This morning there are two small yet mighty persons ransacking my house, and one —in the words of my three year old— big, huge Momma making moonshine. Before you freak out and call the authorities, come have a drink with me. 🍻Then you'll understand why I've got a still in my kitchen pantry. Kombucha, something that use to intimidate me fiercely, I've discovered is so easy to make. I wonder how many other things in life there are that feel completely overwhelming until you give it a try? Flavors on tap this morning are mint, strawberry Basil, and ginger. Cheers to Monday!
An afternoon lesson in watercolor with @katelyn.esh. His masterpiece he proudly displayed on the fridge. It's a bit abstract and I love it. #daughtersweekend
Aunt Kate is here for a visit, so all is right in their world.
The current state of Carson's college fund. If you're looking to invest in the future generation, send me a DM. 🐶
A few years ago, feeling lost and frustrated as I was trying to figure out my role in being a mom, I decided that at least one day a week I would take Carson on an adventure, be it to the lake or hiking or out for coffee. It was over that time that I created the hashtag #eshandeshletadventures to begin recording all the fun things we did. It sort of changed my mindset, as I learned each day is what you make of it. Getting out and fully enjoying life and travel is still very possible with kids; it's just different. This summer seems like a completely different season, it's so good and full. There was so much good in that hard season though, for in that I truly was learning contentment, and through that hashtag those moments were collected to remind me of how rich life is. I've sort of forgotten about that tag, and perhaps this summer I'll revive it again. I've got two little adventurers who are eager to go everywhere with me, and an entire summer of moments to collect. 💕
She's pouring over her little collection of board books, making sounds for the animals in Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and howling like the snowstorm in We're Going on a Bear Hunt. I'm an avid reader, and it makes me so excited to think that perhaps my children will be too. In addition to many titles by Dr. Seuss and Robert McCloskey, a few note worthy books I've recently read were The Magic of Motherhood (@coffeeandcrumbs) and A Man Called Ove. How about you? What books are currently on your nightstand?
We skipped going to the lake yesterday because our day was far too full. You would have thought I was the cruelest mom around. Guess we should be making up for that by going twice tomorrow, eh?
He is their hero, there's no denying that.
The little Mennonite owned roadside stands are one of my favorite things about summer in the Finger Lakes. We stopped yesterday, and again today, and by golly if we eat all these strawberries we will make another appearance there tomorrow as well.