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take me anywhere's book montage

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems
Philadelphia, Here I Come! : A Comedy in Three Acts
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
The Lost Salt Gift of Blood
Imagining Argentina
A Year Without "Made in China": One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy
The End of America: A Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Amongst Women
Church of the Dog
Charming Billy
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Birth House
The Poisonwood Bible
Catching Fire
The Hunger Games

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

gone with the wind

i am back.  where am i back from?  let's leave that with moving and winter.  so camille you turned TEN!  yep. pictures please.
                                                                        T.  E.  N.
Whoo Hoo! 

                                                 yummy zebra cake that dad made!
 camille, this school year you got the self-discipline award and 4.0 honor roll for both quarters thus far. take a bow.  sorry for the blur??!!

gabe, you got the responsibility award and are just received an honesty award this very second, this a.m. of april 25th.  thanks for that smile that makes me smile when you are so very proud of who you are.
 also, you are playing your first session of indoor soccer. you asked to play the goalie in the game last saturday, which is a very brave thing to do because you wanted to so badly and you did and you dove-for a save and one got by!  way to go, awesome sauce!

camille it has been so happy, happy to have you in art at the red barn.  you are doing hard things and i am in awe of you.  this is your third session and i hope you hold on forever.  the groovy girls (as your teacher calls you)
so here are some during pics and i will need to add some before (they are on the computer that gabe smashed his head into while camille was running and it is July so)  and after pics but we are not done and i haven't even begun to add those familiar things we need to survive like all of my pictures of you two.

 this is the original 1960's floor under the carpet in the dining room and hall.  and as you know me you know i would have kept in a heartbeat if you could save it.  lucky for us gabe you have a small amount of it in your closet for me to smile on.  
                                                     dad and grandpa crowbaring it down...

we pulled carpet out of the living room and all bedrooms to find a mix of white and red oak from 1960.  here is the refinished floor.  

not the end but can i finally post this after how many months?  okay.  

1 comment:

franciebugs said...

so nice to see the fam! you guys are missed very much!! the house looks great - i know, a work in progress, but it is turning out fab! The kiddos are so dang big now! Gabe is like a man now! I will have to let Gracie see his pic ;-) Congrats on the awards and that Zebra cake, Brett! :-) Take care!! xoxxx