Wednesday, June 4, 2008

June

June is a wonderful month:

School gets out.
It's not too hot, not too cool.
Everything is green and blooming.
And...Summer officially starts!

Something from childhood-the promise of three months of freedom and adventure, perhaps-stirs up in my heart, even at 35. Plans, dreams, ideas flutter around my head as the days lengthen and the air warms.

I can't wait for the first trip to my Grandma Jo's lake cabin. I've been going there since I was two years old. Just like I used to, my children scamper up and down the trail barefoot, make mud pies, run down the dock and jump into the lake, have adventures with cousins, and go to sleep with lullabies sung by my grandma, their great-grandma. I still love to sleep out on the deck, listening to the waves lapping the shore, the crickets, the occasional boat speeding by. Waking up to fresh breezes, bird song, and the smell of Grandma's pancakes. Wow, we (my sister, cousins and I) really were so blessed to have this special place. And we still get to enjoy it.

Other summer treats:

strawberry picking
walks to the park
barbecues
lazy afternoons
lemonade
music from the ice cream truck
picnics
laying in the hot sun after swimming until your lips are purple
family get-togethers
farmer's market delights
camping trips

...the list could go on and on...

Let's just say, I'm just a little in love with summertime.

5 comments:

Sarah Foster said...

I am soo excited for my kids to go up to the cabin. They will have so much fun.
Can't wait to see you in a few weeks.

-sarah-

April said...

mmmmm.... sounds like bliss. Enjoy your june!!

Maymomvt said...

Thanks for your comment and book suggestions. Yes, we read "Baby Island" and "Mandy" last summer--both were favorites of mine and were huge hits with the girls.

~Me~ said...

Aaahh, summer. Thank you for sharing this lovely post!

Jessica said...

I love June as well. In fact, I can't think of anything more wonderful than the list you wrote! Only a few more days until summer officially starts and school ends!

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