Monday, June 18, 2012

Can you hear the crickets chirping??

School let out 3 weeks ago.  The last time I updated my blog was.....uh, 3 weeks ago.

You seeing a pattern yet?

A few days ago, I sat at my computer and tried to come up with something.

Really, I did.

But my mind was nothing more than a blank slate (cue chirping crickets).

I desperately wanted to write something....anything.

The. words. would. not. come.

I came to the conclusion that it's time for me to take a break...just for a little while.

I need to spend time with my kids this summer because....well,  I'll never get this summer back again and either will they.

The summer of 2012 only happens once in a lifetime and I want to spend this time creating new memories with my kids.  I want to truly be present in every moment...and not wondering how I can spin the latest hysterical adventure into an entertaining blog post.

We've been spending time swimming in our new pool....


Swimming with friends at the neighborhood pool....


Swimming at the grandparents' pool....


Running through the sprinklers....


Hanging out at the park with friends...


                                               
                  Geocaching (outdoor treasure hunts - google it)...SO much fun!!!




We've gone bowling, to the movies, on long, relaxing bike rides, perusing the farmers market for tasty summer fruits, tending to our summer garden (we have grapes, lemons and peaches galore!), playing the Wii, engaging in popsicle eating contests and water balloon fights.

We are having the time of our lives.

So, my friends, I will be taking this time away from blogging to relax and enjoy the lazy days of summer with my family.

I still plan on visiting your blogs when I have time because I want to stay up-to-date on the latest in your lives.   And, of course, you'll still see me on Facebook from time to time so I hope you'll keep in contact with me.

And, who knows....I may not be able to stay away for very long.

Blogging is one of my biggest passions...I love what it does for my soul.

I love what YOU all do for my soul.

All that's left now is to wish you all a happy and wonderful summer....and I'll be back, sooner than you know.



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22 comments:

Kmama said...

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Barbara said...

Enjoy your break and it looks like you have been having an amazing summer so far!

angel shrout said...

have fun hun...

Catie said...

Looks like a fun summer so far! Enjoy!

Eva Gallant said...

Your kids will be grown up and gone way too soon! Enjoy them while you can!

irishtwinsmommababybook said...

Looks like there has been so much fun going on over there! Sweet pool!!!!!!!!

Jenny said...

Now that's a lot of swimming! How fun! I'm glad you all are having a great Summer.

Samantha said...

I hope you have a fabulous Summer! Blog breaks during the Summer aren't unusual...and I think they're good. This is my last Summer before Bree starts school so I'm living it up!

middle child said...

Spend these days with your children. It is they who will remember all the fun things you did. Have a great summer!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love hearing that you're out having fun! Enjoy it :-)

ME said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!! Have a wonderful summer with the kiddos!

Jen said...

Girl! I hear you... it seems that these days the words are a hard time coming.

Maybe a break is what I need too.

Enjoy your time. :-)

Julia Hunter said...

Enjoy your summer. I think it's great to take some time away and just enjoy the moments.

Jode said...

We will miss you of course...but gosh what fun you shall be having! I love the pics and fun things you have all been doing....i think you could find a few more pools though if you really put your mind to it!!!
Love your thinking...go have fun and enjoy that Summer...and don't give a thought to those of us here in Oz just entering a cold Winter....xxxx

myinnerchick.com said...

--Glad to see you are living, swimming, loving, savoring...

you will have LOTS to blog about later... <3

Missy | Literal Mom said...

Enjoy the summer, Helene! I'll miss you, but will see you in the fall. :)

debi9kids said...

Oh. I SO get where you are coming from.
I am barely blogging these days. I just don't have much to say and, like you, I'm busy loving life :)

Have a great summer Helene!

IASoupMama said...

It looks like you are having a blast! I hope you have a super summer with your fantastic children -- cheers!

Natalie said...

Look how bad I suck! I am just now reading that you are taking the summer off (smart girl!) Enjoy your time and just think, school's almost back in ;)

Sela Toki said...

This post reminds me of all the Summer spend in pools, beaches, sprinklers and all. Fun fun times for the kids. Now they've outgrown it. Summer times are great for making memories with the children. Hope you're having a blast with them.

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