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A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems
Philadelphia, Here I Come! : A Comedy in Three Acts
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
The Lost Salt Gift of Blood
Imagining Argentina
A Year Without "Made in China": One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy
The End of America: A Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Amongst Women
Church of the Dog
Charming Billy
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Birth House
The Poisonwood Bible
Catching Fire
The Hunger Games

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011


frequent visitors
frank(enstein) rock(y)(star)
not pictured judy (she's very moody and ran rocky off) and amy. 
oh, i have pictures but i won't make you watch a 300 deer slideshow like i did my husband.
 those were the 300 that made the cuts.
okay, in defense of my obsessive deer stalking i got to be a part of this. 
there is something about being surrounded by the non-man-made. 
fairy house.  they came alright and rested their wings in the furry bed,
kicked back in the mushroom chair and definitely swam in the pool. 
our fav walk up the hill to the overlook. 
let me address the glove.  it makes many appearances because it was worn for weeks (actually this is its twin. we had to lay the first to rest. you did your job well, glove).  surgery got the culprit out! 
heart tree
the workings of clay
                                                              domo arigato, mr. roboto
landscape 101 and 2
                                                  standing on the massive rock poses

one of the lookouts (well, i made it one) on our hike up the mountain.
gabe (who always sits by while we swim in a lake or pool or anywhere is pretty passive about most things) LOVES hiking. let's just say he gets a pep in his step. he is determined and i love to see him lead the way.  i didn't follow him here though.  i look down while brett helps him out of a rock nest.
he is so excited that he just creates his own path.
on our decline gabe says, "this must be the lost and found area." 
brett imitating his great great grandpa mcdaniel's photo stance.
                                                          is this corn hand shucked?
setting up for our movie under the stars. we did that one night but the others we leaned back and stared for hours.  there is worldly silence and nature speaks.  we were in awe because
we saw a shooting star that flew across the entire sky.  
we went to sun mountain to hike and thought we would ditch our usual place and try the unknown. we went in our car on this "bike" trail and it keeps narrowing and steeply sloping down. brett asks me if we should turn around and of course i always want to keep going so we do and our car drives closer to the edge of the cliff and we get in a bit of a tight spot (where we freak out) but make it through...  camille started this impression of me that goes "yeah, yeah, keep going. we'll make it.  oh, yeah keep going. i think we'll be fine" repeated a few times in a valley girl voice which was new to me but it does sound pretty spot on.  sorry brett for taking you with me (not just on this ride). 
glad i get to look into these faces everyday!

Monday, June 6, 2011

SCOUTIN' with the Girls

East Beach Watch  (was so hard to do)!
Troop 43561
Still enjoying Beach Watch (I promise I watched the girls when they were out)! 
Kite Flying or Girl Flying?
Exploring North Beach
Girl Led-Freestyle Face Painting
The Peace Sign
This lured me from Campfire to admire the Fire of Sunset.

Can you tell I am just a bit obsessed with this wonder and beauty? 
 Back is on the rocks, soaking in these moments.