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Things that made me say, cool…

Don’t you just love it when you stumble on to something that you have to tell someone else about!

That’s how I felt about this great post— with pictures– about awesome family bikes.

Then there’s plaid.  We are just starting to get less humidity here.  I think we’ve had one or two days when the boys had to wear a jacket in the morning as they headed out to school.  But I am in the mood for plaid.   plaid boys shirt

This shirt is from Target.

These adorable shorts are from Janie and Jack.

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Not that I would put these two together.

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This throw is in my cart.  From Target.

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And finally, contemplating these shoes.  Very cute.

 

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Taking a Christmas Card Photo

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This could go on.  Until someone just gives up and cries.  (Like Mommy)  They were so cute when they were little.  But they did not like to have their picture taken.  Back then I was frustrated.  Now it makes me laugh.  This is a good time to remind myself to laugh more and feel frustrated less.  I think we finally went with this picture that year:

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We are still not all happy about getting our picture taken.  At least we aren’t all happy at the same time.  And they are still so cute!

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I hope your are enjoying your holiday season as much as we are!  Happy Celebrating!

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The path I’ve chosen

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What is it about a path?  A well-worn, or not so well worn journey that someone else has taken before.

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Most of these paths are planned and cared for, but just as charming as discovering one while on a walk.  Or taking one that is familiar.

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wood path

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Pinterest Images

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Awning decisions

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Trying to decide if an awning is really what I want.  I love the look.

But will it be too dark in my dining room?

Could it look too commercial?

What color?

One thing that pulling together all my favorites has told me is stripes, definitely stripes!

(All pictures via Pinterest, of course.)

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So long summer…

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This morning we pulled out jackets and jeans.  I guess summer really is over.

We had a great summer but it’s really cozy in the house, coffee is brewing.  I’m not complaining.

Time to learn more spelling words, get in more piano lessons, and work on our soccer skills.

Making pumpkin bread this afternoon since it will be rainy with only a high of 72.  Lots of reasons to enjoy the coolness of the season.

I’m ready  for fall.  More ready than I thought I was.

So, what are we going to be for Halloween?

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Favorite Book Friday

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One of our favorite books of the summer.  My oldest just liked the cover and pulled it off the shelf at the library.

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Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind, by Gary Ross is a rhyming adventure that is not for toddlers.

It took us two nights to read it, but if you had a lazy afternoon, a blanket, and some shade you could do it in one sitting.

We didn’t want to put it down.  So fun.

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The pictures, by Matthew Myers are detailed and colorful.

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The story and illustrations would have had me hooked, but the message is awesome too.

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Check it out and let me know what you think.  Any other books similar to this one?  We would love to read those as well.

Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind

Happy reading and happy Friday!

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