"Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well." George R.R. Martin
I've been on an unintentional hiatus from here for quite some time. It all started back in June with me fretting about Sweet Pea's graduation and my impending milestone birthday and then just snowballed from there. Somehow things got away from me and posts got written but never edited. Photos got taken but never uploaded and then it was just so nice to be still and not a slave to the computer (a bit), to really enjoy the (sometimes) lazy summer days and play with the kids. I know this is probably the last summer that Sweet Pea will want to hang out with us like this so I'm making it a point to disconnect a bit from the hustle and bustle of social media to hang with my tiny folk.
Not to say that we've just been sitting around blowing bubbles and dandelions. No, we've been busy. (sort of). Birthday parties, trips to the park and local splash pad. Afternoon ice cream treats, mornings at the by and family shenanigans have been abundant and I'm making it a point to be more present and really soak up these experiences with them. In the last 12 years I've seen time literally fly before me and it does go by so quickly before they're driving, going on a date and then college. I've never really been much on wanting time to slow down and I still don't, I just don't want to look back and say yeah I remember that summer I was too busy to play/ spend time with the kids thinking I had more time with them. And I'm not apologizing for it either. We're not cramming our days filled with FUN but instead settling into the slower days and looser schedule. I think we're all thrilled about it too. So I'll be here intermittently until the beginning of September as it's currently too hot in my office and our A/C is out. Yay. If you need me, I'll be the one in the frozen section at Target in attempts to try to stay cool and keep my kids from eating me out of house and home.
Next month we have plans to drive up to San Francisco as a family and that should be an adventure. We watch a lot of Food Network and The Cooking Channel and have mapped out places we want to try and sights we want to see. Not sure how it'll go with a toddler in tow (he didn't too bad in San Diego last summer) but San Fran has way more walking required so we'll see. We're all REALLY excited about it. I took a similar summer road trip with my mom, brother and his best friend when I was about Sweet Pea's age so it'll be fun to see how much has changed in the 30 years since.
I'm going to try and document as much as possible on Instagram (prepare for photo overload) but I wouldn't bet on my blogging consistently the last two weeks of August. Hopefully I can get my shit together as there are some post ideas in the works that I'm hoping you'll enjoy and I definitely plan on getting some style photos while we're on the road (hello road trippin' mama style) as well as perhaps a guide/tips on road tripping with an age gap? Like I said, tons of ideas and thought........not a whole lot of follow through because......summer.
How is your summer going so far?