Monday, August 8, 2011


Summer is friends, beaches, swimming pools, raspberries, sunshine, thunderstorms,
scout camp, snails, flowers, road trips, soccer, quiet moments and family.
 It is beautiful busyness. 
 It is playing all day and falling into our beds at night.
 It is almost over.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer in the Sawtooths

We recently returned home from a camping trip to Redfish Lake in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho.  Camping (in a tent!) is always so much work, I wasn't sure if it would be worth it.  Amazingly, it was. On day 5, when it came time to pack up camp, I was sad.  I wished we were staying 2 more nights like some of the others in our big group.  Crazy! I don't know who was more surprised by this, my husband or myself.  I think the fact that we don't have a baby anymore - all of our kids are potty trained and sleep through the night - was a big part of it. Having flush toilets and showers nearby was a bonus.  Being with my favorite people, surrounded by beautiful scenery was the cherry on top.


This outlet river was located about 100 yards behind our campsite - it provided us nightly with the perfect Rocky Mountain lullaby.

And, the beach...
one of my all time favorites.
 The view might have something to do with that.

Read more about the Sawtooth Mountains here.