For the first time in nearly three years, I got to see the see the ocean. It was only for less than half an hour, but I'll take it! There is just something about the ocean that soothes and excites me all at the same time. I think it is in part because growing up we spent many family vacations visiting grandparents and seeing the ocean. Awe. We were near the ocean for Rachel's dad's funeral. So, you may notice that Eliana wasn't with us. She had an amazing day with my family. We figured her seeing some of her favorite people mourning would rock her world a bit. Natalie thankfully slept through the whole service and brought joy and comfort to those around us.
Any guesses what you are looking at to the right? Well, I had cooked a turkey and then made broth from the bones. I happened to notice that we had run out of freezer bags. I was a little worried that the regular bags would open, so I put all 8 or so small bags in one large bag to freeze. Can you tell what happened? At least one bag did open and then all of them were frozen together. They had been sitting on a bag of frozen veggies that had a bird chip clip keeping the bag closed. As you may see, it was frozen stuck. I hadn't planned on using all of the broth at once, but I ended up making some soup.
Awe, cheesecake! We had Jonathan and Julia over. They brought yummy cheesecake for dessert! Since they were mini cheesecakes, we got to sample all of the flavors! Amazing!
Playtime with Kyle and Eliana is always an adventure!
Dane and Natalie are distant cousins. Just like Eliana and Dawson below.
Eliana continues to love changing her clothes multiple times a day. Lately she likes to change into her Cinderella pajamas as soon as we get home from a walk or playing outside. I don't mind so much since I know it will be different within a couple of hours.