Summer Has Begun

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Decca woke up with hair like this one morning. He loved his horns.

Yesterday my youngest spent a long time at TAD Town reading all the past posts. He enjoyed reading everything, looking at pictures, and recalling past memories. I was surprised at how happy it made him, and I realized I needed to get back in the habit of posting regularly once again.

We have been on a summer break for a few weeks now. The twins have signed up for a new school (online) and it starts June 16th, so we are trying to cram all of summer break into a few short weeks.


Silverwood Lake

We went to Vegas last week for an earl birthday celebration for me. I turn 40 in a few days, and I wanted to celebrate that milestone in style. We drove out and made a few stops on the way to take in the beautiful nature.


Family picture


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The boy with a Greek statue outside the Mad Greek. We stop there every time we drive to Vegas.


We stayed at the Palazzo and at the Wynn.

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Enjoying the view from our hotel room


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In front of the waterfall at the Wynn


Two of my brothers came out for the holiday as did my mom and step-dad. It was wonderful to have so much family around and the kids loved visiting with everyone.

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Fun with their Uncle outside the magic store

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Family photo on the last morning…some of us look a little worse for wear.

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My mom, brothers, and I had a very nice dinner one night.


A few days after we got back from our trip it was the youngest boy’s birthday. He turned eleven (eleven??? How can that be?) this year and he had a small but memorable birthday celebration at home.

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Getting ready for the celebration

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With his cake

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Enjoying the cake in one bite!


Other happenings around here include:

The twins dragged my bass out of storage. The girl wants to learn to play the bass this upcoming year.

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The girl with my old bass


The older boy has been busy (as have I) with doctor visits, doctor visits, and more doctor visits. We are going through a lot in this area. I don’t want to share too much on here, but if everyone could keep this terrific kid in your thoughts I would appreciate it.

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At the eye doctor…this kid has an amazing attitude through everything. I could not ask for a better son.


I will end this post with a cute picture of Kingsley. He has been keeping us busy as usual which is a good thing. In this photo he is playing his favorite game which involves grabbing something of mine that I need and then has me chasing him. He doesn’t drop it until I give him a treat (he’s smart like that).


King with my dish towel.



4 thoughts on “Summer Has Begun

  1. Many happy returns Jill! And keeping all of you in our thoughts. Sorry it has been so hard. I know you guys will keep pulling through despite the curveballs. Hugs!

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