Monday, July 6, 2009

Thoroughly Enchanted

Duke and I have been listing the things that we craved as children, that are a part of us, that enchant us even today.

Duke's list so far:
Secret passage ways

My list is longer:
Swimming pools, lakes, water parks, the ocean, puddles... water
Trampolines with sprinklers going underneath
Cotton candy machines
Lemonade stands, run by young entrepreneurs

I'm seeing stars.

Fireworks enchant me, in a way.
They put Sparky under their spell this year.
Iggy, however, was more interested in the holiday food. I wish I could say that he's been eating delicious raspberries or watermelon. Actually, his face is smeared with the licorice we used to bribe him while we sat through the movie "Up."
I cried through the whole film. And I'm really not sure what kind of movie it is, but it worked for me.
I will never grow out of my love for face paints and pipe-cleaner crowns. Oooo, I should put them on my "enchanted" list.
Before we know it, summer will be lost under a blanket of leaves. I plan to thoroughly enjoy what we have left. This shouldn't be hard, considering I'll be with the boys of my dreams.
And then I will look forward to my autumn loves:

Pondering my Halloween costume
Hot apple cider
Snuggling with my honey
School-bus stops, packed with excited kids
Dusting off my favorite books
Warm rain

2 comments:

Brieanna said...

It's kind of funny that Matt said secret passageways, Joe loves the idea of secret passageways as well. I think it's so important to think about the things that once "enchanted" us and still do. It helps us keep our perspective. I wish Joe and I could have been in on the conversation. I love the pipe-cleaner crown, I have never worn one myself, but you wear everything so well. I hope you guys had a good fourth of July, and next year, we'll hopefully all be in the same state. How are you by the way? How's the pregnancy? I need to get your e-mail so I can write to you.

Mandy said...

In all honesty - - you are one of the most beautiful people I have ever seen. It is such a pure beauty. I know I don't know you - but I just wanted to tell you. Your family is darling also!