Mike had a colleague that went to Japan and brought us back some of our favorite Japanese treats. | Mike finally got the new special edition Legend of Zelda Nintendo Switch. | We went to the elementary school with Madeline on the 1st grade art night to see some of her artwork. She had fun posing with the different canvas paintings. We even saw Mrs. Taylor who had both Emma and Abby in her class for 2nd grade. | We all love tonkatsu night. It is probably one of our favorite meals. | When Andrew and Alex came to visit we ate smores and talked out by the firepit. | Abby had so much fun at McKenzie’s quinsañera. | Madeline got her first pair of Athleta leggings, and she loved them. | We found the Nutella cookies that we loved from our Italy trip. Who would have thought that King Soopers would have them? | We all enjoyed going to Emma’s orchestra concert. She has really become a fabulous violinist. | Abby had a blast at her theatre party! | We all love Sundays because we get to nap. | Mike’s homemade deep-dish pizza is simply the tastiest and we feel lucky when he makes it for us. | Madeline and I had fun playing ice-cream shop one evening before bedtime. We took turns ordering our many scoops of ice-cream. | I got some new road shoes from TOPO, and I have absolutely loved them. They are quick and light, yet still supportive. | Abby has been hanging out with a small group of people at lunchtime in her counselor’s office. It has been really good for her. | Sometimes when church is boring you have to find ways to keep Madeline entertained. This particular Sunday called for putty mustaches. | Mike and I went up to Harrison's senior piano concert. It was fun to see so much talent and to connect with both the Harrison and Watabe families. | Madeline and Mike are always making goofy faces in the phone. | It was fun to hear all the amazing things that the coaches said about Emma’s track season. She had really great support this season by some of the coaches. | We test drove the Rivian and decided it wasn’t that great of a car. They definitely need to spend more time perfecting some of its features. | One of the girl’s favorite stores is Altard State. Abby found a cute shirt there which is amazing because she doesn’t find clothes she loves very often. | Swimming at Flying Horse is one of our favorite family activities during the summer!