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July Happenngs

What a month!  This July has flown by so quick.  It is hard to believe it is almost gone.
While we did not get to vacation as a family, we kept busy.  

The first full week our teens enjoyed six days at camp CoBeAc in Michigan.  Our youngest enjoyed five very full days at Camp Assurance in Illinois the second full week.  Last week two of our young adults enjoyed three days at Eljiah' s Harbor in Tennessee with the single adults from our church, while our oldest nester in the house enjoyed a full day canoeing and relaxing in the water in southern Indiana.  However, the swimmers ear afterwards was less than fun.

Yesterday Hubby and four of our adult/young adult sons went to see the Manchester United soccer team play in Chicago.  They got home about 4 o'clock this morning.  Of course that means yours truly did not sleep well.  I was up about five times from 11:00 last night until 3:50 this morning.  I finally decided to stay up and get my day going.  And a very long day it will be!

I still have two birthdays to blog about and some card creation pictures to upload and post.  But for now, I need to kiss Daughter #2 and watch her off to work!!

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  1. Wow! I think Momma needs to go away to camp! I've been checking in every day, and now I know why you haven't had time to write in your blog! Slow down and take a breath...

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