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August 13: Annie Love.
This little girl and I have a history (and a future, as you'll see in a couple of days).
Annie is my niece, she's four and she's the only one of the grandkids to have brown eyes. Since the day she was born, Annie has held a special place in my heart (and not just because I love her brown eyes). She's been in town for the last few weeks (she lives in Germany right now), and she and I have bonded again.
Her hair is naturally very curly, but as you can see in this picture, she had it straightened -- just for me.
How can you not love that?
August 14: One last summer hurrah.
August 15: Fun on the trampoline!
Doesn't he look like he's having fun?
August 16: The last day I got to see Annie, before she headed home to Germany. We decided to celebrate the occasion by getting married. The service was intimate -- just close family, and bouncy -- it was on the trampoline. My daughter, Jordan, officiated.
When I went to kiss Annie on the cheek, she grabbed my face and laid a big one right on my lips.
I'm going to miss you Annie.
August 17: Late night + no picture = Sprite bottle.
August 18: My sister-in-law, Pam -- mother to Annie, which I guess also makes her my mother-in-law now (our family is rather sordid), has been in town for most of the summer. You all know Pam from her blog No Ordinary Life. Pam is a great photographer, and I enticed her this year to enter some pictures into the county fair. She entered three.
Two of her pictures each won a third place ribbon, but the third photo won a "Best of Division" ribbon AND a "Judge's Choice" ribbon.
This is a big deal!
Nice job Pam, I am very proud!
August 19: So you think I've been neglectful of my blog? You should see my yard.
Note to potential squatters: Our house is not actually abandoned.