Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I love summer. Life just seems a little more carefree. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Greg has June and July off.

This picture kind of sums up some of the things I love about summer: impromptu grilling and eating outside, kids in swimsuits splashing in tiny blow-up pools, carefree afternoons and evenings. It was taken during a lovely family evening. The kids splashed outside and then started watering our "garden" with their tiny watering cans. They rode up and down the sidewalk on their trikes. Greg grilled and we ate these wonderful chicken garlic sausages, and hung out in our lawn chairs. It was one of those beautiful family times that you can't force, but sneaks up on you with its beauty and leaves you smiling for weeks afterwards whenever you remember it.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Beach!

So we finally made it to the beach with both kids! Before today, Jonathan had never actually stepped foot onto the beach. And for Leesi, it's been about a year. We're with Greg's mom and Gramma (Grammy and Grams) and we've been having lots of fun. So far two trips to the hotel pool, a trip to the Tillamook cheese factory, and of course, our time on the beach.

This picture was taken on one of Elisa's first trips to the beach. Grams drew the heart and wrote her name.
Today, Grams once again drew hearts and wrote names...