Friday, July 01, 2005

summer stuff.

Last night, we had a frontal something-or-other that brought a slight drop in temperatures and dry air. It was awesome. We took a quilt and sat out in a cool breeze while the kids caught lightning bugs and chased the dog while Corey screamed at all of it and thought he was playing, too.

This morning Jolie found a big bird's nest on the ground. What a treasure! She is really proud of it. One might think she made it. But, no. I hope no one was planning to lay eggs in it...because it's inside now.

Then {the icing on the beautiful-like-it's-supposed-to-be-in-Illinois-summer-at-last cake} Jolie and Cody brought me flowers from outside. They are beautiful and add so much sweetness to my kitchen and my day. I put them in water in some of my pretty little bottles that I have just for flowers like this. I find the bottles at garage sales and thrift stores - old glass pharmacy bottles, mostly. Just so pretty.

I'm exhausted. Just so lacking in sleep. But so appreciating summer today. I think I'll go water my garden.

The LORD will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.
ISAIAH 58:11


kellicrowe said...

hey - I though those kids were 'psed to stay out side! JK:) So sweet of them to bring you flowers!
We may sit on the lawn and let the sprinker hit us. No real coolness falling around here:)

Tiffany Renea said...

That all sounds like how life is supposed to be.

Mar said...

Sounds idyllic to me!!!Mar

khuddle said...

Sounds like a perfect evening. The flowers are awesome!

Ashley said...

Nothing sweeter than flowers from your own kiddos. By the way, I also have a stash of old glass bottles and jars to keep flowers in. :) Gives a bouquet in the kitchen an extra nice little homey touch.