Friday, June 20, 2008

"Family faces are magic mirrors.
Looking at people who belong to us,
we see the past, present, and future."

~Gail Lumet Buckley

This quote has always made me cry. It especially touches me tonight as I think back on this past week. We have been surrounded by family - first a family reunion at the beach, then part of my husband's side of the family returning home from living overseas, and at the same time my niece spending a few days with us. We've spent lots of time with extended family and even extended family's family! We are so very blessed. We are so very thankful.

Happy Summer Solstice!

It's the official first day of summer. The longest day of the year...

Enjoy the morning,

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time."
~John Lubbock

the afternoon,

"Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."
~Henry James

and the night!

"The summer night is like a perfection of thought."
~Wallace Stevens