We read the book Joshua's Song, which is about the Molasses Flood in Boston in 1919. That prompted them to want to make something out of Molasses. It didn't disappoint, recipe below.
I went for my morning walk and jumped a mile when I noticed what I thought was a rock was a snapper. I came back and told my kids and asked them if they wanted to walk back to see if he was still there. They of course did. He hadn't moved in that whole time. That's when I realized he was stuck. We found a stick and I dug out the dirt below/under him until he was unstuck. I am thankful I took a few pics before he scooted away. Quite the experience! You can be sure we rushed home and got out our nature journal.
Below: Some really great books for a dollar or two a piece. Not the thrift store, but the used bookstore didn't disappoint.
This week has been challenging and emotional for us. We definitely didn't need one more stressful thing. Long and short, we're more upset than she is. She's happy daddy picked pink like her dress. We're also grieving the loss of summer as we know it for her for the next 3 weeks with no swimming. But, she's going to be just fine. That ocean will still be there in 3 weeks and I think that's the first thing we're going to do once the pesky thing comes off. This little girl is the most patient little girl ever. It's not going to slow her down. We love her so.
It's with a heavy heart we said goodbye to our Kammie. She was 14 1/2 and we've had her since shortly after we married in 2006. She went everywhere with us, all sorts of adventures. Loyal, gentle, loving. Our kids essentially grew up with her along their side. There is a hole in our hearts.
Goodness, we were just babies when we got her!
Our first house
And then Adrian
Then pregnant with Anna-Kate and Anna-Kate.
Couldn't ask for a better dog. She will be missed, yes, but also remembered.