As these last days of Winter slip by and the days starts to get warmer and warmer, I'm left dreaming of the adventures that Summer brings. There is something so sweet about these sunshine-filled days. Long, lazy hours creep by and light fills the sky until the fireflies come out to dance at night.
This is the first Summer that I have not made any real plans for the places we will go, and what we will see. I don't quite know what to expect, but I know that I am ready and waiting in anticipation to see how our first Summer as a family of 3 unfolds.
When we were two:
We spent a lot of time by the sea. I am mostly dreaming of this again. Feeling warm sand, hot, brown shoulders and all the sounds of my favorite place to be.
The sweet romance of a Summer sunset, with the sky burning every fiery shade possible.
I'm dreaming of weekend road trips to natural springs, to dip our toes in the freezing cold water that is as clear as glass.
Fresh, mountain air - crisp, and invigorating. Trails to be found, and time to be spent centering, and finding ourselves again.
I'm dreaming of fitting into a cute pair of jean shorts, again :) Bare feet, and the freedom that comes with not being layered in 10 different pieces of clothing.
And quiet, stolen moments. Where time stands still and we are just living in that second, undisturbed and free.
Outside of these adventures, I am mostly dreaming of a normal lazy, Oklahoma Summer. Outdoor music and arts festivals, tending to my garden, bare feet on bermuda grass, and mosquitoes the size of birds. Fresh fruit from my parents trees, the gorgeous midwest sunsets, and air so thick you can barely breathe. I live for these days, and as Spring draws in closer and closer, I want to slow down time to breathe in every second of these unforgettable days.
A few posts from this past Summer:
What are you looking forward to this Summer, friends?
Photos from this post, from top to bottom:
Destin, Florida - 2005
Sulphur Springs, Oklahoma - 2007
Rocky Mountains, Colorado - 2008
Galveston, Texas - 2009