This post is really just here for me to come back to and smile at. Our summer, partially told via Instagram:

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Karrie
Karrie
8 years ago

Well it made me smile too. :)

Sande
Sande
8 years ago

Looks awesome. Beautiful family.

Katherine
Katherine
8 years ago

I love the pictures of JB and the boys. I didn’t have a father like that and every time I see someone like him with his kids, I rearchitect inside what a fatherhood really is. Makes my heart crack open just a little bit wider. Thank him for me.

Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian

Such great pics! It looks like you and your family had an amazing summer full of adventures.

Jess
Jess
8 years ago

Made me smile & maybe tear up a bit. You all make such a beautiful family.

Kris
Kris
8 years ago

You’ve had one helluva summer, captured in some pretty spectacular pics!

But oh my God, Linda – that pic of you in the chocolate colored dress? You are so beautiful and look so genuinely happy there … I actually teared up a little with pride for you. Goodness and light. Only goodness and light.

Jeanette
8 years ago

Nice!

June
8 years ago

Awww… thank you for sharing that! I’m almost teary, which is weird since I don’t actually know you, but I love getting the glimpses into your life. Beautiful boys and family. So nice to see all of you in your Happy Place.

Katharine
8 years ago

Eight-year-old reading Calvin & Hobbes = automatically has good parents.

And Dylan riding a horse!!

Dawn
8 years ago

Now that is a summer! Also, “summer72” with the boys and the sunset – such a wonderful shot that I kind of want to put it on MY wall. (I won’t, I promise.)

anon
anon
8 years ago

Wonderful. Beautiful celebration of summer and family.

Michelle
Michelle
8 years ago

Awesome photos of what I’m sure are awesome memories. You have a beautiful family.

Jennifer
Jennifer
8 years ago

Oh I could not love this post more. So many wonderful instances. Love seeing Cousin Brodie and it looks like Riley has caught up to him in height? And the compound bow – wow – what a skill to learn. Look out archery in the 2024 Olympics. Reading Calvin & Hobbes – my favorite! And bike riders with no training wheels, off they go.

What a great summer. Hope you look back on it that way too.

Lesley T.
Lesley T.
8 years ago

Gorgeous family.

Julie
8 years ago

I love these! I especially love the ones with the sun beaming down. Beautiful family :)

H
H
8 years ago

Wonderful!

Victoria
8 years ago

You are an attractive peoples ;)

Larissa
Larissa
8 years ago

I know you’ve had a rough summer, but you and your family look beautiful and so happy. I’m so glad that you have these wonderful memories.

Barbara
Barbara
8 years ago

JB is the perfect dad for boys. When I saw the photo of your in-laws with their grandchildren I thought before you know it that will be you and JB with yours.

I envy your life!

Melissa A
Melissa A
8 years ago

Beautiful family. These make me want to visit Oregon.

Amy
Amy
8 years ago

What a fantastic summer! And what a wonderful family. These photos will be treasures for the boys when they are older. Good for you, taking lots of pictures. I always bring the camera, but forget to use it. :(

Gwen
Gwen
8 years ago

Wow! You captured so many special moments beautifully! Brought tears to my eyes and I don’t even know you! We just found out we’re having another boy…I can only hope my 2 boys will be best buddies like yours seem to be! :o)

Amity
Amity
8 years ago

Love the red shirt you’re wearing in the 3rd pic.

I would like to just live in your tent for a while.

Awesome dad & son kayak pic!

The one of you and Riley on the ferris wheel is fantastic.

Cheers to a great summer!

melanie
melanie
8 years ago

The place where you live is SO BEAUTIFUL. I want to move there and see those mountains every day. It looks like an awesome summer – pretty much perfection. :)

Julia (StyckyWycket)
8 years ago

Oh, I remember when your little guys were nothing but tiny bundles of baby, and now they’re little people! Time goes by so fast for those of us watching them grow from afar, too.

