So, you may have noticed that it's been a little quiet over here these past couple of weeks. We spent a fantastic 2-1/2 weeks traveling on the West Coast visiting family, and then came home and almost immediately left for a church retreat. It has been a lovely, albeit intense, few weeks. Here are a few of the highlights of our summer travels:
Lots of cousin fun with cousins of all stripes – first cousins, second cousins, cousins-once-removed, 'friend' cousins: park dates, swimming, sleepovers….
Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA
|These are my children, as they are. Just keepin' it real, folks!|
El Dorado Park Nature Center, also in Long Beach
Tidepooling in San Pedro, CA
Fun Meet-up with some Ambleside friends in Oregon. It was like our kids had always known each other or something. Thanks again, Harmony and Maggie Annie! (I also got a coffee date with Brandy and dinner with Kathy…but forgot to take any photos. Oops!)
Deception Pass State Park, Washington
Day out seeing some of the lesser-known sights in Seattle – or at least things I hadn't seen before, even though I've been there 4 or 5 times - such as Gasworks Park:
The Troll Under the Bridge…
And watching boats go through the Locks!
A fun time was had by all, but we were wiped out when we got home and are glad to not have to travel anywhere again for a long while now. J Now that we are home, we are working towards getting back into a routine…which means starting our new school year….launching a (very modest) new co-op effort….new opportunities for the kids….and hopefully some time for writing in the margins. My summer reading has been so enriching, and I have so many thoughts swirling in my head that I'd love to have time to share with you here. Stay tuned!