July: 10-on-10

I treasure Sunday's. I have designated it as an unspoken family day, a lounging day, an adventure day, a day that is extra-special during the school year, when routine's are in full-swing. They are often concluded at my parents' home with hot, homemade soup. Soup on Sunday's, a family tradition we grew up with.

This particular Sunday was different, as they were out of town, and our middle celebrated his 8th Birthday, on Father's Day. He threatened to ditch us, with just his Dad, laughing that since the day was all about the two of them, it should just be the two of them. Lucky for us, his humor didn't get the best of him, & he let us tag along. Because it was a good day, as Sunday's tend to be, especially extra-special Sunday's. 

Cinnamon rolls, hot dogs, lemon meringue pie & sushi; fresh air, fishing & time at at one of our favorite little plots of land. Sunday's Celebration. 

Continue the circle with Emma

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100 Days of Summer, week 5

June 23rd: gillnetting

June 24th: country concert in Kodiak

June 25th: Light Saber battle

June 26th: it's freezing outside

June 27th: squeezing in some fresh air, in-between down pours

June 28th: the Airstream is done

June 29th: rain, rain, go-away

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Ruby Sue's Renovation: The Airstream Diaries

Last summer we bought an Airstream. Something we've lusted over for quite awhile, & motivated by a wedding we were traveling to, this beauty popped up on Craiglist, conveniently located an hour from our final destination, and looking pretty good in her 1986 condition- we couldn't pass her up. Ruby Sue, the namesake I've placed upon my first car, first girl puppy, and first Airstream. Ruby Sue wasn't supposed to be renovated. She was in very good condition, so we were only going to replace the floors. After returning home, and squeaking her lengthy body off the ferry, I dreamed of painting the cabinet doors white, and maybe the end panels, and perhaps the walls. The carpet came out, the doors came off cabinets, then a wall here, a cabinet there...then she was gutted. Oops.

Conveniently, I did all this at the same time we were building a 4-plex, so she had to sit awhile, a long nine months while, but the real work began in May. We washed, sanded, washed again, primed and painted the entire inside, and Mike has rebuilt everything. We opted for only a toilet, skipping the shower, giving us a few extra feet of counter space and less mold-making, plus the outdoor showers are pretty high-tech these days. The bed is staying in the same place in the back, and has a hatch cover for ample storage, plus there's hatch covers in the bench seating in the front, for even more storage. The table is on a pedestal, so we can lower it into a large bed for the kids. Flooring and light fixtures have been installed, as well as cabinets & plywood counter tops; little tweaks will happen here & there, but for now, she is ready for her first excursion!

Photos from last summer to now.

100 Days of Summer, week 4

June 16th: birthday party day.

June 17th: birthday crash day.

June 18th: celebrating 8, and Daddy.

June 19th: Airstream updates.

June 20th: more Airstream updates.

June 21st: fan fun in the Airstream.

June 22nd: toss the egg, trampoline style.

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100 Days of Summer, week 3

June 9th: pretending to snag his cousin's 18th birthday wish (that was subsequently snagged by a younger cousin)

June 10th: Senator Sullivan Town Hall

June 11th: more airstream updates! (& they day she learned to ride a bike, & I couldn't get a good picture...)

June 12th: the fort expansion

June 13th: hoops. all the time.

June 14th: swim lessons.

June 15th: cool beans. my trio.

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100 Days of Summer, week 2

June 2nd: hot, cold, hot, cold, hot cold...

June 3rd: last of the sun

June 4th: beach finds = mustaches

June 5th: rainy evening

June 6th: swim lesson snack

June 7th: mud pies for dessert

June 8th: fort building

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June: 10-on-10

Dance rehearsals are no joke, & we now have three under our belt. I'm fairly certain that all three times, after all the energy has been drained from me, that I swear we will never do dance again. Yet the feelings aren't mutual, & she squeals with excitement, as she ponders what class & what performance will be happening next year...

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100 Days of Summer, week 1

May 26th: first day of Summer break, sneaking Skittles

May 27th: box art, endless fun

May 28th: the creek

May 29th: an apple a day...

May 30th: tug-of-war

May 31st: in the car wash

June 1st: sun bathing in cold, sunny weather

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