Ok, ok, maybe we were on a permanent vacation, but it's back to reality for me after spending the majority of the summer galavanting across the country. Grace, Braxton and I got to spend some amazing time with my parents in northern California.
|Grace and Grandad found each other at the airport|
Braxton met his Grandad for the first time.
|Grammy and Grandad with their favorite grandson!|
We visited family.
|GG, or "Grandma Buddy" as Grace calls her|
|Great Grandma Elsie and Braxton|
|Lots of fun times playing games and snuggling!|
We rode trains.
|Western Pacific Railroad Museum|
|Dog race followed by the kids race|
|Grace wants to ask Santa for one of these for Christmas!|
Grace took swim lessons.
|3 weeks of lesson in Portola. Grace loved the instructors and gained so much confidence in the water.|
Braxton learned how to sit up, scream and Army crawl.
|"It's on, Mama!"|
We ate like we were on vacation!
Went hiking, biking and kayaking.
We missed Daddy a lot, but we were reunited for a fun trip to South Lake Tahoe at the end of the month. We got to enjoy to the view (and the cooler weather), and let loose a little with some good friends.
|See the resemblance? ;)|
|My handsome date! SO happy to be reunited with my other half.|
|The boys pre-wedding.|
I'm still not exactly sure how we ended up living so far away from my family, but I am so grateful for this fun-filled time we got to spend with them this summer. How lucky was I to wake up to fresh brewed coffee and the occasional bakery delight? We went on evening walks and enjoyed the bounty at the weekly Farmer's Market. We saw wildlife ranging from packs of bucks, to a bear trotting across the rode. We laughed, joked and made cherished memories.
|Bike ride and donuts- a perfect combo!|
|This mug was handmade by a potter selling his wares at the Beckwourth Farmer's Market. I'm pretty sure it can house 3 cups of coffee! (Perfect for mornings when you're dragging...)|
|You know, just hanging at the airport trying to maintain our sanity.|
Braxton is moving and grooving and basically a menace. He can maneuver his way using an army crawl all the way across the living room, into the kitchen (or to the dog food bowl). He is still not sleeping through the night and has started
Family life is keeping us busy, and we are looking forward to the shift to fall in the coming months. Bring on the football, celebrations, pumpkins and changing leaves!!!