What summer looks like at our house


“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
-John Lubbock

This summer, we’ve been leaving a whole lot of time for doing nothing.

Our favorite kinds of “nothing” include:

…making s’mores, just because we can. And because the kids couldn’t remember if they’d ever had s’mores before. {Their faces show how much they loved them!}

smores kids

…lazing in the air conditioned house during the hottest part of the day.

dog in the mirror

…picking blueberries right off our very own bushes. {yum!}


…jumping on the trampoline. Because it’s fun, and because it’s a great way to burn off excess energy. I overcame my trampolines-are-dangerous policy because experienced moms of high energy kids said it was one of the best things for them, and so far that’s proving true.

kids trampoline

…taking advantage of the coolness of swimming pools whenever possible.

swimming pool

…and spending the evenings on hobbies like guitar-playing and crocheting.

crochet and guitar

As for me, I’ve been a reading maniac. I’m spending as much time as possible sitting on the porch because it’s my best place for thinking, and because I love watching my hummingbirds. I stretched my brain by taking an online Cherokee language classes. Lately I’ve been putting the finishing touches on our upcoming homeschool year, and I can’t wait to share about it!

What does your summer look like?

{I’m linking with Kris’ weekly wrap up.}