Well, summer has arrived in our coastal town of Scituate, MA. I can’t tell you how excited I am about that. Our little fishing town seems to come alive in the summer months with friends and family visiting the harbor.
Our home (for those who don’t already know) is just a stones throw from Scituate Harbor and the beaches.
Life here on the coast is easy and relaxed.
Weathered shingles that have withstood the cold winter months and blizzards, now glisten in the summer sunshine.
Boats sail along the tranquil waters while gulls swoop to catch fish.
I love smelling the fragrant salt air as it travels up the hill to our house from the harbor. I feel so blessed to live this close to the sea and to call this house our home.
This summer is so special for us as a family. In September, Conor (our youngest) will be going to Kindergarten. So these summer days together are going to be so very special.
Here are some of the things we’re looking forward to this summer:
Watching the blue hydrangeas bloom.
Ice creams in waffle cones from Nona’s Homemade.
Sipping lemonade on the deck.
John can’t wait to have a lemonade stand with his good friend and give Minecraft tips (he’s obsessed).
Searching for sea glass & driftwood.
Making driftwood boats.
Sleeping in (well, maybe).
Going to the beach. Every. day.
Reading magazines and LOTS of books.
Slip sliding away!
Crafting with the kids.
Taking some day trips to the harbor islands, the zoo, Boston…
Do nothing days to swing on the hammock.
Getting lost in the woods.
Pizza on the beach.
Sailing on the Lucky Finn in Scituate Harbor.
A trip to meet my blogging buddies in Atlanta at the Haven Conference.
I can’t wait to finish the sunroom (we are so close to being done) and this room is going to be a perfect summer retreat.
But the main thing is I’m looking forward to spending long summer days with the boys I love.
What are you looking forward to this summer?