15 July 2012

As the leading actor hurried by in the costume of a monk

63.  Go to Holiday World.  Ride your first ever roller coaster.  Declare yourself yet unsure of them. 
 64.  Visit a wonderful monastery nestled in the hills of Indiana.  I was awed by this community of worshipers.  It was established and built in 1876, and really was astounding, reminiscent of European, albeit newer, cathedrals.  
65.  Participate in noon day prayer with elderly nuns.  
66.  Watch your son spontaneously use the holy water to draw a cross on his grandfathers forehead and say, "remember your baptism." 

67.  Chill at your cousins' new pool.
68.  Stay with grandparents and aunts, uncles, and cousins for a few days while parents finish summer jobs and master's degrees. 

08 July 2012

62.  I almost forget -bury and be buried. 

When the children were babies and played on the beach

 52.  Dig a few holes. 
 53.  Dig a few waves. 
 54.  Play board games with cousins. 
 55.  Take a beach nap. 
 56.  Parasail!!! Ollie did this with his grandpa :)
 57.  On the rainy beach day, visit the National Naval Aviation Museum. 

 58.  Commune with the gulls. 
 59.  Find a few sand dollars.  These were still alive, by the way!

60.  Watch an incredible firework show on the beach with a fullish orange moon.   
Be astounded. 
61.  Love the beach with family and good friends.  Love it. 

27 June 2012

Oh, it’s pound down the rails and it’s tie down the tents

 49.  Sleep in a tent.
 50.  Swim in a lake.

51.  Sit around a camp fire. 
These pictures were taken at Tim's Ford.  I can't believe it has been four years since we last came.  The lake is absolutely perfect.  The water was warm, our camp site was secluded, and the kids had a blast.  We didn't do any hiking because the water was so enticing.  Lovely. 

22 June 2012

 42.  Take safety lessons from Grandpa.
43. Spend hours in the back yard building things.  
 44.   Watch the Euro Cup with dad. 
45.  Fall asleep after spending the week at soccer camp. 
46.  Spend evenings on the back porch with the dog and the hooping mom. 

 47.  Go to a river.  Roll in mud.  Make a "human collage."
48.  Hula hoop at the river.  Have a picnic.  Have grandma bring the Bloody Marys. 

16 June 2012

Read books, repeat quotations

37.  Go to an extremely over-crowded public pool with a giant water slide.

38.  Evacuate pool when someone pukes in it.  Wait 30 minutes, and then jump back in confidently when  the teen-age life guards assure you that everything is fine.
39.  Go to a friends house and have a bonfire.
40.  Get eat up by chiggers. Itch like the devil.
41.  Read tons of books

12 June 2012

Starlight by the edge of the creek

34.  Build a dam at a creek with friends.
35.  Attend VBS.
36.  Stay up late catching fireflies.