Friday, September 01, 2017

SUMMER OF '17 🌞


 every summer has a story. this is like a cliffs notes version of ours...

// dance recitals featuring "stand by me" lyrical and "i can make ya" hip hop performances
// mcqueen fans on opening night of cars 4 movie
// falling in love with fayetteville, ar
// mermaid colored hair
// celebrating a 9th birthday, an 80-something birthday, a 90-something birthday!
// fourth of july with friends
// day at the (amazing) dallas aquarium and west end





// stohall matagorda vacay!
// getting to see gran, jonas, connie, b & c, baby charlie rikki, and cousins
// road trips and hotel rooms
// adorable breakfast diner in bastrop, tx
// kayaking on the colorado
// haile's broken pinky finger
// planning Declare Conference






// visiting old stomping grounds in austin
// swimming and sunbathing at barton springs
// watching 1.5 million bats take flight
// kids enamored with texas history
// serenaded by "houseless roxanne"
// exploring caves, stalactites, and stalagmites
// swimming and s'mores and gagaball at lost pines





// superfun week of VBS for Josh
// lots of LEGO building
// LOTS of slime making
// surviving 30 minute daily screen time limits
// neighbor kids comic book club and sidewalk sales
// countless days out by our pool with watermelon and music


it was a wonderful, memorable, family-time-filled summer, indeed! 

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"heaven above is softer blue,
earth around is sweeter green,
something lives in every hue
Christless eyes have never seen." 
-George W. Robinson