How has nearly two months passed since I have attempted to sit down to upload new pictures? I somehow always mistakenly think that life will slow down after whatever seems to be consuming my time passes. It was baseball season, then it was end of the school year hoopla, then it was sports camp, preparing for the cabin and on and on. I am determined to write more regularly so we have record of what life was like during this stage of our busy lives. I find having children that span over the course of 11 years to be challenging. My older kids are wanting to go, run, be spontaneous and I find the work of gathering what is necessary for the younger ones to be a hassle most days. I determined at the beginning of the summer that I wasn't going to plant as large of a garden or expect as much out of myself this summer so that we can do more things to create memories. Whether that be something as simple as having smoothies on the deck for dinner, surprising them with root beer floats for lunch someday, going to the pool, to the park, for a hike. We made a list of things we want to do this summer and are starting to cross things off.Of course the highlight of every summer for all of us is the cabin! Every year we come away feeling more blessed than the year before. And every year everyone comes home completely tuckered out from playing their hearts out. My girls slept almost the entire way home this year which gave me a nice quiet ride.