the afternoon. At first Daniel didn't like it at all! But he has since made friends with the sand and even waded out into the water some yesterday. He did take a dunk - face first - but after a good cry from the shock, headed right back in. Here are some cute photos from our first trip this summer.
Abby jumping in
Emelyn, friend MaKayla, and Abby jumping in together Garr throwing Abby in
I'm trying to find the right balance in life. I'm attempting to be a great mom, wife, daughter, Christian, friend, teacher, and homemaker. Some days are better than others. I'm learning it's ok to not be perfect. I'm learning to be content in all circumstances. I'm learning to take better care of myself so I can take better care of my family. I'm learning to enjoy the little moments in life instead of always focusing on what's ahead. I'm learning to embrace the now.