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I am posting this a different way this time ... album with weekly pictures in between to see how I like it. (Main reason for this experiment: The pictures of my album are coming out with the flash blob on them ... and I'm tired and want to post this NOW.)
Enjoy .. and let me know if anyone has any great tips on taking pictures of their album without the blob :) Leave some comments - you know I love them!
Note: This week is a big week for my family. My brother in law of one year (today - June 14th!) has been deployed as a Marine in Afghanistan for months and has finally arrived home safe and sound! He and my sister are now in the process of gathering and moving all their belongings to California where they will be stationed for one year. It was so good to see him .. and yet bitter sweet because I know they will be leaving soon. Clearly, I'm not ready.
Second Note: A few things have been blurred for the privacy of my family and friends in this post. So if you see something weird ... that's probably what it is! :)
Monday I had these three sweethearts .. they played so well together while the babies napped. We went to the park and played in the daycare yard. I had such a good morning with them.
Yep - this is me... needing a haircut in the worst way. (Tuesday)
Cut in half for 2 journal spots :)
Wednesday as you can see, it was about 96 degrees! We dunked these babies in sunscreen .. and then the bucket!! For more pictures of these hilarious kids - check THIS out!
Thursday we prepped everything for Jimmy and Emma to arrive .. decorated the WHOLE front porch ... now to the picture above: We got to pick our radishes! For more pics and details on gardening with daycare click HERE!
Thursday night JIMMY AND EMMA ARRIVED HOME... God, was that a good feeling!!!!
Here's the album again ... I printed a 8x12 and cut it in half, the long way - or as we used to say in school: "the hot dog way" ... now it's a 4x12 front and back :)
More of the kids in the buckets - these two are brothers so I went nuts with the camera on them ... super cute.
Not quite finished - I need a 12x12 protector for this. But: here's the back of the same 8x12.
The kids with the decorations they put up for Jimmy's home coming and then them showing him the house and decorations the next day.
8x10 ... the white in the background is just the invitation you will see in a second. It's not quite finished - I need a 12x12 protector for this too.
The kids picking the radishes together.
Well ... I see that I forgot to stamp the date in the corner - I'll have to handle that ASAP ;)
Friday the kids showed Jimmy & Emma their decorations.
Saturday was the party for Jimmy and Emma's arrival - with daycare families at our friends ... here is the invite on the back of the 8x10 of the kids picking radishes above. Saturday's picture below.
Saturday was the BBQ party - here's some awesome pics (if I do say so myself) of the part~ay. Once we came home Emma, Jimmy, Jeff and I had a bonfire in the backyard - just the four of us .. hanging out, drinking and listening to music. Then some wrestling moves and finally flipping - I know Jeff and I had an awesome time. I started thinking and looking forward to doing this sort of thing in the future, but quickly snapped back into reality where they are moving to California in just a week. But as I write this I am tearing up so, let's not think about that yet.
Sunday I went to church .. I love starting / ending (depending on how you think of it) the week off with church and being around my "church family". We're blessed with this beautiful church but the people are what makes it such an amazing place.
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