We’ve been here, in our new city of Sisters, OR for five months. After a few expected transition struggles, True is flourishing.

Things I want to remember about this summer, the summer True was eight:

Enjoying a screen-free summer (with an occasional exception > Hello, Lion King). Best decision ever (started out as a consequence, and now it’s just heaven).
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Our first summer having a plant-based vegan home (thanks to John for all the cooking). Watching True confidently let go of dairy/animal products has been super inspiring to me as I make my way to join him and John.
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Exploring all the lakes and creeks and rivers and hikes. Everything is stunning and so easy to get to.
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Riding our bikes everywhere, barely getting into a car.
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A lot of time at the pool, which is in our hood. I can’t remember the last time I spent time in a pool.
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Making art with True. He’s INTO it. I’ve been showing him a few things on Photoshop, which is blowing his mind.
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Riding bikes to/from my parent’s house (they moved here last month, just down the road!).
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This is the first summer True has really taken to summer camps. They’re pretty easy going here – small town style – and perhaps that’s why. Either way, I love watching him easily integrate.
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Finishing the Harry Potter series. We started it about four years ago, reading a little out loud each day. We finished the last book this summer while lounging in our new back yard (swipe to see). I already miss them! We recently started Wildwood books by Meloy (so good!).
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The lemonade stands and spending his money on GraviTrax toys.
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Morning lounge sessions on the back porch, eating dinners in our back yard.
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Watching True bloom. He is such a great kid.
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I truly can’t remember the last time we had a summer that felt, well, like a summer. I’m grateful to the moon for it.

What do you want to remember about summer? Let’s keep savoring the vibes allllll the way until Autumn.

Xo!

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Hi, I’m Kelly Rae Roberts! Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my whispers and started playing with paint, and everything changed.

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