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Girls' Weekend 11/11/13

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                                           Abby wanted to do our make up

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                                          I was first … this is my before pic … 

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                                   …. and after …. 

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                                 …. next came KC, not a very willing subject …

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                                …… we also decorated cupcakes …

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                                  …. KC’s glam look …..

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                             ….. Carly before …….

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                                      ……. during ……..

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                             ……. and after ……..

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                      ……. another of the girls ………  Zoe

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                               …….. and one more ……… Winnie

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  ……. the finale …….. except Ab didn’t get any make up ……..

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 …….. when we had to undo things, it wasn’t so easy ……… last pic is of a creation Ab made from watching a video

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Cookie Party cont'

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                                      Anna’s anatomically-correct heart.

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                        Kathryn used a toothpick for more detail. Each year it gets more advanced.

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                                    Some of Carly’s creations.

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                          Whatsa’ matter Gabe?

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                                       Anna’s spiderman

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          Carly told Daniel she’d make him one with lots of candies. I thought it looked like a sky scrapper.

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                         We added candy gingerbread houses this year. This is Kathryn’s.

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                       Anna’s house had Santa going down the chimney.

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                                 Lauren’s house …. notice the summer theme?

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                    Gabe’s …. she went back to the white theme from 2 years ago.

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4th ANNUAL COOKIE PARTY Dec 6/13

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   At the beginning of the evening, we had Maddie baking goodies for us. Carly showing her appreciation.

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Midgett Family photo shoot Oct '13

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                                                                                                   Having fun

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                                        Caleb (clockwise from top) Enna, Declan, and Phoebe 

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                                                       Kevin and Stacy

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                                                Kevin and Enna

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 Ewwwww!!!

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Mathew Training Center, Guadalajara, Mexico April 2013

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                        This is looking towards the main house. 

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 Outside the washrooms with the dorms in the background.

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Ives and Jamie….. I didn’t get a family pic, but their 3 kids are in the next ones…. 

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                                          Noah, the ‘middle child’

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                      Anamar, la otra cocinera 

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                         and balancing on Edwardo’s hands is the oldest, Mateo

DSC06232.jpg Here are some of the crew having supper, at the usual time  9pm!

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                       Jesse  (a picture says a 1000 words) 

DSC06244.jpg Mateous in the back, Yadira, Leslie, Catalina, Jesse, Jovis     I miss you all!

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                              another miel palabras!!

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                          otra

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                                          the first trip to the river

DSC06269.jpg 2 days after spraining my ankle playing soccer with Mateo and Noah.

DSC06275.jpg  Ives got a soccer game going with any and all boys that were around. 

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 Amy and Jordan

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                        We had fun doing a photo shoot. 

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               Trevor, Joan and Edwardo

DSC06296.jpg Jamie and Mateo decorating his cake according to the paper he drew  

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Jen took Mary Ann and I shopping at Tlaquepaque. We had a great time. Thanks Jen  

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DSC06328.jpg Catalina opens her hair dressing shop…. I was next, and then Edwardo


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                     Mary Ann decorating the next birthday cake

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     We couldn’t get Leslie to let us put her face in the cake…. she touched the tip of her nose, nada mas :-(

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             One spoke English, the other Spanish, and they had a great time.

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Jesse and Catalina 

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                       MaryAnn, Edwardo and Tori

IMG_1188.jpgMost of the crew, we were missing Trevor and Jen….. and Mateo and Noah.

DSC06389.jpg One more of Amy and Jordan, and below….The evening b4 I left, in G. at Jen and Sandra’s

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more Baja 2013

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 Cutie 

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 ou- walk down the o—oyo canyon

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                                                 K-isty

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 Ca-ly chowed down on a leg o this (dead) t-antulla since Kyla said she’d gi-e he- 5 bucks i- she did!!!

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                             Sawye- and his gi-l—iend, Boom Boom!

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                           B-endan’s -amous spagetti sauce

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busy meal p-ep 

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 he-e is ou- thi-d g-oup pic

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a-te- we d-opped Ca-ly and Kyla o—, we headed to the San Jose a-t dist-ict…… so much to see! 

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the ent-y to this building was su—ounded by a li-ing wall o- plants! 

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                    he-e it is up close

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this was a -eally cool cou-tya-d to a hotel 

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                 one o- the many colo—ul st-eets

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                           we stopped -o- a g-eat lunch 

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                       and below is on the t-ip home

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Baja 2013

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 Jo and I got he-e on Mon; and Ca-ly and Kyla on Thu. This is what they did when they got to Ch-is’

  st-aight to the beach!!! In the da-k.

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                           Next mo-ning it was up to the monument

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and did the loop by the beach on the way back. 

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 the pic says it all…..

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g-abbed a bee- at the g-oce-y sto-e and to the beach. 

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                                  we went to the me-cado at San Jose

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 went to -isit Sue in he- new digs. She had began building last yea- when we we-e he-e and what a change!!!

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 Jo’s and my go to acti-ity when the Sea is calm…….. also added this yea- is TENNIS!!! with Kyla, lo-e it.

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the obligato-y hike up -lattop. 

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                   New a—i-als!!! Sawye- has become the -ocus o- ou- days…. He is soooooo cute!!!

                                       Oh yeah, B-endan and Ch-isty too  :-) 

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 B and C went out with No-m to see Pilot Whales, then Jo and I had a chance…….. inc-edible!

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                                              No-m’s sidekick, Jo 

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 Ca-ly in new Mexican d-ess

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 The gangs all he-e!

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                                 Ch-isty, B-endan and Sawye-

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                                                  Kyla and Ca-ly

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                                             new things…… lots o them 

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Christmas 2012

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 We started on Christmas Eve, later than planned(ahem… Carly), but opened gifts and had a blast! Here Tyler is modelling his new coat, and it’s  Ab’s turn to open one.

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It was Daniel’s job to get each person a gift, and we took turns opening one at a time. 

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 Paul got a cool lumberjack shirt.

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 The wise men are making their way from the east (side of the room :-)

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 KC’s new mittens, and my new muggs are on the window sill. This was actually Christmas day, and she was checking out her stocking.

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 Everyone got a slinky, the world”s most wonderful toy!

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Linda sent us all crazy tree ornaments, I got a puffer fish with ear muffs. 

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 Abby worked on Christmas day, so KC came with me to pick her up. Can you guess where she works?

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 KC was in heaven with all the animals!

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 Then we went to the other side of town so Ab could feed her horse. 

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 More animals, and you guessed it … . 

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 Getting ready for supper, Ab using her new camera.

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 KC using my camera … .

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 KC took this pic, as we couldn’t quite get the timed one to work well. After the meal, we put 11 TV dinners together before we ran out of some of each. There was still meat, potatoes and greavy left over. That’s what happens when we have half the usual amount of people.

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4th Annual Cookie Decorating

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 First things first

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 New this year, Rebecca joined us!!!!

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 OK this pic is out of order, we were waiting on the late arrivals

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 Also new this year, KC, who totalled 4 cookies, rivalling Rebecca’s 38!!!

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 Can you guess where Lauren was planning on taking a picture of herself?

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