Surfing Sunday 08.05

We’re squeezing in every last bit of fun before school starts in a few weeks. The kids and I have gone swimming, marshmallow-roasting, ice blocking, trampoline-jumping, and slip-n-sliding this week. It’s been fun but being Super Summer Mom is exhausting! But I keep reminding myself that I don’t know if I’ll ever have another summer break where I’m not working, so I’m going all-in.

Marshmallow roasting post-slip-n-sliding

Around The ‘Net

~A kid uses a family gun in a school shooting. Should the parents be charged?

~How LeBron James’ new public school really is the first of its kind

~Gerrymandering has voters incensed. How fed-up constituents are fighting back.

~After fundraiser goes viral, Georgetown awards gay valedictorian full scholarship

~His Gay Daughter Killed Herself At 23. His Message: “Don’t Mess Up Like I Did.”

~Rihanna, Shuri, Meg Murry: Black Girl Nerds Are Finally Seeing Themselves Onscreen

~From Tokyo to Paris, Parents Tell Americans to Chill

~The biggest lie we still teach in American history classes

~Inmates Are Getting Registered To Vote In One Of The Country’s Biggest Jails

~Ketamine offers lifeline for people with severe depression, suicidal thoughts

~Would You Pay $1 Billion for This View?

~Smart car windows will bring AR to the road

~‘Double Fairy Tale!’ Identical Twin Sisters Marry Identical Twin Brothers in Joint Ceremony

Fun Stuff

~I’ve finally ordered the TRTL travel pillow that so many of you have raved about. I’m flying next week, so I’ll report back!
~Has anyone ever used eyeliner stamps? They appear to be foolproof, but if there’s a way to mess up with them I would DEFINITELY find it.
~We’ve been slowly redecorating Annie’s room, and she picked out this cute neon Unicorn light. I just wish we could plug it in because we’re going to go through lots of batteries.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Surfing Sunday 07.29

Annie just finished her final camp of the summer (so many camps!) last week. This one was a musical theater camp, where Annie and the other kids put on Wizard of Oz/Wicked hybrid. The show they performed was very cute. Annie and two of her pals were cast as members of the Lullaby League/Lollipop Guild,…

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Surfing Sunday 07.22

We had a great trip up to the Bay Area last week to visit my in-laws and celebrate Mike’s dad’s birthday. The kids love going to the house Mike grew up in, and they have a blast running around in the backyard, playing with their cousins and grandpa. So glad we could go help my…

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