Monthly Archives: August 2013

A Good Source of Potassium


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I am fully convinced that the Doctor is sending me messages in the kitchen. The proof is in the banana, “Pssst! I’m full of vitamins!”

[see link for a little Doctor/banana video]

[clearly a very slow photo day if that is my most interesting pic of today! Good night my fellow Whovians!]

Home Pending


two hundred and forty

The summer of 2013 has been a long hot summer of adventure; of moving and staying and of best guesses and uncertainty.

We three girls came to my parents’ house for a two week visit that turned into a two month stay. And we have squeezed every ounce of awesome from it!

We have gone from home to rental cottage to tent to hotel to Grandpa and Nonni’s all since May, and we are missing Peter, tucked into the guest bed in some very generous friends’ home.

We have missed friends. We have missed activities. We have missed familiar routines and places.

We have wondered when we’ll go ‘back to America’ and we hesitate to make any September plans in case we don’t get back by then.

As August comes to a close and we look into September, I am cautiously happy to say that not only is the sale pending, but so are our home plans, hopes and dreams. We’ve got our sights on North Salem and we’re hoping to be home soon.

“We’ll Miss you!”


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I’m not sure which of the three suggested it (though I have my suspicions (~cough~ Esme ~cough~) but these girls worked diligently on a “goodbye, we’ll miss you” banner for another neighborhood girl who leaves tomorrow. It was incredibly sweet.

Lunch Out


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Esme has taken to calling this shark statue a ‘snatch-you’. This is the second time she has insisted on having her picture taken with it. Today was special, though. Today there was a friend to share in the fun!

We had a lovely lunch at Sharky’s with ‘back home’ friends, Chris and Kylie. A quick visit, but it was very nice to see them!

Photo Bomb!


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Jenn and I snapped this pic at the ferry dock this afternoon while the girls were wandering around. I put my phone down and was talking to Jenn when Catherine walked up with a twinkle in her eye and said,

“Did you notice anything strange about your picture?”