field hockey girls, assemble!

Oh these field hockey girls! I've decided that I love them. They are such a good bunch of little ladies and their momma's are such a good bunch of momma's and I like to pretend that they will be friends forever. Or at least through high school. That can be thing right? Just look at them all on their last day of summer hockey camp!

david's actual birthday

I love my kids. I really do. But David's birthday was the birthday that never ended (this is the birthday that never ennnnnds, it just goes on and on my friennnnnnds). You're welcome for that, I'll have you know. But seriously. This birthday! We started it off the beginning of the week with friends celebrating... and then there was his actual birthday.... and then parties! So here we are. Starting it off with his actual day of  birth, which was Wednesday.

michaux state forest

When we were driving home from Sheandoah and much (relatively) closer to home I took to google maps to see what mountain range I was seeing here in PA. Which ended up being part of Michaux State Forest. I have been pestering Matt ever since to go back there but as it's over an hour and a half you can understand his feet dragging just a bit. But as I mentioned the other day he had off work so! What else should one do on a Thursday when one's husband is home free! Travel to hike and see nice views!

a greek fourth of july

Apparently, as we know all know now that I'm Greek, it should come as no surprise to anyone that my mother's very best friend is Greek. Oh how we love that Yiota! And every year (when she is not in Greece, that is) this Greek friend of my mother's hosts quite the shindig for the Fourth! There are lots and lots of people, food galore, drinks, and most of the time, fireworks! We came bearing desserts and lots of patriotically dressed little children!

fourth of july at the pool

The heat wave continued on to the actual Fourth of July, and so as if we even needed an excuse, we had my family all come over for a swim before the evening's festivities. With drinks and snacks, of course!