Today is a day to enjoy

IMG_4566My beloved Colorado sunset on my walk every night down the road from my house.

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on teh grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."

John Lubbock, a writer from England 1860's

I am moving in the direction of breathing this summer. Noticing the iris's now blooming in Colorado, enjoying the aspens blowing, and planning more time with my dear friends in town that I just don't see often enough.

Just finished a book that will come out next January. I think you will like it because I like it! :) Remembering the stories and writing about our home provided the ones at home great moments to remember, to really remember how much fun we had together in our home. More on that this fall.

As I wrote stories of my precious story with our family, it made me truly miss those years. I do miss those years when I had my own little club--Sarah, Joel, Nathan and Joy--all together, going in the car together, reading together, doing bed time routines and hugging their little squishy warm bodies, and nursing and rocking my babes--though it was all foreign to me at first, now I miss them being right here where I learned to love being a mama. So now, I am thankful when their calls interrupt because I miss them so!


Spending time on my front porch because I love the outdoors. I pile books thinking I will read them, but mainly end up dreaming and being distracted by what is going on--yesterday, 3 bunnies actually ran and played for 15 minutes. This month we have had turkey running through, numerous groups of dear, squirrels,  and lots of blue jays squawking and protecting their eggs and chicks from the squirrels.

Having a cup of tea with something sweet, however tiny,  is a habit I have gotten into this summer--just seems the right thing, somehow!  :) Must get out of this habit.

 I am on that kick of doing the 10,000 steps every day for about a month. I use the app on my iphone. I love walking and it is so fun in Colorado at nights.

I, who love to cook and provide, find myself every night not wanting to make dinner, so we are snacking more than usual. I wonder if I will ever cook again.

What is an easy summer meal that you go to all the time? I need some suggestions.

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I am preparing my home for 45 women from the US, Mexico and Canada, who are coming for a reunion Mom Heart Intensive. I have the most wonderful team who gathers flowers and help set tables, cook gourmet, homemade meals, shop, organize and spend themselves serving for 3 days. I just love these women who come to my home. It is all so much more fun when it is personal. We will eat, talk a lot, I will give about 6 hours of talks, with fun activities and all our meals together, so we shall have an amazing time. (I promise I will try to have another for new attendees.So many have mentioned it. Just not enough months in a year.)11407046_10207058833054284_6296788601938687051_nJoy, her dear friend, and Joel snapped this picture as they were driving through Arizona tonight.

Already washing sheets, putting flowers and chocolate in the bedrooms because my sweet Joy is coming home for the summer after graduating. Joel generously offered to fly out to Ca and drive her home. She is pondering whether she should go to Yale or Oxford for her Masters, as that is where she was accepted. (Or maybe she should just stay with me endlessly in my home the rest of her life. What do you think?)

I have seen Nathan twice in May and can't wait for him to join us this summer. Sarah coming soon and Joel already here. These are mostly what I am looking forward to this summer--my own peeps.

So what are you up to?

Off to sleep, which I am also excited about every night--going to bed! What does that suggest? :)