I have been overcome by the beauty and richness of our life together, those early mornings setting out, those evenings gleaming with rivers and lakes below us, still holding the last light. --Anne Morrow Lindbergh
The is something calming about a drive on a beautiful day, knowing that a lake, a beach is on the other end.
We started the day slowly, packing lunches, backpacks, the dog’s kennel, the car. We left later than we had expected, but no one seemed to mind.
After visiting our friends, we took a stroll, however windy by the shore. The kids jumped in and laughed, and were gracious to each other.
Here are a few pictures from the day:
Eating ice cream:
After naptime in the car. We found a little park and had a picnic before going home for baths and bedtime.
Eric and I finished the day on the porch at home, a glass of wine, cupcakes and the last of the sunshine floating away.
It was indeed a good day.
The trip this weekend, reminded me so much of The Gift of the Sea, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Granted, we were at a lake, and not at the sea, but this book is a wonderful read for wives/mothers. It’s a gentle read, with timeless themes and perfect for contemplation in summertime.