Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My, My, Where Did 20 Years Go?

To my Love and my Life:

With tiny tears that glistened, my eyes were fixed on you, and thinking of the life we'd share we softly said, "I do".

Our hearts were knit together from the time that we first met, and memories were gathered that we never will forget.

While daily living life with you, you saw the real me, and still you chose acceptance, a lifelong mystery.

With many happy times gone by and others when we cried, some days we'd share so endlessly, while other days we'd hide.

With all the ups and downs we've had in learning to be friends, I know that in this heart of mine, I'd marry you again!

I Love You Forever and For Always.

~~Happy Anniversary, Babe~~

Your Battle Buddy

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Girl's Camp

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We were soooo fortunate (and spoiled) to be able to hold our Girl's Camp at
Disney's Ft. Wilderness this year! We would have died with out occassional air conditioning.
We had a wonderful time. Here are just a few pictures.

Sis. Quinlan and Sis. Hartman
Sis. Reeve and Alison

Dale and Kelsi at the sing-a-long

Kelsi ready to row!

Camila, Alison and Demie?

Making Flip Flops

Riding the bus to ???

I LOVE this picture of Bailee

Some of our towel critters (the maid, yes maid, made these, not us)
Swimming at the little pool

Our little friend at the pool

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

This is a live sand dollar that Zayn found in the Gulf. It was the most gorgeous purple.
Kind of like an eggplant color. He returned it to the ocean--it is illegal to keep live ones--
but we came home with a whole bucket full of "skeletons", some big, some smaller.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Have you ever seen an albino peacock? We saw this one on Bren's fieldtrip to Green Meadows Farm. All of the adults were fascinated. I don't think the kids understood the difference.
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One of the most exciting (and recent) happenings was Kelsi's Fishing/Lobstering trip to the Florida Keys. She went on a week long trip with friends of the family, Stan and Judi Eddins.

Florida Quinlans

Hi everybody!

I guess I will try to join the world of blogging. It seems to be the ideal way to keep in touch with everyone. I warn you right now, that I know this won't be a regular thing for me. Life has a way of happening. School is starting Monday, August 18th. Not just for the kids--that would be too easy--but for me too! After all the years of talk, I am finally making it happen.

So, I hope to keep this site updated. Please be patient with me. I can't keep up as it is now, so I don't know what will happen taking on even more in my life. I hope that I will get good feedback and make the effort worthwhile. This will be a lot of fun posting about my kids and anything that Derick or I might accomplish. And, in the process, you will all be able to see what life is like for the Florida Quinlans!