Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Life Lately...

among other things, we have...
visited the aquarium.

loved watching our garden grow...and eating the rewards!

turned the living room into an indoor baseball field.
daily.
{at times, i have 6 boys playing baseball in the house.  crazy.}

we have lived in the pool.
{these two cousins could be siblings!}


mr. c and i had a staycation...at our home.
mimi picked up the kids on a thursday morning and didn't return them till sunday.
while they enjoyed the cool mountain air of big tree...we enjoyed FOUR days of couple time.
{and a clean house!}
we lounged.  we went to a movie. we ate out. we cooked in.  we worked out and hiked together.
and we finally made it to pizzeria bianco.
loved it.
{and REALLY loved the long weekend with my fabulous husband...thank you mimi.}

we have hung out at cool coffee shops like this one.
{shine in phoenix.}

i have found lots of pictures like this on my phone.
lots.

we have played games...like scrabble.

we {or i} have ran into exotic birds outside starbucks .
{there were two.  they ended up on my head.  tangled in my ponytail.}

we celebrated the 4th of july with the backs.
{it was actually the 5th of july.}
before the game, they did a heartfelt, beautiful tribute to the 19 firefighters who died in the yarnell fire.  bagpipes, amazing grace, photos of the men...amazing.
they also honored the military...past and present.

now, i am one who usually cries during the anthem.  it is always amazing to me that thousands of people can gather in one place and a song can bring the crowd to complete silence.  however, this time as the anthem was sung, it wasn't silent.  you could hear thousands of voices singing.
awesome.