If you’re like our family, you’re past ready to ease into summer.
This year has been challenging for many reasons, but we held steady and did well. As we finish up our school year and transition into summer, we are thinking through logistics of what we want this summer to look like.
This will be the first summer in a while that we do not have anything medical happening in our lives. As you all know, the past two summers have been hard in the Denman household, first with chemo, then with a major surgery, so as we’ve approached this summer, we’ve been really praying through what it should look like. We are determined to be more purposeful with our time, to give space for making family memories, and space for resting and recouping. It feels like a second chance of sorts, a chance to reclaim some lost time.
We plan to kick off our summer by tagging along with James on a business trip. While he’s busy working and studying, the kids and I have an elaborate plan to spend the week being lazy hotel bums. We won’t do a single touristy thing, we may not even leave the hotel, y’all. Our to do list consists of sleeping, reading, watching movies, swimming and repeat.
Doesn’t that sound simply marvelous?
If you have any good book or movie recommendations, we would love to add them to our list!
When we return, we will enjoy a visit from a nephew and a short trip to the coast for more relaxing family memories. We will also make time for baby snuggles with our newest nephew.
After two summers of not being able to go and do, it is exciting to know that I have this summer to build some memories with my kids. I want to be purposeful with my time and effort. We’ve been processing what that looks like, and I would like to share with you in the next couple posts some of what the Denman family will be up to.
If any of it sounds appealing to you, feel free to join us! We’d love to hear what makes summer special for your family, too!