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Spring Break Staycation

29 Mar

We had a trip to Colorado in mind. We like to ski! Unfortunately a lithotripsy interfered with that. So – it was a staycation instead.

On Palm Sunday we celebrated beautiful dresses, curls in thick hair, and dogwood trees.

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If this isn’t an answered prayer, I don’t know what is…

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We visited nearby Cathedral Caverns, and marveled at the depths of the cave!

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Belle, a dogwood tree, and her notebook.

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We had a picnic at Ditto Landing. This was a perfect, awesome day.

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We picked flowers and put them in vases.

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We had LOTS of fun at Southern Adventures!IMG_6052 Some of us launched rockets. This picture is my favorite. He is NOT happy at the moment. Can’t you tell by his body language?!

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Finally, success.
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We rode around the park and even did some fishing!

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And even though it was not a trip to the mountains, a good time was had by all!

We are a WCA family

29 Feb

Last summer Joe, Joseph, Bidbit and Bees participated in a fundraiser golf tournament for WCA. This winter they wanted to have our family photo taken for the WCA magazine. We all dressed in school colors. I am so thankful for this photo of both sides of our family, with all of our children!

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It really was the perfect Christmas

25 Dec

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Glory to God in the highest.

And to earth, peace, goodwill toward men.

 

Four

12 Dec

She planned every detail of her perfect day.  And by planning, I mean we had it all worked out that she would have her party at one place, and then after the invitations were printed, she decided she wanted a party “just like last year’s party.”  As in, at a different place than planned.  And she invited all her friends to the same place as last year. So I had to have the invitations re-printed.

Oh yes, this really happened.

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She also “designed” her cake.

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She LOVED it. Which is all that really matters.

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To her, it was the PERFECT party.

And just like that: she was FOUR!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration!

9 Dec

Photo from 2010 December AC Bday party!

Exactly a year ago we celebrated her third birthday.  Tomorrow she celebrates turning four.

The Bird of Time has but a little way to flutter and

The Bird is on the Wing.

                                                                                                                                –Omar Khayyam

Halloween

31 Oct

This year it was Disney themed costumes…for the girls…

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but because we have a little boy interested in Colonial history, we had a soldier on the loose…

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oh, wait.

Yes, do wait for it.

Make that TWO soldiers.

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Halloween: Tate Farms AND Disney World

21 Oct

By now you must know our Halloween traditions include our favorite places!

This year was no different! We went to the pumpkin patch. Oh, yes, we did.

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And we went to Disney World. Oh, yes, we did.

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This year we added a twist. We went on a Disney Cruise. Oh yes, we did.

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It took us to the Bahamas. Oh yes! It did!

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We had a great time again. Oh yes, we did!

First Day of School

14 Aug

That first day rolls around too soon again!

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And oh, be still my heart. This one’s going to KINDERGARTEN.

And as anxious as she might have been in her younger years, she’s said goodbye to being shy.

She walked right into that classroom and picked up a book and made herself right at home.

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It’s going to be a great year!

Happy Birthday, America

4 Jul

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You know what this means, right?

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That’s right! BIKE PARADE!

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And we are READY!

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(We even decorated a tank.)

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Time to roll!

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The neighborhood bike parade is one of the highlights of our summer.

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Overshadowed only by the cotton candy at the pool after the parade.

HAPPY 4th OF JULY!

Brasstown Valley back again

14 Jun

We said we’d be back, and this time we brought friends!  Hello again, Brasstown Valley!

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We took time to feed the horses…

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And of course time for each other…

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Plus a little time for some S’mores!

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The most fun part was the riding:

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Even AC loved it!

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And for those who didn’t love the riding, the sitting was pretty fun too.

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Brasstown Valley, you did not disappoint!  We will be back again!

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