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Month: August 2009

Chhhhanges

This is a summer of change and one in which the term roots and wings is beginning to seem like a bad idea — no more wings for my kids!

Jacob left this morning to move into the dorm in his Atlanta university. I’ve called him twice and he’s called me twice so we are even. It’s an exciting time and I think will be a good fit for him but is hard on mom (and siblings — Charlotte shed tears when she woke this morning and he’d already gone). Sam will be moving to Denver next week so we get to go through it all over again.

I found some old family beach photos that I thought would be fun to post. Good reminders of the many trips and joys we have shared and hopes of many more to come! Forgive my wandering into the past but the changes make a mom sentimental.

Three here from Scarborough beach in England — about 1990-92. My home and birthplace and somewhere the older two boys loved.

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Moving on in years — some memories from Hawaii:

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Then Jacob (the biggest) and Ben in Khorfikan, United Arab Emirates:

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And lastly a teenage Sam parasailing in Malaysia:

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Posted to Family Moments by KateG on August 21, 2009 1:44 AM

Our town

We have not managed to go far abroad this summer but have been busy with a month long visit from Grandma, wedding (pictures to come), beach and mountain trips, and activities around town. The pool and local fountains have been popular given the heat and humidity here in the south US.

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We are lucky to have various fountains and these in the middle of downtown Knoxville are especially fun during the farmer’s markets. Sitting at one of the outside restaurants while the kids run back and forth to the fountains is “almost” Mediterranean feeling!

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Charlotte and Noodle

A new friend from ballet class gave Charlotte a princess hat and the next day she saw a cat-sized matching one in a store. Too good to pass up although I think the cat wishes someone would turn into a frog!

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