Fields of Gold

“I want to be like a sunflower; so that even on the darkest days, I will stand tall and find the sunlight.”

Summer is approaching it’s end and there’s evidence everywhere from the leaves are beginning to turn, to the teacher meetings this week, and the mornings that have a glorious crispness in the air. It’s been a season of intense togetherness for my family, but I feel like although I’ve had frustrating moments (always cleaning, yet the house is never clean, constantly feed kids who are somehow always hungry, etc.), I’m coming away from this summer with a lot of good memories.

I’ve loved having a free and more open schedule, more outside time than ever, and enjoyment of simple summer pleasures… chasing down the ice cream truck (or food truck), in-yard sprinklers and waterslides, and neighborhood walks and park visits.

One things I’ve wanted to do for several years is visit a sunflower field but I never could seem to squeeze in the trip during the summer. But we were able to make it happen this year. Tricia and I brought along our families to Fish Sunflowers, exchanged photos, and even got a few of the two of us finally!

If we want to talk glass-half-full and silver linings and such, 2020 is the year that this mama and I became good friends and I can’t envision how this year would have gone without her! Thank you, Tricia, for the playdates, wine nights, photo session trades, park visits, fitness inspiration, creative consultation, every sanity-saving chat, and more! Cheers, girl!!!