Happy Midsummer! It’s been a perfectly lovely weekend for our family. It looked like this:
(Asher’s writing, 5 and a 1/2)
We had friends over for two spectacular meals—friends whom I adore and crave constantly.
Lucas went to a fantastic birthday party. He gave his friend a copy of Fellowship of the Ring, a thoughtful gift, as Lucas and Asher are thoroughly enjoying the Tolkien trilogy. Ian is reading The Two Towers to them now.
Ian got a spiffy new phone f0r work. The Star Walk app is awesome!
Friends from school rode their bikes over to play here with us on Saturday. They get along so beautifully with my kids.
I painted a tiny bit.
We did some shopping for home improvement stuff.
Ian shortened the chicken run a tad, as the first step to solving one part of our drainage problems. He built a new wall with tree stakes we already had laying about!
We worked on our drip system, fixing problems and adding drippers. The weather was so cool, we had to take advantage of the opportunity to work in the yard.
Lucas played in a piano recital, which was altogether wonderful. So many talented kids!
We grown-ups have been watching the Lord of the Rings films. All the boys’ talk of orcs and elves and dwarves made me want to see them again.
Our Midsummer days have been happy and full of food, friendship, love, useful work, and celebration! I hope yours have been, too!