One of the things I am working on this summer is finding joy in all situations. Some days and times that is easier than others. A day spent packing and cleaning required creative searching for joy! Noah and I found some wonderful joy with a quick trip to Starbucks at Barnes and Noble while the girls finished their sewing projects with my mom. We ended up getting packed and hitting the road for the cottage about 5. Driving down the dirt road leading to the cottage erases all packing stress and by the time we'd had dinner on the deck and headed out on our first speed boat ride of the season (it was in the shop in June) joy was bursting from us all! We are looking forward to a wonderful holiday week, full of joy, at the cottage.