Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Pool and The Pizza

When a day starts like this...

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And ends like this... it must be called perfection!

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Things I want to remember about this day ~

the twinkle in Anna's eyes when they pulled up again... the way Aubrey kicked around in the pool... seeing the dad's in the deep in with the big girls playing and just being days with their girls loving every minute of it... hearing little girls on the pirate ship walking the plank... lots of time to talk to Cindy about life, kids, being mothers... sitting on the deck and eating lunch at the pool... five girls in all different ages playing on the pool playground (running, tagging, giggling, screaming, laughing, and never wanting to leave) ... little girls playing cootie, big girls coloring with markers... two little girls in a tub after the pool... Dave making my kitchen his own and turning the evening into magic not just his pizza making but his personality... tunes cranked... five girls playing tag in the backyard in the dark... cupcakes and conversation... and everything in between...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Friends

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There really are no words for moments in life like this.

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No words to describe this hug about to happen after writing to each other for years...

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No words to describe little girls open arms and smiling faces

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No words for her joyful face jumping out of the car

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No words to describe meeting this wonderful family

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Lunch and concerts... dancers... and play... there are just no words for new friends (but they're really old friends) like these.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

18 Years

Dear Scott,

Happy Anniversary.  You are my best friend, my sweetheart, my boyfriend, my daughters daddy, my forever love, my husband.  You are for sure my favorite person... ever.   I love you so much.  xoxoxoxo ~ tara

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thank ~ Fulls

I am so thankful for cousins to jump in the pool with

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Daddy to lift you down rocks

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Car trips with "friends" on her lap

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And what's a summer without a lost tooth at the pool snack shack?

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Daughters who play with dolls

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Anna, who took such good care for her backpack she had it for six years in elementary school and it looks brand new. We went a size up for middle school. I'll bet it looks just like this in six years

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New lunchboxes are a must every year though

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I'm so thankful for grandpa's shows and mermaids that will pose with my girl

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And for this flounder that was in my religious ed class three years ago... what a sweetie

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Little girls who will do this while Lana paints my hair

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And orchards from our neighbor who turned 90 today

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

House Projects

I wish I did our summer 2014 house projects in order on this blog.  They're sort of all over the place.  But I want to remember just how hard we worked on this old house this summer.

After Scott did all of this work (back here)

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We left for this mini vacation.

While we were gone all of the hardwood was sanded and refinished.

When we got home they were supposed to be done and we moved all of the furniture back in. It looked like this in the girls rooms (I can't believe I'm actually going to post these)

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So on the 4th of July we moved all of that out of the girls rooms, cleaned their rooms and then Scott saw and email saying that they needed to do one more coat. So on the 4th we moved all of it back into their rooms... ugh! And we slept down in the playroom!

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And I was so mad... (that post back here)

Soooo after sleeping for four more days in the playroom we for the second time moved back in... this time to amazing, beautiful, hardwood floors... heaven I tell you! (moving back in post here)

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Ignore the iphone pics that make the wall colors look creepy!

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Socks only... no shoes will ever see these floors... ever

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And it makes it great for dancing

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And then the very next day we started on phase two of our project. Cabinets. (that post back here)

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One of these days I'll get the big camera out for the 'after' photos.  I never thought I'd post these phone pictures here but I know that I'll forget one day and I just can't bear to...  we are almost all done with our projects this summer and are looking forward to enjoying the last month of summer!
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