October 1, 2016

Scout and June

As June fell asleep last night she said, "Today was horrible."

I replied, "Yes, but we are done and don't have to live it ever again. Tomorrow will be a new day."

"But Scouty will still be gone."


I looked through photos today, in order to make an album for June to have of Scout.  I was struck by the sheer number of times where Scout is on the margins of June's photos, playing along, snuggling on the couch, or keeping a watchful eye on her.  Always there.  But not anymore.  

Here are a few snapshots of their 6 years together.

September 9, 2016

First Day of Kindergarten

My best girl: I hope you love school as much on the last day as you do today.  I was so proud to watch you say hello to your teacher with a confident smile, march right in to find your cubby, and sit down and start coloring your name tag.  Keep seeking joy, naming your feelings, and sharing your big heart.  You've got this.

We had a family dinner to celebrate and tried to get June to talk about her first day but she was too giggly.  http://youtu.be/jVuGQW9NykU

August 28, 2016

Baker Lake

The Hinton family headed up to Swift Creek Campground in the Mt. Baker National Forest, to camp on Baker Lake.

Besides the "squi-mee-toes," as June called them, there was a lot to be grateful  for.  Each night in the tent, June and I talked about our favorite parts of the day.  

June: riding bikes with Hailey
Jane: floating with Gina

June: riding in the boat and jumping off into the lake
Jane: laughing really hard with my brothers, Brits and Gina

June: going fishing!
Jane:  campfire dance party