3 mamas and 11n kids between us...
that's 22 flip flops to keep track of,
4 silly stories about glitter and unicorns,
1 black dog,
18 hornets killed,
8 boat rides,
3 people swimming the boat back to shore after running out of gas,
111 icey pops eaten and 31 sandwiches,
0 fish caught,
6 conked heads on the tube,
2 bags of marshmallows,
1 night out in the tent...
and at least a million smiles.
I could not have asked for a better way to hit the reset button and prepare to head into another season. Time spent in the outdoors and nature always seem to do that for me. And the icing on the cake, was it was time spent with two of my bestest girl friends and their kids.
A few things I realized...
:: nature really is the great equalizer, where else can eleven kiddos from the ages of 17 to 5 have so much fun together
:: I want to hold on to how blessed I feel right now for a little while longer...maybe all the way to Christmas
:: next time, bring more chocolate...and more wine
:: mamas rock...seriously
:: I need to get away more often
:: watching Shannon's kids tell such great stories makes me want to tell more stories to my kids
Also of note...
:: Yes, we felt the earthquake. At least those of us not on the boat at the time. My first. Never thought I'd experience a quake on the East Coast.
:: And yes, now we're preparing for Irene's arrival on Saturday. What a summer!