Harmony: The heat has been relenting with no break in sight. Many days have been spent at our little river spot cooling down and enjoying our lazy summer days.
Gabi: they went down the river, walked back up, down the river again. Giggling, splashing and just having fun. Hot days don't stop us from having fun, we just need to find the right place to cool down.
Harmony: I have been going, going and not stopping to listen to the "mom, come play with me!" pleas. Yesterday I said yes. Yesterday I stopped to take in all the joy that is running through a field of long grass with my boys.
Gabi: I was watching my son (in the middle) getting ready for a swim during his triathlon race. It's always a rush of various feelings for him before the race starts. The excitement. The nerves. The competitivness. The "will I be the fastest one?" sort of questions. I was taking all of this above in - the excitement, the mama worries, the proud feeling of being his mom... Go, buddy, GO!
Gabi: I'm ready for long evening walks during the golden hour. For chasing waterfalls from sprinklers in our neighborhood. For school routine to be out of the window for two months. For slowing down a little bit. For more time spent with my little ones. Summer, I'm ready for you.
Harmony: He's ready to be a big boy just like his brothers and that means I have to let go (a little bit). His first walk home from the neighbour's, I wasn't ready but he obviously was.
Gabi: so many things have changed in our everyday routine in such a short period of time. My mind is constantly racing with thoughts how we will manage. We will get used to it, I know it. We always do.
Harmony: I'm transitioning into a new role at work. It is beyond my comfort zone but I see good things emerging from this change. It is scary, but I am pushing through.