Summer has officially arrived in Seattle! While we've had a few hot summery days already, it never quite feels like summer here until the 4th of July. This year, the 4th fell on a Wednesday, making for a strange work week. Since Andy decided to work for part of the day on the 4th, we had a low-key holiday, and with the heat I was pretty happy to spend the day inside in the comparative cool. Our official 4th of July celebration wasn't until Saturday, when we spent the day on Whidbey Island. Even on the hottest days, the deck at the cabin on Whidbey is a wonderful spot, with a cool breeze coming off Puget Sound. We only stayed for the day, and our short visit had Andy and I itching to get back for a longer stay. Every summer, we talk about how nice it would be to spend a full week on Whidbey Island, but we can never seem to find the time. Somehow there's never enough time in the summer!