Thursday, July 6, 2017

Summer Mornings

I love slow summer mornings.  The rest of the year we are rushing to get to school or church or somewhere, but in the summer we have the privilege of starting slow.  The kids are loving sleeping in and I'm loving all the quiet time I get in the mornings :)  I try to mostly still get up with Matt, and I go for a run sometimes before he leaves for work.  I've been loving the extra time to just sit on the patio and have my quiet time.

Father's Day

We had a nice Father's Day.  We went to church, had lunch with Matt's mom, came home and Matt watched his race, then we relaxed in the pool and made a yummy dinner.

I am so thankful for Matt and the wonderful father that he is to our kids.

The day before Father's day was the anniversary of my dad's death.  It's been 15 years now.  We met up with my brother and mom and went to his placard at the cemetery, left flowers and remembered him.  We went out to lunch after.  It's always nice to be intentional an remember him.  We sure do miss him.  I long to know what it would be like to know him as an adult and Grandpa.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A few more randoms

The first week of June Matt had to be in Ohio all week.  The kids and I tried to keep busy :)  It was nice we were able to go over to my mom's twice for dinner.  On the way over we stopped at the bridge that was redone on Greenspot so the kids could walk across.  I've done a couple of photoshoots there, but the kids had never walked across it.

We went for a stroll after dinner at my mom's and came across this king snake in the path.  Kinda cool to see up close :)

One other thing we recently did was visit the dinosaurs outside of Cabazon.  We had never stopped there, and so I decided to take the kids since I needed to swing by the Nike outlet in Cabazon.  THe only bummer part was that I didn't realize the actual exhibit part is something you have to pay for.  I didn't want to spend the $40 it cost for all of us, but since we had come all the way out there I did.  THe kids thought it was fun, but it definitely was not worth $40.00, lol.  Their favorite part was panning for little stones, and climbing up into the T-Rex mouth.

Matt took a day off work last week and we had our first beach day of the summer.  It was wonderful and we all love the beach.  We went to Newport, which is our favorite beach.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Loving Summer

We are loving summertime.  Savoring the slow days, time to adventure, and lots of swimming.  I can't beleive we're already almost a month in! 

On Memorial Day we went for a nice little hike together.

The first week of summer the kids and I went to Oak Glen to catch the last of the wildflowers at the conservancy.  It was so pretty.

Of course we love to swim.... a lot. 

We played in the creek at Therman Flats with friends and the kids had such a fun time.  It was beautiful.