20
Jul
16

photo update

Silly!
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Celebrating the completion of another soccer season

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Kindergarten – check!

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First grade – check!

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Our second annual Mother’s Day tea

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Summer vacation!

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The start of our TEN MILE hike in the Tetons
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Picnic time!

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We’re singing and playing games so the bears have plenty of time to amble away.

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Early morning run with mama

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Lucky, her favorite chicken

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We love our little Emma!

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Checking out the balloons with Bibi

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Cousins are the best

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Lake Powell!

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12
May
16

guilty

We have three dogs.  One of our dogs, I found out this afternoon, is gifted.  Someone’s been sneaking candy left from Easter and hiding the evidence, the wrappers, under the mattress of the top bunk bed.  Apparently that someone is Milo.  If I had kept the interrogation going I’m sure the chickens and maybe even the guppies would have found themselves involved too.  That’s the story and both littles with thumbs and the ability to open things then hide them under mattresses are sticking with it.

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28
Mar
16

four years!

It’s our fourth familyversary and we’re celebrating Congolese style with all you can eat vitumbua!

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They’ve changed a little in four years.

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28
Feb
16

happy birthday keta

Keta turned 7 yesterday!

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24
Jan
16

3.5

January 2013 – Home .5 yearsIMG_1968

January 2014 – Home 1.5 years
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January 2015 – Home 2.5 yearsIMG_7108

January 2016 – Home 3.5 yearsIMG_0505

23
Jan
16

slumber party fail

We decided since we just finished a book that was made into a movie we’d have a slumber party and watch the movie.  It was a rough week leading up to this slumber party.  I decided we needed junk food, and lots of it.  I said we could each pick a “thumbs down” food to share, some kind of yummy awfulness we almost never eat.  I spent the week doing extra workouts and looking forward to donuts or cupcakes, cookies or pudding or red vines.  I did not care what Keta and Francine chose.  It was going to be all good!  I was wrong.  Francine asked if she could choose healthy stuff instead.  She was torn between plain potato chips and grapes.  Grapes.  We love grapes.  We have grapes all the time.  We also love cupcakes.  We almost never have cupcakes and I wonder with options like salt and vinegar why anyone would choose plain potato chips.  I was disappointed with her decision to go ahead and get both grapes and plain chips but I still had hope that Keta would come through for me and choose some overly sweet something I’d almost instantly regret eating.  She didn’t.  She chose pizza with extra veggies so it wasn’t “quite so much thumbs down.”  I was forced to miss part of the movie to wash dishes which I didn’t do.  Instead I was sneaking a spoonful of almond butter and chocolate chips thinking how much smarter my six year olds are than me.

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18
Jan
16

yellow

Keta just earned her yellow belt in karate!

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