Summer

Why is it that during the summer - we find ourselves running around at a  break neck pace? Our kids are just as busy as we are. When I was young, during the summer months, all we did was explore the neighborhood and go down the ditch that ran behind our house. Lazy summer days. Now, I know that sometimes we create our own busy - ness - the day goes by super fast. Even when we go on vacation - there is always that need to do as much as we possibly can - to make it worth our time and money (if that plays in to it). 

Don't get me wrong - I love summer! I have been trying to de-clutter the busy-ness from our life and try to enjoy and relax and really "be" with each other. Because what I am finding is that with each passing year - my children are that much closer to being gone from me.

In my effort to try to be efficient and spend more time with my kids - I whipped up my usual Shakeology meal - but with a twist. This morning in making my breakfast - I decided to get creative and use my kale and blueberries to make a morning shake. Yes, it sounds unappetizing - but it was just the opposite- very yummy and nutritionally dense and full of super foods. 

 The Kale gave it that dense consistency, blueberries - my favorite and of course, Chocolate Shakeoloy - yum.

The Kale gave it that dense consistency, blueberries - my favorite and of course, Chocolate Shakeoloy - yum.

Getting back to the summer months - don't we look forward to them all year long? The kids can sleep in and hopefully, we can to. Summer needs to be about the lemonade stand - so little ones can make some money.  Creative and fun projects that can be done at home - like frosting cookies and adding sprinkles ect. Also, lazy afternoons sitting poolside - and for me - reading a good book. 

 Added donuts for the extra "wow-factor" that would get the cars to stop - kids made $30 this day!

Added donuts for the extra "wow-factor" that would get the cars to stop - kids made $30 this day!

 Cookie activity - frosted and added toppings - for fun.

Cookie activity - frosted and added toppings - for fun.

School starts for us in a couple of weeks - could summer last another month please? I will have three of my kids gone away to college - and the house a little bit quieter. However, I am sure we will stay just as busy as before. That is the way life is - right?