Friday, August 30, 2013

One Last Holiday

Today we leave for the cottage.

The wonderful, wonderful cottage.

The place where we escape busy lives to slow down and spend time together. The place where we bask in the sun the moment it touches the tip of the dock in the morning until it ducks behind the trees in the evening. The place where the sand sparkles and the waters are cool and deep and refreshing. The place where we nap to the gentle sway of the hammock and wake to the sound of loons as the fog lifts over the bay. It's where the campfires crackle and the stars are overwhelming in number. 

It's where our boys get to be boys and go on adventures and get dirty and play without a care in the world. 

I couldn't think of a better way to say goodbye to summer.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Summer Celebrations

It seems that the slow, lazy days of summer ended with July and as August came around, with vacations to go on and things to do, the summer holidays came to a close much more quickly then we would have liked. 

We ended July celebrating Hudson's first birthday and then spent a week at the cottage relaxing. We returned, and with only a few days to catch up on laundry and get the house back in order, Ryan and I flew out to California and celebrated our anniversary. It was wonderful. We've been back for a week, and tomorrow we will head up North again to spend the remainder of summer vacation with the family at the cottage.

It's hard to believe that summer is nearly over and school is right around the corner.
And with it, Fall.

The evenings are evidence that summer is coming to a close. The fog is heavy and the evening air is cool and refreshing. The mornings are dewy and though the days are still hot, the crispness of Fall will soon be here.

Until then, we'll make the most of these last weeks of summer and soak up the sun.

I celebrated my birthday yesterday and though Ryan had to work, he sent flowers and some reading material for in the hammock at the cottage.

Hudson also turned One. 

Oh the changes that came with one!

He's walking, and babbling, and as curious as ever. He knows a few simple words, and rarely stops smiling. Every day is an adventure when you have a big brother to follow around. We're so in love with him.