Checking In

Hi friends,

I just wanted to say a quick “hello”!

I hope everyone is doing well here. We celebrated our son’s third birthday in July and our daughter’s first birthday on Sunday. Miles’ birthday is also July and mine is later this month. I guess we like to knock out birthdays in one swoop around here!

Our son starts preschool in September and I’m excited/dreading it.

I look out my window and see a wall of smoke. We are getting a lot of the smoke from the fires in Canada. It seems smoke is something to expect from our PNW summers now. This is the third/fourth year it has been an issue. It makes me sad and worried about our environment.

Summer is probably my least favorite season and to say I’m excited about fall starting is an understatment.

I hope you all are doing well.


Author: Rachel McKee

I love reading about everything. I'm not a book snob. Lately I have been "reading" a lot of picture books to my toddler and baby. In my past life before motherhood, I was a professional technical editor and writer.

11 thoughts on “Checking In”

  1. Hi, Rachel! I wrote about the fires up here in my last post…our whole province is blanketed in smoke…luckily, there is a small breeze at the moment, it’s a small reprieve and yes, I can hardly wait for fall’s much cooler weather, too! Best wishes to you all…

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      1. There is supposed to be some marine air coming in tomorrow, we hope it blows some of the coastal smoke away from the city…a state of emergency has just been declared today because of the fires up country and up north…our whole province is blanketed in smoke! The smoke is drifting east as far away as Northern Ontario…

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  2. My my, you do like to keep it all bunched up with birthdays don’t you?

    All is well here. Not much new to report. And yes, I’m ready for it to start cooling off too. I’m sick of the heat.

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  3. Hey Rachel! Summer sure is a busy time. Sorry about your trouble with the fires–Ken and I are about to take a trip out West so we’ll see it firsthand, I suppose. Here’s to some good rain!

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