Summer is quickly winding down for me – and oh-what-a-summer it’s been! In a mere two weeks I’ll be back in my classroom (possibly my last year) getting ready to welcome a room full of eager fourth graders. Until then, I plan to soak up every quiet minute I can.

I thought I’d use my post this time to record some favorite memories with family and friends over the past six weeks.

We began our summer break with two separate camping trips, breaking in our new solar set-up. Then, we were off to Maui to meet with our son and his girlfriend for 10 days. We don’t see them often anymore since he took a job in Boise, so it was wonderful to get the time together.


Birthday celebration 18 years later!

We were home for just a few days before my brother and his family came to visit from Georgia. They had just purchased a new trailer and had planned on spending a week on their property in Montana. Sadly, their new trailer and truck weren’t ready so our camping plans were changed at the last minute. We rented a beautiful cabin on Mt. Hood instead and had a great time.

And finally, three days at Silver Falls State Park, back in our Airstream. It was a working weekend for Todd, but we got in a few walks and bike rides between rain showers. It’s been a cool damp summer this year – but makes campfires all the nicer.


Special times and great memories!