Parenting, Sustain.Environment

#100 Happy Days | Five

#100HappyDays-05 Capture the Everyday Joy of your Summer Days with your iPhone
#100HappyDays is a free photo documentation project designed to inspire people to start noticing what makes them happy every day, be happier, be thankful, be optimistic, and all sorts of good stuff. If there is one thing that all this life documentation has taught me, it’s that the small, everyday moments – routines, habits, meals – are the things that make up who you are. When we acknowledge and celebrate those small moments, we’re celebrating ourselves. You can learn more about the project by visiting the 100happydays.com website and sign up for free!

This is the fifth installment of #100HappyDays and I love this project.

100 Happy Days: Photos 37-45

100 Happy Days: Photos 37-45

 

We have arrived. I’ll tell you, this is it. This is life in its sweet spot. We are enjoying the hell out of each day. We are playing. We are relaxing. We are happily pacing ourselves. It’s a feeling we haven’t collectively shared – as a family – in a long, long time.

These pictures capture small bits of so many happy experiences – a friend’s wedding, visiting my sister’s wedding venue, the Anthropologie storefront on my way to drinks with good friends, Max happily running through a city park, books that I’m reading, flowers from our yard, herbed foods and homemade jams.

Which reminds me – at some point, in our small suburban lot, we have cultivated a surprising amount of food and flowers. And I can’t wait to share the spoils with everyone!

But – by far – my favorite moment (you’ve guessed it) is that picture of Chris and Max, napping in a park that overlooks the ocean. I cherish and appreciate the moments they steal in between the obligations our busy lives. And seriously – the scene itself is a dreamy version of what you imagine Cape Cod summers were to affluent families 100 years ago: taking naps while the water laps on the shore, feeling the light sea breeze on your face, digging your toes in soft grass while you lazily lay under the shade of an old tree…

 

view of the shore

view of the shore

shoes on the rocky shore

shoes on the rocky shore

 

This summer is all about the ocean. It’s the salty air, the breeze, the mild weather this summer has granted us. We keep going back there. And we can’t get enough.

 

xoxo,

Julie