July 24, 2017


She's 14 years old.  Saturday morning she won 2 medals in her junior lifeguard competition!  She plans to work next summer as a lifeguard.
Hannah holding Paul, taking an extra nap, because had a fever...cutting in his 2 year molars. 
And we watched Olivia play soccer.  Their team has pink shirts!
Then, yesterday we dropped Hannah off at camp for a week.  Saying goodbye...
 It looks pretty...a lot of green here.

July 19, 2017

Hot days...

We got some kombucha from Fab Ferments.  This is beet and ginger.  Isn't it a pretty color?  It has been hot...almost one month into summer.  Kombucha is finally something I'm liking, it's taken a while...and now I think it's refreshing in this heat.
 We went to the pool with my sister and her family.
Swimming lesson with Natasha.

July 6, 2017

Independence day Part II

 Old cars and a motorcycle in the parade on Independence day!
 Grammie love...

 Paul clapped a lot.  He likes the parade!

July 5, 2017

Independence day

 These chicks are about a month old.
 You can see that there are 4 that are bigger, and 3 that are small.  They are under our plum tree, which is full of green and a few purple plums, just ripening up!

June 29, 2017

Ready. Set. Go!

Hannah turned 16 this week and passed her driver's test!!!
We've been going to the pool a lot this summer and will continue....the girls are doing swim team and Paul loves clapping his hands and cheering his sisters on.
Our raspberries have been plentiful and our blackberries are ready now.  I've noticed a mockingbird hanging around the raspberry bush....must be enjoying them as we are!

June 19, 2017

Father's day without my dad

Yesterday after church, my mom and sisters and their kids came over...although it's been over 2 years since dad passed away, it seems like he is here, because I think he is, in spirit.  He would be there with my husband and brothers-in-law, looking at the old sailboat...
We ate smoked salmon, fresh veggies, we made shrimp skewers and vegetable focaccia and my sister brought rainbow trout with lemon slices on top. 
My niece below with flowers she picked... the passion flower is so pretty and exotic looking.
Sand play. Painting. Jumping.
My Godson, who is 5 years old, and me, and below is my 11 year old niece, who is also my Goddaughter.  She picked about 2 pounds of blackberries yesterday. 
All in all, we have a pretty cool family.  I wish my father was really here, but we remember him so often and feel like he is with us in a different way... ♥