Today was really a lovely day. After meeting, John, Gayle, Brent, Danny, Little D and I drove to Derek and Sara's for lunch. After that, we went for a bike ride around their neighborhood (I am now totally hooked on cruisers! - how cool is that Pink Fink?!). Tonight I ate dinner with my parents, and then caddied for my dad at the golf course - excellent father/daughter bonding time. Finally, just a few minutes ago, I ate cheesecake and took a bath (but not at the same time, although I've done things like that before). Anyway, I was able to hang out with the people I love (including three of the best dads around), be outside, and eat dessert, all of which makes for a very fine time.
Happy things about summer: - Flip flops - Fruit stands that sell Ranier cherries - Daylight that lasts until 9:00 at night - the 4th of July with its fireworks (and all of the food associated with it) - Camping with the Centralia crew - Fairs, mostly because I can look at barnyard animals - Church conventions - Watermelon - Fireflies
One weekend in May, Brent, Danny, Little D and I took a trip to Mount Ranier. On the way back we stopped at this somewhat random outdoor sculpture place and this is what we saw.... Derek and Sara, this is for you!
Brent and Danny bought Derek this monkey in the gift shop, he hugged on it for about 20 seconds, and then tossed it onto the pavement, at which point I ran over it with the stroller. So much for a souvenier from our day at the zoo :)
I am willing to post this wretched picture of me because he is so blasted cute. And that, my friends, is the sacrifice of an aunt. Friday at Derek and Sara's was so fun! Susan and Sara made a fabulous dinner, we played a new game, and we watched a slide show that Ryan made documenting his time in Iraq. Let's do it again, you guys!