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In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

~John McCrae

We Shall Keep the Faith

Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
Sleep sweet – to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died.
We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields.
And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honor of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We’ll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields.

~Moina Michael

Memorial Day is not just the unofficial kick off to summer, it is not just a day for parades and cookouts, and days spend at the lake or the beach. It’s a day of remembrance for all the soldiers who have lost their lives protecting this great country and to give us the freedom that we have today! Remember to think of all the men and women that gave their lives and those that put their lives on the line today.

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So its my 25th birthday…… well maybe not! But at least I am still in my 20’s!!! And I have been doing lots of thinking about things I want to accomplish before I turn 30. So I have the next 3 years to complete this list.

1) Jump out of an airplane
2) Learn to paint
3) Take a trip to Disney World
4) Become some type of fitness instructor (I dont know what I want to start as but I would love to be certified to teach a bunch of different classes! EVENTUALLY)
5) Learn photography skills
6) Finish up my cross stitched Christmas tree skirt that I started back in July 2009
7) Make Lexi a Christmas stocking to match the other 3 I have finished
8 ) Work on my baking skills
9) Work on my cake decorating skills
10) Learn to airbrush cakes
11) Learn how to make gum paste flowers (cake decorating)
12) Take a trip to Colorado to take Shane and the kids snow skiing (this may not happen before I turn 30 since Lexi will only be 3 but I hope to at least start planning and saving for it!)
13) Start sewing and designing clothing again
14) Start couponing and successfully do it consistently
I am sure I will be adding things to this in the next few years and updating what I have done. We will see how much I can accomplish before I am 30…. thats in about 10 years RIGHT!!!

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So its been kind of boring around here lately. The kids and I have settled into a easy schedule. But that is all about to change! School here is Georgia is about to be out for the summer and that means that I will have an extra set of hands so we will be able to go to a lot of different activities that I have been waiting to do! We will be taking the kids strawberry picking, to the zoo, to the lake, swimming, and that’s just in the first two weeks. This summer is jam packed of fun things, Shane will be coming home and we will be moving to Florida in July! Its about to get real interesting around here and I cant wait for the ride.

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How far along? 12 weeks

Total weight gain: 0

Maternity clothes: belly band (I can still wear my pants but they are a little tight so I can wear this and just unbutton my pants)

Best moment this week: Hearing the heartbeat for the first time (160 beats per min)

Cravings: no cravings just glad I can eat again!

Gender: I really don’t know, of coarse Shane says boy

Sleep: I am having a hard time sleeping, but that could be because I am sharing my bed with a toddler

Movement: still to early

Belly button: still an where it belongs

What I miss: nothing right now still enjoying the novelty of being pregnant

What I am looking forward to: starting my second trimester

Milestone: This week baby is about 2 ½ inches (about the size of a large plum) and weighs about half an ounce.

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Baby #2 is due March 10, 2011!

We are very excited and cant wait to meet the newest member of our family!

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On Saturday August 8 we had a baby shower for Kristin and baby Emory.

We decorated the tables with lots of blue items, my mom made the diaper cake and I made a pregnant belly cake.

It was a great day, we got to spend time with lots of family and friends and Kristin and Seth got lots of items that they needed for baby Emory. We are patiently awaiting his arrival!

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Roadtrip 2010!

Were have we been for the past week?

Finally after 12 1/2 hours we ended up in the BEAUTIFUL city of Destin, FL. We got to stay in a beautiful hotel with a wonderful view of the the bay. Landen loved walking out on to the balcony and seeing all the boats!

We also got to spend a little time at the beach! Landen really enjoyed playing in the ocean with his daddy, and I enjoyed sitting on the beach with my feet in the sand! It was a wonderful trip and we had a great time with just our little family!

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