We've reached and passed the midway point of 2014 and I can't help but shake the feeling that it's passed me by and I've hardly looked up to take notice. That is really depressing to think about, but I'm not sure how true it is. 

Nevertheless, that's the way it feels and I'm trying to figure out what I can do to fix it. 

To be fair, among the wasted days (and yes, many many hours and days were wasted and I regret that) there were many awesome things that happened. Like our whirlwind 10th anniversary trip to London. That was DEFINITELY something.


 We also went skiing (or rather, the kids and my husband went skiing). Wait, no -- I went Nordic skiing. That counts too.


And we went to New York, where the kids took on Manhattan and I got to catch up with old friends. 


Of course, it's easy to only think of trips as time well spent. What about normal days at home? Well, the dog beat the tooth fairy to a precious tooth. 


And we took walks. Lots and lots of walks. We walked when it was warm.


And also when it was not so warm.


But we kept on walking. 

The kids biked and raced. My husband and I worked and played. The dog became less of a maniac. Dinners were hosted and we were hosted by dear friends. 

I guess what I'm trying to remind myself of is that it's been a very full year so far. And there's more to come. 

I'm positive next week's beach trip gets me out of this mid-year funk I'm in. Vitamin D and salty air goes a long way, but so does looking back at all the fun we've had so far in 2014. It's not a bad idea to stop and take a look back every once in a while.