A few months ago Bryan and I realized that we had become one of those couples that is constantly busy. Not busy enough to turn down gatherings, but busy enough that we don't have much down time. This particular last week was a busy one. Neighborhood board meetings, new community groups, lunches with new friends, fall planting seminars, etc.
It's important to me that we remember to slow down and enjoy this life we are given. I think that's what I like about our outdoor space so much. Besides occasionally reminding me of unfinished projects, it is a quiet, relaxing space in which we sit down, rock or bounce in chairs, and spend quality time together.