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It's August, Friends

Happy August. We're back from Paris--loved it. Still going through photos.
Trying to look ahead to school; made my supply shopping list and am making sure the kids have all the clothes they'll need. Also getting their stuff ready for a week away at camp from 11th - 16th.
Both of our schools start up Monday before Labor Day. I've got lots of prep to do before then, plus Nicky has to finish a summer reading project that should take him just one more hour, but of course he is stretching it out with the whining and the crying.

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Paris sounds awesome ML! Where are OUR pics?! We need at least one!

Ugh is it really August? I don't want the kids back in school. I HATE it. Don't even know the exact date they go back. Denial. I think it's the 27th. Not sure. Sophia goes in on the 13th for a few hours for orientation to the high school and to get her Mac Book and finish signing up for clubs.

Free Dining Offers came out for Disney for the fall and we have been swamped. I can't even get through to Disney on the phone. Over 2 hours I waited last night and gave up. On hold again. Luckily I made all my clients' reservations online but there are some small things our system can't do. So frustrating. Craziness but I love this job. I just need my own agent so I have no wait times.

I guess that's it really. Waiting for Luke to return from yet another sleepover down the street. I hate that too.
Boy am I filled with hate! Smile I'm actually not in a bad mood but you would never know it.

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Jealous of your trip ML!! Been looking at your pics. I'll make it over there some day!
I was having a hard time getting a quote too Sam. It's been awful! This offer was worse than the summer one!! We need to chat next week...been too long! Smile

Kids went back to school Thursday. We are really loving our teachers this year! I have high hopes for a good year! Activities start up next week, so let the craziness begin. Not much else going on. I need to get in to the dr. The grass pollen has been SO high all summer here because of all of the rain. I have migraines almost daily. Sad I want to get on control meds so I can stop the madness. It's getting old...fast.

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Hi ladies.

I have avoided the stomach flu that is going around so far. It too out Luke and John and everyone I know. I keep waiting. If it doesn't get me then tomorrow is school shopping. Though I do have a chest cold and the thought of wandering around for hours hoping to find what certain teenager would like wear makes my chest hurt more. Oh well. Has to be done because next weekend I go overnight with my Dad and my brother to see...........LARRY THE CABLE GUY!!! I love him!! We have to go to Maine for the show so we are staying over night at the Courtyard Marriott. Can't wait! I am actually looking forward to the show and some time alone in my own room. Sometimes it's nice to just be alone in your own space. Wink

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Hope you don't catch the flu Sam!!!! And enjoy your time away!!!!!
That sucks about the migranes Brandi Sad
Your pics look amazing ML!!!

We just got back from camping with friends of ours. It was fun, interesting but fun LOL. Hopefully we can do some fun stuff for the next few days while P is still off. One more camping trip hopefully later this month!

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Luke and John went camping last night Melissa. In our yard! I went camping too. In my bed. LOL! I wish I liked it because the idea seems fun. Then I see the public bathroom and shower and I head to the closest Marriott. I'm jealous of you Melissa!

Well no school shopping this weekend. I got the stomach flu and so did Sophia. She got it really bad. We were stuck home this weekend. I even called out sick today. I still feel a little eww.

So this kids are starting school naked I guess. Oh well Luke has a cute Tooshie! LOL! And I would rather have it hit this weekend than next weekend and miss seeing Larry! Git Ur Done!

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Sam, sorry you and family had the flu. Sad Hope the kids have a good first week. I don't know how to get a photo up on the org board anymore! If you log into FB, you can see my albums?
Melissa, glad you guys are doing some camping before summer is over!
Brandi, I hope you get the medicine you need to put the headaches out. *hugs*
We dropped the kids off at Y camp yesterday for six days, then went out to a music festival. I had one beer too many, I'm afraid, and have a raging headache this a.m.! Trying to take it easy. Lots to do this week, but I hope I can get more accomplished than usual w/o the kids here.

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I don't know how you do the camping thing either Melissa. I'm with Sam. Hotels are my friend!
Boo on the pukes Sam! That's not right...especially in the summer! Sad
Shame on you ML! Wink You need to do that every once in awhile though!

Kids are in full swing with school! Alyssa LOVES her teachers. Tyler likes his. Connor says he doesn't care. Yeah, he's at that age. This week is our first full week with all activities going. Tyler has his first juniors class at Tae Kwon Do today! He graduated out of Tiger Cubs. He's excited, but I don't know how excited he will be when he finds out it's an hour, not just a half hour!! It's also a little more "strict" than his past classes. Connor has double baseball practice now too. He was asked to be in a Labor Day tournament, so he has practice for that and his regular team. Craziness as usual!

