Father’s Day 2014

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What a GREAT idea…to spend Father’s Day doing what we love. Vacation Camping!!

There was quite a bit of fishing (not so much ‘catching’).

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A whole lot of bike riding!! AJ finally learned how to ride a 2-wheeler this morning!!

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A little boat trip to a VERY small island on the lake.

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Wishing all the Dad’s a very happy day. Looking forward to a whole week of camping fun at Silver Lake 😀

A Gift

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The boys came to visit me at work on Friday after school. Nicholas could NOT wait to give us the gift he had made. I asked if we could wait until Christmas but he just didn’t want to wait. He was so proud of his hard work.

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Honestly, the card would have been enough. Seeing his little boy handwriting is so, so special. And the last line “I love you” is so heartfelt.

I don’t have a picture of the actual gift. It’s already hanging on our Christmas tree. It’s a handmade framed picture of Nicholas. And It’s beautiful.

Nicholas (and Anthony) are gift enough for me.

Thankful

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I am so thankful for Preschool Artwork made with love (and little boy handprints).

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I am thankful for school aged projects that make my son think about the things that he is most thankful for. Included in his collage were: Darth Vader (because “he is an awesome bad guy”), our family – including Lucy, kiwi (his favorite fruit), yams (his favorite veggie), and the Fort & Brother combo.

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I am SO thankful for friends. Jen dropped off these awesome pilgrim hat treats for us the other night. We are so blessed to have amazing friends surrounding us.

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I am thankful for sweet naps with Anthony. He is such a joy to rest with. So snuggly and warm. My sweet baby boy.

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I am thankful for ‘dates‘ with my two little guys. It seems to be so much easier and fun to go out with the boys. I can take them shopping or to get (me) a pedicure or coffee. They ‘usually’ behave pretty well (definitely when I just have one of them, alone). The 1:1 time with the boys is so special. I love it.

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I am thankful for protection. Thankful to all our troops near and far – for protecting our country. As you can see from above, the boys also like to protect our house ‘from bad guys’. I am thankful for their bravery.

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I am thankful for family. ALL of our family, near and far. I am thankful for the family we have just up the street – and thankful for impromptu story time when we stop by to drop something off. I am thankful for FaceTime/video chats with our family afar.

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I am thankful for our weather in San Diego. At the end of November, we are still out front riding bikes and working on chores. We are SO fortunate to be able to do this every month of the year.

*I don’t have a picture of Joe & I on my phone (currently) but I am (always) thankful to be married. And not just to have the title or the status — I am REALLY thankful to have a ‘partner in crime’ to join me on this great life adventure. It is a lot of hard work — but our life comes with so many amazing rewards. More than either of is could have ever imagined. I am thankful that, 15+ years ago, that he loved me.

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Here are a few pictures from our Thanksgiving festivities.

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