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late summer hike

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four

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the tail of summer

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A day spent with cousins is never bad, but on the beach and in the pool, is just sublime. After a full day spent under the sun, I headed back over the big, blue bridge with some really tired girls. Today we made it down to the beach again to meet up with friends, and half of us to the pool, half to the baseball game, filling another summer day with as much as possible. Soon it will be school, drop offs and pick ups, lunch boxes and homework. So we are determined to spend our time outside, growing freckles and getting sandy.






games they made up

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Don't forget your identity is your only secret.

Balloon creations

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Usually the balloon animal guy is creepy. Sometimes he makes a cool mermaid.

throwing stuff in the oven

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It is heading toward the end of summer and even though there are hot fall days in our future, it seems there are piles of edibles that need to be used up. A peach tree in the park is finally ready for picking, shhh. Tomatoes from our garden and those if friends continue to monopolize the olive oil, herbs and the oven. I need to replenish my dried herbs, so those need cutting and hanging before the ground cools off and their growth subsides until spring. Pluots from Farmer Steve are destined to fill jars with jam on Thursday. Spotty bananas needs to be smashed into sweet loaves to share as well. This fills my afternoon today.



taking colorado to the beach

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farm food at the gym

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People thought we were weird because my kids were eating uncooked green beans.




Tickets for reading

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The library gives (mediocre) Padres tickets when the kids read enough books. Sadie, Emma and Daddy went. Fun time had by all!













camp

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The big kids went to church camp last week. FOUR nights away! They came home full of stories, happy they went,  even though it was hard being away. I thought about them all the time. We sent letters that got there the night before they came home, but otherwise we could not talk to them. As a mama, that was the hardest part. I could not ask if they were feeling ok, if the food was tolerable, or if they were sunburnt.
I just had to trust in those wonderful people around them who taught, cared and laughed with them while they were gone. Avery and I had fun, too. She mentioned how quiet it was several times. 



Emma's cabin(above)