A day adventure with Julia! A hike up Humpback Rock and lunch at Blue Mountain Brewery.
Julia and I were the only patrons there. I guess not too many people go for dinner at 4:30 on a Monday.
Squishing long stuffed animals into a box for Adah's birthday.
Fourth of July cherry pies. One for a new baby and one for The Rivah.
The america Birthday Girl! (She's actually one year and one day old for her party.) Also, I think it is very appropriate to say this, "You look like the Fourth of July and it makes me want a hotdog real bad."
The proud Kiki.
Celebrating the 40th wedding anniversary of our dear friends with a croquet match. I never knew there was so much strategy involved. These are our game faces. We are going to win.
Family bike ride through battlefield territory. And naturally, a stop at Proper Pies on the way home.
The vibrant colors of our summer.
This is our after workout routine: Sit in the locker room, check our phones, stand up, and laugh at the butt sweat we leave behind.
Some days end with a movie in bed.
Dinner and Yahtzee with Oma. She really concentrates when she rolls those die.
And some days end with Andy reading Game of Thrones and me falling straight to sleep.
Laying the sleepers for the future laundry room. Yay progress and yay Father-in-Law helping!
Pocahontas State Park
A paddle boating date with Molly and Natasha. Man this place is a gem.
Our tree mess, thanks to Dominion Power.
City Hall Observation Deck
A regular date with Elisabeth. Site-seeing and dinner.
Funny little white eggplant making it's way into the world.
Nothing like a good Facetime with friends and their kids.
Sometimes a pizza dinner from Maldini's is essential.
Took myself back out here for a solo bike ride on my day off.
Dinner with old friends warrants making a delicious fruit tart!
Fruit-freezing mode. Enough watermelon, strawberries, and rhubarb for all kinds of treats.
Dropped in on Girls Beach Week for a night. Eva is one of the girls.
These succulents are bountiful. Good thing they are not my responsibility because I would probably kill them. My green thumb isn't always so green.
This girl is a great distraction.
Burrito dinner with Sister and Andy. I could literally eat a burrito every day of my life. If I were on a desert island with one food option, hands down, burritos it would be.
Invasion of the fruit body snatchers. Normal-size berries are for scale. That giant one took three bites to eat! Three bites!
Nothing like a rainbow at the end of a summer storm.