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July

We only took about 100 photos for all of July, and we took three trips and went to a wedding reception. Not a very good photo month for me. I always like to have lots of photo evidence of what we've done, and of course the changes in my little girl, to help me remember in the future what our lives are like right now. Our trips were Eastern Oregon twice, and Ashland once. They were memorable, full of good times and learning (Ashland was a class about teaching Shakespeare's plays and I got to see 4 live performances!), and lots of fun with family. I just wish I had more photos to look back on from them. Even at my dad's wedding reception I only took a few photos, and they all seem a bit out of focus. I think there was some dust on the lens. Also, I am now 17 weeks pregnant, and I have very few photos of my growing belly! New resolution: take more pictures. My other resolutions, to exercise every day and clean up the piles around the house, have not been so successful lately, but taking photos is fun!

Here are a few of my favorites from July.

On July 4, Stella playing in the meadow at Average's family's Blue Mountains cabin with her second cousin, Ursula, and doggie Glen.
This is the view from the little covered patio at the condo we stay at in Pendleton.
I think it is the best spot in town, and I ate breakfast and dinner
looking out at this every day we were there.
The best hair-do I can currently do on little Sweet Pea. She is pretty patient with this one
because she likes braids. She always wants me to do braids in my hair too!
Just pretty much the epitome of a happy summer day for me: backyard time and a little splashing in the pool.
She runs everywhere she goes, if I haven't mentioned that already.
I prefer metal slides to the plastic ones, don't you?


Because of this fun rocking toy, this particular park is now known as the "purple dinosaur park" to my daughter. She loves it!
My brother and me at my dad's wedding reception. She what I mean abut the fuzziness? The friend who took this photo told me it looked like a 7Up ad - I do love Cherry 7Up and this was the first time I'd had it in years! Also, notice my daughter in the background, running as usual :)

That's it! I did take a few photos of my process of making applesauce with early apples from our backyard trees, and raspberries that Sweet Pea and I picked, and hope to get around to a post about how it's going raising food in our backyard this year - which is not as well as I'd like, but not too bad either. I also have a post about the wooden kitchen set that Average bought Sweet Pea at a garage sale, and her favorite toys at age almost-two-and-a-half. Oh, and one more planned post about weaning! It finally happened! So, stay tuned. I have lots to share, but little time to write, even though I'm not working outside the home at the moment. Thanks for reading!

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  1. Boy Rose, she looks so much older than 2 1/2! Like double that in some of these photos. How are you feeling?! Are you going to find out the baby's gender in the next 3 weeks? Would love any potty training tips you can teach me so we can start after our vacation! Let's all go to the new water park sometime...and glad to see your garden looking so well.

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