A Glimpse into our Summer..Part 1

Happy Thursday!!  So this week I’m taking a break from my This Week in My Kitchen post because we’re headed to Oregon today for Hood to Coast.  This week was crazy.  Like really,  it’s been a spaghetti and PB&J kinda week.

SOooooo, I thought since summer is winding down I’d give you a little glimpse into our summer fun with some pictures to commemorate the last few days before school starts for us on Monday.  Can’t wait to get back and tell you all about Hood to Coast but until then…here’s a glimpse of life for us the past 3 months.  And by the way, I LOVE pictures.  This will become evident.  However, there were so many(because I know you have hours to spend sitting here looking at pictures of my family) I decided to break this up into two posts.  So, half today, half tomorrow.  Just to leave you on the edge of your seats.  Here we go!

So in May,  Jake, our oldest, turned 8.  How is this even possible.  He’s officially not ordering kids meals or carrying character lunch boxes to school.  Insert tears and denial.

we got wood floors!! 

um, this was my kitchen

it was fun eating on the floor


and we threw in a new backsplash because my hubby is a mean negotiator
this girl…she LOVED the pool

got to do some for fun racing

this blog was born.  I have no idea what God’s going to do with this thing ya’ll.  Sometimes you just have to step out into the unknown and the scary and do something crazy and let God do His thing.  That’s what I’m doing. 

did some pre-studying because August starts my official journey toward this long time goal

we went to the beach with sweet friends

i got a few beach runs in.  Um, it’s harder than it looks

love him

I ate this burger….it will forever be etched in my memory. 

she hoola hooped her heart out

and love this view

sunrise on the beach

my fave lulu shorts

Lila napped most afternoons so this was my spot.  I was ALONE

my sweet friend Anna

her son, who is in love with Lila..and he kisses her on the head EVERY time we see them.  My heart stops it’s so stinking cute


my girl

Rob drove, I flew with two kids.  Lila was thrilled

plane shenanigans
I discovered my favorite Oiselle strappy bra….yes, it made my summer highlight list

oh and my favorite Nike shorts

we went on lots of walks…with peanut butter on a spoon.  Doesn’t everyone do this?

and baked yummy treats

we traveled to see my family

and this is the face of kiddom..it’s a word

she has me wrapped around her tiny little fingers

being a girl

we spent a lot of time here..I’m officially tired

and so was Josh….poor buddy.  He didn’t get the idea of the neck pillow

Ok ya’ll.  That’s the first half of our summer.  Lots of traveling and coffee and coffee and coffee.  Lots of fun with my kids.  Summer is awesome.  That is all.  Have a great Thursday!!!