As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Friday, August 31, 2012

The Last Week of Summer

As I prefer to observe the seasons unscientifically (posh to all the talk of equinoxes and solstices), I have considered this last week of August to be the final week of summer.

I have spent this week...

  • Enjoying quiet mornings.  Morning's pace picks up once school begins again, so I have been soaking up the slow, leisurely beginnings of days.  

  • Doing some fun things in the kitchen.  On Tuesday, each of us girls had a project.  Kati made a luscious pineapple cake.  Bekah made chocolate cookies by herself (per her request).  And I finally tried my hand at making pesto.  

  • Celebrating my birthday.  Yes, I know I celebrated with my family on Sunday at our triple birthday party, but...when Kati volunteered to make a cake and told me to invite a few friends over... What's a mom to do?  I e-mailed some of my homeschool friends, they came, and we were all treated to tea and coffee, cake and fruit, at a beautifully set table.  I didn't lift a finger.  (Okay, I sliced some strawberries.  No big deal.)  It was a delightful, relaxing afternoon.  Girl time at its best.

  • Saying "farewell" to summer in our favorite way.  Sipping Frappuccinos and meandering through Barnes and Noble.  

Next week Ron is off and Kati is scheduled to have dental surgery, so the week will have quite a different tone.  The following week we are back to (home)school and back to routine and back to the time of year that I love most.

How are you ending your summer?


  1. My summer wasn't so laid back and restful so actually I am finding the days we are doing school to be very enjoyable and relaxing!

    I like the way you are ending yours! Delightful!


  2. Waited all summer for the two weeks of vacation we took in the middle of I'm enjoying the memories and looking forward to the next time I see the grands!

    Looks like you had a great day with your friends!

  3. Oh sweet memory making day...what beautiful friends you have, my dear. And beautiful daughters, too.

    All the best to Kati with the upcoming surgery. Recovery from that is so quick these son, much older, just had it done a year or so ago and sailed through.

  4. Cheryl
    How sweet of your daughter to plan a special birthday tea for you.
    I'll say a prayer that all goes well with your girls surgery.

  5. Oh! I wonder if it's too late to wrap up the summer?!?!? I want to adopt your unconventional approach to the seasons!

    Happy birthday....and a joyous autumn to you and yours :)


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