Sunday, June 19, 2016

Shorn or Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!
We were so lucky to have a great day with Dad!  It's been a fun first week of summer. Both Owen and I were signed up with trackers with our dear friends J and E.  It was great to start camps off with good friends around us.... I was in the magic camp and Owen did the secret agent camp.  We both came home exhausted (and often covered in camo... ashes all over our bodies!).  In spite of being really tired, 
 We have managed a serious water balloon fight after camp... not only in spite of our tiredness, but also the 60deg. days with lots of rain and even hail... and water balloons!



Everyone but Mom got their hair cut this weekend too!  I was particularly anxious to get it cut of to my chin again so I went to Rudy's and the hair cutter did a great job!  I love having less tangles and how light it feels on my head!  Dad and Owen got on the bandwagon too, and that night they also shaved off their (relatively) long hair too!
TOday we celebrate our fantastic Daddy who takes such amazing care of us... even cooking his own dinner on Father's day when he realized that maybe Mom had ambitious plans for the day and was getting behind.  We started the day off with some super fluffy japanese pancakes that Mom and Owen were trying out this weekend, they are so yummy! Oh Grandma Terri... Dad sends his thanks to you for planting this idea for how to celebrate special days in our head... yep.  Silly String!


We got Dad a new tackle box and a new bread knife, so he as pretty pleased.  We even decorated the tackle box with fishes, well wishes and just a hint of glitter.  After getting a few things done around the house, we headed out to pick blackberries!  
 The siskyous were in full force and really huge, so picking went pretty quickly.  The weather was perfect
 I even took some relaxing time while everyone else was topping off their buckets.  All in all a great summer week!  Happy Father's day to not only Daddy but also Grandpa Tom and Grandpa Steves... and all of the other fantastic father's out there!  We have so many wonderful men in our lives, and feel lucky to have so many great examples of what it really means to be a Dad and a great human being.  Thank you!
The tragic shooting in Orlando had us talking this week about kindness and how beautiful and interesting all people are, and how we can support our friends and community no matter who people love, or how they express themselves.  Our hearts go out to the families impacted and to the LGBTQ community that has been so hurt by this, we will do our best to help you feel safe again.  My solution was pretty simple, maybe that guy should have thought that it doesn't matter who likes who and take a few deep breaths ... maybe three.

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