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July 2020 - Baby Kittens

We hosted the Swingle clan for the 4th of July.  We ate delicious BBQ, swam in the pool, pulled out badminton, corn hole, spike ball, football, frisbee, tee-ball, and fireworks.  Sara and Jason brought their baby puppies and everyone was happy to cuddle them.   Kyle and the kids ran to California the next morning to visit Marmie for a few days.  They had lots of fun. I painted and decorated Alexa's room to be like an ocean (her request) while they were gone. I painted a wall to look like ocean waves, put up a fish net picture holder, added "rainbow" adhesive to the windows, hung quotes / mermaid pictures / star fish, and put up curtains. And while the kids were in California Apollo had her kittens.  When we got our Christmas kitten on classifieds we were expecting a boy, but surprise (!!) she's definitely a girl.  The exact same thing happened with our bunnies.   It was neat to be there when she delivered her 6 babies.  The kids affectionately named them Fuzzbert, Tur

June 2020 - Indiana Road Trip

We had such a wonderful time with family on our road trip.  It was sooo nice to get away from work and quarantine life and spend lots of time together as a family, as well as see extended family.  We had the kids each pack a backpack with books and toys and it was hilarious to see what they packed.  Alexa packed not 1 but 3 backpacks for herself (she tried to hide the other 2 by sneaking them out to the car at 6am haha).  One was full of stuffed animals, another of legos, and the crammed full of books including a giant dictionary just in case she wanted to look stuff up :).  Tyler packed a single nerf gun and boxing gloves.  We laughed about what exactly he planned to do with those for 24 HOURS in the car -- just sit there and beat Alexa up for the whole drive?!  Tad packed a super hero cape and a mask.  Again, for 24 HOURS in the car.  We were dying.  After we finished laughing we helped them repack. We stopped at the coolest mini golf place in Lincoln, Nebraska to let the kids get ou