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Family Portraits in the Stairwell

September 16, 2013

A few weekends ago I ordered wall art standouts of the family portraits I took during our August visit to Homer. And then I hung them on our giant stairwell wall, visible from the entry way and the master bedroom. Which means I get to see beautiful photos of my family multiple times a day.

The hanging was a very scientific process that involved math and also physics and a little bit of astrology. Also paper and markers and scissors because craft projects are fun.

Olive was an instrumental part of the hanging process by barking her head off at the cat across the street.

After all of the MATH and SCIENCE was over and done with, Steve and Donovan decided it was the perfect time to jump in and help hang everything.

Dang, I have a good looking family (you can see the images better over on the Studio Valette blog).

Friday Swim Meets

September 13, 2013

Donovan is on the swim team again this year, and tonight he swam the 100 freestyle. I barreled* my way through the No Shoes Past This Point sign to get these shots of his heat because I needed photos and besides I was wearing boots not shoes and also who was going to stop me?

This year I am grateful that the bleachers are working and we don't have to stand to watch the meet, and also that there is wifi at the school pools we've been to so far because I just can't get that excited about teenagers swimming if they don't belong to me.

*walked calmly and slowly

Russian River Camping

September 8, 2013

While Zoe was here visiting we spent a couple of days camping on the Russian River in Cooper Landing. The campground is always packed with people fishing at the confluence between the Russian and Kenai rivers, but we had booked our camp site for just after the last salmon run was over and hardly anyone was out fishing.

The quiet and mostly empty campground combined with the fantastic sunny weather for the best camping experience I have ever had.

We played games and fed some squirrels and did some hiking and cooked s'moores and the dogs chased squirrels up trees. I didn't get cold or wet or cranky and I read most of a weird Hawaiian leprosy book.

Basically, it was amazing.

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