I love this picture. The Reptile Gardens in the Black Hills, almost exactly one year ago. I love how into it Carter is. That snake followed his hand for several minutes, waving all over the place. An amazing game of follow-the-leader. Carter was entranced. I love that Tyson and Colton are reflected in the glass. I think this is my favourite picture from last summer.

Summer has been a guest slow to arrive this year. Weather has been the main topic of conversation. Old farmers in coffee shops talking about the rain and the flooding and I haven’t seen it this bad since

Soon the boys will be finished with math and the rest and there will be some time, I hope. Some rest and some long easy days. Reading and swimming and fun. Oh, this mom is looking forward to it!