Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hello, August!


So, August....hard to believe it's already here. We're back from Cannon Beach and had the most amazing time. We're basically unpacked, and the laundry is almost done; I can't bring myself to pour the sand out of my tote bag though. Aside from gritty lip gloss, I'm enjoying the reminder of our trip.

I'm always surprised by what I notice after being away - how big our house feels after staying in a hotel. The overwhelming scent of mint wafting into the house when the garden gets watered. Things like that.

We miraculously managed to be gone during a period of soaring temperatures in Seattle - what timing.

In the coming month we have two birthdays to celebrate (Abbott's birthday was yesterday but his party hasn't happened yet), grandparents and cousins visiting, more traveling...

How was your week? xoxo

15 comments:

MrsMama said...

Welcome back! Love the new blog banner and the pic with the boys chillin' on the beach. :)

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

So glad you had a good time...anytime at the beach is good but a whole week is even better. Love the new banner,too.

kks said...

love the new header!

Jodi said...

noticed "with envy" the amazing header yesterday. I love reading your blog because of your wonderful insight and the little tweaks you make to it that increase it's loveability!

Jess said...

What a great trip! I would take every road trip to Cannon Beach if I lived out there.
Such a lovely place.

SEDONA said...

Glad you had a nice time! We also just returned from a road trip, Sedona's first. You can read about it on her blog :-)
Looking forward to seeing what you put together for Abbott's b-day; I know it'll be something fabulous!
Taina

sweet fine day/Jenna said...

sounds like a great vacation. I have many many fond memories of canon beach and have stayed there on numerous occasions over the yrs. Brings back memories of a certain time and people in my life.

Purple Flowers said...

Your new banner is great. It represents you and your family perfectly!

Kwana said...

Welcome back! I love the banner and am glad you had a nice va-ca.

nicola said...

welcome back! i already commented on the banner and birthday, but it can never be too much, right? love it and happy bday again!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

KPiep said...

Welcome Back! I'm glad to hear you had a good trip!

Becky said...

Love the header! I am in LA this weekend enjoying some relatively cooler-than-Atlanta temps. Well done for missing the heat!

Jessica Gushue le Grange said...

Beautiful blog I just discovered! I am very inspired to capture such detailed and charming photos myself, well done.

Francesca said...

Must feel good to be back and still have so many things to look forward to! THe new banner is beautiful!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I'm new here; fabulous photos! I agree with you, I too thoroughly enjoy the air of familiarity after being on vacation-truly, there's no place like home. All the best with your upcoming events.