Outdoor Movie.

The countdown to school has officially begun.  Two weeks from this moment my three oldest children will be in brand new classrooms.  They will be wearing brand new shoes and making new friends.  That means we have two weeks left to soak up the last little bit of summer.  Carefree days, no schedules, happy times.  

Friday night Ryan set up a borrowed projector in the backyard and used the shop door as a screen.  It was bliss.  The weather was gorgeous + the movie was funny (Diary of a Wimpy Kid).  

These are the simple pleasures I want my children to remember most from this summer.  I want them to remember the giant bubble gum suckers they ate, the scenes where we all laughed our heads off together.  I want them to remember that after the movie, even though he was exhausted from a long day of work, their dad slept out on the trampoline with them.  I want them to remember how special that made them feel.  

I want my children to remember that our happiest summer moments didn't take a lot of preparation or money.  And it didn't really matter what we were doing, what mattered most is that we were together.  


  1. THIS...is what life is all about! Thank you for keeping in our minds that simplicity is a beautiful thing.

    Garnish + Enjoy,

    - Suzanne

  2. This has to be one of my favorite posts. So simple, yet so important. Have a wonderful two weeks!

    Plus, the movie idea outside sounds amazing! We'll have to give that one a try.

  3. what a fun night. exactly what your backyard was made for.
    i've loved watching you "summer" with your children. love, lindsay

  4. I can't believe they'll be going back in just two weeks. Normally by now, I'm ready to send them off to school, but this has been one of our best summers. Simple and sweet. And I don't want it to end!

    Love this post and the sweet pictures!

  5. I have a husband like your husband--we are so blessed. Sleeping on a trampoline. That is neat!

  6. This makes me so sad that summer is ending! I don't want these moments to be over either! But at least we have the memories, right?