Sweet Summer

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If my blog is quiet, it’s usually because things are either too good or too bad to write about. Thankfully, lately they’ve been too good (and busy). We’ve had a happy summer so far.

Sharing his Father’s Day breakfast

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For our 12th anniversary in June, the kids (with a little help from Papa) set up a candlelit “restaurant” dinner
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…in our closet, the only private space in the house!

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Some high class wait service at this restaurant.

Roasting marshmallows for Pentecost (see the sunflower forest in the background?)

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William’s version of Van Gogh’s masterpiece

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This year’s black bean harvest, which I completely scorched on the stovetop that evening.

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Lots of fishing this summer!

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An 11th birthday

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William drove the ATV for the first time on his birthday (Louis is just posing here 🙂 ).

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Blueberry picking

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Beach days

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Our dog found this little (lifeless) guy.  I don’t know what type of shark it is, but to us it actually looked exactly like a toy great white.

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Fishing for crabs by moonlight

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He didn’t catch any that night, but the boys did on an all-boys camping trip a few weeks earlier. And roasted them!

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At home we’ve been reading lots of library books, learning to play chess,

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planning for next school year, and spending our afternoons at the pool.  When I was growing up in Houston, I used to hate the summer heat.  Now, while I still don’t want to hang around in the sunny backyard in the middle of the day, I am learning to appreciate the good, hot, straightforwardness of Houston summers.  Especially since I can’t stand swimming in cold water!

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2 thoughts on “Sweet Summer

  1. Aww…so sweet that the kids set up that table for you. Looks like a summer packed full! And I understand what you mean about the heat of the day…But I am on the other end of that: I used to think summer was my favorite season and now I can’t seem to stand the heat! Getting old or something… 🙂

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