20190624

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Ah! Summer vacations have finally begun. I.. we have been counting down to this day for weeks now. Finally no alarms. The kids don't go to camp.. and save for a swim crash course later in July we are free. A few years ago I read somewhere.. and it's the most obvious thing but it hadn't occurred to me before then; 18 summers is all we get with our children.. maybe more if we're lucky so we need to try to make each one count. Which means I may disappear here and there..

The weeks leading up to today were crazy busy with the end of Ramadan and Eid celebrations.. I had friends visiting. One I hadn't seen in 5 years and another in 3.. I met some of their kids for the first time.. and while we only had a few hours together we had a wonderful time catching up and it was a joy to watch all our babies playing together.




We celebrated D's 9th birthday over the weekend.. more details on the birthday to follow soon. And H graduated Pre K.. He's off to public school next year, riding on the school bus with his big brother.


       


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38 comments:

simply styling said...

Adorable photographs of the little graduate !!! I also love this time of the year... schools out, more mornings to sleep in, and all the fun summer trips. Have a fabulous Monday !

Debra She Who Seeks said...

H is so cute in his cap and gown! And happy birthday to D!

Jennifer said...

Looks like some fun times!

Jennifer
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Jeanie said...

What a tremendously busy time with celebrations of every possible kind! But they look quite wonderful. You have such a lovely family!

Melissa said...

Yay for a Pre-K graduation! That'll be us next year with our Spencer, and I don't know that my heart is ready! But, how cute is he in his cap and gown?! Also, cheers to D's 9th birthday! What fun!

Kelly said...

Congratulations to the little graduate. :)

Enjoy your summer together. I always tried to keep our summers fairly unstructured, just so we could have fun doing whatever we wanted to do! Time really does zip by quickly.

ALLIE NYC said...

This is so true unless of course your the Kardashians haha. But seriously this is more or less true. So yes you want to make everyone count!

And it sounds like you certainly made this one count :)

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Rach said...

Summer time is always crazy busy. I'm looking at my calendar and it is filled! But yay for celebrations! They definitely make it memorable!

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Billie Jo said...

Same here!
We love unstructured summers.
Well, actually since we homeschool, our whole life is unstructured!
Lovely photo of your beautiful family!!!!
Have a cozy evening.

Jackie Harrison said...

Lovely pictures

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Happy Birthday to D and congratulations to H on his Pre-K graduation!

Ivana Split said...

You have a wonderful family. Happy birthday to your son! It's great to see you celebrated his birthday as a family.

Sparkles and Lattes said...

It sounds like it was a successful playdate. I love the cap and gown picture!!! I hope you have a great week!

Kathrine Eldridge said...

Congrats to your son and love that you got to see good friends! Happy Summer!

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Stefanie said...

You and your girlfriends are beautiful; your smile is a 1000W. Girl time is very important; never feel guilty for that. I am so impressed with your backyard space. You could seriously double in interior design. Congratulations to H for moving on from kindergarten. And HBD to D. Both of them have handsome smiles.

BLovedBoston said...

Yay for summer and all the fun you guys are going to have! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Jodie's Touch of Style said...

The whole no alarm thing is the best!! Seriously, now that we are retired, it kills us when we DO have to set one. Love these photos Hena!!
XOOX
Jodie

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Aww they grow up so fast, don't they!? It's true about the 18 summers and they get harder to be carefree, the older they get. Life gets busy so enjoy them while they're young. I miss those carefree summer days!

Veronica Lee said...

Congrats to the cute graduate! And Happy Birthday to D!

Sasha said...

Such adorable family photos, Hena! H looks so cute in his graduation gear! I had never thought about only getting about 18 summers with our children! So true! My son is about to start 2 weeks winter holidays. I must make the most of it! Hope you have a wonderful week! :) XXX

white and vintage said...

Your are such a nice family! I love your colourful fotos!
Have a nice week:)

Mica said...

So many cute photos and what wonderful celebrations! It's so nice to take photos of these happy occasions! :)

Hope that your week is off to a good start :)


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awhite said...

Yay for summer- and for no alarms! That's the life right there. :)

-Ashley
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Beautiful place to visit Dear.
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Debbie said...

you have such a beautiful family!! lots of graduations and birthdays this time of year!! welcome summer, it is such a relaxing time of year!!!

Adriana Leandro said...

Enjoy your Summer.
Lovely photo of your family.
Kisses!

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Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra said...

I hope you have a wonderful summer with your family and congrats to your graduate!

karen said...

your boys are growing so quickly! Congrats on a birthday and a graduation.

Lackadaisy said...

Looks like so much was going on there!
It's so great when you manage to stay in touch with your childhood friends, they'll always have some of the most special memories to share <3

LackaDaisy

Laura Mitbrodt said...

yay that's so nice you are on summer vacation now, I used to get so excited when I was a kid
xo
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NotJessFashion said...

Looks like the kiddos are having a blast! What a beautiful family!

Jessica | notjessfashion.com

kelsey bang said...

summer time is the best! fun photos!
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MELODY JACOB said...

Have a lovely vacation
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Doused in Pink | Chicago Style Blog said...

What fun family celebrations! 18 summers go by really fast so definitely make each one count!

Jill - Doused in Pink

Angela said...

Congratulations for the graduation!!! Hope you enjoy your vacation and take time to relax!

Ruth Josey said...

What a sweet family picture with H at his graduation. Yes, it's hard to imagine that we'll only have about 18 summers with our kids when they're little. But at some point the grandkids come along and you'll wonder why you were ever worried :P Happy Birthday to D. It looks like you had a wonderful time getting to see your friends. Thanks for sharing your summer with us.

Ruth
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Gemma said...

Such lovely photos! Have a great week.

Gemma x
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MONICA SORS said...

Lovely and funny party!

xx
Mónica Sors
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