Saturday, August 9, 2014

Summertime Fun

It has been a long hiatus since my last post – almost a month to the day!  I am going to try to play a little catch-up and see how far I get.  I enjoy posting, but sometimes I am pulled into so many other areas in the summer in particular.  I think the winter is quieter (with the exception of deadlines for classwork that I may have). 

Since my last post, we have been doing the summertime thing mostly – story time on Tuesdays, play dates with friends, walks, trips to the park, and family time.  A few to highlight…

  • Our neighbors, the Lehmans, invited us over to play on cool July morning.  We had fun in their basement, on the trampoline, on the swings, and in the yard.  We shared a tasty lunch and then walked home.  It is nice to have such wonderful people in walking distance!
  • The girls are quite the sisters – sharing the chair to watch TV or read books, giggling over nothing, and seeming like there is a secret going on.  It is actually pretty cute most of the time!

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  • Grace goes to story time with Madison.  This is a great time for Tara and I to connect, and the girls to be busy with another activity so we can actually talk.  They have fun, and we have fun – a win-win situatlion!  A few weeks ago we decided to make it a real play date.  We bought some cupcakes from Faithful Little Cupcake, packed a picnic lunch, and headed to the park.  We ended up connecting for a few minutes with Kenna and Ava (friends from church) while we were there!  It was hot, but fun.  We also got together at the Dari-ette one day… who can resist ice cream on summer days!

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  • My college roommate, Rachel, passed through town.  It is nice she takes the time to stay a night here on her way to see family every year.  She has two boys with lots of energy.  The girls had a great time trying to keep up with them.  I had a great time reconnecting.
  • We had a birthday party for three of the cousins.  That is always a good time.  It was a little louder than a normal summer party because we were all indoors due to serious rain coming down outside. 
  • Jeremy completed his third PanOhio Tour.  This is his bike trip that takes him from Cleveland to Cincinnati, Ohio.  It is (roughly) 330 miles in four days.  He had a team that consisted of his housemate, Mike, his uncle, David, and then two other people.  Logistically, it was a little hectic this year, but the ride itself sounded like a successful, fun time.  I am proud of the way he works to fundraise for the ride, and also for the fight against cancer. 

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