Life Lately

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Two weeks ago, I helped Abby with her babysitting job. We were in charge of two very energetic boys (ages 5 and 3) for 8 hours, so I was pretty worn out! I am with the younger boy, Noah, in the above photo. 🙂

Recently, I have been kept busy by school, lots of cooking and baking (for Thanksgiving), Ultimate Frisbee and volleyball every Monday night (with family and friends), practicing piano, sewing, babysitting, etc. Pretty crazy hectic at times, but still also pretty fun. 😉

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This is a photo from several weeks back– the meal after Bible study and singing. 🙂 L-R: Luke and David P., Phoebe, Mark and Jordan P., yours-truly and Abby. Fore-ground: Adam P. 🙂 It was a happy day, because we were with some of my favorite peeps!! =)
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Lately, all of us kids (except Caleb) have enjoyed several bike rides on some local trails. It has been a lot of fun! So far, I think we have biked 27 miles or so (over three days time). 🙂

Thanksgiving afternoon, my family and I headed to take family photos. 🙂 We took our own photos (using a tripod, etc.), which was pretty funny at times. 😀

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No, we’re not twins, but we act like we are! 😀 We say the same things (sometimes at the same time), make similar jokes, have similar ideas, etc. And we love it! ❤
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I took this one of Joel 🙂
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I also took this one of lovely Phoebe 🙂
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I think either Phoebe or I took this photo 🙂
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He’s so cute 🙂
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My beautiful sister, Abby! ❤
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Believe it or not, my almost 10-yr-old brother took this photo of me 🙂

I will not be posting the photos of our whole family until sometime in December (probably). I don’t want to spoil the “surprise” for some people. 😉

Later on Thanksgiving afternoon, we went to Dad’s sister’s place and spent the rest of the day with her family and Dad’s Mom. 🙂

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Cousin Rowena, yours-truly and Phoebe 🙂
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Rowena and I with Abby 🙂
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This one is a little better, though Rowena looks really mischievous. 😀
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Eating Thanksgiving dinner with our cousins Rachel and Rowena
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The two pumpkin spice cakes that Phoebe and I made, to look like a pumpkin
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Phoebe playing the guitar like a pro 🙂
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All of the grandkids went to the park and played kickball– some of us swung on the swings too. 🙂 Yup, that’s me hanging (pardon the pun) with my cousin. 😀
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Turtle cheesecake, pecan pie, vanilla ice-cream, strawberry ice-cream, and pumpkin roll/log. 🙂

Autumn Photos

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My fave of Lizzy

My dear “nephew” (Tristan) and “niece” (Lizzy) came over for a visit a few days ago. 🙂 Phoebe, Jaden and I had so much fun with them!! =) They loved running around in our backyard and they did it for a couple of hours. 😀

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Aw…..
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Yours-truly. No, my hair isn’t naturally curly (it is wavy)— I twisted large-ish sections of my wet hair and put them in buns. The next morning, I had “curls”. I was glad I didn’t have to use a curling iron. 🙂
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Tristan and my brother Jaden
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She’s a doll! ❤
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*Kisses chubby cheeks* 😀
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Phoebe
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I am *not* a baseball fan, but I thought it’d be neat to take a photo of one of our baseballs among the leaves. 🙂
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=)
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Autumn leaves…
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Leaves of gold, maroon, burgandy, orange, and brown.