Celebrating the joys of summertime…

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It’s been a busy month in the garden. Lots of fruit ripening and jam-making in our kitchen. Our favorite flavor? Wild blackberry! Recently Randy found this abandoned bird’s nest in our woods, truly a work of art…

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To celebrate Paul’s 15th birthday, we took a trip to the Seattle zoo and also the locks to see the boats come in and out of Puget Sound. The weather was glorious – an unheard of 90 degrees and sunny…

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The roses are in bloom everywhere and it’s been fun to have some boy time. My favorite stop in Seattle is PinkaBella cupcakes! Can’t eat just one…

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One of the highlights was being the Fairy Queen at a fairy party for a friend’s granddaughter. Oh joy! A wonderful leap from our all-male household to gossamer wings and giggles! This group stole my heart…

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And then there are the stories, always the stories, written in the margins of ordinary life…

Hope your summer is going well!