I love summer. I love it for all the normal reasons – warm (hot!) weather, pools, sun, extra daylight hours, etc.

But this week I am loving it because instead of putting my kids in bed and then putting myself in bed, my kids have been snuggling up with me in bed for a while before they move on to their own beds. They don’t have to get up early, so they don’t have to go to bed early. It is so nice to have them right beside me reading, watching a movie, brushing my hair, or just sitting there. And I love falling asleep with them there. They are old enough now to move to their beds after I fall asleep to make room for Daddy.

What a wonderful gift! And starting Saturday night, the three of us get to move into our cabin at Family Camp for a week of sleepovers! (Daddy has to work  and we’ll miss him, but we’ll muddle through.) It is one of our favorite weeks of the year. Meals with friends. Morning and evening worship. Waterfront fun. Late evening activities – games for kids, party tent and cards for the adults. We get to enjoy more summer nights together.

What are some of the ways that you enjoy your family during the summer that you can’t get away with during the school year?

(P.S. Since I am out at camp next week, I will not be posting any new material and will instead re-post a couple of my favorite posts. Enjoy!)