It’s August and it’s hot.  The only place to escape the heat is in the water, hence the reason for some of our newest purchases:

We live a block from the river, why has it taken us over a year to realize this?  Anyway, we’re in the midst of making amends for our actions.

Also, we got a new car for our expeditions.  Introducing the aptly named Tara the Xterra:

16 days until football season.
School has started.
Sarah is the head volleyball coach this year.
Lots of things have happened in the last month.
Short update?  Yes.