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Hello Fall

Goodbye summer.

This was a very busy, beautiful, wonderful summer. Some highlights:
  • Sweet Pea eating fresh berries and beans from our garden on a near-daily basis
  • camping in a 2-person tent with Glen and Sweet Pea, Average and me all on one air mattress
  • watching the meteor shower with good friends
  • Garrison Keillor's live show
  • canoeing with Sweet Pea, Average, my brother, and his girlfriend
  • getting the patio cover put up
  • eating vegetables that we grew
  • pickling green beans
  • making applesauce with our own apples
  • blueberry picking
  • my 10-year high school reunion
  • Sweet Pea moving into a twin bed
  • swimming in the Pistol River, my home river
  • running the half marathon
  • running the Warrior Dash
  • swimming at the pool and getting chastised by the lifeguard because my independent daughter would not stay within reach of me. She is a runner!
  • Sweet Pea learning sooo many words! Including: cup, lid, airplane, kitty cat, I want, running, water (wawas), milk (milp), nummies, yes, and so many more. She can now pretty much repeat anything we say to her.
Here are a few more photos from this summer.




Next up, for the fall, I have lots more on my mind to do and experience.
  • carving pumpkins
  • visiting the corn maze
  • overnight rafting trip with my dad
  • Sweet Pea learning to use the potty
  • more doula work
  • painting the living room, dining room, and kitchen
  • trips to the beach
  • planting a winter garden, for the first time ever
  • a Thanksgiving Day race
  • Thanksgiving at our house!
I would love to write about it all, but find myself with no time left in my day after I work for 6 hours as a teacher, try to keep my household running, exercise, keep in touch with friends, take care of the dog, and read other people's blogs. How do other working moms do it? Now that I am in the swing of school, I am going to try to do one blog post per week on a weekday, and one on the weekend. That should be manageable, right?

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  1. Sounds like you guys had a great summer! I love the post with the bullet points. I totally understand not having time or energy to write.

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  2. I can't believe how big Sweet Pea is! She's a kid! I really enjoy reading about your experiences and look forward to whatever you have time to write:)

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