Sunday, June 25, 2017


I love the summer.  I love that I can wear my shorts all day, the sun's out longer, and school's out!  Plus Heidi works for Dana Hills and she and the kids seem to enjoy that.  

 At movie night at the Dana Hills clubhouse.

Mister mowing the lawn with me.  The backyard sustained some chemical burn when Mister unloaded a whole spray bottle of windex.  Plus, I haven't dialed in the sprinklers for the back as much as the front, so there are some dry areas.

At Battle of the ages.

Tara has been watching Mister on Saturdays so I can shuffle the other kids around at the pool.  I'm not a super multi-tasker, so either I watch Mister and the older swimmers have to sign themselves in to each race, or we leave Mister behind.  We choose the latter and everyone seems to be happy.

Scott enjoys socializing with his friends at the meet.

Kira prefers the older girls

Kira got 8nd for her age group in the 25 fly.

Blake dropped a lot of time in each event.  He even had good dives.

Lots of time on electronics this summer

The kids face time their friends and play against or alongside them in Minecraft.

Mister loves his baba

Spin art

Mister ended prematurely the life of the other gecko, so we got Scott another one.  He is trying to teach Mister the proper care and feeding of reptiles.

Still haven't named him, though.

I always say a bad photo is better than no photo, but a good photo is better than a bad photo.  Therefore, I'm going to bring my big camera to more events and rely on it more than my iphone.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

BBQ at the neighbors'

Andrew and Jenny invited us over for BBQ on Sunday.  Andrew had gotten a Weber kettle grill as an early father's day present and was pretty stoked about it.  I was happy for him because I'd done my time with the charcoal grill and for me, the gas grill is way easier.  I do like the smell of the coals and how the food tastes, but I could never get it just right and it ended up taking too long.  

It was a fun time.  The American Dream!  That's what I call it.  I took these with the 50 mm lens at 1.8.  I like it because of the bokeh.