Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Recently, these brothers have been enjoying afternoons off the front of the house. There is no grass and hardly any shade but the crushed rock makes for a fine gravel yard for their trucks. Often they don't say a word, each keeping to himself with the exception of a small "beep" or air break "hiss" here and there. I don't sit out there much with them. Usually, I am eager to use the quiet minute to accomplish a task or clean something or another but today was different. Careful not to disturb them, I snapped a few pictures in hopes of remembering when the sun shone hot and Camo watch bands and shorts were all the rage. Because it really is just a million little moments just like this that make up our one single life, isn't it? What's beeping and hissing in your neck of the woods today?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sweet Summertime

On Jer's side of the family there are eight kiddos under the age of 7. With the exception of the age of 5, we have one at every stair step. So needless to say, our time together is not often photographed. The odds are just plain against us. However, a few weeks ago, I brought our blow up pool over to Mimi and Pops and the kids had an absolute blast playing in the water and soaking everyone {and everything} with the hose. It was a lovely afternoon that ended with naps for the littles and a popcorn and fruit picnic for the bigs in the shadiest part of the yard. Sweet summertime.