we're sad to see the summer end


The geese who have a loud, wild layover party in the cornfield behind our house every morning are saying that summer's ending. I usually enjoy the change in season, but this year, I want to say no, no, no!

I've spent a decent part of the summer on the bicycle of my dreams. With my baby sweetie in tow, I've gone everywhere on it: to the park, to the library, to visit friends. This afternoon, I'll hook up the baby trailer again and we'll ride up the street to our farmer's house to pick up fresh vegetables. It's nearly as idyllic as it sounds.

This summer's been good, not just for biking, but for a bit of self-discovery and delight that baby girl giggles and wonders at the world: my growing wistfulness for summer is just a regular case of wishing a happy moment won't end. I have a feeling that things will just keep getting better as this cute kid grows. But knowing me, I'll still be out there pedaling long after the snow flies.


(Speaking of time passing: tomorrow's the last day to comment on my previous post for a chance to win a custom handmade gift.)

8 comments:

Mark, Holly and Boys said...

Oh - thanks for the give-a-way reminder!...Happy 200th! :) I was just going to leave a comment saying how much I *LOVE* the picture on this post. Of course your cute baby helps, but I love the bike and the way you edited the photo. Too fun!

Adrienne said...

I love your bike! What kind of a trailer do you use?

Anna and Stephen said...

What a great picture. I love you. And I love that you are taking time to enjoy the simple and wonderful things in life. You're inspiring.

Deja said...

I'm stuck on "layover party." Brilliant. That's gotta be exactly what it is. You are so cool with your bike and happy baby in the baby bike trailer. Happy tail of summer to you.

luvmymunchkins said...

After 6 years of marriage I finally got a bike. And we have a trailer just like yours - well, 2 actually, to accomodate all 4 kids. It's so fun! I need to know where this farmer is at so I can send my parents there!

Papa Pete said...

Good stuff. Draper is a great place to ride a bike.

Bryson and Tara said...

So glad you loved the summer. When do you announce the winner? Oh, and happy 6 month birthday, Claire!

Mike and Lauren said...

I love this post. And your bike and trailer and the cute baby inside it. However, I'm happy summer is over because now we're home! Wahoo!