Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Summer 2012

Summer comes late to Seattle. A cool, rainy month of June slowly turned into a gloriously beautiful sunny skies filled July and August. It is during these months, that I often wonder why more people don't move to Seattle. There is really no better place to be in the Summer...It is so pretty and perfect, that I almost forget the rainy Spring, almost being the key word. Here is what we have been doing...

Our Summer began with a visit to Dayton, OH in order to visit the most beautiful baby in all the land, my gorgeous brand new niece, Emma Ruth Hentschel. We love her so much already, and had a fantastic, peaceful week cuddling this sweet, precious baby girl.

Ryann had her very first dance recital at the beginning of the Summer. Her tap class did a train conductor dance. The theme of the recital was transportation:) It was ridiculously cute. Of course, as eager parents of an only child at her first extra-curricular performance, we thought she was the best one;)

I know what you are thinking, why are there not more train conductors in this world with outfits like this?

gangsta train conductor?

Some of our Best Friends, The Woods, came to visit us in July. We love them so very much and it was such a delight to have them here with us. We miss them so much!

Barrett Wood always has been and always will be one of my favorite people in this world.

It was so fun getting to know Miss Caroline Wood. She is such a doll; I love the look she is giving Ryann in this picture. Caroline,I sometimes look at her this way too:)

Our July was capped off with a visit from Mark's parents. We were so excited to have Grandma and PaPa Lamb with us for a week. It was a fun-filled week that included: World Concern's Mud Run, The Lavender festival, a beach day, a zoo day, Downtown Seattle, and a vigorous hike to Bridal Veil Falls. We had so much fun, and are so blessed to have such wonderful, caring, parents. We so enjoyed our time with them.

So there you have it, a fun-filled Seattle Summer.