Monday, August 29, 2011

Eleven!

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Celebrating eleven wonderful, beautiful, fun-full, amazingful years 
with wonderful, beautiful, fun, amazing you.

Happy Birthday, BeachPea!


I love you!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Someone...

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is really enjoying her last day of being 10.


Praying for those on the East coast recovering from and preparing for Irene,

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Relatives Came: Final Edition

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The relatives have come and gone and it is way too quiet around here now.  But I've been lingering and reliving it all with these last few pictures from their visit, then it's on to massive, lock-down school planning.  School starts next week - eep!

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New cotton candy machine fun

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Ce Ce, being her usual hospitable self with our guests.

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And Piper, just trying to stay cool under the porch.

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Princess badminton

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BeachPea had so much fun hanging with her cousin.  They were joined at the hip all week.

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Thank you, Grumpy, for the new play pool!


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Pretty Kai, Lolo's doggie, watches the action.

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In the treehouse


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Chicken fun


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Sillies


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Cousin Jax made the most amazing chicken pastry dish ever for us one night.  And here were are recuperating from stuffing ourselves on the porch afterwards.  I'm still drooling over that dish.

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So fun to get out my kids' old toddler toys for my niece.  It brought back sweet memories.

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Time for my sister and niecy to go home, but not before one more round of ring-around-the-rosie and The Wheels on the Bus on the bed.


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Then it was back for badminton (sort of)


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and lunch at the chinese buffet (yum!)  (This relatively calm picture was taken at the table moments before son tried wasabi for the first time.  Things weren't so quiet afterwards).


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a (very intense) game of backporch scrabble.


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The Last Supper.


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followed by Aunt Lolo's glow bracelet fun.

So fun to get to visit with everyone!  Come back soon!

(Thanks again to Aunt Lolo for sharing some of the pics for this post!!  We make a good team :)).


(Speaking of family, our other cousins were on TV last night.  They did a great job, and I know their family story will inspire many. We're so proud of them :)).  


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Relatives Came: Family Fans

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It was so fun having all the family here to watch the girls cheer for their first football game of the season.

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My niece loved watching all those crazy pompoms.

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It was so hot that even my Florida family had to occasionally take a break over in the shade.

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but we all had lots of fun.                                                             (The girls with their cheer sponsor)

I love football season.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Pinkalicious Pigskin Party

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In honor of the August (and late July) birthdays in the family, we put on a theme party here at the farm - Florida State football for Uncle Pokey, pigs for cousin Jax (she loves her some pigs), and of course, PINK for our BeachPea.  Put together, it was a Pinkalicious Pigskin Party.

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my baby girl, almost 11


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showing off a new engagement ring!



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{our first cake pops! (idea for piggies came from here)  You're awesome, Aunt Lolo & JC!}.

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present time!


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Thank you, family, for a perfectilicious day for BeachPea. :) 


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