This past week, I’ve felt this growing sense of urgency to get in every last little bit of summer that we can.  So last night, when Jeremy asked if we wanted to take the boat out, it seemed pretty obvious that we should.


 Oh, her sweet little face.


The kids had a blast catching minnows in this fun little stream.


They ended up with quite a few to use for fishing.  The good news, is that we are finally fishing with something that bigger fish want to eat.  The bad news is that we still haven’t caught anything for real.  It’s been such a fun process to figure out though.


Jeremy and Christian were the fishermen of the night,


While Ellee and I stayed on shore to rescue poor, beached jellyfish.  There were lots of them, which made me wonder just how many we were wading around with while walking in the water.


And afterwards, we sat down to read a chapter of this book, straight from my childhood.  We had been reading Junie B. Jones for awhile, but that girl was just a little too sassy for us.  I dug out some books that I had loved reading and have now been enjoying reading them our kids.


It’s funny, because there were a few parts that made it quite clear that these books came from a different time.  Last night’s was evident in the moms of the book deciding that it was time for their kindergarteners to walk to school by themselves.


And so we read.  And rescued some more jellies.  And we shared moments.  And stared out at this beautiful scene.  And we soaked it all in, knowing that these evenings of sheer leisure are quickly coming to an end.


Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.


  1. I love your last days of summer. I have been trying to squeeze every last drop out of summer, to the point of exhaustion. Thankfully, God sent rain, Todd said rest, and today it is all good.
    We still have about a month so keep sharing the fun times.

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