Doing it all is never easy. And with this year's passing birthday, I chose to simplify and focus. To just be, and let the day take me where it may. Just like last year, I found myself on the boat for a three hour cleaning, followed by a little ride out to the middle of Echo Lake to meet the babies of 2015.
Growing up, my Grandpa and Grandma Owen visited and played cards with their friends Vern and Ruth from Missouri at least two or three times per year. I oftentimes spent the night when these lifelong friends made a weekend visit, and it's one of those little things that embedded in my immature, growing brain.
Father's Day, if I may so boldly declare even though it's not my day, was nothing short of spectacular this year.
Meanwhile, The Princess cannot hide her giddiness. She's at her happiest place on earth, making worldwide friends and teaming with some international counselors to rock out the riding program at Chippewa.
My hope and prayer for everyone who reads my blog is threefold:
1. That you know truly how much I appreciate your support by coming back to read my ramblings,
2. That you find the beauty in and around you this summer, regardless of where you live. It's there.
3. You slow down when you can, and get lost out there. We live in an amazing world.
Before signing off, I encourage you to check out a fabulous appetizer on Apéritif Friday today. It'll rock your grill or smoker this holiday weekend.