September 2008 Archives

Wherein We Visit the Past

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So I was going through my computer the other day (always a scary thing) and I found all these old pictures that I'd scanned in once upon a time. So I thought I'd share. Hopefully my siblings won't kill me <grin>

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My maternal grandfather died about five years ago. He was an amazing wonderful man, who always thought I should marry an Idaho Farm Boy. Instead, I got Kyle. <grin> I think Grandpa would have approved.

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My Dad and my brothers Daniel and David (Dan's in the middle). I think this is circa... let's see. It's when we were living in Holiday, and that was the year I was in fifth grade, and that would make it... Christmas of 1988? So twenty years ago... Wow. I feel old. Anyways, aren't they darling?

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Now this was later. We're in the Avenues now, so I was probably somewhere between sixth and maybe eighth grade... Say early nineties and be done with it. The children are, in order, my sister Margaret, my cousin Elizabeth, my sister Elizabeth (yes, it got a little confusing sometimes while growing up <grin>), my brother David, and Me! Looking like I want to be back in bed. Yeah, I was probably in Junior High by that point. <laugh>

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Me and my siblings! This was just after David came back from his mission. We went on one last vacation to Highlands, North Carolina (My Paternal Grandparents had a vacation home up there). It was wonderful and we had an amazing time. I'd forgotten how short my hair was -- though this does remind me why I don't usually post pictures of myself. Well, that and I'm usually the one taking the pictures. In order: Me, David, Margaret, Daniel, and Elizabeth.

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And finally, we'll end with a current photo of Kyle and his children. I actually posted this picture already, but I was making it look artsy, and I really liked the way it came out. So there.<pbbbttthhh!>

Wherein We Play at Peter Piper Pizza

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So again, on the Weekend of Birthdays. After Jackie's birthday on Friday, Taylor had his eighth birthday on Saturday! We celebrated at Peter Piper Pizza (A little older version of Chuckee Cheese, with lots of arcade games that you play with tokens and win with tickets that can be traded in for dollar-store prizes.) Kylie's a little young for the games -- I think mostly she liked wandering around and just looking at all the people there.

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The Birthday Boy! Taylor's a big Batman fan, and that was the theme of his decorations and cake. Luckily, that's pretty easy stuff to find right now <grin>. The joys of merchandising.

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One of the rides there available for the little kids was a miniature carousel. Daddy walked beside Kylie to make sure she didn't fall off (it was rather high off the ground) while Mommy wielded the camera. Kylie started off a little apprehensive, but I think she was enjoying it towards the end.

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Jackie on the carousel.

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Another ride, this one a little train that went around the track. Notice the belt that was very necessary to keep Kylie from trying to ride standing on the front of the train. No fear, this girl.

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Mr. Tate, doing a photo-op with Kermit.<grin>

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Ah, the joys of baby-hood. If only I could nap when and where I pleased!

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Even Kylie eventually winds down. Taking a juice break with Daddy.

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Daddy and Son Bonding Moment.

Wherein Kylie Goes Swimming

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About two weeks ago, we had a weekend of Birthdays. First off was Jackie, who is Kylie's Aunt's Sister-In-Law's Daughter (Say that five times fast.) Jackie was turning... I think it was six? Anyways, we were invited to the Birthday Party at Jackie's house which has (drumroll, please) a gorgeous swimming pool! Kylie, it turns out, is part fish, and she had an absolute blast. Her only frustration was that her Daddy insisted on holding her and wouldn't let her drown herself. Poor baby <grin>.

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Kylie Marie being beautiful in the water

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Practicing the breast stroke

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How high can she go!

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Wandering around

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Daddy mugging for the camera

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So sad when it's time to go!

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