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Monday, July 22, 2013

an 8 year old summer


This Summer I've been trying to remember what it was like when I was  about 8 years old....let's begin with a picture!  Nothing like a little visual flashback to help get the memories started!  Although I certainly don't remember much I do know that I was made to play outside on most days. 
I know I had chores first and play second. 
I know I was happy and not hounded. 
I was encouraged to be creative and adventurous apart from toys of any kind. 
And I had a mullet. 
 
And so I try to remember being 8 and loving those long Summer days. I try to remember what it was like to not worry about keeping a clean house and getting the laundry done.  I try to remember that you get hungry because you play hard. I try to remember the treat of staying up late or watching a movie in the middle of the day.I try to remember how wonderful it was to be alive and carefree. 

poolside at my sister's home, (our second home in the summer)!
 
 

sink cooler. 
 
project man, (new patio below the deck for his new grill).

 
lemonade stand.
 
 
craigslist treasures and midnight collage arranging. 

 
localicious. 
 
 

he cleans up nice.

 
fun Dad! 

red, white and blue. 

 
warm towel bin + baby + guitarboy.


 
 Summer Solstice party. 
 

"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."
  ~Sam Keen~

 


4 comments:

Vickie said...

wonderful...I can hear the crickets and smell the faintness of sunscreen applied earlier in the day. xoxoxox

Mark and Heather Buckwalter said...

Crazy! Just stumbled upon your comment on my blog! Was seriously just thinking about you several times these last two weeks and how I should connect with you! Thanks for taking the first step! Yes! Lets connect!:) August is fairly open or yes we could connect when kids go back to school and just have four little girls :) let me know!!! Love, heather :)

Kara Stoltzfus said...

love, LOVE the mullet!

oh my lands!!

and, we were probably pretending to shave our legs with blue crayola markers, remember?

Our Life Version 5.0 said...

Love the pic of you when you were 8! I had a perm and teeth that needed braces badly so I might have taken the mullet over that! Haha!