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Saturday, July 22, 2017

~July Catch Up~

I have to go through my phone pics to see what we have been up to...
these summer days pass at the speed of light!

first up just to show you how clueless I become over the summer😨
I ordered Madeline this awesome monogrammed backpack with a lunch box...
TWICE
anyone want a lunchbox with "Madeline" on it and a backpack with a "MWN" monogram????
I get sick of myself sometimes😩
On the upside I guess she can just trade out when the first set wears out hahaha

look at sweet Evie's face, she is not fazed by an 8 year old sitting on her!

our view out the kitchen window one evening while eating dinner!


Next up I was able to go with a group of friends to Somona/Napa for a few days...
the majority of the group were running a half marathon so Cheryl and I went along for the ride and "ran" the 5 k. We actually did jog much of it because some power walkers (that were 20 years older than us) kept passing us
No ma'am!!
So we had to jog to beat them....we laughed so much at ourselves!

our view when we stepped off the bus for the "race"

we ran down the driveway of the winery and they had wine set out to start..
I looked like I've had a few too many already...not true, I am just easily amused with my inability to hold a tiny drink and take a picture at the same time😁

the group of us after the long race for some and not so long for others!
such a great group of women, we had a ball.
Cheryl and I are so happy we received the same medal for the 5k as the women did for the half...
we are lame posers!


later in the day we took a tour through a winery in this truck, it was fun, hot and dusty...with a bit of wine thrown in!

 Our first winery to visit was Ramsgate... our favorite...so peaceful and gorgeous!!

Artesa was entertaining as our server was a bit lively and overshared his life story a bit too much!

this was our first stop the next day and it was lovely...I think this one was Odette???

another fave was Peju




and this was our last at Round Pond
it was gorgeous as well!

and last pic because you can never have too many girls trip pics😀

We had a wonderful time, lots and lots for laughter and special memories made!




Saturday, July 8, 2017

~Camp Bear Track~

John David went back to Camp Bear Track for the past 2 weeks
goodness we missed him!!
he has not been since the summer before 7th grade because of summer swimming...
Hank and I were thrilled that he decided to not take swimming so seriously this summer and go to camp with his friends.
He had such a great time that he already says he is going again next summer:)

All these boys have been going every year except John David
he was so happy to be back!

my goodness they are so grown up!


they are assigned tribes that they remain in each year,
compete in their own Olympics
apparently it is a BIG deal!



of course John David swam!

and got first place haha



Thankfully they obeyed a mom ant took a cool pic the last day!


next year is the last year they can go as campers so they are all in for that :)


~Copy Cat, Corn Sales and Doodles~

Janie's favorite game with Carly is copy cat.....she is obsessed:)
and Carly is too sweet!



Madeline and Carson are totally into selling corn and lemonade after the big corn harvest...
Janie just tags along and is so happy to make a bit of money!

Evie officially weighs more than Goldbug now😵
Goldbug is still taller but Evie will pass her up on that as well...good thing she is perfect:)
this pic makes me laugh because it captures their personalities...
Evie posing and and interested, Godlbug crossing her paws giving me the "again? I'm just tolerateing her" look haha!

~4th of July~

The older I get it seems as if life flies from Christmas to the 4th of July
over and over again oh so quickly!

We swam all day
all the bigs came but Ju and Chris...working:(
plus lots of friends, so fun!!



Evie will always oblige for a pic

Thankfully Gardner and Kendyl brought fireworks because the city fireworks were canceled due to storms all around us:(
The kids had so much fun anyway!




rocket launcher aka empty wine bottle ha


these two hahaha

Carson and Janie will ALWAYS pose:)





Madeline tolerates me:)


We had such a nice day with our peeps!!
How is it that I never get any pics of the old people??? Next year!!!