Sail away

My girls started sailing camp this week for the third year with our park district. I can’t describe how much I love seeing them on the water. I grew up watching my dad refurbish our sailboat. He took so much pride in restoring it, finally putting it in the water and spending weekends with the wind at our backs. At the time, I thought, “This stinks. Why cant we just have a speed boat”? My how times have changed and how fondly I reflect on the tranquility of nights on the water, just sailing. The sound was so rythmic and soothing. I love watching my girls grow in their passion for the outdoors, the water, and all it has to offer. Stay tuned for more “Lake Life”….

 

A weekend by the water with friends

I’m not sure when this happened. The growing up. Our girls. It really does go by in a blink. I still can’t stop saying, “Emma’s 12”. Not sure if I can wrap my mind around this year’s birthday, but it came and went. This weekend we had the girls’ friends in from Houston for a visit. It had been three years almost, since they had last been together. We had a great time in the city and on the lake. Life gets busy, but I try to remember to slow it down, take it in, be thankful for the little moments.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” -Anonymous

I love finding those moments unexpectedly in the everyday. We miss so much beauty by paying attention to the insignificant.