What We've Been Up To Lately
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2009 Current Events
August has been a busy month for us, unfortunately so busy I seem to have
lost a memory card with photos. Sigh.
The Lehanes stayed with us at the end of their Alaska cruise, and we enjoyed the
weird weather together. :-)
We had a few very unusual (100 degree) days, then a drop to 70's, then finally
got back to our summer high-80's.
Mark turned "17 with practice" this month, and Amelie got to attend French camp
for a week.
Drumming, gardening, blackberry picking, and hanging out with the neighbors
rounded out the month.
July was the big 4th of July parade, and party. You haven't seen Small Town
USA do the 4th until you've seen ours.
The whole town comes out for the pancake breakfast, the farmer's market,
TinyTown, special events, parade...
and of course the fireworks over the water. We opted for BBQ with the neighbors
and fireworks at their place.
Amelie loved being the center of attention on the "dance floor", and boogied all
night until it got dark at 10.
She even lasted past that for the fireworks. Poor kid didn't hit the pillow
until almost 11, but she loved every minute of it.
June was a pretty quiet month. Both Troy and Amelie's godfather Andy turned
45 this month... but no photos.
Mostly we just spent a lot of time barbequing and letting Amelie play in her
wading pool to cool off.
May was our 7 year anniversary, and we were treated to our annual
babysitting trip by GramMicha!
We got to go spend the night at the fabulous
Willows Lodge, and had a
private tasting & tour of DeLille's
We did more of the commuting thing, with Amelie still enjoying her fan club
on the boat. She got to hunt
far more than her share of Easter eggs, and also enjoyed turning 3. She tells us
all the time she's a big girl now.
The first quarter of the year saw Mommy and
buddy Josh-man's birthdays, a chance for golf lessons w/Daddy for Amelie,
time to hone Amelie's PC skills and Pippi
Longstocking look, lots of visits with friends, and many Tinkerbell moments.