Perpetual time warp! I went to the outlet stores near my house yesterday (to buy my giant baby bigger clothes AGAIN) and it was packed with back-to-school shoppers. The temps are dipping into the 40s at night this week. On my hike yesterday, I swear I saw some leaves changing color. Is fall really on its way already? Life just keeps on a-rollin’ for the Howe family. Oden is 6 months old today and his list of “firsts” is growing: first roll-over from front to back, first foods, first road trip. Some days are so difficult that I welcome their end, but it’s surprising how quickly time seems to be passing these days. Note to self: Stop and soak it in. This moment, however hard or glorious, will be gone in a flash…
Here are some late-summer smiles!
Oden has made so many friends lately! He loves new people.
How Mama hosts a party with a baby sleeping upstairs: a baby monitor accessory.
A rare night out on the town with friends.
Bright made us shrimp and grits for breakfast! The South in Utah!
There is a shop on Main Street devoted only to socks. I liked these!
Need this hat. #ibelieve
Oden’s first time in a big pool was super fun!
A feel-good brunch for me, courtesy of Chef Hubby.
This little gadget makes making homemade baby food super easy!
Please note that my coffee is just out of reach. HELP.
Apparently, we are no longer into pears.
I’m so lucky.
We took Willie the Camper on his first trip! (What’s a “maiden” voyage for a boy?)
Sarah was in town from Oman and got to meet Oden. I also met her new baby, Silas!
Grandpa is imparting camping wisdom. He’s the master.
No, we did not actually feed our infant coffee ice cream.
Early camping mornings look like this.
This makes me so happy! Jumping under the pines!
John sends me photos like this from his bike rides because he knows they make me happy.
Hot dads with babies!
Just a little Macy time.
Does my six-month-old look like a toddler…?
Cholula stalked a squirrel for hours.
I made a killer “hobo” dinner, Mexican-style! I’ll make it again and share the recipe.
Oden’s feet go in his mouth these days. Baths are important.
The view from a hike with Cholula, way up high!
Arguably the best meal of summer: tomato toastettes!
One year ago, we were at Red Butte Garden seeing Rodrigo y Gabriela.
Two years ago, Sarah was visiting and the Durango girls got together to celebrate!
Three years ago, we were celebrating my dad’s birthday on the patio!
Four years ago, I talked my crazy family into having a costume cocktail party while camping.
Five years ago, John tricked me to hike longer, but this view was the pay-off!
And this morning, I spied a tiny strawberry on my plant!
You know. Just the usual bliss.
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