On Mother's Day this year, a hammock was hung from my favorite tree in our yard.
It's been our favorite place this summer. While the girls play on their play set outside after supper, Justus and I usually make a run for it and lay here watching the girls, talking about the day while enjoying the evening as the weather cools down. Inevitably, the girls will also run over after a while and join us for some giggles and swinging.
The most perfect Mother's Day gift - I love it even more because it's something we can all enjoy. Justus did say he picked out the hammock that most looked like something I would like (simple...and white ;-) ). Jillian even painted the post one afternoon for me.
As I lay here and stare up at the sky, I sometimes feel like I'm swinging under the largest tree there ever was. The girls and I often find ourselves out here in the afternoon, enjoying a spot of shade and relaxing as the sounds of summer pass us by.
Our chickens are all doing well; actually, I think they may be the most spoiled chickens in the state! I refer to them as the neighborhood chickens, as our neighbor throws out "treats" for them and they wander from neighbor to neighbor, but always end up back here to be shut into their coop at night. ;-)
The chickens are now over two years old and so is Huck. He's turned out to be the most amazing dog (when he listens - ha) and I love him to pieces. The girls and I are glad we have somebody in the house we can baby talk to! He has his haircut scheduled for Friday - it's always time when his curls start to cover his eyes. :-)
Fall is on the horizon, but we're still soaking in the last of these warm summer days and I'm storing these perfect summer memories away.
I hope your week has been wonderful! Thank you for your warm welcome back!