Monthly Archives: July 2014

super, busy week

This week is the Girls TALK summer program. For tons of updates, click here. Aidan has been at “Sam camp” in the mornings, and both boys have been at our house for “Aidan camp” in the afternoons. I am so grateful for this friendship as I try to work more out of the home. Not having to pay a babysitter to work is AMAZING. Plus Aidan and Sam love hanging out with each other. Today was a big camp field trip to Lake Gaston where Sam’s grandparents live. Aidan learned to kneeboard!


Summer fun for sure!

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Happy Birthday George!

It is hard to believe that old man George is 14 years old today. He cannot see or hear that well, often has accidents in the house, and just yesterday accidentally fell into the pool, but he still gets excited for his dinner (requested around 3:30pm these days).

All jokes aside, we are happy to get to celebrate this birthday with George. He might not be with us much longer… he has a bad cough which we think is sign of congestive heart failure. We are treating it, but like I said, he is an old man who has also had a great and long life.

So for now we celebrate George and his many years with us 🙂


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summer on Wild Azalea Lane

Samantha and I went out for a walk after dinner last night and snapped a few pics. Check them out. I do love summer on Wild Azalea Lane 🙂













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Summer eating

Every meal includes tomatoes this time of year. I love summer!


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Summer Sunday

Samantha has been going to Sunday Mass with our neighbors this summer. With both Mazzocchi children out of the house, and Seton’s wedding being the reason Samantha actually wanted to become a Catholic, it seemed right. Her RCIA training did not continue in the summer, so no church activities for my budding Catholic.

Fast forward to this weekend…. Samantha set her own alarm, took a shower, made her own breakfast, only asked me to zip up her dress before heading out to 7:30am Mass. She came home with this from the church library.
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The Bhargava family visit

The Bhargava family came to visit. Ravi and Rahul went college together. How fun to reconnect after all these years (and children!)


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The all about Samantha week!

Samantha has had quite a week. Today’s special event was the Long Course Eastern Qualifier Meet in Raleigh. Rahul took her since he has not seen her swim in a meet in a very long time. Here are her stats:

50 freestyle: dropped 5.07 secs

100 backstroke: dropped 8.17 secs (and was her heat winner!)

50 breaststroke: dropped 3.45 secs

For those not in the swimming world, you want to drop your times, that means you are swimming faster than previous times or predicted seed times from your coach. Keep in mind that she has never swam 100 meters in ANY event, so to race 100 back and shave more than 8 secs off your predicted seed time is unheard of. Her coach was SUPER proud of her (and she is not the warm and fuzzy type). She kept texting me from her emergency phone with her times. So sweet. The girl loves to swim 🙂



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