I feel just a teeny tiny bit guilty enjoying this beautiful summery weather in a winter of drought when we could use a huge rainstorm instead a a beach day. But someone has got to do it, so it might as well be me. 😉
(photo from yesterday on a quick hike up an open space near us before I grabbed the kids from school and headed to the beach for a sunset dinner with friends and waited for Jesse to get off work – Santa Barbara is not rough to enjoy).
Tonight when I got off work, Asher was napping so Selah and I christened the new driveway with sidewalk chalk. We thought it’d be a great idea to lay on the warm concrete while the sun went down and take silly pictures of us and our artwork.
Saving the best for last, how lucky am I to be loved by her?!
My budding photographer wanted to take one of me beside her work as well:
Not the most flattering, but if I look hard enough, my mind can hear the wild parrots squawking, smell the faint smell of BBQ, and feel the warmth of the ground as the air turns cool when the sun sneaks behind the mountains. It’s one of those evenings I’m reminded why I don’t count the cost of living here because the reward is priceless.
After I pulled together a makeshift homemade cheese pizza and spinach salad dinner (Jesse was gone tonight so I didn’t get fancy, and just did something to satisfy the natives), I switched to Valentine duty in preparation for school parties tomorrow. About 25 for each of them means 50 of those bad boys between the two kids. I think it turned out relatively cute for a simple project:
Thank goodness for image search on Google which gave me the idea. I have a love/hate relationship with kid crafts, but likely not for reasons you’d expect. I actually love crafts and art projects, but hate that I am usually pulling things together at the last minute…and wish my kids were a little more into it so that I could do it with them rather than try to entertain them while I finish. I’m sure these things change with age, and for now my little tootsie pop cards will be it for tomorrow’s school festivities! ❤️