Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Watching a hawk eat a snake in the field

We are thoroughly enjoying summer around here.  Parks.  Parades.  Swimming.  Playing outside.  Berries.  No school.  Fewer peer influences.  No schedule.  Late nights.  Daddy's softball.  A babysitter for Sambo (his brother).  Books.  It's all been fantastic.  I have a pit in my stomach thinking about "back to school," so I just don't think about it too much.  I just don't get people talking about summer boredom.  I've got a list of things I want to do this summer and I've barely scratched the surface.  If you fall into that "bored" category, give me a ring because we should definitely hang out!  If homeschool could be a good idea for Buddy I'd seriously consider it because I love this lifestyle so much better than the grind of the school year. 

I blog about berries every year, but wowsers, we've pounded a lot of berries already this year.  Tonight I made wholewheat waffles with a few chocolate chips (thanks Tahsha for turning us onto that idea) and some fresh raspberries and marion berries on top.  I just don't get how something so simple and healthy could taste so right.  We had watermelon on the side and will have raspberry pie later after it cools a bit.  Tell me please, what could be better?!


G said...

The only thing I can think of would be if I could take the summer off work to hang out with you and the boys.

Nicki said...

Raspberry pie sounds SOOOO good! I still have 10 pounds of raspberries in my freezer from last year. I guess I should make a pie...or 10 :) Is it blueberry picking time yet?

Krissy said...

Girl, I totally agree! I have really enjoyed summer, and I hate it when people tell me, "So, I'll bet you're looking forward to the school year starting!" Actually, not really. I have enjoyed not having a school schedule run my life, thank you very much!