Well, I am happy to report that we are alive and kicking around the Hamilton house again. We had a pretty nasty flu for a couple of days that knocked the boys flat. I literally did find Tymen laying prostrate on the floor at one point. Many, many loads of laundry, several baths, carpets cleaned in a few areas, and too many Veggie Tales later..... I think we have some victory.

To celebrate, I perched the boys on my sink and brought out the clippers for a buzz. Heavens, I realized that they are true Hamiltons with their super thick thatches of hair. Then I showered them off and bribed them all to the back yard where I took my first pictures (save a cute, pathetic sick picture of Tymen) in a WEEK! Whew! I don't think I have gone that long without uploading pictures off my camera in many, many moons.

Here's one of my favorites.

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Here's to the simple pleasures of summer: sleeping in, homemade popsicles, a wading pool in the backyard, running around in bare feet, grilled food, cherries, a standing a/c unit for our office (hallelujah), bubbles, sidewalk chalk, sandy swimsuits, no real schedules, the farmer's market, the local spraypark, and my favorite.....really tired kids who nap really, really well!