Colin, Emilie & Molly

They make me laugh everyday...

Monday, August 27, 2012

end of summer

Shortly after I pulled into town from Montana I left town for Southern California with these two lovely ladies.
My sister loaded the truck full of her oldest kiddos stuff packed awesome snacks for me, her true oldest child :-) and tossed in a cute white dog named Louie for luck. 1200 miles later we pulled into out amazing aunt Kimmy's town and enjoyed the last few days with Allie before we tucked her into her life at college.

These three ladies are AMAZING!!
My dads baby sister, Allie and her mom, my sister.
I can be myself 100% of the time with them. 
They will call me out on my shit but will also applaud it.
Love them.

While in Ojai, CA I fell in love with one of my Auntie's rescues.
Her name is Paisley and she made the 1200 mile journey back to Washington with us.

The kiddos and Doug fell in love with her the moment she trotted into the house.

She is perfect for us.
Max loves her, she is super mellow, doesn't bark and loves kids.
win, win, super win and win.

 Max is always watching out for her. For us.
His heart is so giant there is always room for more.
I've always said you should never get a dog to keep another dog company. 
{Insert foot in mouth}
I hope she can bring him some comfort this school year when our lives our busy with kiddo activities and less cabin, lake, ocean mellow activities with our Max dog.
The last couple of times we have had his brother for a visit Max has gotten really depressed after Duke goes home. Hopefully between us giving him more one on one attention and his new responsibility of watching over Paisley will help with his transition into becoming an old pup.

We headed down to Gig Harbor for an overnight-er this weekend and got to enjoy a fun sight.
These little fish plus at least 15 more jumped out of the water for about an hour.
Watching them it looked like they where  playing in the waves and snacking on the bugs that love to drive us crazy in the early evening.

Morning came way to early. 
I took this photo at 0730.
I'm glad I got my lazy bones out of the cabin. 
It is such a magical time of day. 
The perfect do over.

Plus the perfect light for pictures.
I love taking pictures.
I'm crazy lucky that I was able to get a camera a couple birthdays ago that makes it fun and rewarding to take pictures.

I'm also in love with instagram.
I love seeing all of the creative things that people can do with thier phone.
So much better than facebook.
Lots of eye candy and very few words.

On our way home we took a detour via ferry.
I am always amazed at the beauty of our city.
I am so glad that my kiddos get to grow up here.

The count down has begun until school starts. Em is super excited for kindergarten, Molly can't wait for pre school and poor Colin. He is not any of those. 
I'm split. 
Little excited for all of the time to sew without feeling like I am checked out during the day.
Little sad for all of the moments I will miss during the day while Colin is gone all day. Em is only 1/2 day and Molly is only 2 times a week. I will still have more then enough time with the girl's.

Off to bed....Since home from So. Cal I can not get it together during the day. Extremely tired and foggy all day. Need to try to get some good sleep tonight.


  1. Congrats on Paisley! What I cutie. I can't believe you have a second dog now.

    Good luck to Allie! :)


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