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Friday, August 26, 2011

Project 52: Week:34: Serenity

These really are the best days of our lives.
Days when it is just our little family.
No technology to distract us (no cell phone service helps with that!)
When we can all just play, and be together in God's beautiful creations.
Last weekend we decided to take the 2 hour drive upto the International Peace Gardens, located at the border of the US and Canada.
The peace gardens were pretty, and the girls really enjoyed taking photos and exploring, but as we were leaving, we decided to take some of the scenic drives around the area, and we stumbled across the most perfect picnic area I have ever seen.
The entire area was shaded with huge trees, right on the lake.  There were a couple of pavillions with tables to picnic, and the most perfect old wooden swings and a simple metal slide.  That was it.  We didn't eat there, but we just played...for over an hour.  We swung, we slid, we played with sticks, climbed in trees, and took pictures.  When we told the girls it was time to leave they wanted to stay. (We probably would have stayed until dark, but we needed to go eat dinner (an hour away), and we hadn't packed any food).

Friday, August 19, 2011

Project 52: Week:33: Gappy

We lost tooth #4 this week
2-3 more are already loose
So we might be going to school in a couple of weeks
with a very gappy smile!

She is used to the fact now that Mommy will take a photo after every tooth comes out :D

Friday, August 12, 2011

Project 52: Week:32: Life

Last week, we celebrated our 9 year wedding anniversary.
The last 9 years of my life have been spent with the love of my life.

Geoff got me a beautiful hibiscus plant.
I have never been super excited about recieving bouquets of flowers.
Most of the time, I honestly feel like they are a waste of money.
They will die within a week or two.
But he really thought this through because he bought me the whole plant and he did all sorts of research on how to make it survive, even during the winter.

It is my favorite flower for a ton of different reasons.
This particular one, happens to match the tattoo on my foot :)

Taken with my macro lens.  I love how you can even see the hair like fibers on the tips of the petals.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Project 52: Week:31: Big

When did this happen?
When did my little tiny 25 lb 4 year old get brave enough to swim in the DEEP END of the pool?!?!!?
Seriously...time needs to

We have had a super busy week with getting back into daily life now that we are home.
The girls had VBS this week again, so besides that, all we have done is go to the pool a couple of times.
Jordyn decided she wanted to try to swim in the deep end (6 feet).  She even went down and touched the bottom!  Both girls will be doing swim lessons next week.  They are for ages 5 and up, but they said Jordy could do it anyways, and she would already be a level 2, almost level 3.  Abby is level 3, possibly 4.
I love that they are such good little swimmers at such an early age.  Before long, they will be following in mommy's steps and joining a swim team!