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I can’t believe I let the entire summer slip by without posting once.  You would think that with all the time off I would have managed to get a few posts done but there is my procrastinating mind for you.  Well we didn’t do much this summer.  We made it up to Michigan for a few weeks and celebrated Sam’s first birthday with family.  Neal graduated a couple of weeks ago from Lamar University with a Masters in School Leadership and last week Charlotte started kindergarten.

We had a great time in Michigan.  It is always nice to be able to spend so much time with our family and friends.  We never get to accomplish everything we want to in the three weeks that we are there, however three weeks is a long time to be away from home, especially with small children.  It was great to actually have a family birthday party for the first time.  While the party really ends up being for the parents, Sam had a great time eating cake.  We had a Superman cake designed for him and he got his own little cake to tear apart as well.DSC_0238-1DSC_0241-1DSC_0276DSC_0283-1DSC_0304-1

Besides the birthday party we were able to spend some time in the U.P. with Neal’s family.  Everyone except for Jonathan and Rachel were there so it was great for the kids to have the opportunity to play with so many of their cousins.

We also stopped at Neal’s grandmother’s house on the KY/IN border on the way there.  It was great to be able to visit for a little while.DSC_0018-9

We spent some time swimming at my dad’s pool…DSC_0088-1DSC_0113-1

and made it to Binder Park Zoo…DSC_0186-1

to feed the giraffes.DSC_0208-1

We also made it to the beach one day and it was actually above 80 degrees that day too!DSC_0523



Charlotte started kindergarten last week and she absolutely loves it!  She comes home everyday with a new story, she loves her teacher and is always so excited about everything.  I knew she would do great but this has been beyond my expectations.  Here she is on her first day showing off her backpack from Han, Steve and Addison and then Sofia couldn’t be left out of course. firstdaykinderDSC_0210-2


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