Hello. Its been the strangest, most frenzied, hottest two weeks since we've talked. And at the same time its been the most normal, laid-back, and well, no...still the hottest two weeks. So much has happened, it makes my head a little woozy. (And then again on the flip side, it feels like nothing has happened at all...how does that even work?)
The bulk of it has been this: I've laughed and loved the free time I've had with the kids. I've cried and carried on a bit like I was one of the kids. I've felt patriotic, and pathetic. I've been swimming in a sea of fireflies, and stewing in a pool of my own sweat. Watering the garden, watering weeds. (How do they thrive in this weather?!) Running through sprinklers, running after ice-cream trucks, running after Iris... and Avery- I just let run. Grilling and gazpacho . Marvelousness and moodiness. Letting it ride, letting it go. (Or at least I'm really trying to....) Parties and popsicles. Energized and Immobilized. Sun-screen and sunburn. Fireworks and fizzy drinks. Well, you know, this and that.
We no have the central air. The office is like a sweat lodge. I keep waiting to see my animal guide- but so far, nothing. (Unless it was that mosquito, but man, I hope not.)
I didn't do Iris' 13 months. Took pictures, didn't share. I'm going to cheat and do them this week. (Don't tell anyone else, okay?)
And weddings. The picture above is of one from June. I don't know how Jamie packs everything into one car, but he always does. (There are 8 bundles of branches strapped to the top of the truck too!) More to come, more to come.