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July

Well, the obvious comes to mind right off – Canada Day and Independence Day. We celebrate both, of course. Canada Day (HERE) always makes me a wee bit homesick. July 4th (HERE) was fun as well. July is also Grandma’s birthday up in Canada. And full blown summer fun here in Minnesota.

We lucked out and managed to make Home Depot where the kids made little bowling alleys. Which were PERFECT for the 18 inch dolls, I am told.20160702_093444

I managed to finish a prayer shawl for the Catholic church down the road, along with a pocket prayer shawl.img_20160705_155716

We spent TONS of time at the YMCA.img_20160708_150936

Emanuel got over his fear of the slide

Emanuel got over his fear of the slide

Walked back and forth for ClubY.img_20160713_140810

img_20160722_12102520160718_102041We hung out in the hammock.20160706_133131

img_20160720_115651Played outside whenever we could.img_20160716_160044

img_20160726_155359Had movie nights.20160709_201845

Ken made the girls a reading corner in the sunroom out of fabric and a hula hoop!20160712_134611

Hung out with our homeschool friends at the park as often as we could.img_20160714_171514

20160728_13253820160714_134859Made sure to document all the pretty flowers.20160730_121754

img_20160716_15574820160729_121129Visited our godson Anthony after emergency appendix surgery.img_20160717_153537

Met a brand new baby! Congrats Cory and Karen!img_20160720_215456

We even snuck in time for homeschooling.img_20160719_152550

img_20160708_145020Echo even went to Evan’s birthday party SOLO with dad!image000000

We watched soccer.img_20160722_192255

Watered our garden.img_20160722_145352

Celebrated Alex’s birthday.img_20160723_192011

Experienced the County Fair. (see the county fair blog post)

Were ditched by the boys who went to the cabin (too many mosquitoes for our allergic girls).

Even on our day off we made the walk to the YMCA

Even on our day off we made the walk to the YMCA.

Mosquito bites

Mosquito bites

 

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img_20160729_233940img_20160731_181055Basically we made this month COUNT and then some!!!!!20160709_131814

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Our track star.

Our track star.

Gavin working on art.

Gavin working on art.

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Slipping Back to September

When I started this blog it was with a commitment to keep it going through thick and thin… There have been a few varations on posting… Once in a while when the kids were wee… daily sharing when the homeschool life was new and fresh… month chunks at the end of the month… and now, a full on battle to chase myself back to current. I have actually found great joy in reflecting on these months long gone. It is amazing to see, now removed, how highly productive and honestly HAPPY we were back in times when I was SURE we had accomplished so very little. DSCN1119

September was a busy month. We finished up our visit with Jeff that overlapped a day with Sean.

Learning a little TaeKwonDo

Learning a little TaeKwonDo

IMAG0706Which at the same time had Ken, myself, Shandai and Ravyn at the Renaissance Festival.DSCN0986

DSCN0990DSCN0993DSCN0995Of course since we had Sean down we had to go do fun things… a trip to the Minnesota Historical Society… where we apparently took way too many pictures. But the temporary Hmong exhibit was amazing! DSCN1107

DSCN1024DSCN1067DSCN1096DSCN1104Plenty of fun times at home (of course with computers included).DSCN1133

The weather was absolutely lovely so plenty of time was spent outside in the pool…

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We even squeezed in some school time.

Wild Kratta

Wild Kratta

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Art

Art

Ken won beer for a year… FROM OUR CHURCH!IMAG0803We started a new year of schooling… well tried out some new ideas and photographed our one and only stating of a grade level that we do each year!IMAG0651

We even started up in scouts again!DSCN1148

Be sure to check the overflow link… I took so many pictures of the festival and the museum. It is such a waste NOT to share them HERE.IMAG0798

Summer Requires Overflow

And here is August overflow… What a memorable summer we had in 2015!

Zander doing his best in run club YMCA

Zander doing his best in run club YMCA

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I sewed a few times in a few places… are we surprised?DSCN0868

Kwik Trip pop

Kwik Trip pop

Jeffrey on the beach

Jeffrey on the beach

More Wild Kratts. We just LOVE it

More Wild Kratts. We just LOVE it

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In the jeep!

In the jeep!

Such a lucky birthday girl

Such a lucky birthday girl

Lakeshore craft!

Lakeshore craft!

Journal completion!

Journal completion!

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SCISSORS!

SCISSORS!

Ken felted the letters!

Ken felted the letters!

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Proud crafters

Proud crafters

At the library

At the library

My girls

My girls

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