Stopping at the sign of the lemon

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Hello friends! Once again, it’s been far too long and I have much to catch up on. I’m writing from our home where life feels like it’s beginning to get back to normal. We had a rainy, rainy, rainy start to Manny’s tball team tonight. The kids seemed unphased, but we all came home soaking wet.

We spent the last week in June in Rhode Island. It was lovely. We stopped at the “sign of the lemon”, that is, partook in some serious eating of Del’s semi-frozen lemon aid (we’re big fans!) all week long, while enjoying some fun in the sun and adventures to Block Island, Naragannsett, Newport, Watch Hill (all Rhode Island) and also Mystic, CT. It was the first time my side of the family rented a house for a week long vacation. Out of my 5 siblings, 3 of us made the trip with our kids, and my parents. It was a great trip we hope to do again soon. Shortly after getting back from RI, we headed to the Finger Lakes to celebrate the 4th of July.┬áHere’s a few highlights.

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Sadly, the week before we left we had to have our dog Maoli put to sleep. She fell ill very suddenly and we had to make the difficult decision to say goodbye to her much sooner than anyone would have liked to. The house is a bit emptier these days, and our hearts are still heavy. She was an amazingly sweet dog. She is missed.

Summer is totally up and running and today we got to get out and pick some blueberries, 3 lbs to be exact! I’m trying to figure out what to do make with them but I know I can’t take too long because they are disappearing by the handful from the bowl in the fridge! More to come on our blueberry adventures! What are you up to this summer?

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Vacation with a bit of worry

Hi all! We have been on vacation for the past week or so. We went to the Finger Lakes to visit our families and ended up having quite an eventful week. My sister’s water broke at just 24 weeks pregnant. She was taken immediately to the high risk OB floor. She will be there until she delivers, and it is our hope that that will not happen for a long time. Each day is a blessing and we are praying that the baby stays in there as long as possible. Please keep her and her tiny babe in your prayers!

I had the chance to meet up with some of my oldest and dearest friends which was so good. We also managed to make it to the zoo once. Mostly we hung out with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins and ate way too much ice cream over the course of our time there. I haven’t had any time to upload any pictures but I will as soon as things settle down a bit. That’s all for now!

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