I’m so grateful to have summer days at the beach with BP and the kids. It’s great to get away from our usual lives and just hang at the Sun Shack. There’s so much family time it makes me so happy.
When eBoy and I have just the two of us time, there is nothing that makes my heart soar more than when he reaches his hand out to mine and we walk together to the beach for the afternoon. Or when he grabs my hand in the surf and jumps up and down and holds on as tight as he can. The fact that he’s perfectly capable of (and usually always does) navigate the surf on his own but still chooses to hold my hand reminds me of why I always wanted to be a parent.
I want to enjoy the hand-holds as much as possible. The days of carrying him like a baby are gone. The days of playing 1-2-3 up-out-of-the-water are gone. The days of building sand-castles are almost gone. The days of passing the football and throwing the Frisbee are already upon us.
It’s almost impossible for us to not entertain wherever we are. Last evening, during a break in the culture camp program, we hosted a small cocktail party for some fellow parents and their kids. A dozen or so folks came by and it was a lovely time.
Since I don’t have a decent contact for a florist in the Berkshires, I had to resort to forest foraging and came up with the above. #hottestpartyintheberkshires #vietnamese #culturecamp #cocktails (at Jiminy Peak Ski Resort)
A year ago we all came to Jiminey Peak for our first culture camp. Today we are back, the kids are thrilled to be here. Miss is off socializing with friends she met last year and eBoy is looking forward to tomorrow and spending the day with his dude gang.
p.s. We spotted the glamorous Busy-Lazy family at the dinner seating.
Mrstu tagged me to find six
beautiful photos of just mainly me. All these were taken in the last few months decades (clockwise from top left).
1. I think this is my original pic from my AOL profile when I first signed up.
2. The Designing-Business clan in Las Vegas for Christmas 2007.
3. A few years ago at the Sun Shack.
4. Throwing shade in the 80s.
5. Beachy Casual in the Bahamas 00s.
6. Fashion week 2011.
* special note to electradaddy: download Picstitch app if you need an app to make your collage! Xoxo.