Sunday, August 2, 2009

Weekly wrap up – end of summer

(Sorry, this is pretty much a repost of something I put up over the weekend. I was playing with a new program and figured out how to play with the pictures a little more. And, of course, now I can't decide which final product I like better . . . )


In some ways I feel our summer never really came, and yet here we are almost at the end of it. We had a couple days in the 90s back in June, but more often we have donned jackets rather than swimsuits. A rather unusual summer.



We have still managed to enjoy plenty of fun, and make lots of fresh memories.DSC07057 DSC07087













Nathan turned four in June with the traditional hoopla of a Chuck E Cheese party. The girls made him a hat with a matching one for his teddy bear, he chose to wear the bear’s (reminds me of Fat Albert for some reason . . .)DSC07163 In another week we will celebrate Paige and Faith’s birthdays as well


We enjoyed some extra time with “man’s best friend,” including training and more training, and the benefits of training . . .






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Spontaneous campfires, complete with hot dogs and marshmallows once it got going. Weaving cattail leaves into mats and other items to “sell” in our sandbox marketplace.


This week proved especially busy. Recently my husband was placed in the role of interim COO of the school we live at. A privilege, but lots of work, too, on top of his already full summer agenda with technology responsibilities. Blake and I have enjoyed helping him out a few hours here and there.

All in all, a summer of fun, and lots of school work accomplished as well. Even working a few hours a day leaves a lot of time to do nothing. Bike rides, time at the park, harvesting fresh vegetables in the garden, water fun (a couple times anyway), time spent together. Sigh . . . better really treasure these next couple week before we head back to full time school schedules.



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2 comments:

Amy in Peru said...

Do tell what program :)
I enjoyed reading the verse for the week!
Glad to hear all is well,
Amy

5intow said...

Amy, It was Live Writer, and there is much to love about it. But, it is a VERY long (but free) download. Took over 10 minutes on our T1 line.

I found out (before this second post) that the trouble I had with the first post was resolveable by creating an account and album on this site:
http://picasa.google.com/

I like that I can now rotate my pictures more easily and move things around a bit. Not that I needed something new to occupy my time creating posts. :-P You can see some of the differences from the original post and the later one (I ended up changing some of the pictures, too)

Also, there is a draft version of blogger (if you use blogger)that allows some of that as well.

Thanks for stopping in,
Erin