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Hi Maddie!!

Hi Maddie,

Your favorite Auntie misses you!  How’s potty training going?  Don’t let your silly mommy tell you you’re too young!  You’ll show her!

Your mommy tells me that you love to look at the pictures on our blog and you need new pictures to look at so I’m posting some pictures for you.  I wish there was a unifying theme to this post and lots of pretty words describing our activities and my love for the little people in my life but I lack time and creativity so I’m just posting some pictures for you to look at. I’ll try to give a brief explanation so you’ll understand some of them.

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One Sunday I came downstairs to find the kids playing FHE with their dolls:

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McKay had his 8th crayon infraction.  Will he ever learn?

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Sadie’s last day of Kindergarten.  This is the same place that your mommy and I got dropped off for Kindergarten.  I remember waiting on that blue line for Uncle Joey and Uncle Mikey to come and pick me up. DSC_4628 DSC_4636

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This is Sadie’s first Kindergarten teacher.  We went back to say hello, pick up a few things, and play with her friends.

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I loved Sadie’s outfit this day.  What do you think of it?  It will be yours soon enough:)

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This is my friend, Kat.  She has a little girl named Sadie, too.  They have the same dress and Kat and I have similar skirts so we took a picture.  This was on Mother’s Day.  I think my hair looks funny.

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Mimi, Sadie, Jax, Mo, and I went to a tomato farm to pick tomatoes last month.  The farm had lots of animals and the kids had a lot of fun.  Wish you could have come, too.  We made salsa with most of the tomatoes.  I think we have 50 jars of salsa.  It’s yummy.

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This was me and my father on Father’s Day:

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This is Lake Seminole Park.  All of our family parties were held at this park when I was growing up.  We should go next time you are in Florida, okay?

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Little Mo is so smitten with his daddy.  He won’t let me play with him when Uncle Ben is around.  I have to make Uncle Ben go to work so I can play with McKay. He is so silly!

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We bought a new sofa for our new house.  Will you come stay with us when you’re in Florida.  It’s not fair that you always stay at Mimi’s house.  I’m going to bring you to my house for a sleepover when you’re here next, okay?  It will be so fun!

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Maddie, you may not know what a big deal this is but Uncle Ben has started installing baseboards!!!  We also have two working toilets now!  I think this weekend we are going to move in.  Auntie Alicia is very, very overwhelmed lately and I really need to get organized.  Getting baseboards is one really big step closer to getting organized!

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Jess left to go back to Virginia. We really miss her! The pictures below were at her farewell party at Gramma Meyers’ house. Silly me!  I forgot to take a picture of Jess this night. Oops. Gramma’s been really sick lately.  She had to go to the hospital because she had pneumonia.  She also had surgery on her hand a few weeks ago because she got a big thorn stuck in her hand while doing yardwork and it got infected.  We are hoping she will get back to normal soon.

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This J is for our new house.  Poor Grandpie has bronchitis but he still came over to our house to work.  Do you see him in the lower left corner?

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Maddie, this is a picture of an avocado.  This is evidence that God knows me and answers my prayers.  I prayed for a home with a mango tree, avocado tree, and orange tree. When we bought our house we didn’t think it had any of the three.  Well, imagine Auntie Alicia in the yard jumping for joy when I discovered two mango trees and an orange tree a few weeks back!  I was overwhelmed with happiness and shock.  Well, this week we discovered this one avocado on our supposed second mango tree!  There is only one, single, perfect avocado.  It’s like heaven put it there just so I would know my prayers for my three trees was answered. Some angel in heaven had a hand in us getting this house.  I’m sure of it!  And so, so grateful for it.

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This little boy and his smile melt my heart.  He’s demanding and mischievous but absolute perfection!  I hope you two will be good friends.  He does so adore you, you know.

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McKay is really into running lately so we’ve been going to a park with a huge field a lot.  There are a lot of tall light polls there with big birds nests at the tops.  The birds fly out to the ocean and bring fish back to their nests.  They eat the fish for dinner and then throw the leftovers out of their nests – way, way down to the field.  The kids love to watch the process.  I think it’s a little sad for the fish but Jax tells me that the fish are happy because they’re in heaven now.

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I hope you liked the pictures.  Tell your mommy that she needs to do a long blog post with lots of pictures for me now!  Also, tell her that one of the two quilts she made for the boys are on a made bed in their room and it looks so cute!  Can’t wait to get that room finished so I can send her pictures.

We are so excited to see you next month!  Sadie and Jax and Mo really want to see the horses by your house.  Will you take us there?

Love you so, so, so much!

Love,

Your Favorite Auntie!

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  • June 16, 2014 - 5:04 am

    Christy Haggard - Dear Alicia,

    It is late here. Madeleine needs me to lay down with her in order to fall asleep and consequently I fall asleep, then wake up a little dazed and groggy, ready to sleep in my own bed. I came out to tell Matt I woke up and am going to bed and he showed me your post. It is perfect. And I can’t wait to show Madeleine tomorrow!

    Matt says he thinks you need a bigger J. He also likes your floors; everything is looking great!

    And I think you should have shot dad to put him out of his misery. :) Just kidding. I like him too much and he’s got to stick around for a few more years before we put that horse down, as he jokingly says from time to time.

    I love you! I love you! I love you!

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  • June 16, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    Shannon - Your new house is looking beautiful Alicia! Can’t wait to see more pictures. Best of luck with your move.ReplyCancel

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