Adventurous Afternoon

Last night, Jeremy drove a rental car back from North Carolina after spending several days filling in with an Italian bluegrass band. He's here for a hot minute before he flies back to North Carolina to play with his band tomorrow afternoon.

After school, a couple of boys from Sloane's class asked her to ride bikes. They picked up a few more kids and ended up spending some time at our house in the woods. There is a small cave opening next to our property and when the lake (we live in a peninsula) overflows, water travels through a hole in the cave the size of my arm and ends up in our backyard. The previous homeowners called it "Lake Come And Go". Typically from Winter to Spring it's full of water. Some areas are 5-6 feet deep and other areas (near the cave) are 12 to 20 feet deep. It's beautiful and the timing is perfect for the animals. Then, from Spring to Winter it's dried up and empty. The deer return and we have huge herds back there. This summer was different because we got an enormous amount of rain in June. So for the first time since we have lived here, the woods were full of water all summer. It was NASTY! This past week, the "lake" finally started to dry up. And today, everyone explored!

Jeremy and I watched this tree fall last month when the base was underwater. It's been slowly leaning further and further all summer. One day I was in the kitchen and I heard a tapping sound. When I looked out of the window, I called Jeremy over and we watched it fall.

Love this!

Always modeling. haha!

Jeremy and Sloane smooches!