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Fishing

Papa and Jonah spent some guy time at the creek today, with very tasty results!

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I Ran a 5K!

And it was fun! And I finished almost two minutes faster than I thought I would! And I beat my previous best! And it’s official!

Now I need another race to write in on my calendar so I have something new to train for!

Jason took pictures. I don’t like pictures of me, generally. Especially sweaty ones with no make-up. But I’m allowing it this once.

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This was my time:

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A little under 12 minutes per mile! That’s fast for a slowpoke like me!

Afterward the kids, Jason, my parents and I walked around Scheels, rode the ferris wheel, shopped for trail runners, ate lunch at Fuddrucker’s, and made the obligatory Costco run. It was a full, fun day, and I felt very blessed to be healthy and surrounded by people I love.

And now to bed. My parents are here all week, and we plan to do plenty of porch-sitting and lake walking. Happy Sunday to all!

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Skater Party!

Well, we ate too much and got a little rowdy and celebrated Mr. Jonah, the six-year-old.

Jonah spent the day reveling in his six-ness:

  • “I feel tall to the ceiling!”
  • “I’m riding in the front seat today!”
  • “I’m going to walk to the church and back! By myself!” (It’s next door.)

Apparently SIX is a very big deal, indeed.

And bonus! He got some finger skateboards from Grammie and Papa, and a breakfast visit from them! (They’re visiting a nearby retreat center at the moment.) And he got a toy drum machine from the Franklin’s! Which apparently was the OTHER thing he always wanted! And he finally got to ride his skateboard for the first time!

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And this is my attempt at a skateboard cake. I stand by it. My mom can perfectly ice tiered wedding cakes with pedestals, fountains, and perfect icing roses. I am not my mother. Sometimes it would be nice if I were more like her. This is one of those times.

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Happy birthday, Jonah. I hope the rest of Year Six is just as thrilling. 🙂

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A Mathematical Story

Once upon a time there was Zero. He said nothing.

— Jonah, age 5

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Oh no no. . .

Ella, aka the 11-month-old, can now open the front and back doors.

Oh, help.

I think we might have to replace these handles with knobs.

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Bigger

This boy is going to be six. In less than a week. Suddenly he seems more like a little man than a baby.

I set out to take a picture of the dirt on his cheeks, but Jonah was into it today for some reason, and we ended up with some decent shots, dirt and all. I didn’t even pose him or anything! So I’m making this the official birthday set.

Happy sixth, only, lonely boy. We love you much.

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Last night, around midnight, I sneak past Ella’s crib and climb in bed.

Ella: HEY!

Me: Nigh-night, Ella.

Ella: Oh.

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