May 2o15 highlights

May was a BUSY month!

Kelly kept me well nourished (just had to take a picture of this amazing omelette he made)

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Our tulips came up beautifully

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I even used them as backdrops for a couple of shoots:)

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Mothers day

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We went to the same chinese buffet we do every year, they take such good care of us.  I think Uncle Al is doing a magic trick.

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Ezra played baseball with Kelly assistant coaching, he was on a great team, they went undefeated for the season and then lost in the playoff game:(, but Ezra learned a lot, had some great plays, even got to get into the pitching rotation.

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Ezra loved it, and since I love baseball, I loved it too.  I was actually expecting there to be walks and kids hit by pitches, hits because of errors, etc . . . but to my surprise and delight, there was actual baseball play.  Fly balls were caught, batters struck out, and many were thrown out at first!  Ezra even tagged a couple out trying to steal 2nd:)  The thing I didn’t figure on was the length of the game . . . with soccer, it’s 2 – 25 minutes halves and you’re done.  The baseball games were 1 1/2 to 2 hours!  Mari & Tobin are not as excited about baseball as the rest of the family;)

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Ezra worked with Tobin on batting, he improved tremendously — and, in case you’re wondering, he is wearing part of his Luigi costume  140518_BaseballSwing_003140518_BaseballSwing_004140518_BaseballSwing_005

Tobin played soccer again, it was a little weird not going to soccer games for Ezra too

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And, Mari & I did Girls on the Run, I didn’t run, still nursing a hip problem, but was an assistant coach. After the first session, I quickly remembered that 5th & 6th grade is not my favorite age to work with, I love babies, up to about age 11 and then I want them to be in high school, ugghh, what was I thinking!  So, I prayed, I prayed that God would show me these dramatic, whiny, trying-to-grow-up too fast, a bit self centered pre-teens through His eyes.  Oh, did He come through!  At the next session, they acted exactly the same, but I liked them, wanted to be there for them, wanted to show them Christ’s love in whatever way I could:)  Turns out it also made me realize what a peach our daughter is!  Mari was able to complete the big 5k (running & walking) with no problem.

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She also had a vocal concert in May

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Grandma & Mari got matching pajamas & mocassins

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So proud of Ezra, for his historical figure for their wax museum, he chose Ezra which led to his friend Elijah choosing Elijah, which led to some very interesting Bible conversations!

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We went on some field trips

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The pool club opened!

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And, my Mom & sisters went on our annual “Mom” weekend over Memorial weekend. We enjoyed a couple of lovely sunsets.

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Even got them on a semi-real hike this year

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LOVE my Mom & sisters!

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And, that wraps up our May.

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