Saying good-bye to the weather of the summer of 2013, on the other hand, feels ah-may-zing. AMAZING.
Taken on the same day at the same time while I was in Wisconsin:
Taken on the same day at the same time while I was in Texas:
|Tom and Hallie dancing at my cousin's wedding. Love.
|I'm so grateful I managed to catch Will trying to figure out if
"Vegas" was male or female. He's an inquisitive boy, that one.
|The simplest experiences - like just chillin' with your best friend on a pool
lounge chair, juice box in hand - are often some of the best and most memorable.
|The boys. They may be six years apart, but I'm grateful they have each other
and I look forward to watching their relationship develop as they grow older.
|To hear him tell it, Will water skied five times for 10 seconds, 15
seconds, nine seconds, 12 seconds, and on his last attempt, 90 seconds.
In reality, Will water skied once, for one second. And it was amazing.
|The almost-finished lemonade stand.
|The completely finished lemonade stand. Which we've yet to use.
(See the weather photos above as an explanation.)
|One of the many harvests from our backyard garden.
|Tom installed this vintage bottle opener on the side of one of our
kitchen cabinets. I love it, despite the fact that Blue Moon tops twist off.
|This is what happens when you allow a creative and prone-to-
excessivity four-year-old paint her own face at the children's museum.
|For this boy, all of life is a race - even when it's not.
|The smile on her face and the gentleness in her touch as
she loves on this baby chicken give me hope for her future.
|There is no place that boy would rather be than in a bumper car with his grandpa.
|Except maybe practicing his karate moves with sparklers.
|It only took me 12 tries to capture this silhouette shot of Will riding his horse.
|Posing for this picture was effortless for Hallie. Theatrics are in her blood.
|My loves at the UW Memorial Union.