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Kindergarten, Here She Comes!

Today was the first day of Kindergarten. Unfortunately we had a downpour, so our plans of walking to school were foiled. It still worked out but it was a bit chaotic. Instead hanging up her backpack and going out to the playground, the kids all sat along the benches. Miss M was a little bit nervous, sitting by herself but you would have never known by her smile and pose.

I’m proud to say neither of us (Or R, who was able to be there) didn’t shed a tear. (I did get a little teary-eyed watching some of the other moms cry though!)

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“I Got One All By Myself!”

Back in June (I’m playing catch-up along the way), Miss M, my Mother-in-law Sherry and I took a road trip up to Idaho to see her sister, Cherlynn’s, family. It was a long drive, but parts of it were beautiful. It was so beautiful to see their home and their family was so welcoming, I’m ready to move in next door.

The highlight of our first day there was chasing chickens and turkeys with Big T and Little T. I loved seeing Miss M’s enthusiasm over chasing the chickens!

Miss M Chasing chickens.

Big T and the turkey he caught.

One of the chickens. Love the headdress!

Little T and another poor unfortunate turkey.

And a video:

The crowning moment: “I got one all by myself!” (Said with all the enthusiasm of a Utah girl who does not have the opportunity of catching chickens everyday.)

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Dancing in the Rain

A couple days ago Miss M and I were heading out the door to the grocery store. I was tired and worn out and I was dreading the trip. My feet were tired, and I was dragging my feet. I wanted to impress the Hubby with some real food for dinner, rather than scrounging up something from the freezer, so I convinced the whiny daughter that there was no other option and we had to leave the house.

As we walked outside, I was staring at the ground. I saw a couple dark spots on the concrete, and being frustrated, I looked up in the sky. What I saw, took my breath away. To the north, there were blue skies, but just above us, the clouds were dark and heavy. It started out with a few large drops (I call them large because I was corrected by Miss M that ‘fat’ was not an appropriate word, and that calling the raindrops ‘fat’ was, in fact, very mean.).

Miss M wailed that she didn’t want to get wet in the rain, and that she had to find her umbrella before we could go. I had a choice. I could either be grumpy and just make her deal with it, or I could have some fun. Luckily, I opted for fun. We sat down on the stairs and watched as the rain began to fall, coming faster and heavier by the minute. After watching the rain, and relaxing for a few minutes, I went back inside and got Miss M’s raincoat. umbrella, and the camera. Miss M was so excited to wear her raincoat, as she had received it for Easter and still never worn it.

She ran out in the rain, protected from the water, and began splashing in the water and twirling her umbrella around. Then the rain began to slow, and the sun came out. The rain had only lasted about 10 minutes, but we were able to enjoy every one of those minutes. And this is the result:

A beautiful, happy girl, dancing in the rain and a happy mother who was able to stop and enjoy the precious moment. I’m glad I didn’t miss the opportunity to dance in the rain with my daughter.

Let’s Get This Show On The Road!

Ok, Robert has been playing with working on the website, and has made some changes, but I’m back on board and ready to go! He still needs to import all my older posts, so hopefully that goes smoothly. I’ve got my fingers crossed.

In the meantime, I’ve had lots of ideas going through my head, but have been unable to post them. It’s time to get those ideas out of my head and on here! So, without too much delay (I hope) I should have some good stuff coming up.


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