I'm so sick of RAIN!!! We're flooding all over the place, and there's a tropical storm by Mexico that may come this way...they're talking 12" of rain!!!!! It's not going to be pretty. I'm going to start building my arc now so we can float out of here. I think I'll just move to Disney.

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Hey everyone! Long time and no post! Smile I hope you are all doing well. I can't believe our long time board is so quiet. I really apologize for being MIA. It seems like both forever ago and just yesterday that we were talking about babies! Now we have ten year olds. Double digits! Crazy, isn't it?

How fabulous that you went to Paris, ML! I will definitely have to check out your FB pictures.
I hope the rain finally let up for you Brandi. We're in a drought here so send it this way! I hope the kids are having fun in school.
Sam, I was thinking that you have probably been busy with Disney and free dining. I hope the new business is going well! Sorry you were sick. The flu is no fun at all.
Melissa, you are a brave girl to camp with four kids. I'm totally not a camping fan so props to you girl! It's so much work! lol!

I can hardly believe that summer is almost over here. The kids go back to school after Labor Day. We haven't done much of anything really. I helped my sister plan her wedding for months (she got married on 8/3) and I've worked a ton. It's wrapping up now and I keep thinking back of the things we hoped to do this summer. What a bummer that real life gets in the way of so much! Wink Ugh... I hope to check in here more. I really, really miss you girls.

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Congratulations to your sister, Kelli. You all look spectacular in your wedding duds! Smile Good luck getting everyone ready for school. Won't be long now.

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Hi everyone! It's fun to be able to keep catching up with you all.

M.L. - your trip sounds awesome...I'd love to go to Europe.
So sorry to hear about the flu Sam. It sucks getting it, especially in the summer.
Brandi, you all went back to school early! I'm glad to hear it's going well so far.
Melissa, I love the idea of camping. But around here any of the parks and such are almost as expensive as staying at a Hampton Inn ;).
Kelli - what a beautiful picture of you and your family!

Ack...August is nearly over! The boys went back to school yesterday (5th grade, 6th grade and 10th grade), and I've been off part of this week. I took a sick day today because my allergies have been awful. I woke up feeling so blech this morning. Part of it is probably due to being so tired. I wish I slept better at night.

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OK they both left me. Sad First day of 5th grade ( and last year at the elementary school) and the first day of High School!! I can't believe I have a Freshman that just went off with her very own Macbook Air. How did she get old enough for this? So I am anxious and sad and lonely. I have a headache. I hate school!

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***GREAT BIG HUGS*** I hope today is better for you, Sam. Did they both enjoy school yesterday? It's so much easier on us when they are having a great time while they're there.

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Thanks ML. They did like it. I think more Sophia than Luke. Luke was nervous but I think it was just having a new teacher. He is old hat at the school. Sophia loves a challenge so this was perfect. She found all her classes without any trouble too. She loves all but one teacher. And they start advising them on college once a month starting in Sept! WTF!! She isnt going far so we don't need advising. We have been going on and on about how great colleges are in Boston. They are some of the best! No need to go far right? I am afraid to having anyone interfere with my brainwashing,...... I mean gentle guidance.

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Sam - LOL yes the good ole' gentle guidance Wink And I can't believe they are talking COLLEGE!!!!! Ahhhhhhhh!! Glad their days went well though!
Carolyn - so good to hear from you!!

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Hi Carolyn! Good to see ya! Smile
SAM! I forgot to tell you yesterday, and maybe others would like to hear this as well, there is a "cure" to getting the stomach bug. Don't know if it works, but I'm thinking of trying it! Welch's 100% Grape Juice once a day, and 2-3 times a day if you're exposed to the bug. It has to be the purple 100% grape...nothing else added. I'm willing to give it a shot, especially since I have a fear of puke!

21 days until Disney!!! I'm so excited!!! My kids are ready to go. Tyler already has planned out what he is packing. He's also super excited that he's finally tall enough to ride some of the rides he has been longing to go on!

Long weekend...yippeeee! Unfortunately, it's 2 EARLY mornings for us. Connor has his tournament that he was asked to be in this weekend. The games are an hour away too...first one at 8am. Ugh. Look out Starbucks....