Friday, July 17, 2015

Life lately

So this is what LIFE looks like for us lately.
 
#Skills
Look who learned to ride a bike!
 
 
Like nobody's business. Way to go, Abbie.
 

#Whimsy
Hannah was in the mood to bake a cake.  She made this one from Pinterest.  Doesn't Earl Grey and Vanilla sound so good?  (She substituted the Namaste gluten free flour blend.  I thought it tasted very good, but I didn't really taste the Earl Grey - so would use stronger steeped tea next time.)


#CountryLiving
This is what greets Daddy each evening when he comes home from work. 
Country girls clad in shorts... and rubber boots.


#Indecision
I may have rubbed off on my hydrangea bush.  Should I bloom blue?  or maybe pink?
Oh, I don't know...


or maybe lavender and blue all in one.


#sadness
This weed is called horsetail.  It is invasive, stubborn and very hard to eradicate! 
It has mixed in with the hydrangeas and now I've seen a few in the garden. :-(

 
#Excitement
Eric has entered a longboard race so we are making a road trip to Portland.  He did a trial run down a nearby road - he clocked at 17 mph! 
 


#gardengoodness
We planted only romaine lettuce this year and it has done very well.  I am able to harvest big bags worth a couple times a week.  The beets are doing really well too.  This was the first batch, there are still more to come.  Next year, I need to put in two rows of beets.  We just picked our first cucumbers too. 

 
#parties
A baby shower for Henry
 

That cake!


A graduation celebration for this special girl friend.


 
#Surviving the heat
A couple of day trips to the river with friends.  A very refreshing respite from the heat.
(That was a couple of weeks ago.  It's much cooler now, though heat is due to return... yay)
 

Ellie's catch-and-release treasure

 
 
#Doggie Sitting
Had these sweet sisters for a time while their owners were on vacation.  Matthew affectionately calls them "his dogs".  (Do you suppose these girls dream of being  Huskies when they grow up? Ha)  I think it made us all miss Otis just a little bit more.
 

These are the lazy days of summer - no real schedule or routine - fun with friends.

Hope your are having fabulous and fun summer days.  
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