Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hammock Days


On Mother's Day this year, a hammock was hung from my favorite tree in our yard. 


 It's been our favorite place this summer.  While the girls play on their play set outside after supper, Justus and I usually make a run for it and lay here watching the girls, talking about the day while enjoying the evening as the weather cools down.  Inevitably, the girls will also run over after a while and join us for some giggles and swinging. 


 The most perfect Mother's Day gift - I love it even more because it's something we can all enjoy.  Justus did say he picked out the hammock that most looked like something I would like (simple...and white ;-) ).  Jillian even painted the post one afternoon for me.


 As I lay here and stare up at the sky, I sometimes feel like I'm swinging under the largest tree there ever was.  The girls and I often find ourselves out here in the afternoon, enjoying a spot of shade and relaxing as the sounds of summer pass us by.



 Our chickens are all doing well; actually, I think they may be the most spoiled chickens in the state!  I refer to them as the neighborhood chickens, as our neighbor throws out "treats" for them and they wander from neighbor to neighbor, but always end up back here to be shut into their coop at night. ;-)


 The chickens are now over two years old and so is Huck.  He's turned out to be the most amazing dog (when he listens - ha) and I love him to pieces.  The girls and I are glad we have somebody in the house we can baby talk to!  He has his haircut scheduled for Friday - it's always time when his curls start to cover his eyes.  :-)


Fall is on the horizon, but we're still soaking in the last of these warm summer days and I'm storing these perfect summer memories away.  

I hope your week has been wonderful!  Thank you for your warm welcome back! 

16 comments:

  1. So glad you're back to blogging. What a beautiful post perfectly capturing those last days of summer. I haven't been blogging myself and probably won't for awhile. I just had our second baby girl. There's no time with chasing a two year old around and nursing a 6 wk. Old. Enjoy the rest of your summer. - Jamie

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    1. Thank you, Jamie. Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby girl! I'm sure she is just precious. :-)

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  2. This post right here said it all, Family. Enjoy the remains of summer Andrea. Kathleen in Az

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  3. So glad to see you're focusing on the really important things in life! And so glad you're back!!!! BTW, any new recipes to share - you're the best cook!!??

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    1. How sweet, Betty! Hmm, I will have to try to come up with some recipes to share!

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  4. Love your hammock! I'm happy to be reading your blog again, but love that you put first things first!

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  5. Love the beauty that surrounds the hammock and the girls are growing up so fast!!!

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  6. I'm so happy that you are back to blogging--yours is one of my very favorites :) Our chickens used to get treats from our neighbors too, and then they eventually started spending all their time in their yard and became a bit destructive to their landscaping. We were forced to put up a temporary fence barrier between our property and the neighbors to keep them out :(

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    1. Thank you, Megan! Yes, fortunately our neighbor used to raise chickens so they are aware of what chickens can do to a yard! I still feel bad when I see them over there though and try to call them back home! :-)

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  7. So glad your back. Love the post. Have missed seeing your posts.
    Hope all is well. God bless.
    LIsa

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  8. Love your blog the best and so glad you are back! Hope you enjoy the end of summer and start of fall, and are able to sneak away to that hammock and watch the leaves change! I wonder if you are homeschooling (not sure what gave me that idea??) and if so, will you share some small details with us about how its going? Blessings :)
    Kendall in MD

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words, Kendall. Yes, we are still homeschooling (our third year!) and love it. I will think about sharing some details :-) and you can always email if you have any questions!

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  9. The photo of your husband with your two girls is priceless. You should think about framing it for a wall. Really! Black and white, even? Enjoy this last little bit of end-of-summer-beginning-of-fall-but-still-warm weather. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Carol! Thanks for the idea... my husband has been asking me to get some framed photos for his office. :-) This might be a good one!

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  10. What a precious, sweet, thoughtful mother's day gift! The love of home and family clearly shines through in all your posts. I will never tire of reading about your cozy life! Your girls are beautiful, your husband - a hunk!- and what a stoic, gentle, watchful dog!

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  11. Oh my goodness, the way your daughter is looking up at her father is so precious. linda r (phila burbs)

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