Hello There! It's been a while since I last posted. These past few weeks have been a total blur! For weeks the girls were chanting "Schools almost out!" or "Only 10 more days!" Then before I knew it it was 6 days then 2 and now they've been out of school for a week. Summer, promise me you won't disappear if I blink my eyes too many times? Actually it's still a bit chilly around here. We've had a TON of rain and while I'm grateful for what I hope will be a fire free summer, I would really like to retire my stockings and extra layers for a while. Next week looks really promising though. I'm extremely hopeful! *fingers crossed*
These photos are from earlier this month. I can't tell you enough how many times I got on the computer to edit these darn photos only to get up and clean something, visit with family that stopped by, or get into a Pinterest marathon! There simply aren't enough hours in the day. I really wish I didn't need sleep. Think of all we would accomplish...says the girl who is up till 5:30am again. SHAME! I will regret this in just a few short hours.
This was such a wonderful day. The weather was perfect and everyone was in the best of moods. Piper, like father like daughter, played with just about every stick she could find on our walk. Every time I turned around they had found another one to poke, drag, and be goofy with. I'm not too crazy about Piper playing with sticks but I try to remind myself that we were all kids once too.
I regret that I didn't capture the photos that led up to the events of Chloie in the photo to the right. Her expression is hilarious! Jedidiah was trying to convince her to go closer to the river. Of course she had no interest or trust in him with that idea so Jedidiah tried to pull her over, teasing to throw her in. She tried to retaliate and throw him in but that only led to Jed splashing her with water and causing this funny photo.
Chloie took the photo above. Ahh I'm afraid to say we aren't the most normal bunch of people. We're rather dorky, loud at times, always joking, and usually gabbing on and on about nothing and EVERYTHING. Jedidiah usually has three looks in photos, a cheezer grin, his stink eye/ I disapprove look, or this one with his tongue sticking out. He cracks me up! ♥ Are there poses you notice you or your family make all too often?
I asked Chloie to take some photos of Jedidiah and I. We really need to take more photos together! I had artistic visions of beautiful couples photos which were probably waaaay too unrealistic of goals for me to put on my 15 yr old daughter. I turned around after giving Chloie the camera to stand by Jedidiah only to find him holding a huge stick! He said "Look honey, let's take a picture with this!" Needless to say I wasn't amused. All I could think of was the American Gothic painting by Grant Wood of the farmer and his wife. Haha! I'm thrilled Chloie caught this pic though. I'm pretty sure I make that face a lot. :-/
In the end Piper and Jedidiah happily walked the rest of the trail with that darn stick. A befitting way to end this post I think. How is your summer starting? Is it warm where you are? Any plans this summer? There is a huge possibility we may go to Washington/ Portland for a wanderlust adventure sometime in the months to come. Yea!
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Take Care & Enjoy,