Here's a lovely snapshot of Oliver...and the color version. So summer is coming to a close. It's been a whirlwind of balancing fun and work. Napa and Nascar in June, Olympia in July, Seattle and Oakland in August. No sailing this summer, but we roadtripped, saw Radiohead and stocked up on gadgets galore. What a geeky family. And we had a fifth anniversary this year! Hooray for us! Back to school, new shoes, homework, fall plantings. Had a lovely visit from my Uncle Zobayr and Aunt Ashah, cousin Alice here all the way from Germany. It was fun seeing them. I am looking forward to slowing down a bit and preparing for all the fun holidays ahead, though I hope the fall and winter don't drag on forever and we actually have a spring. I'll try and post again soon.