Plus all the other pictures I’ve neglected to post!
Guys, my life is kicking my bum.
That’s ok, I kinda need the exercise.
I asked Bryce the other day if he thought I was a tidy person…
and he diplomatically responded that I do not have enough time, but if I DID, I would totally be tidy.
That sums up what’s happening here, most things are getting done most of the time to some sort of acceptable degree.
In other news….pictures!
Pictures are great…mainly because I have this lense that is magical and somehow makes the clutter and chaos around the subject sort of disappear…
so I come across as…
And it totally makes it look like I’m accomplishing something to some sort of degree…like taking a picture once a day.
I reallly take anywhere between fifty and a hundred pictures a day, but like one turns out.
Talk about a full confession.
I mean can you think of anything else you do in life that you’re like, if one percent is awesome it was worth it?
Yeah, me neither.
But, the practice is helpful and I can tell I’m improving…ish.
Libby waking up from her nap.
Spencer putting together some gear for fighting the bad guys.
Anyone who can identify something that should’ve been cropped out of this picture that I missed until it was too late gets a gold star.
And SPRING BREAK!
We drove down to L.A. where we stayed with my friend from our days in Colorado.
So, I went by myself.
With the six darlings.
And I decided to leave at 5 am, thinking that would help the day along.
Which was a fine plan until I hit two mountain passes
with howling wind and blinding snow while it was still dark
and I was yelling at Elizabeth
to find a bag for Meg to deposit what was formerly known as her breakfast into.
Then it rained consistently for the next eight hours.
We hit L.A., and I was like 18 more miles till we get there….
an hour and forty-five minutes later…
Rush hour traffic coming off a 12 hour drive in a huge rig was certainly something.
Naturally we rewarded ourselves with some local donut fare the next day.
And hit up a museum.
And then the beach!
I think we’re pretty awesome at the beach.
The next day we walked down to the pier and watched:
pigeons, surfers, and, guys, some dolphins!
Seriously, guys, dolphins.
And a free touch pool.
Monday we did the Tar Pits.
This was so fascinating.
There are these tar pits in the middle of L.A. that are active and they’re recovering fossils and bones from.
It was soooo cool.
We walked over the the art museum where they have these light posts as an art piece.
I’m not exaggerating when I say I NEED five hundred lamp posts.
And to the beach again, because, it’s the beach.
Tuesday we drove to Las Vegas to stay with my aunt and uncle.
We tried to keep in touch with Dad.
Thursday we did Hoover Dam.
I LOVE Hoover Dam.
It’s so fascinating.
Alright, the bathrooms are amazaing.
So I took some pictures.
And then we found some rocks that were kinda tricky to carry if you’re stubborn and refuse the help of a pocket.
Spencer turned six while we were out and about so we had a mini date.
Apparently we know how to welcome the sun.
On Friday we drove over to an abandoned gold mine where there’s basically a ton of junk and old buildings and cars to look at in the middle of nowhere Nevada.
Basically I want to be buried there.
Just a few more miles is the Colorado River.
That afternoon we went to the Pinball Hall of Fame.
Which is one of the funnest things we did.
And Saturday we pulled a 14 hour drive and made it back home.
To find spring had sprung.
That one time the couch tried to eat Libby alive.
I saved her.
Let the record show.
And I turned 34!
We bottled some orange soda and it was ready to drink when we got back from our west coast travels.
Spencer thought it’d be fun to vacuum his lips.
Libby’s wardrobe malfunction.
And one of Spencer’s new presents.
Weeding the garden.
And then it hailed later that day.
Hope it is springing in your neck of the woods!