Friday, June 25, 2010

Drinking it all in

...and I am not talking about wine, people :) - Although I wish....but I am still breastfeeding so that will have to wait a bit more!

No, I am talking about our trip to France.

We usually only come back for 3 or 4 days at a time, planning to do more things than we could possibly fit in Mary Poppins' bag. But not this time. No no no. This time, no running around left and right to try and fit it all in our crazy schedule. This week is all about sipping it all in, enjoying the small things at my parents instead of running around like mad people.

Here's a little sneak peak at what we've been doing so far.

Never-ending lunches by the lake. Because, why would we want to rush eating when everything around us is just so beautiful and quiet?

The lakes are our hanging-out spot, a retreat just 15 minutes away from my parents. Oh how I could imagine a beautiful little country house right there for the summer... someday, who knows?

Watching them play together. Nils loves to make her laugh, and she gives him all the love that can possibly fit in that little heart of hers.

We built a little "house" made out of branches so that they could get away from the heat. They just hung out there, the two of them, playing, looking at their roof of leafs, cooling down in the shade. They were drinking it all in.

Swimming like little frogs in the pool. Summer hats and sunscreen, little legs wiggling in the water, screams of laughter, water splashing all around. Ha, how I love thee.

Evening BBQs with good friends. Somehow they remind me of my childhood, I think because my parents' have always loved having people over for evening BBQs in the garden at our house. These long evenings are just special to me.

Like last Wednesday's night with the Poullains. Friends that are like family.

The sun doesn't want to go to bed, and we don't either. We chat and laugh until late in the night, passing around plates of grilled meat and roasted potatoes and fresh summer salads.

We pretend that none of us have to get up to work the day after. Because it is so good to just get lost in the moment.

All of this, people, is just the pure essence of summer :)

1 comment:

Celine said...

Tout plein de jolies photos DreyDrey!! Tu rends la Mayenne tres acceuillante ;) Ta pitchoune est trop mignonne!