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2012 July

The Photos of Summer: Day Twenty Five

July 16, 2012

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Her first bath. Thank God, because she was smelly.

I have now become a person who takes photos of their dog in a bath tub.
And posts the photo on the Internet.

Not to mention a person that gives their dog a bath with bath toys.

It’s like I don’t even know myself anymore.

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The Photos of Summer: Day Twenty-Four

July 15, 2012

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A break in the rain and with it the realization that the rainbow ends at your house.

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The Photos of Summer: Day Twenty Three

July 14, 2012

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The kids jumping on the trampoline in the pouring rain.

Last summer it never rained.

This summer I think we may need to build an ark.

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The Photos of Summer: Day Twenty Two

July 13, 2012

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I remember cutting out their faces from photographs. They were both under two and in diapers and I was heavy pregnant with my third son. This was a cheap locket and it broke not that long after I bought it. I had put it aside, meaning to replace it soon. But time has a way of passing. I haven’t thought about it much in the past sixteen years.

But last week while decluttering I came
across the locket and opened it. There, in the palm of my hand, were the baby faces of my two oldest sons staring back at me.

Faces I only recognize in my memories.

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The Photos of Summer: Day Twenty One

July 12, 2012

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Yes. Hell has frozen over. The years of begging have paid off.

We have a little dog we got from the animal shelter. She is the sweetest little dog ever and the kids are beyond thrilled. I assume one day the excitemt will wear off and they won’t constantly argue over who is going to walk her or sit near her.

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The Photos of Summer: Day Twenty, Give or Take

July 11, 2012

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My oldest son’s girlfriend has my dream car, an old VW bus that has been restored and painted a shiny turquoise blue. Of course in my dream I am 18, tan, thin, driving the coast of California with my surfboard, because I like my fantasy life to be completely devoid of any reality.

The best part of the VW bus, one that wasn’t even originally in my fantasy, is the eyelashes.

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The Photos of Summer: Day Who the Hell Knows

July 9, 2012

This past weekend there was one more track meet. Of course. This time it was to qualify for the Junior Olympics in multi-events (pentathlon, decathlon, etc)

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That is a bronze medal around her neck.

Of my three kids who competed, all medaled and will be going to the Junior Olympics at the end of the month.

Including the 13 year old who was still on crutches just days prior to the meet. He was so upset to “only” get third. Dude, you are still limping and wearing an ankle brace, shouldn’t you just be happy to qualify? That competitive drive I just don’t understand. I felt like I deserved a medal just for being a spectator in 106 degree heat, nevermind running and jumping and running some more in it.

Where’s my medal, dammit? I deserve a medal!

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The Photos of Summer: Fireworks

July 5, 2012

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The kids haven’t seen fireworks in a couple years, so they were very excited to go and see them last night.

Happy Birthday, America. You look like a monkey and you smell like one, too.

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The Photos of Summer: America

July 4, 2012

Or, as some say ‘Merica.

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Flags, football players, Fourth of July parade.

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The Photos of Summer: Day Twelve

July 2, 2012

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I’m not sure what I was expecting. Ever since we moved to Texas I have heard people talk about Buc-ee’s.

Basically it is the biggest gas station convenience store you could ever imagine. It’s the size of a grocery store, but filled with snacks. And clothes. And food to go. And barbecue.

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