The winter was long, cold, snowy & a bit depressing, but summer is making up for it! As I told Jared last night, I am rather fond of summer in Spokane! Here we are in mid-to-late June and we haven't used air conditioning in our house yet! Heck, we don't even own one yet! Although we're buying 2 small window units from friends who are moving to England today. Anyway, my point is that this is the mildest summer I've ever seen and I like it! I love being able to spend hours outside without getting too hot, keeping the windows open, not breaking 90 degrees! Kids just got out of school this week, in NM I remember getting out in early May and starting up again in mid-August. And the flowers! There are some gorgeous peonies around our neighborhood, as well as hostas, iris, and many beautiful tulips through the spring. The outdoor pool on base opened last weekend so hopefully we'll get a few good swims in before our season of travel begins.
It's also the season of moving, or as we AF families call it, "PCSing" (permanent change of station).
Yesterday my Bible study group got together at the park on base and said good-bye to two of our own, Krista and Michelle. Krista and I were pregnant together and had our babies just a few days apart. She is a Spokane native and ironically, they're headed to Cannon AFB in the 505! Michelle is a more experienced mom of 3 who I've turned to for advice and help. She was so gracious to help in those early weeks of new baby, toddler & husband deployment. I'm always sad that people always seem to move just as I am getting to know them. I will miss them. God bless you ladies.
Notice the necklace grabbing. Jared and I realized the training of Elena began wayyyy too late so we've started teaching Miriam not to pull on necklaces.
Pictures with Bridget while big sister was begging off swing rides from anyone who would listen to her.
My first summer hat!
Krista & Michelle