Friday, July 3, 2015

To .... Living with Kids -

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I stayed up the other night and ate cucumbers & chocolate cake.
I was going to post then .... but clearly didn't.

This morning I'm actually up early ... for me.
The sky is gorgeous.
It's this mix of gray & all sorts of blue clouds in all sorts of patterns and shapes.
Then there's the pinks and oranges and reds of the sunrise.

I noticed 'cause I've already hung laundry on the line.
The little girls are still faithfully sleeping on the trampoline.
Regan slept 'til 9:45 the other morning.

In spite of the sun & heat & tractors.

Rex is home this morning.
Happy holiday weekend.
He's made coffee.
I've started updating the latest version of software on my phone.

It's been a ridiculously busy week.
Every day is just go. go. go.

Last night we got home around 5 & Chad had fallen asleep in the car.
I laid him down & he is still sleeping ... almost 14 hours later.

The whys of our extra busy schedules are for another post.
This is just a quick remember the memories post.

Remember the sweet summer childhood of the kids.
Remember that I am living it with them. 



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Also in this case remember to hire a photographer that will actually focus & not chop your head off -  #thanksbenny :)

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Hair flipping is an art.
That takes practice, skill ....
and hair :)

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Happy weekend, friends.
Love well ... knowing He loves first & best & always.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

To .... Swim Meet Saturdays -

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We're at the pool - appropriate today since we're probably posting the only official swim meet post of the season.

It smells like sunscreen & heat & chlorine.
It sounds like swim coaches & water splashing & little kids in lessons.

Rex bought me a real bleacher chair.
So I'm sitting here listening to Molly read a library book & every now & then Chad calls out from the edge of the pool 'mom!!' then smiles & waves .
Today he is wearing goggles - 'cause he's cool like that :)

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We don't sleep in on Saturday mornings in June & July.
In fact we wake up pretty early.

Driving
Set-up
Check-in
Warm-ups
A donut
The National Anthem

All usually happens before 8am.

We used to make these really great egg & sausage burritos  ... but now we just buy 'plastc' donuts.
The hostess ones from the grocery.
Last week I even bought pop-tarts .... Sailor was all 'Mom, you said you'd never buy those again!'
I know ....





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Rex has this thing about picking sunflowers from the side of the road.
I photograph the road.
All on the way to a meet.

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Warm-ups - 


The headless towel carrier :)
I like him.

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Last weekend they had a Father's Day race, where kids could race against their dads.
We took up 6 of the 8 blocks.
Rex came in 2nd.
He lost to Sailor & beat everyone else :)


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The most lucrative business to be had at meets ....


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How swim meets end - 



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