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October 2018

October 2018

In October we: Got flu shots. Ellen put on a cat fashion show. (It gives a whole different meaning to the cat walk 😉 ) Cooper designed lightsabers. I volunteered to take over the school garden and am currently “in training.” I’ve gotten myself so involved with all things health related at the school that the PTA made up a position for me and I now can impressively tell people I’m the “Officer of Wellness.” (For the record, I never…

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September 2018

September 2018

Over Labor Day weekend, we went on a backpacking trip in Rocky Mountain National Park. We had really good timing, driving through an afternoon thunderstorm that cleared up a few minutes before we pulled into the trailhead parking lot.

August 2018

August 2018

August started with our big trip to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. The following week we had all our back to school activities and school started on Thursday. Cooper has the same teacher he had last year (she moved up to 3rd grade) and Ellen has the same 1st grade teacher Cooper did. It’s nice to already know these teachers and know what to expect. Cooper’s favorite thing about 3rd grade is every kid gets a chrome book that they use…

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Yellowstone and Tetons Trip

Yellowstone and Tetons Trip

Our big summer trip this year was a trip to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. We booked our Yellowstone campsite months ago, put it on the calendar, and then just kind of got distracted by other things. When we were debating whether to rent a pavilion for our cheesecake party, Noel and I made a pros and cons list and enumerated the reasons why it was a good idea. One of our biggest reasons would be that our house wouldn’t be…

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July 2018

July 2018

Buckle up, July was a month brimming with fun and excitement. (I understand if that sentence doesn’t hold true to you the way it does for me. Feel free to just browse the pictures if that’s all the stamina you have.)  

June 2018

June 2018

Summer is FLYING by!  We know summer days are fleeting (last Thursday marked the half way point for our summer break), so we like to pack in as much fun as possible before we head back to school and into a more boring predictable schedule.  Here’s what we did in June.

Hammock on a Sunny Day

Hammock on a Sunny Day

Author’s Note: Back in January when New Year’s resolutions were all the rage, I set a goal for myself to write creatively once a month. I didn’t care if anyone read it, I just wanted to do it for me. I was successful during the months of February, March, and April, but then fell off the bandwagon. Over the weekend, I went to a writing symposium with my dad. There was a part of me that was not excited about…

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May 2018

May 2018

I mentioned in my post about April that Noel was gone for about 1/3 of the month for work. He flew back very late on the 2nd of May and on the 3rd of May we each chaperoned a field trip. Noel went on the shorter field trip with Cooper to a local historic park. Unfortunately it was pouring rain that morning so the field trip was quite soggy, but the kids seemed to have fun anyway. I went with…

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Cooper’s Baptism

Cooper’s Baptism

I’ll do a post all about May next month, but I felt like Cooper’s baptism deserved a post of its own. Our local church is trying to only have baptisms once a month on the first Saturday. It just so happened that Cooper’s birthday was that day, so he was lucky enough to get baptized on his birthday. When my parents visited in April, my mom took some pictures of Cooper in his suit. We used the pictures for the…

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April 2018

April 2018

We got home from Spring Break around midnight on the 3rd of April and hit the ground running. The next day, the kids had school and started swim lessons. Noel and I also each had to work. (Granted, I only had to work for an hour, but I wasn’t a very peppy aerobics instructor that day.) That pretty much set the tone for April – nothing too notable for the most part, but just very busy. I was picking up…

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