the kids and i recently returned from
our nearly-annual trip up to
one of the most amazing places on this earth.
many, many more pictures to come.

Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!
Isaiah 30:18

3416. that late summer light
3417. grammy camp
3418. bedtime giggles with L and Curious George
3419. slowing way, way down
3420. tea parties on the grass


well, i feel so embarrassed
for not posting much last week
(and by this i specifically want to apologize to
my mother-in-law and my dad).


this is L’s embarrassed face.
isn’t it just too much?


this summer has been kicking my behind.
the lack of stuff and structure has been absolutely lovely
(and much, much needed)
but i feel like i’m still adjusting to these days,
as good as they are.


But if we walk in the light,
as he is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus, his Son,
purifies us from all sin.
1 John 1:7


3411. a nap on the couch
3412. the loveliest of lovely dinners
3413. L’s tent and all the joys it brings him
3414. picking up our favorite pizza + salad
3415. late afternoon swims


while my baby sister just had her second bundle of joy,
my other sister is having her first!
so us girls threw her a little shower.

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us,
so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures
and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
Romans 15:4

3406. baby showers
3407. homemade ice cream
3408. nothing on the schedule
3409. an afternoon bike ride
3410. movie night