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Day to Day Life: Weeks 42, 43, 44!

It appears our days are filled with so many shenanigans, I lose track of all time. I’ll think to myself “I should write a Monday post…” and then suddenly it’s Saturday and I’m exhausted. A quick browse-through of the last few weeks:

What is this? Our washing machine broke and this is the laundry that accumulated over the course of three days. Yes, three days.
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Don’t fret! Although it took a couple weeks, these beauties arrived. They’re bigger than the last and will hopefully cut down on the number of laundry loads each week.
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Adult dinner-ing at its finest.
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One of my favorite walks home this time of year.
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This guy and girl are getting older and requiring a little more assistance daily… They turned 11 in August.
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We’ve hit fall, but have had some gorgeous weather recently. Tomatoes are still red and ripe.
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There have been a number of trips out of town for water polo. This photo is after Vincent’s team totally dominated all weekend and won first place in the Salem Tournament.
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This fella has been on a number of the polo trips with us…
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Little Chicken having a bath!
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Some lovely clouds somewhere along I-5 Northbound.
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While running errands one morning, the hubby and I attempted to get burritos in 3 different places… When all those places were closed, we gave up… then rode by In-N-Out, which just opened their first location outside of California here. The line was almost nonexistent (which has been unheard of) so… neapolitan shake and animal style fries to share for breakfast.
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So many road trips… the roads begin to all seem like this.
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Somebody got braces…
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My hubby was part of a reading in Eugene. That week we drove home from Salem Sunday, drove up to Eugene Tuesday, drove to Ashland Wednesday, then drove up to Cottage Grove on Friday! It was pretty silly. But! The reading went well…
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And we took it upon ourselves to find excellent New York style pizza in town…
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And the clouds were impeccably moody!
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Do you know what is going on in the photo? LOTS of sass and LOTS of not listening to Julie (i.e. “Don’t stand on Nana’s countertops…” “I can do whatever I want!” Geeze!)!
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Homemade Yumm bowls one night.
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Chicken has been to all the water polo tournaments. Because of his crazy legs, it’s hard for him to get comfortable sometimes… so he gets to ride shotgun in my lap.
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Both the Ashland boys and girls water polo teams are first in their conference. That means they’ll go up on Thursday to play in the District tournament and hopefully play for first in state next weekend.
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Fluffy, TALL biscuits and mushroom gravy for breakfast.
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There are certain days that bourbon:thirty comes waaaay before 5 o’clock! ;)
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Moody moon skies.
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Boo!
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Silas insisted Craig try on the costume he and his mom made for Halloween…
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Meanwhile Vincent and his friends went as Scooby Doo and the gang. (Thelma met up with them later into the night.)
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One of my favorite dinners in a while! Vegetable chow mein with crisp ginger soy tofu!
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Hope you’ve all been enjoying the last few weeks!

Day to Day Life: Week Thirty-Seven

A little peek at the last week:

Goodnight, sky.
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A thrown together dinner one night. Pan seared polenta, topped with fontina, homemade pesto, feta and fresh tomatoes. Trader Joe’s veggie chicken sausage and some caesar salad.
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My go-to happy place.
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Water polo season is absolutely in full effect… Vincent and Kenya (Silas’s sister) had a scrimmage game early in the week.
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Silas hung out at the game, too.
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Tuesdays. (Sorry… not so sorry.) And why everyone should download the Dubsmash App. Hah.

How to be a less grumpy person mid-week. ;) Salmon, tuna, shrimp, avocado, cucumber, and chili mayo.
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This guy came running out into the street one afternoon as we drove to Silas’s school.
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An end-of-the-summer flavored beer.
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This guy, always looking guilty.
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And this girl, always wanting to shake my hand or get as close as physically possible to me.
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A potato corn chowder one night.
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Here’s a throwback for you to perhaps the girliest outfit I wore between the ages of 5 and 16. Barefoot in Michigan, because I am always going to be an island girl.
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Enchilada casserole thinga-ma-bob.
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On Saturday there was a pick-up water polo game that both boys went to. Silas played with kids who were anywhere from 15 to nearly 20.
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Since there were some alumni players as well as current players, things got a little funny…
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Silas even attempted a shot on Vincent…
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And made a goal. Then nonchalantly turned around while Vincent smiled.
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Zucchini cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.
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Aaaand my favorite dinner night… ;)
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Day to Day Life: Weeks Thirty-Four, Thirty-Five and Thirty-Six

The last few weeks in a series of photographs:

Upon cracking open my first bottles of kombucha, I discovered it’s the bubbliest, tastiest homemade ‘booch! I am very excited about future flavor possibilities!
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Silas’s mom found a little injured bird at her workplace and called to see if I’d come get it… Because that’s what crazy bird ladies do.
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After figuring out what type of bird s/he was (I think a Hutton’s vireo), I figured out what it’d eat (bugs and berries mainly). Despite a good appetite, after a few days the little guy didn’t make it…
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We had a last-of-the-summer camping trip, which was also for the kickoff of Vincent’s water polo season. We camped with the team in Redmond, Oregon. Enroute to Eastern Oregon…
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Guess who else got to camp?
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Uploading and editing water polo pictures in our tent, listening to some crazy wind outside and hiding from the dust…
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Coming home from camping means butt-loads of laundry. Apparently.
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Eggplant parmesan with ALL the eggplants out of our little garden.
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Dough balls.
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For pizza night… though pretty, this was the spiciest pizza EVER. Luckily sour cream on said pizza wasn’t as odd as it sounds! Hah!
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Little Chicken is not a morning Chicken.

Yolks.
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Excellent Ashland grocery store finds!
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Taco night!
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Little cuddle Chickie.
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Parmesan mashed ‘taters with mushroom gravy, fried Quorn nak’d chik’n with a parmesan panko crust, homemade bbq sauce and some little corns.
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Somebody started their last year of elementary school this week! (Photo curteosy of his mama.) Vincent also started his last year of high school, but there were no pictures taken.
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Making guacamole makes me miss the free Kaua’i avocados that used to grow in my backyard! Avos are expensive!
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Vincent’s 17th birthday was yesterday. We tried to surprise him a day early after water polo practice, which was a failure! Due to a little lightning and thunder the kids left early! Vincent wasn’t even there when we showed up! So we simply ate the cupcakes on his actual birthday, along with a little homemade pizza party with some friends and family. While I charged my camera intending to take some photos, I didn’t capture a single photograph other than the cupcakes the day prior!
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Day to Day Life: Week Thirty-Three

The last week looked something like this:

So many sunflowers all over the yard right now…!
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Water polo season is about to start… Vincent’s been working his ass off as goalie already this summer.
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Lots of magical skies this week.
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Saucy!
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Necessary for taco night…
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I like watching how the colors of these hills change with the seasons.
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After Chicken (who is in fact a pigeon, yes…) gets a bath, her favorite time is towel time.
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Taco leftovers means taco lunching!
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More Ashland hills.
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Vegetarian pepperoni pizza mac and cheese!
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Apples to Apples Junior with the whole fam-damly.
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Goodbye, sun.
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Chicken friend.
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I was so excited to find this dude! It means the beans are a-comin! : )
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Nothing but trouble!
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Boys being boys. Shooting things.
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I made vegetarian manapua! And they came out tasty!
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Late summer sunsets are the best.
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A post workout brunch featuring eggs, fresh spinach, chopped tomatoes from the garden and goat cheese.
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My husband was part of a literary event at Barking Moon Farm. The garlic hanging to dry in the barn was lovely!
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