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First days (several months later)

Well, this is a bit awkward, but I might as well start somewhere…

The kids had three separate first days of school (which meant pancakes on three separate weekdays and therefore not nearly enough sleep).

Owen started kindergarten, which is still going remarkably well, thankfully. He was so happy to have his sweet preschool friend Reese in his class. (“We’re going to be married,” he said. “How do you know?” I asked. “Because she says so.”)

Our long suffering middle child had her fourth grade photos interrupted by a photobomber. This will go down in our permanent records.

Ava Kate ever so cooly headed off to seventh grade. She still lives at home, though we really only see her at dinner (and at the 7:20 am carpool departure).

If there’s a benefit to reporting this event several weeks late, it’s that I can tell you everyone is doing well!

Lucky Liv

Our yard has (or had…) an abundance of four leaf clovers this spring. Olivia has found them all. 

Last day! 

Sixth grade and third grade came to a close last week, and summer set forth with a trip to Gramma’s house. 

Snuggle up 


Madame President 

Olivia’s career aspirations are lofty, but I’m pretty sure she will be successful in her quest to be the youngest woman president. I captured a few shots for her first campaign video when we were in South Carolina with Bryan’s parents this spring: Olivia took part in park closing ceremonies at Fort Sumter. 

Blog neglect 

I received a message on my phone from WordPress a moment ago, noting that my blog stats were “booming.” Curious, as it’s been about four years since I’ve posted anything. However, I think I found the interested parties…

I do have great content to share! I’ll do it soon. Stay tuned. 


Sometimes when the girls fight, I make them write letters to each other and then hug. I’m pretty sure it’s working. No one is mad about it at all. Especially not Ava.