This nearly turned into a post-less summer. But brace yourself my friend, you’re about to get 8 weeks worth of summer in one shot. I hope it won’t feel too jumbled but we’re going to go heavy on the pictures and light on the words (just the way I like it).
Grandpa W dusted off the boat and treated us to a day on the lake. Which makes some of the best memories my kiddos have. There’s just something magical about the lake, playing hard all afternoon, pulling the boat into the dock as the last bit of sunlight disappears and loading tired, happy kids into the van.
We celebrated Father’s day with my Dad a little early this year before my parents headed back to their home in Oregon. I think this might be one of my favorite pictures of him. So typical, surrounded by eager children as he gushes over handmade cards and gifts.
The highlight of the summer could arguably be when Grandma W treated the grandchildren to an overnight stay at a cabin near Mt. Hermon. For 5 days and 4 nights the grandkids took turns staying with Grandma at the cabin. The first two nights the girls joined her, and the last two nights we switched the girls for the boys. My sister-in-law Jessica and I drove up on Saturday to make the switch, and spent a lovely Saturday playing in the redwoods and swimming near a waterfall. Grandpa W also came up so stay with Grandma and the boys. Such wonderful memories of hiking, ice cream eating, and playing in the creek.
We also had our share of sickness this summer. First sweet Miss P ran a high fever for a week solid. When it became clear that this wasn’t a virus that was going to run it’s course, we made a doctor’s appointment. Poor baby spent the better part of the day running a high fever, having blood drawn, and x-rays taken; only to find out she had Strep throat.
Exactly one week later big sis came down with Strep too. I was so bone weary of being confined to home, working hard to keep the girls comfortable and trying desperately to keep the rest of the family from getting sick. Thankfully only the girls ended up getting sick and summer life could finally resume.
See you soon my friends, so much so catch up on, happy changes for our family…but more on that later (wasn’t that a rotten way to end a post )