5/25/16

Things to Do - Life in the Fort

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Despite the rain the boys have still found time to work on their fort. I'm continually amazed that a random corner of our backyard (right next to the fence) has become such a source of entertainment.

In the past few weeks, the fort has become: a police station, complete with a "jail" and toy gun "firing range", as well as a tattoo parlor (hence why the kids keep doodling on themselves with pens) and a "man cave" (whatever that means).

Happy Wednesday! If you live in the area I hope you're enjoying this dose of sunshine.

5/23/16

Things to Do - When Life Gives you Lemons, Make Lemonade & When Life Gives You Rain, Photograph Flowers

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I'm trying to find the upside of all these rainy days. And the answer is - PEONIES!!!

Happy Monday everyone!!

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5/20/16

Things to Do - Cherish This Day & Random Links

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Sorry for the radio silence lately. How I've missed this space. And I had so many fun things to share. But last week both my computers died (the old iMac and the new iMac), so I haven't been able to post anything.

The last 12 days have been a tornado of genius bar appointments, calls with Applecare and multi-day hardware fixes that didn't work. And then yesterday, I learned that the continual crashing of my new iMac may have caused my external hard drive to corrupt - where I store all my photos and my lightroom catalog (yes, I know I should have backed it up, but since both computers had so many issues I could never keep the computers from crashing for long enough to backup the drive). I find out today what it will cost to save my external (they said anywhere from $200 to $2000).

And then there's all this f***ing rain.

Always, that's enough ranting. I want to keep this space happy and positive. So have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to check out this week's awesome on Cherish This Day!!

RANDOM LINKS:

* Have you seen this music video yet? It made me smile.

* Doesn't this photography/fiction book look really cool?

* Photoshopped movie stills with guns replaced by selfie sticks. THESE ARE AWESOME!!!

* The five big spring books.

* If I can get myself together, I might try and make this over the weekend.

* The busy person's lies. Interesting, I wonder if time tracking would just make me more frustrated about mind-numbing tasks (dish washing, standing in line, buying the same groceries week after week, driving kids around, etc.) or if it would help me appreciate the time I do have.

* This videogame looks beautiful and fun.

5/9/16

Things to Do - Around (March & April)

Just some random snapshots from the last two months. I've had A LOT of crazy computer problems, so these are the memories I could salvage from the ruins.

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Girl vs. boy games of capture the flag (weapons are optional).

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T has decided he's a photographer too.

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A cold weekday afternoon at the Spy Museum.

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Flowers at the dog park.

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Dog walks.

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Modern art the the National Gallery.

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Lazy afternoons on the couch.

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A warm spring break morning at Calvert Cliffs (there's something wonderful about the beach in April).

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Busch Gardens with friends over spring break (my girls are roller coaster addicts).

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The Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum in Williamsburg (I've always wanted to go to one of these and while I can't say it was truly amazing, it was a fun place to spend an hour).

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Hiking at Potomac Overlook with cousins and grandparents.

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Soccer season has begun.

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I love this group of crazy.

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A weekend in Chicago with Dan.

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I love spending my afternoons with this awesome kid.

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Neighborhood bike rides.

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Meeting new friends.

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Saturday downtime on the couch between soccer games.

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Lunch out with my beautiful almost-tween.

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Dinosaurs and hoses.

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Sunday night on Alexandria's waterfront.

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The best family ever.

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