When I was working full-time, I did fundraising events for a very family-centered non-profit (JDRF) where I met tons of wonderful children, amazing parents, and strong families. I’ll never forget hearing a member of the Board of Directors mentioning his wedding anniversary was coming up and they were taking a trip as a family to celebrate. They didn’t just celebrate the anniversary as a celebration of their marriage, but as a celebration of the start of their family. How sweet is that? In honor of our 5 year family anniversary last week, I thought I would start a new series here on the blog for the summer. Not only do we have an adorable new member of our family, but we are in a lucky position where my husband gets a lengthy paternity leave from his job and in essence has most of the summer off! In celebration of this we’ve made a short list of local things to do as a family.
For the most part we’re keeping to our normal routine with lots of low-key family time – see photo above, most afternoons at our house are spent outside in the yard with toys, bathing suits, and sprinklers. But now that our little guy is getting bigger we’re going to start tackling that list and I’ll share our adventures with you as we go! We are so lucky to have this time together as a family of four, I am sure we’ll look back at this time fondly for years to come.*
*We do have a newborn and a toddler, so I hate to sugar coat things and make it sound sweet and perfect all the time. There are plenty of blow-out diapers, sleepless nights, and temper tantrums. In fact, our days sometimes feel very long but the time is speeding by so we’re making the most of it.