Just yesterday I said to Livy: “I wonder how the changes of the seasons will be here, in our new home, in the South. Will it be like California? Or still there, only more subtle than New York?” I awoke this morning to the answer with the sounds of gentle breezes and a crisp chill in the air. It’s clear that summer is on it’s way out and autumn on it’s way in.
The change has got me thinking about all of the great adventures we’ve had this past season and thought it’d be fun to do a bit of a “Summer Highlights” post. The last two weeks, alone, has been so chocked full of new experiences and fun surprises!
And began a relationship with both home improvement and custom furniture building . . .
My most special of projects: Tyler’s surfboard . . .
Can read the entire story behind it’s creation here.
Livy, too has been spending a bit of time connecting with her artistic “sketchy-painty” self-
After this first painting of You Tube sensation, Amanda Steele went kinda viral,
she received a message from actor/director/Vine star, Tina Woods, to do a commisioned watercolor painting. I think it’s wonderful!
In other Livy news: she finally got her braces put on!
Trystan celebrated his 18th birthday.
First with us . . .
Then with his friends in New Hampshire . . .
We reunited with our first friends we ever made when we made the big move from California to upstate New York fifteen years ago. Trystan was four years old and Alivia, just a year at the time. We remained close friends and spent much time together in those early years until they moved away. And now eight years later we have moved and find ourselves in the same state yet again.