8/10/15

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Sorry it’s been so long!
Here ya go… 😉

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Haven slept on the couch for a week while the paint smell in her room dissipated. One morning I walked in the living room to find this…

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Haven and Tempy.

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I sanded and stained some spots on our new-to-us bedroom furniture…

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I didn’t have gloves and was worried that I would have brown fingers for a few weeks. Lemon oil took it right off! I love my oils!

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Sam and his castle…

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Ryel playing Noah’s drum set…

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While the suburban was being repaired we had a rental van. It was pretty amazing! If I had a spare $47,000 it would have stayed in our driveway forever…

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Can you count all 9 cousins?

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Sam’s Club shopping with cousins. Sam was in there somewhere…

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Ryel’s latest Lego creation… Rover.

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Young Living Grand Convention. 10,000 people at session B this year! I was trying to get a picture of the whole room in one shot before it started… It was HUGE!

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This many people at 8am… before I could finish my coffee. Not nice.

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The Gaylord Texan. A bit extravagant… But beautiful. 🙂

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The best part of all, spending the weekend with one of my best friends in the entire world!

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And back home on Sunday with my sweet hubby and my big babies… I love my life!
(He insisted on putting his top lip IN the goggles!)

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Continuation of the camping trip.

Miah and Daddy…

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Playing with cousins at Grandma and Grandpa’s at Dinner time.

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Aunt Donna’s new puppy…

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Sam had an allergic reaction to a wasp sting!

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We found old pictures of Jon around Sam’s age…

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Jon a couple of years older…

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Camping in the rain… Packed it all up and headed home early on Tuesday.

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Back home with showers, technology, and hot coffee on the couch…

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Tempy loves her Miah…

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My current favorite pastime…

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“True, I have …scattered them among the countries; nevertheless, I have been a little sanctuary for then in the countries to which they have gone.” Ezekiel 11:16

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The kids trying to drag Daddy off of the bed…

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The kids won… For a second or two.

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Kate. The child… Terrifies me. 😉

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Sam decided that peas are easier to eat with a blindfold…

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Swimming at a cold spring!

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The source… Ice cold!

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Exhausted! (I didn’t leave one, just let one sit in the front on the way home.)

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Sam’s hair cut!

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Back to the school grind…

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Haven and Dufus… umm, I mean, Tempy. 😉

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6/13

Strawberry shortcake for breakfast…

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Ryel and his camping bag…

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Kate and my hiking bag…

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Tempy’s ready to go camping…

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The kids are ready…

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Kate…

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Miah…

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Ryel and his snail…

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Sarah…

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Sam…

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Miah…

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Sarah and Miah…

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Morning coffee around the campfire…

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Kate using her monkey arms to cling to a tree in her swinging chair…

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Haven reading…

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Ryel and Sam…

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6/5

This year’s big TACHE (Tyler Area Christian Home Educators) used book sale was this week so we went through ALL of our books! We sold $150 worth and only spent $200. 😉

What we sold…

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What we bought…

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The sale at the end of the day…

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AND, best of all, our shelves got organized!

Teacher/curriculum shelf…

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Games/manipulatives, history, and science shelves…

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Short story books…

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And chapter books…

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At the Zoo…

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Sam and Tempy…

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Sam doing school… on top of the dryer..
.. because it was the “Best Quiet Spot”!

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My Grand-dolls… Kaya and Ella

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