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Monday, January 9, 2012

Part 3---Huge Blogger Catch up!!!!!

In July we were privileged to be part of Gary's papa's 65th Army Reunion.  We picked up Memaw Goodfellow in VA Beach and she was able to spend a few days with us.  She enjoyed her first slurpee in years on the way back to our house! :-)  She looks forward to the reunion every year!  It is such an enjoyment for her as she reunites with old friends.  We were so excited to be able to be a part since it was held in New Bern this year.  Gary enjoyed helping Mr. Casey (his papa's army best friend) and his daughter plan for it.  They enjoyed a pontoon boat ride, spending time reminiscing, and a special banquet.  Memaw so generously treated us to the banquet.  We proudly stood as they called out for "B Company" in honor of Gary's Papa.  It was so neat hearing them talk about the war and the service they provided for our country.  We enjoyed spending quality time with Memaw, hearing her funny stories about when she and Papa dated, watching her show us how she used to jitter bug (hahaha!!! :-), and enjoy herself at the reunion.  We are so thankful the Lord has blessed our children with so many great-grandparents that they know, remember, and love.  We remind them often of that unique blessing that so many others do not have.  And although they have never met two of their great grandfathers, we are thankful for times such as this that we can preserve their memory. 

The 238th of Combat Engineers....B company....United States Army
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<><><><><><><><><>FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 2011!! <><><><><><><><>  Kayla-8th, Kylie-6th, Kristen -3rd <><>
seeing the "i love lucy" bulletin board for the first time

Thanks, Mrs. Sue for helping me get the room ready! :-)

They loved the "andy's" cars hanging from the ceiling
September 16th:  Field Trip to the NC Aquarium.  It was free homeschool days at the aquarium and we definitely took advantage!  It was a great day.  We got to see them feed the sharks, pet a sea turtle, watch an animal show, and disect a fish.   We enjoyed being with the Friedleins too! 
Scavenger Hunt
 Brave, brave, Mrs. Jenny!!!!  phew!!  boy, was that stinky!!!
 we love sea turtles!! we even got to pet one in the animal show!!!  that was awesome! 
 diver masks!
the animal show was great!

watching the divers was so much fun
The girls love spending time with our cousin Amber....especially at Pizza Inn!!!..

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