"Adventures, I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull...But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually...I expect they had a lot of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten."

-Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

Friday, August 26, 2011

Look Ma! No legs!

Alina is getting stronger and more coordinated every day. She can now walk short distances without her AFO's on!

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The end of Summer...


...when the easy livin' takes a back seat. When the end of a dock will soon be a memory...


When you long for the feeling of an old cabin chair...


When brothers can just peacefully be...


And little girls enjoy being beachy


Where kids can be kids... feeding corn to the fish and enjoying the evening...


School starts in just a couple weeks. The pool will come down, the lakes will be too cold to swim, weeks will be busy with school and activities, and weekends filled with soaking up Fall. But for now, we are livin' easy. :)