Thursday, June 28, 2012
Summer in a day
Summer in a day.
I don't know if you've heard but we've been having an extremely cool and wet summer so far. It's kind of a bummer. It's not uncommon for us to experience temperatures in the 50s right now and it looks like we are going to hit a record for the third coldest and wettest summer in history. It's been really hard for a lot of us. Seattle averages 200 grey days a year. It's especially difficult to deal with in the summer. Sometimes I feel a bit jealous when I look at other people's photos in sunny locations enjoying the heat of summer. I wish I could join you! We don't have the fires and that of course is a blessing, my heart goes out to those families! But I do still have my fingers crossed that summer will come soon!
Yesterday the forecast was for a beautiful sunny day with a high of 72 degrees! So we dropped EVERYTHING because the weatherman warned that this summer streak would only be for one day.
The girls and I got up early in the morning and headed to Target and Billabong to buy some needed beach accessories and then hit the beach. We stayed all.day.long. All sorts of kids from the girls school were there and they played for hours which was fine with me because it gave me time to enjoy my book.
It was wonderful! And I soaked up every minute that I could. While we were there it occurred to me that my husband was busy working hard for our family and was missing out on all the fun so at 4:00 the girls and I ran home and prepared a quick dinner that could be taken back to the beach. Upon Neal's arrival we packed everything into the car and headed back. The dinner was easy consisting of sliced watermelon and pasta salad. It was nice to be at the beach in the evening glow and I'm so thankful that we did it as today it's quite cool and they say the rain should be starting again any time. But for now I have these lovely images of my girls enjoying the day at the beach to look at while we wait for another opportunity to present itself.
COME ON SUN!!!