"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Saturday, August 17, 2013

aloha {as in goodbye}

last night 
we kissed summer goodbye.
the last of the snow cones.
the last of troy's ice cream machine.
and probably the last of the pool.
i would just so adore it 
if summer could be kind and linger a little longer,
just with less heat.
is that even possible?
in utah it is.
it's called fall.
one month.
two tops.
of perfectly warm days,
and crisply chilled nights.
where you're finishing off the last of the Popsicles in the freezer,
and sitting in the grass watching the sun set, 
not even believing it's possible that you'll need to wear a coat ever again.
it's finally cold enough to open the windows at night again while we sleep.
and actually make our house colder than the thermostat is set on the AC.
the mornings are staying darker longer.
and you can almost taste the beginnings 
of summer to fall in the early morning air.
but not quite.
{note: i STILL don't have one red tomato yet. sob.}
so at 10:09pm last night,
sean and i hauled our crew out of the family yard,
threw all of the sandy towels and wet chlorine smelling swimsuits into the washing machine,
left all of the dishes piled up high in the kitchen sink,
and let the kids hang their glow sticks onto door hooks and chandeliers around the house.
and then we went to sleep.
$dollar store$ 

no filter. 
in the raw. 
the most breathtakingly beautiful sunset of the entire summer.
like the western sky was giving us its approval for a summer done right.
as in goodbye.
just see ya later.
{last year click here.}


jen said...

I love this post. I love the celebration of the end of summer. Wish I could say the same for here--115 yesterday. I don't think it will ever end.

Amy said...

I have to be honest, I live and die for the Spring and Fall. Mostly Fall, though. I would be perfectly content without Summer or Winter. Just stick an occasional Indian Summer in there, and everything would be perfect.
I love the Summer Sendoff you do, though. It sounds absolutely dreamy. Especially with all the pacific island dancing! Awesome!