It's the end of summer. For some, the actual date of September 23 accounts for a season change, for others: the start of school. I hereby, AM one of the others.
Tonight, i sit outside, back porch highly vacant, with one of the boldest and freshly ground cups of coffee; only second to the cups by the Whidbey shores. Black. Bold. and Bangin'. All this while Mr. and Mrs. Kimbell to the right have lit up their back yard with string lights and tiki tourches. Bonfire crackles and warms our yards too.
I want to share my heart with you. Loved. Since coming back to Maplewood Dr., my neighbors have blessed me by being simply neighbors. We have shared stories, exchanged vegetables and hotdog chili, advice, and time. Before coming home, I remember wanting so deeply to know them better, for longer, and with more gentleness and love. They have surpassed any attempts i could have made. I'm sure Raleigh would agree in part. She's a hotdog fan, and surely is ready to bust out some of ole' Oscar's Chili.
It's been nice to hear about how other people are doing. Mom and Dad are still remodeling and working to move back to Groff St. Leslie is about to hike for a while, then we'll meet for Lana's wedding in a month. My neighbor Chris just finished boot camp at top of his platoon and you talk about having a proud daddy; that man is proud! Raleigh's team played a weekend ago and went 2 for 2 (it was a sweet weekend all together.) Cabarrus county flooded for a couple days, but fortunately receeded. Crazy though.
Most refreshing ice cream all time: mint chocolate chip.
Latest colorado predator: skunk.
Cutest colorado predator: skunk.
Hilarous babysitting quote: (while slicing an apple) "You cut an apple well for being half kid and half grown up." - Celia
Campfires smell like heaven. Hopefully...or bacon.
Lastly, jalopenos spice up your life, not just your food.