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.|