But, Oh, Those Summer Nights

Summer days around here are pretty awesome.  The pool, the beach, splash pads, ice cream trucks, skipping naps, library visits, play dates, movie days, Disney adventures, playground afternoons, swimming lessons, imagination camps… and the list goes on.  I look forward to all these things just as much as the kids do.  We are summer days people.


Summer days go by quickly and are packed full of excitement. But summer evenings are a little different.

(Yes, she’s wearing fairy wings.)

Summer nights are slow moving and relaxing. The sun takes its time setting, the wind blows a welcomed breeze, and the smell of grills firing up fill the neighborhood.

Chris and I sit out on the back deck and watch the kids play. Well, Chris putters around outside because he literally cannot sit still and I carry my book outside like I’m going to actually open it. But I never do. I’m too busy watching the kids laugh and play. In fact, I spend so much time watching them that Big Molly always knocks my books around trying to get my attention. Sweet puppy.

(Sidenote: Chris and I have started calling Molly “Hodor.” If you watch “Game of Thrones” then you probably understand how that name totally fits her.)

We stayed outside last night until it was too dark to see. Isn’t that what summer nights are for? Squeezing every ounce of fun out of the days?

Summer nights are good for my soul.

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6 Thoughts to “But, Oh, Those Summer Nights”

  1. Tabs

    Reading that post relaxed my shoulders just a bit after my crazy day. 🙂

  2. So jealous of your pool. Every time I see it. Living in Michigan, there’s almost no point in having a pool (thankfully we still have amazing beaches), but I still want one. 🙂

  3. Erin S.

    Would you consider doing a “deck tour” post? Every time I get a glimpse of your awesome deck, I wish I could see the whole thing. It looks SO incredible! Would love to see the flow of all the levels and how you have organized your furniture and other deck items. Thanks for considering! 🙂

    1. Katie

      Yes! What a great idea! I’ll post one later this week. 🙂

  4. I wish I could say the same over here! I feel like we’ve had summers where it’s been super fun and relaxing… but this summer is not it! I don’t know if I’ve ever been any busier – between appointments and whatnot. It’s hard to even fit in a playdate these days. I’m so ready to just RELAX!

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