Spark of Loves this Week

August 24, 2013

This Ice Cream.

Because it's wonderful and I will miss it.

This Moment.

Because nothing is better than a nap with your dog.

This Grapefruit.

Because it was ice cold and was a wonderful breakfast treat.

This Spider.

Because I wasn't afraid of him.

These Rabbits.

Because Skylar wanted one so bad, but I told him he would have to wait till after we moved.

This Mouse.

Because I love the colors.

This Sign.

Because it reminded me of the Pirate and Gypsy Festival.

This Star.

Because it was in grandma's garden.

This Lunch.

Because it was just like a school lunch and was yummy to my little Bean.

These Leaves.

Because they make my day every time I see them.

This Watermelon.



Because I ate it all by myself and it was wonderful!

This Skyline.




Because it was the perfect end to a perfect evening.

This Lavender.

Because I grew it and it produced a lot this season.

This Shadow.


Because it was eye-catching.

This Water Bottle.

Because it says Crystal Springs on it.

These Clouds.



Because they needed to be shared.

This Ice Cream.

Because it was enjoyed at the local ice cream parlor.

These Cups.

Because they are so colorful.

This Hermit Crab.

Because they are about to go on an adventure in two weeks. 

This Machine.

Because it was super cool and we couldn't help but play with it.


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Our night of Foghat

August 21, 2013

So call us hipster parents and whatnot, but we took our kid to see Foghat live.  Okay so we've always been fans of the song Slow Ride, and one of our favorite movies is Dazed and Confused, but who knew that interest would leak over into our little Skylar-Braden.  Epic right?  Hey, better than having a kid that's a Justin Beiber fan!  Ha!  Here is a good recap of our Foghat night that was amazing!

We had a great spot in the blanketed area in the grass.  Center row and only a few feet back from the stage!



 Waiting patiently for the opening act to hit the stage.


We had ice cream and lemonade while we waited.  Perfect combination to beat the heat too! The lemonade had a whole lemon in it and was fresh squeezed. 


The opening band was a local band out of Portland, Oregon called RootJack.  You can read more about them HERE!

And here we go!  




Photo courtesy of Jared Martinsen
Photo courtesy of Jared Martinsen





After the performance we were among the last people at the concert to stick around till the band came out for a meet and greet.


Skylar got his FOG hat signed by all the members.  They told him that he was one of the youngest fans they met and they were thrilled.


It was an awesome night, and even a few days after the concert we are still hearing Slow Ride being sung throughout the house.

          



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