With James growing and everyday tasks becoming more and more physically taxing, I am inevitably starting to slow down. I can feel my energy levels dropping, and I'm no longer able to get things done at the rate I was going. But I'm ok with this, for I am slowing down in other ways as well.
Knowing that a unique, wonderful chapter of our lives is closing and a busy and exciting new one is about to begin, I am slowing down to soak in every last bit of our current season. I know the marathon that is coming with a newborn, but instead of the urgency I felt in weeks past to get things done, I now feel the desire to simply relax and enjoy my time with my family. I still have my to-do list, but it has been reevaluated and put in its place- it is no longer so important.
Craving rest and time together, Colton and I decided one last trip to the beach was in order. We went earlier in the year and were surprised by how much fun we had. Living only an hour away, we had intended on going back throughout the summer, but then the beaches closed for a period of time and we just got busy with projects. But Monday we decided we would make it happen! I packed our lunches, chairs, and tent, and away we went.