This week (or so’s) parting shots..

My running and bike trials are totally flooded.  It is insane!




Post surf, music chill out.


Mia made crepes fro breakfast one morning. Yum!


Chores still happen during the summer, to the angst of little Minime’s and big brothers.


Honey got her nails did by Mia.  Oh, Honey.



Island time.







Dinner out with the famdamly.  Never a dull moment.


So tired after some serious paddling and surfing.DSC_8154-3

Mia braided my hair. I have no clue what this braid is called, but it is pretty cool.


Happy Fathers Day Billy! Love, your crazy wife!

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Yes, that is a live coral snake.  Seriously beautiful creature.



And parting shot…. Skye and a rare, tender moment with Billy. She loves him so much…from a distance.  She has come a long way from the shy, scared, and abused dog she was when she came to us.


Happy weekend babies!  Make the most of it.  We sure will.

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Basketball summer

My #3 son, who you never see on here these days, actually exists.  He is not a figment of your imagination. Quinn just does NOT like to be photographed. Teen to the max.

He is absolutely NOT a surfer, but super gifted in football and basketball.  Basketball being his favorite.

In addition to playing with his school, he also on a select team and travels to tournaments.

I got a few shots at the last tourney, but they are so blurry due to very low light and constant motion.


After downloading the shots, I decided that I like the blurry ones, as they represent Quinn to a T.  Constant! Motion! He has been this way since he was a baby, and it has never stopped.

It is so interesting to me that, even though he was born with clubfoot, it has not slowed him down one iota. He is such  gifted athlete, and if you look online, that seems to be a trend with folks born with this disability. Honestly, it has never been a “disability” for him and has never defined who he is.  He just took the ball and ran with it….literally.


He made the shot above.   It is a blast watching him play because he studies basketball videos all the time and works on getting all the moves down, so there is never a dull moment when he has the ball.


We don’t call him The Mighty Quinn for nothing. Since he was a baby we sang this to him.  His theme song and he sure has lived up to it.  His goals are to get a basketball scholarship to a certain college, and I have 100% confidence in him as he strives for this goal.

“Come on without, come on within, you’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn.”

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