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43.  The light on the water.

Our afternoon and evening swims are always accompanied by the loveliest light.  I love to watch it dance upon the rippling water at the lake.

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42.  Waves.

Leaping through, diving under or riding them into shore, waves make swimming (which is already my best) all the better.

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31. Freckles

32.  Diving down to reach the cold spots.

 

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It is obviously no secret how much I love the water.  Swimming is my best.  My absolute best.  And so every summer season that rolls around becomes aggressively packed with ocean outings and trips to the local swimming hole.  As soon as it heats up around here, I want to be immersed in the wonderful weightlessness of water (how’s that for an alliteration?).

Many people have commented to me on what a drag it must be to go through late pregnancy in the summer.  And it’s true, that maybe I’m a bit sweatier or crankier than I would normally be in my favorite months of the year.  But really, being pregnant in the summer rocks for that one magical reason:  swimming.  I can slip into the cool wetness of water and leave my heaviness behind.  It’s pure splashy bliss.

We recently got ourselves a little rubber raft.  It’s nothing fancy.  Just a quick way to get into the water and out to a little island or special swimming spot.  It truly is lovely to relax in its squishy rubberiness and float happily along.   But really it’s even better to let Jeff and Eli take the raft and to swim along behind them until we reach our destination. The more swimming the better, I say.

Soaking up the lake and sea.  That’s how I get through late pregnancy in August.

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…taking inspiration from SouleMama in celebrating {this moment}.    There are no words to this Friday ritual.  Just a sweet and simple moment from the week to remember, cherish and absorb just a little bit longer.

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…taking inspiration from SouleMama in celebrating {this moment}.    There are no words to this Friday ritual.  Just a sweet and simple moment from the week to remember, cherish and absorb just a little bit longer.

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…taking inspiration from SouleMama in celebrating {this moment}.    There are no words to this Friday ritual.  Just a sweet and simple moment from the week to remember, cherish and absorb just a little bit longer.

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