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Runs for Cookies: Friday Evening Images #127

It has been a very long time since I wrote a Friday Evening Images put up! I went again to August 11 on my digital camera roll, and there are such a lot of photos that I really feel like I already wrote about, however trying by way of my current posts, I suppose I did not. Or perhaps I did, I do not know–but I’ve a number of photos, so I will get proper to it…

Luke and Riley have been at Brian’s for a few weeks final month, so Jerry and I took them out for Riley’s birthday. We did our standard journey to Barnes & Noble and allow them to every choose one thing out. Riley had SUCH a tough time deciding–finally she stated I might pick three issues and he or she would select from these. So I picked up a number of issues she’d appreciated and he or she ended up selecting a diary with a lock (that got here with all of the glittery pens and unicorn stickers and issues like that).

For Luke, I noticed a set of sensible jokes that I remembered doing once I was a child and I believed he would really like it. Brian used to follow all of his sensible jokes on me, being six years youthful than him; Luke beloved the thought of the jokes, so that is what he selected.

As an alternative of going out to eat someplace, I made a decision to pack a picnic lunch and go to a park. All of us loved that greater than a restaurant–there was a playground proper there, so Luke and Riley performed on that till it was time to go.

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I went on the swings with Riley; I *love* swings! They make me really feel like a child once more for certain.

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Riley is beginning kindergarten and Luke first grade this week. They develop SO FAST.

Noah and his girlfriend, Claire, drove as much as Jeanie and Shawn’s cabin within the higher peninsula for an extended weekend. Claire despatched me a bunch of images, and I beloved seeing how a lot enjoyable they’d. Noah was actually excited to convey Jerry’s mother’s DSLR digital camera to take photos on their hikes–and out of the entire issues to neglect at residence, he left the digital camera!


Eli and his girlfriend, Ava, deliberate a enjoyable date. They’ve some notecards which have completely different date evening concepts on them, in order that they blindly select one from the deck every month. For this one, they purchased the stuff to make home made pizza, after which took turns blindfolding one another and directing the blindfolded particular person to place collectively the pizza. You’ll be able to’t see Eli very properly right here, however he is subsequent to Ava, telling her the place to succeed in for the cheese and pepperoni and all that. It was cute! I solely stayed for a second and left them alone after that 😉

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I adore it when Joey sleeps together with his tongue protruding! 

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On Jerry’s and my 20-year marriage ceremony anniversary, we went by way of our “reminiscence field” of stuff from the final 24 years (once we began relationship). We have now stuff like film ticket stubs, little notes and playing cards, receipts from locations we went, and many others. Going by way of them, we seen that we had unknowingly given equivalent greeting playing cards to every other–not simply as soon as, however TWICE. We actually do suppose alike, I suppose!

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We all the time prefer to have one of many children take a fast image of us on our anniversary, however we completely forgot. It was 11:57 PM once I realized we hadn’t taken an image, so we did a few selfies.

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Despite the fact that he is 19 years previous and in faculty, Noah humored me by letting me take his “first day of faculty” image. He was clearly thrilled 😉

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I had a giant knot in my shoulder after an extended busy day, and I pulled out my TENS unit. (In the event you’re unfamiliar, it makes use of electrodes to ship impulses to your muscle tissues to assist with tightness, soreness, and many others. It was prescribed to me once I was coping with persistent ache.) I turned it up as excessive as I might stand it and I had put the pad on precisely the proper spot–it was tremendous painful however in a great way. The subsequent morning, I felt like I might been hit by a truck–the knot was gone, however wow.

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I used to be placing away laundry a few days in the past and it was driving me loopy that socks all the time wind up lacking. They should go *someplace*, however the place? I figured they needed to be underneath the washer and/or dryer, so I cleaned the laundry room and had no luck trying beneath the home equipment. Subsequent, I made a decision I used to be going to open up the panel that covers the lint lure. I wish to make it clear that I clear out the lint lure earlier than *each* load of laundry–so I used to be surprised to see a lot lint beneath!

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And much more shocking was the quantity of change I discovered. A lot of the cash have been dimes and pennies. There have been a number of nickels and NO quarters. After I counted it later, there was $10.75!

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I did not discover a single sock, nevertheless. Not one! As we speak, I took the again off of the washer and located 4 socks, however none of them have been mine–they have been all Eli’s. I’ve to know the place my socks have gone. How do they disappear?!

I wrote all about this on Wednesday, but it surely’s my most up-to-date clothes alteration. I LOVE the way it turned out! I took a hoodie and a pair of pajama pants, put them collectively, and obtained this cute hoodie.


This was so humorous. Chick was minding his personal enterprise, grooming himself, after which Estelle simply began obvious at him. He stopped what he was doing to stare proper again at her, together with his leg sticking straight up within the air the entire time.

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Duck was mendacity on my lap one morning and SO snug. I adore it when cats flip their heads the other way up whenever you pet them. He sprawled out, flipped his head over and slept like that for a short time.

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I purchased this sport known as Tapple at a thrift retailer some time in the past and Jerry and I performed it yesterday. It is a lot enjoyable! And you actually do not even want directions. There’s a spherical plastic board with letters on it–the letters are buttons that you could push down. 

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To start out, you draw a card that has a class on it. Then the primary particular person begins the timer by pushing the button within the heart of the board; the timer is nerve-racking as a result of it repeatedly beeps when you have 10 seconds to provide you with a phrase that matches the class.

Within the class “Feelings”, for instance, the primary particular person may say “Completely satisfied” and push down the H button. Then they press the timer button to reset the ten seconds and it goes to the subsequent one who may say, “Anxious” and press down the A button. The letters can solely be used as soon as. 

Play goes on like this till the particular person whose flip it’s cannot provide you with a phrase inside the 10-second interval. You’ll suppose that I, of all folks, might win the “Feelings” class in my sleep, however as quickly because the timer begins, it is like your mind simply forgets all the pieces you’ve got ever identified, haha.

Jerry’s softball group has this huge pink shirt with a Okay on it, and if somebody strikes out, they should put on “the shirt” (the “Okay” is an emblem for strike out in baseball). Jerry struck out, and Eli took this image of Jerry carrying the Okay shirt. The fellows all love to offer one another a tough time about it! Jerry wore it proudly 😉


And that is all I’ve obtained. Nicely, I’ve in all probability 100 extra, however nothing important; I already shared the flood pictures. This previous month felt just like the longest month in historical past. I am hoping for an uneventful September!

Have an awesome weekend. XO

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