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Summer Recap

The last few months of have jam packed with overnight guests, swimming, play dates with friends, catching bugs, and settling into our new home! Here’s a recap of the last few weeks in pictures!

We moved to our new house, the last week in May. We LOVE being only 10 minutes away from Dan’s parents and are really enjoying getting to know our new neighbors! The little girl next door, Abby, is already one of Wiley and Owen’s favorite people in the world!! She is so kind and patient with them! And she was adopted, too! So that’s a really cool connection!!

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The boys love looking for squirrels and cars from the view in their new bedroom window!

exploring the view from their new bedroom window!

We’ve been teaching the boys The Children’s Catechism at night before bed. Here they are reviewing the 1st 3 questions they memorized . . . IMG_1803

they LOVE playing with new textures . . . here they're making a fun mess with cloud dough (a fun pinterest find)!

they LOVE playing with new textures . . . here they’re making a fun mess with cloud dough (a fun pinterest find)!

Olivia’s oldest sister, Teri, and 4 of her kids, came up for a week in June! The boys LOVED all the attention and missed their cousins terribly, when they left!Olivia's oldest sister, Teri, and 4 of her kids, came up for a week in June! The boys LOVED all the attention and missed their cousins terribly, when they left!

No summer is complete without eating loads and loads of refreshing watermelon.

No summer is complete without eating loads and loads of refreshing watermelon.

Finding ways to stay cool with two toddlers has been a theme this summer. Here they are exploring the giant fish tank at Bass Pro Shop!

Finding ways to stay cool with two toddlers has been a theme this summer. Here they are exploring the giant fish tank at Bass Pro Shop!

These two have been quite into accessorizing lately . . . love seeing their personalities grow!

These two have been quite into accessorizing lately . . . love seeing their personalities grow!

So much of our summer has been spent at the pool in our neighborhood! I don’t have many pictures though, since we’re always IN the pool swimming and splashing! Here’s a picture of them enjoying one of our many picnic lunches by the pool.

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New favorite: holding hands . . . melts this Mama's heart!

New favorite: holding hands . . . melts this Mama’s heart!

Sorry for the delay in posts recently . . . as you can see, I’ve been busy soaking up this sweet life with these two precious boys!