I have a reasonably reasonable excuse for the long silence...I went to Oregon! I have been back for a week and a half, but somehow I have been super busy on other priorities and haven't thought about blogging at all! Here is a series of pictures from the end of the summer before I left and next time I'll share some photos from my fabulous trip to see family and friends. Above is Mr. Elijah with some escarole that he helped me pick from the garden. We didn't harvest a whole lot from our garden, but we got some nice leafy greens.
Miss Millie in her sailor dress that I was partial to this summer.
It had little red buttons all the way down the back.
:-) I love this smile!
More sisters! Such a blessing.
Peter says he was over-smiling in this picture. Bronwyn has a tendency to make us over-happy.
I love this little vintage dress that my Mom bought when Cecily was a baby.
I loved this picture that I took of Sam at Cheat Lake.
I can't remember if I have mentioned the boys' dam this year. They dammed up the creek at the bottom of our property to make a swimming hole. We took a hike down there all together and man, was that a good time. They just love to show me the things that they do there and have built.
Eli doesn't get to come down unless myself or Peter are with him, so he was very happy to get a chance.
There are long vines that hang from the trees. The boys have found a good use for them. On the days that they have their swim trunks on they just drop right into the water when they swing out.
Here is Sam, with one hand!
Exploring, with Sam taking a turn holding Bronwyn.
Ben on a vine.
Will, being a monkey.
Such a happy hike we had.
Back in the world of the civilized, here is Amelia with a fresh look after a haircut.
And I'll end with a final picture of the cutest family member. Don't her eyes shine? Love her.