Maggie
Maggie
8 years ago

Looks like an amazing summer!

Dawn
Dawn
8 years ago

You have the prettiest smile. And a beautiful family. It’s awesome that you shared it with the rest of us.

Jenny
Jenny
8 years ago

Looks like an amazingly fun Summer for your family!

ememby
8 years ago

So much goodness… I love it!

dorrie
dorrie
8 years ago

UGH you jerks. Stop with the cuteness!

Alison
Alison
8 years ago

So many great pictures! I…clearly need to be taking more. I think I could count our summer pictures on one or two hands. Parenting fail. Love the one of Riley with his arm around Dylan and the sun setting the background. Awesome shot.

Liz
Liz
8 years ago

I love these! You have to tell us what was being trapped in box. It obviously took its time, based on the book reading to kill time :-)

laziza
laziza
8 years ago

Cuties, the lot of you.

Maura
Maura
8 years ago

Simply beautiful, every one of you.

Annie
Annie
8 years ago

I smiled the whole way through this ! Sitting in a river reading a book?? HEAVEN. JB looks great bow hunting with that full beard. The boys are growing and look so much alike to me. Happy days, I’m glad you’ve got it documented.

Courtney
Courtney
8 years ago

Love!

C
C
8 years ago

Looks awesome. Like, really awesome.

Jen
Jen
8 years ago

Man, you have a beautiful family. Thanks for continuing to share them with all of us.

Erin
8 years ago

You know how you see some people’s photos and everything looks so nice and perfect that it almost doesn’t look real? These don’t do that at all. Not to say you haven’t captured a perfect summer – but the moments you’ve captured are so wonderfully candid. I think that’s what resonates so much with everyone. Happiness, but not perfection. Reality.

I hope you look back at these and give yourself SO much credit for creating this beautiful family and making decisions that allow all this happy to come out! Thanks for sharing so much with us.

KeraLinnea
8 years ago

Bow shooting, setting snares, fishing, leaping easily over obstacles…I want your family on my apocalypse team.

NancyB
NancyB
8 years ago

Such great pictures! I remember some of them associated with posts and I’m like “oh I remember that!” The boys are growing up and really are enjoying it all (although I know there are moments you think Really guys?!)
Thank you for the summer recap!

Donna
Donna
8 years ago

Awesome. Just awesome.
PS Tell Riley that my grandson caught birds in that very way, get on my facebook page, go back a month or so, and read what he did with them. Do not let Riley read it however, it will give him ideas….!

Judie Ashford
Judie Ashford
8 years ago

Unbelievable! How can Riley be eight years old? Seems like he was just born!

Fall in Eugene is the bomb! Spring is gorgeous, too, when everything “springs” back to life!

Also . . . Winco!

I miss it!

sara
sara
8 years ago

I’ve been following you for a while now and that pic of Dylan on a horse just flashed me back to old posts of him as a toddler with that stick horse!
So #1.. Apparently i remember your life better than my own and #2 holy hell, where have the years gone!!!

Sarah
Sarah
8 years ago

Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous family. Thank you for sharing. I love that your neighbors let you use their pool and your yard looks like a park. :)

Laurelie
Laurelie
8 years ago

This made my day. You are an amazing person and you have a fabulous family because of it!

Nicole
Nicole
8 years ago

You are making great memories!! That’s the best part of being a family.

Jen
Jen
8 years ago

Beautiful boys, beautiful husband, beautiful life…BEAUTIFUL YOU! Thank you for sharing these little windows into your world. xo

sheilah
8 years ago

What wonderful memories you are making for your kids. This is just perfect

Shawna
Shawna
8 years ago

I realize that these are the moments you’ve selected that represent the best of your summer, but I can’t help but think your summer looked better and way more active than my family’s! Maybe next year when we’re not moving and renovating…

Also, I always thought your boys did not resemble each other at all, but boy is that changing! You can really tell they’re brothers in a lot of these shots!