Tuesday, July 25, 2017


This summer has gone to the ...dog! Whatever free time I thought I had has now completely vaporized since we adopted Chester here. Honestly I haven't written about him yet, though we've had him about 2 weeks, because I'm still rather undecided about how I feel about the Dog subject in general. There is nothing out there that could have prepared this Cat person for just how needy (and slightly moronic) a 3 month old puppy is. But the kids are smitten and frankly Don is doing a ton of the work....so yeah, I'll keep you posted. 

In other news, I got a new phone! Very exciting, and it takes lovely pictures. Just need to find the right app to make blog posts here because my old system doesn't work on the new phone, so I'm back writing this on my old one. More complicated than it needs to be. 

Without further chatter are a few pictures to catch up here: 

Back soon with more!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Checking in, July

Yes, I think I am sure of it now. Daily blogging is easier than weekly blogging. June was a great success, I think, in the exercise of recording something each day, and now here we are a week into July. I actually haven't taken many pictures this week. We are traveling, sort of, and I'm still not quite sure what day of the week it is. I can tell you that the fireworks were spectacular on Independence Day

And there has been a whole lot of relaxed play of all sorts 

My favorite type of summer days, for sure. Back again soon! 

Saturday, July 1, 2017


You know, I think the most rewarding aspect of having four children is watching their relationships with each other develop. In the course of a day when we are all home together they move in and out of different activities - sometimes all together, sometimes paired off. I love watching the how their games vary depending on who the playmate is. 

It is rarely all harmonious either, but I love when it is.