Oh, you were all busy basking in the humidity and heat index and eating tie=shaped ice-cream cake to haul your desktop out to the patio this weekend. So why not begin the week with a breather? Here's what I am reading that I highly recommend you take in, too.
When to put down the camera and just be with your kids, a beautiful (and honest and true) post by Maggie May Etheridge over at Flux Capacitor.
Why quirky boys are so important -- this one's by Roxanna Sarmiento.
Do you have a picture-perfect Hawaiian beach tucked away in your memory? Allison at Petit Elefant shares the best parts of her family's island vacation, and it calls to mind our own adventures there.
What it's really like to love a recruit -- Yvonne at Joy Unexpected is candid about the months her son is at boot camp, the many letters her family is writing and the few precious words they hear back. Read, add prayers, load her up with warm thoughts.
Sarah James at Whoorl wants it all. And so do I. And we all know you do, too.
Catching up on Sarah's posts led me to this one I somehow missed in April -- the best bright and dark lip colors. You can see them all pictured together in this fabulous post that will make you want to get a Lady Gaga=hot pink pucker right this minute.