Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Week 27

Welcome back and happy Tuesday.  July is proving to be a warm one for us.  We had many days over 100 last week.  I'm missing that amazing sea breeze and of course the slower pace of island life. Summers are relaxing in terms of kids and no school with less activities but work is always busier for me.  We have a lot of great things going on but it's almost too much at once.  I just need to remember to breathe and take it one day at a time.

Here are last week's pictures:

Day 183- Sunday, 7/2/17
Bella usually sleeps in the garage safe in her crate but it's been too hot out there lately so we let her sleep inside and since she's not allowed to go upstairs the boys have been joining her downstairs for bedtime.  It's like a kid/pet sleepover ;0)

Day 184- Monday, 7/3/17
We just put the cake in the oven for tomorrow's festivities and the one that helps bake gets to help clean up.  Brandon knows that means batter on the beater just for him.  

Day 185- Tuesday, 7/4/17
Happy 4th of July!  We had a nice family day celebrating with good food, good fun, and good fireworks of course.  It was nice that no one had to work, or go to camp, or participate in sports.

Day 186- Wednesday, 7/5/17
Back to the grind.  The first real day back at work after a really good vacation is brutal.  I spent most my time sorting through emails and learning of many things that need my attention.  The list is long and the beach is calling.  *sigh*

Day 187- Thursday, 7/6/17
This summer Justin has very busy mornings doing both cross country conditioning and then tennis club right after.  He starts his days super early but at least his afternoons are free.  His favorite thing to do when he gets home is to check in with the pets.  The cat is mostly napping but the dog is always up and ready for attention.

Day 188- Friday, 7/7/17
Speaking of the cat, these stairs are one of his favorites places to hang out and survey his surroundings.  When he's not napping on his post he's chilling on the stairs. TGIF! Even though it was a short week it was still very full and we made it through so John and I celebrated by going out to have a quick bite and catch a movie.  It was super hot out there so the movie theater was a good place to be.

Day 189- Saturday, 7/8/17
Awww . . . the pool.  Brandon knows it's the best place to be during these hot summer days.  He still loves to play basketball but it's way too warm to play out front with the real hoop. This pool version is so much better in the heat.

That's all.  See you next week.


  1. Stay cool! Your 4th sounds fun!

  2. WOW, WOW, WOW! I had no idea y'all got to go on a trip to the Polynesian Islands. I'm super jealous, but it was so fun to live vicariously through your pictures & explanations of how great it was. So NEAT that y'all got to go & do that to celebrate your upcoming anniversary. ♥