home is

almost-healed blisters from chopping down trees with Andrew

cows play-fighting

walking barefoot in short-clipped grass and red garden soil

Anna browsing Pinterest

boys throwing pebbles at my window

dirty cowboy hats in the garage

all hands on deck in the garden with rakes

Dad “forcing” people to put their banana peels etc. in plastic compost containers

sudden spring and sneezing in hay

everyone sprawled out on the Lathams’ couches watching Phineas and Ferb

Sam owning everyone at video games

the bounce board

Mom wheeling Caroline around in the stroller in the afternoon

Alan poring over library books and lining them up across the living room floor

Noah helping me play Lego Batman

Josh going back to old subjects when everyone else has moved on to another topic of conversation

Imagine Dragons

“Guys don’t really like a ton of people. Girls are like, “I love everyone!!”” -Sam

pink magic

lots of yelling. all the time.

borrowing Emily’s camera

random power outages

spotty cell phone service

bumpy dirt roads and radio turned up loud

throwing the frisbee

spontaneous dinner parties

Emily’s homemade bread

Caleb dancing to Gangnam Style

cuddling and tickling on the couch with Noah and Abby and Caleb

sunset light filtering over the hill behind Michael and Emily’s house


“I can’t wait until you make your pickles again, Grace.” -Anna

Alan eating too much peanut butter every morning

Caroline and Sam tickling each other with grass

baking scones

the way Alan screams with his tongue out when he’s hurt himself

Andrew wearing The One Ring on a chain under his shirt

Abby’s glass collection at the fort by the free-running course

that one piano app on Michael’s phone

“There are these magnetic mushrooms… but they go to sleep during the day so you have to give them a coffee bean..” -Michael

Josh and Andrew’s garden-dirty hipster shoes

medieval philosophy lectures and silhouette bookmarks

getting poked in the ribs

broccoli and cauliflower plants between the blackberry rows

crowding around Michael’s television watching the extended Lord of the Rings

my boys

everyone annoying everyone else

everyone loving everyone else anyway

hugs and head-kisses



4 responses

  1. Loved this big picture made with words, Grace! Put a smile on my face… 🙂

    March 22, 2013 at 2:57 pm

  2. Dang, sounds awesome. Wish I could show up at some point…seriously, I think of you all the time. 🙂 Love ya, sis!

    March 23, 2013 at 11:12 am

  3. L.N.

    *sigh* So much fun!

    March 24, 2013 at 10:09 pm

  4. Ha! I can’t wait to visit again! I seem to remember annoying early morning runs….. 😉

    March 26, 2013 at 1:34 pm

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