Last week was beautiful here in Olympia. I almost thought summer was here. Cate had a brief photography moment where she was taking my picture, directing my expressions. Here's one of the better examples:
Nothing says summer like saltwater sandals on little girls. Purple + pink.
And then last weekend I had an epic Sunday. Sherry and I did the Capital City Half Marathon. Sherry had to basically kick my butt to sign up and I complained and complained but then had a fabulous time although there are no pictures of the event. It rained the entire race and I kind of loved everything about it. And then I walked home from the finish, took a quick shower, and drove to Seattle to meet my former colleagues at Loma Linda for lunch. They are in town for a meeting. So fun to catch up and see all of their dear, familiar faces.
And then this week has just rained rather continuously. Yesterday, to be honest, was a horrendous day with a certain 3-year-old. I told Telfer last night that I was raising a wild, wild animal and it just is not going to end well. A good night's sleep ensued for both a certain child and her mother and today was much better.
This is Cate from this afternoon, a one-girl band. A drum, a morocco/drumstick and a kazoo. After I took the picture I was instructed to take up my tambourine and sing and walk in circles. I did so until I angled to play my favorite game: put mama to bed (I get to recline on the couch and get put to bed – so, so nice).
A couple of my favorite things of the moment. This was a Pinterest/Etsy find and I just framed it this morning (oh! Peonies are at Costco btw). I pray the fruits of the spirit every single day, so this was a timely, lovely piece.
I also love baker's twine and ordered a sample pack from this etsy shop. If I wrap a present for you during the next three years, you can almost certainly expect some baker's twine. It will be very pretty.