Where Did You Go, July?

August 3rd, 2013

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It’s been Hot!

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So we’ve stayed cool, in the pool,

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In the sprinklers,

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At the lake,

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Or in the mountains.

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We’ve been busy as bees,

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In the garden,

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(I have to confess I have Great Helpers!)

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And canning/freezing fruit (cherries),

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And more fruit (peaches),

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And more fruit (apricots)!

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We’ve enjoyed family time,

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Both near and far.

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But Ami shared with me tonight that, “Driving in the car is long, but when we get there it’s fun to be with everybody and play with them.”

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I think we all second that!

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The girls love their cousins!

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And their nana and papa.

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Camping and playing in the river,

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Are added bonuses.

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We’ve had some celebrations!  A new baby cousin,

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A Big Anniversary,

7.4

A smaller anniversary,

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 Happy Gotcha Day, Ami!  Three years home!!!

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 And Happy Birthday, Miah!  How can you be Seven already?

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They say time flies when you’re having fun.  Well, it’s flying!

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June in Snapshots

June 28th, 2013

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A little hiking,

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A little gardening,

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6.24a

A little family time and fun with cousins,

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A little more hiking,

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A little swimming,

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6.27

= the first month of summer vacation, GONE!

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A Weekend at Rosario

May 17th, 2013

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One couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant weekend on the Pacific NW coast!

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We had a lovely time exploring, relaxing, and drinking in the sun and beautiful scenery.

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And collecting a few rocks.

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If you want to make kids happy, all you need to provide is water and dirt/rocks!

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It was nice to share our time with friends, too.  Great music and fellowship was enjoyed with our church family.

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And, of course, just family time without the usual distractions.

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School At Our House

April 27th, 2013

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It may not look like it, but we were “in school” during these photos.

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Science is such a fun subject to learn, especially in the Spring!

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After reading about the parts of a flower, and how bees and bugs help with the pollination, etc, we took a “field trip”.

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Down the bank.

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There were plenty of specimens to study.  And Collect.

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Then we had recess.

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We haven’t blown away yet!

April 13th, 2013

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Although our spring weather has been a bit blustery, the girls are really enjoying more time outdoors.

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Marveling at the cherry blossoms,

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Gathering daffodils,

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Swinging,

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Whether it’s a cloudy day,

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Or a sunny day, is irrelevant.

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Swinging is the next best thing to flying!

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Our time indoors has been productive, too.  Miah made us all proud in her first piano recital!

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And we celebrated a few birthdays for this month.  I wonder who?

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