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The Last Week of Vacation



I would try to list all the things we did with the kids this summer to keep them and us busy alongside work and everything else, but instead, I'm just going to show you last week. 

Had to get a Rivercats game in. Our local AAA team is
pretty amazing. And even if our season has been less than stellar,
we won that night.
So there you go.





It wouldn't be summer without a trip to the optometrist, right?
My eyes are slightly worse in the first time of EVER. (I turned 40 recently, that was
definitely a summer event ... that I don't want to talk about. You understand).
But, my wonderful father is said optometrist, so it's always a fun
visit. Thanks Dad!




We usually squeeze in a trip to IKEA.

Random trivia: We bought this exact table and chairs 10 years
ago as a "temporary" fix for the dinette until husband made a better one.

Here's a couple other trivia things to note:

1. We paid $120 ten years ago. Woah. Inflation.
2. We still have this "temporary" table. Using it. Daily. Nightly.
3. IKEA tables and chairs are obviously FAR sturdier than you ever thought possible. Who knew?
4. I'm still waiting on that other table.
5. I'm way more patient than my husband tells me I am. Case in point.




This puppy of mine loves to swim and be with her "brothers." Even when she's done swimming,
she'll watch them play. 
From the comfort of my chair.




We went to San Francisco. Gorgeous view here from
Twin Peaks.



Went to the beach. Boys had never been to the SF ocean.
Even though somehow only I'm in this picture, I swear
the whole fam was there.




Visited this bridge, as we usually do.
It was 55 degrees when I took this picture and
99 degrees in Sacramento at the exact same time.
Not sure WHY we live in Sacramento.
Oh right. Cost of living in SF is one of the worst in the world.
Ah, but the bridge sure is amazing.




Another awesome view of said bridge.





Okay, seriously folks. Who doesn't go to the California Academy of Sciences with their kids
ever until last week and now that my oldest is 15 years old? We do. That's who. So lame of us
because this place is amazing. We only visited the day,
but we could go back for days more.
And might I add that I saved $5 with my student ID!
Woop woop! Haven't saved money with that kind of ID in twenty years.
And here I thought  being 40 was all bad.

(Never mind that the ticket lady thought the student ID was initially for my oldest. Just kidding! But, maybe not. She probably did and didn't say anything ... I could be over thinking this.)


Happy August and I'm going to say it, Happy Fall, because when kids go back to school
even if it's in August and it's 102 degrees, I think Fall and Autumn, and pumpkins and cool, crisp
weather and apples, and fires and sweaters and boots and ... 


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