Friday, August 17, 2012

a love letter to summer

The middle of August is so bittersweet. It’s still summer, but the end is so near, and while I love fall, and sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween and homemade soup and crisp air, I can’t help but stand around with my half empty glass thinking about the dirty piles of grey snow, grey skies, grey skin that belong to January, February and March. .  I feel like summer got jipped this year too, because in June I got my tickets to this, and I have basically been able to think of nothing else for the last 3 months…..I feel resentful about that. I want my summer back….

But when, inevitably, those grey skies come around and I can see every breath that comes out of my mouth, when there’s not a decent vegetable to be found and my Seasonal Affective Disorder is about to eat me alive, I will look back on this summer and remember this face, full of glee and happy chaos, running through the sprinklers, squealing in delight.

I love this boy….every happiness I am blessed enough to share with him fills the gas tank of my soul and gives me a reason to keep on keeping on….without him, it just wouldn’t be worth it.

And he loves summer. Just like his mama….

Another reason that summer is the shizz is that it’s my birthday on Monday and guess who is getting the present??? You are!!! Make sure you come back and see what girly goodies I have in store for you! I, for one, am super excited about it!



Andi said...

These pictures of Bennett are absolutely fantastic. What a stud you have on your hands!! Yay for summer!

Sami said...

That kid is the cutest! Ohh my gosh I can't wait for your adventure to the Food and Wine fest. The stories are going to be glorious! Ps. I love Summer but I'm so over it as of late. Also, it may not be there by Monday BUT watch your mailbox pretty lady!

Kim said...

1 - super jealous of the food and wine fest! You're going to have the BEST time!

2 - I know that you kinda hate your birthday but happy birthday :) I wish that I could send you some sort of secret surprise that would help it live up to its birthday glory!

Have a great weekend :)

Niki said...

I love your son! He's SO cute! Have a happy happy birthday weekend and happy early birthday to you!!!! xoxo

noreenmarie said...

Such great pictures of him! :)

Amber said...

Summer flies by and winter drags I can't wait to see your giveaway and my gift to you is on its way and the only hint I will give you is that I am sending you something I would be buying you in person if I were there to celebrate your birthday with you!!! LOVE YOU LOTS!!!!!MUAH!!