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September 2020

We went swimming and hot tubbing with our friends and a hawk was watchig over us!

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It’s impossible to get them to all look at the camera normally!

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Selfie!!

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Kinsley made this sign in school and wanted to hang it on her door!

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It was a super hot day and even though we have A/C, we just couldn’t stay inside with the sun shining another day!

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We got an email from the baseball league that because Corbin was registered for baseball 7 years in a row with his league he was going to to get an award, socually distanced, with all the other kids like him. It was pretty fun to be able to do that and have even a miniscule amount of basbeball after an aburpt end to the season back in March.

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Holly had the idea to make cake balls together! They were so delicious that Connor and I decided to make them for our neighbor CHristmas gifts!

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Swimming!!

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Milk mustache!

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I was putting together our family picture outfits and had to laugh that I was finding the right matching masks to coordinate. Definitely a first!

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On our way to family pictures, Kinsley fell aslleep!

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After so many fires, we were lucky to be able to still do the pictures. The sky wasn’t clear but the air quality was decent.

There was a chicken at the farm!

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Sneak peek of our pictures!

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The fires got bad again. Orange yucky sky.

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Rare sight. Both my boys hugging me.

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Kinsley organizing!!

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Look at all the ash on Connor’s car.

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After our family pictures we were able to bring home some sunflowers and I had forgotten to take a picture of them before they started dying. This flowers in this picture kind of reminds me of the sunflowers in Vincent Van Gough’s painting.

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All kids on their screens!

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We were doing some chalk art. The lighting is so weird because the fires were still bad. 

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Double Back to School Nights! (Side Note, Kinsley’s teacher had a cutout out at the Giants stadium that was super close to where my Dad and Millie had their cutout!)

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Some Instagram shares of Connor and I!

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Surprise driveby birthday for Grandpa Abe.

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The chocolate hander outer!

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Man that sky is still gross!

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Kinsley’s spa check in!

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We kept seeing this commerical and had to get a picture of Corbin in it. He didn’t even want to look at the camera.

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I usually think of Corbin as our reader, but in reality Cason is so very much a reader too. He usually has a book with him at all times and so if anything is slightly boring going on around him, you will find him reading.

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I am still impressed with the teachers trying to keep some normality even virtually. This one is an at home science experiment.

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Clint and Amy sent us their honey from their bees!!

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My family (minus Cason) love it when I make German Pancakes. 

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Blue skies and shorts but she needs her umbrella!

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We went up to Tahoe (and our friends were already there). We went on a fun hike!

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Then we headed to the lake!

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Back to screens!

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Or another screen!

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Dirty car and still hazy skies!

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Corbin getting his new Apple watch!

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You never know what pictures I’m going to find of Kinsley on my phone! With her kinetic sand!

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The playgrounds opened finally so I took the kids! 

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Maybe some of our kids are a little too old for a playground.

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Swimming!

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Corbin made cookies virtually with the deacons quorum and he was so proud of them!

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Such a sad day. Our dear neighbor passed away. It had been months since we had been able to see her becaue of the pandemic, her age and because she had cancer. We attended her funeral with a live stream.

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Cousins playing!

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Connor conducting church from the other room.

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Connor and Kinsley working on her art box. Making slippers!

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WIth the leftover materials, Kinsley made a welcome mat for her room! Clever girl!

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When we went to the school for some school pictures, we ran into Kinsley’s friends!

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We tried some night swimming!

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Corbin got so confident making the cookies the other day that he made some brownies!!

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And then, Kinsley really wanted to mak dinner on her own! So she did!

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Making breakfast the next morning!

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Connor took a half day off so we could go to the beach!!

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What a great way to end the month!

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