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Last night five mamas packed up some appetizers & wine, headed up to our clubhouse, sat in the jacuzzi and chatted for over 3 hours.

It was delightful.

{our view}

We pulled over a chaise lounge and lined up our {dinner} ~ smoked salmon spread on Wasa crackers, spicy guac with tortilla chips, deviled eggs and shrimp cocktail.

We also sipped wine from red plastic SOLO cups {classy, huh, but at least we were trying to follow the [no glass] rule!} and nibbled on these.

Besides the odd security guard that passed through a couple times, there was a couple wanna-be spa-goers that came through the gate and quickly decided not to join us which we were completely OK with! About an hour went by and we heard the gate slam shut yet again…..a very young twentysomething {?} couple started walking up to the jacuzzi and climbed in. I kinda smiled and said, “Oh, don’t mind us!” We continued our mama conversations which included c-sections, infertility, migraines, the challenges of packing school lunches, how caffeine keeps some of us up all night and all that good stuff. Needless to say, the young’uns stepped out, wrapped their towels around them and bolted after about 1o minutes. We were dying laughing as they were walking away!

That’s what you get for trespassing in a spa full of mamas who don’t get out much ~ ha!

I rolled in at 12:15am!

This is certainly not something that can be done all the time, but it was fun and much needed after the last month of new school routines.

Happy Thursday!

Snail’s Pace

Cue Alice Cooper…

School’s out for the summer, folks.

Holden had his last day of {instruction} yesterday and sang sweetly in the end-of-the-year performance last night.

Just like that.

His first year of preschool is over.


We went from this:

To this:

All that in 10 months which translates to about 5 weeks these days. A good way to judge the passing of time when you have kids is by the school year and let me tell you, the school years go by WAY TOO FLIPPIN’ fast.

It’s Summer! Weren’t we just picking apples, carving pumpkins, stuffing stockings and frolicking in the snow?

I do LOVE me some October 1st through December 25th more than anything, but this is ridiculous. I may adore the last quarter of the year, but I cherish the days of my {little} ones even more.

They must slow down.

Here’s to a S-L-O-W, relaxing, snail’s pace of a summer.