Sunday, August 20, 2017

Intrepid travelers

Family selfie from a lovely vantage point at the Confederate Breastworks sign we have always seen but never stopped to visit, aka Fort Edward Johnson. Amity doesn't love twisty mountain passes, so we stopped to stretch our legs, restore our equilibrium and enjoy the .5 mile interpretive trail. And while it looks like this picture might have been taken on a sound stage with a wilderness backdrop, I assure you were there IRL.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

There and Back Again (Sleepaway Camp Edition)

Before and After shots of kiddos who spent 3 amazing weeks in the wilds of West Virginia at Camp Hidden Meadows.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Garden Haul

While I was away at work, Amity and Wes harvested this beautiful crop of cucumbers. One might posit there's no way we could possibly eat so many cucumbers (there were just as many to be picked a few days later) but one would be wrong. Our household is a bottomless pit of cucumber consumption! We're really enjoying our garden this summer - Amity's become a great helper. Looking forward to our first tomatoes and peppers nest week.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Dolphin Time!

Amity and swim team friends gearing up for our first home meet.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Silly Sister Shenanigans

Some silly shenanigans for Zara's last 11 year old day. I think they're being cats in the first one... and there ends my commentary.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Garden v2

Very long story short, the retaining wall between our house and the next door neighbors has been crumbling since we moved in nearly 11 years ago. The disrepair finally hit a critical level, and coupled with our privacy fence also literally falling to pieces, we've done a bit of renovation in the yard. As such, we now have some beautiful beds for gardening - the above scarlet rummer beans and Carmen peppers are new this year, but the blueberry has been a faithful produce for many years. It is actually a cluster of 4 bushes that need to be thinned and spread out, but that's work for later. For now, we enjoy watching our food grow, harvesting it, eating it and sharing it!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Last Day of School

The traditional last day of school photo this year features only Amity, as Zara was on a plane to visit Marmee in Austin, and I didn't think to capture her actual last day. Ooops. That's ok. Imagine this photo contains a rising seventh grader as well, and know that Amity both had an amazingly magical first grade year is excited for second grade, too.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Split Banana

We spent the day at the Frontier Culture Museum, and then of course had to top it off with gelato at The Split Banana. Yum!