and has been 108 almost every day.
dear Lord of heaven and earth, why?
have you ever heard of "winter blues"? it is a real thing.
people who get down in the dumps because every day is gray & cold outside.
well, since moving to the central valley of california 8 years ago, i feel that i get the "summer blues".
because being outside & actually breathing are two activities that do not mix well during the months of july & august.
anyway, i am trying to find glimpses of joy in each day.
which was clearly obvious in this picture.
i think at that very moment it was probably 10am and over 100 degrees.
i am so happy. can you tell?
also right before this pic was taken, miles purposely stepped on my brand new purse.
i am so grateful scott has learned to document our family moments.
same day: scott thinks it would be awesome to wheel this beast around albertsons.
so we were looking at a really great day so far.
scott promised miles a camp out under the stars.
but it was 106 when it was time for miles to go to sleep.
so he microwaved smores. and set up the tent in the living room.
and my sweet husband slept on the living room floor so miles could have his camp out.
in april, we went to visit a good friend.
and miles somehow ended up behind their pool gate.
the instant we noticed was the instant he fell into the water.
and also the instant that scott ran and jumped the tall fence right into the pool to get him out.
one of my worst nightmares. i still lose sleep sometimes over it.
but i called a swim teacher the very next day and got miles enrolled in swim lessons.
nine days of 10 minute lessons & he graduated his first year.
and he.did.awesome. i am one proud mama.
and one grateful girl to mr. brett for being such an amazing teacher.
i could not have asked for a better nine days.
i am so impressed and can't wait to sign him up for another round next year.
i felt like july 4th was the perfect day to introduce camden jane to nail polish.
it lasted one day but it was the cutest thing i've ever seen.
we battled the heat and headed an hour north to my in-laws for the annual 4th party.
and spent most of the time in the pool.
my MIL bought the kids these patriotic outfits.
we snuck out for an afternoon drive and ended up at this gorgeous lake.
i hope we do it every year. because that air conditioning in the car was just what we needed at 4pm.
i love that where we live we get to do fireworks.
one of my favorite parts of the holiday.
i like to softly sing patriotic songs for people.
these two got in a full on brawl today.
one minute i'm doing dishes, the next minute i see cammie jane push her brother.
he was not blameless, he pushed her back.
and the next thing i know, they are rolling on the ground fighting like junior high boys.
don't feel sorry for camden. she started it. and instigated.
that girl is gonna keep me on my toes.
someone lower the heat.
it makes me want to swear.
no, really. i texted my friend lorie and asked her if i could say certain words on here.
and she said no to all of them.
also. p.s. i own more than one shirt. fyi.