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I haven't blogged in a while, I guess I have't had anything horribly interesting to report.. ok I don't now either.. but who am I kidding I just like to talk (type, express myself) :)

We had a great 4th of July.  We were at the fair, so we did not get to see the BIG BAY BOOM BUST, however the name is really catchy and for this reason alone, I am a little sad we missed it.  However we were at the fair, we found the giraffe Tanner made in school, we saw real fireworks that lasted more than 11 seconds, AND we saw Weird Al!! Ok ok, I know what you're thinking.. seriously.. I haven't had this much fun in a while. He was hilarious! My kids all loved it! CONNOR EVEN SMILED!! I think he even laughed a few times.

As my kids get older, a whole new set of fears and firsts are upon me, for this reason, I've come up with a sure fire way to skip all this teen dating stuff and heartbreak. ARRANGED MARRIAGES!!  I picked out girls for all my boys (I need to start making some phone calls, to work out the details.. I"m looking at you Hall, Wright, and Cook families :)), and I am pretty sure I can come up with two chickens and a cow as dowry for Paige.. any takers??

For three days only I WILL BE IN DETROIT (and the surrounding Metropolitan area) I'll be there to watch my (not so little anymore) cousin get married, and I am so very excited.

VBS is a stones throw away. It's kinda weird this year, I'm not as integral as I have been in the past. Very much looking forward to it though. It's odd, when I started helping I was pregnant with Garrett, Tanner was too young to go, and Paige and Connor were going into Kindergarten and second grade... Now this is Tanner's last year he'll get to be in it. Connor and Paige help run teams and rec, and Garrett is going into the 4th grade, it's super weird because I haven't gotten any older.. yet they keep growing up.

I am constantly finding out new things that makes me SURE that we picked the right school for Tanner. I am also learning to let go of him a little. I MAY tend to baby Tanner a little... I'm not saying that I DO, I'm just saying I MAY (a teansy bit)... he's growing up though, and is really maturing (whether I want him to or not)

I have been looking for life's rewind button, looks like there isn't one. Seize the day my friends, we don't know what tomorrow brings, or if tomorrow will even come. Hug your kids a little tighter, tell your friends and family you love them every chance you get. Don't live with regrets, don't harbor bitterness towards anyone. Let go, move on, live, love, never look back.


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