Things to Do - Grateful List (July 2014) & Cherish This Day

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July was good . . .
(Now click on over to Cherish This Day to see this week's amazing photos).

* Listening to OK GO's Upside Out & Bombay Bicycle Club's So Long, See You Tomorrow (esp. Home By Now)
* Reading Rules of Civility
* Watching Pretty in Pink, Adventures in Babysitting, and The Karate Kid for family movie night

* Dan's smoked meat dinner with Jim & Val
* Trader Joe's salted creamy almond butter (which, I think, has now been recalled)

* A 75 degree day at Claude Moore Farm's summer market fair
* Swimming at Flag Ponds Nature Park
* Climbing towers at Rocky Run playground

* 2 relaxing days with Dan's mom and the kids in Richmond
* Playing the Hardy Boys game (circa 1980-something) and Sorry with the kids
* Colie James' online photography class
* "Sorry, I didn't know that was your face" - F to P
* A great weekend with the Shah family - pool & zoo
* Dog walks with P before bed
* Two successful weeks of camp for all three kids
* Dan coming home from work and playing soccer with the kids
* The lifeguard at our pool judging "cannonball" contests

VACATION (South Hero, VT)
* The car ferry from NY to Vermont, which felt amazing after a 9 hour drive
* Car ride quotes. P - "I wish there was a time travel thing. I would skip this whole car ride. Except the donuts part. Yeah, I'd definitely keep the donuts part." T - "If Blackbird fought Jack Sparrow who would you want to win?"
* Arriving, after 10 hours of driving, to a fantastic kid-friendly barbeque (Thank you Teresa and Scott!)
* A swimming hole in Vermont
* Tubes and kayaks on the lake
* A wedding with smores and lawn games (finally!!!)
* Girls' night dinner at the Blue Paddle
* Morning yoga at Snow Farm vineyard
* Jenga, Twister, and Sorry for cold rainy days (and some sunny days too)
* Picking fresh blueberries at Owls' Head farm
* Sunsets
* Fiesta Island
* Antique toys and dolls at the Shelburne Museum
* A late night game of Cards Against Humanity


F - a really great family, a nice house to live in and food to eat, art camp, the kid-friendly wedding, this amazing vacation [Vermont]

P - my family, Jim and Val, our new haircuts, art camp, sleepovers, the pool with my new friends, art camp, the wedding, going kayaking, going tubing, making smores, playing soccer, James & River, the Shelburne museum

T - my family, a nice house to live in and food to eat, Coco, playing soccer at camp, catching fish, James and River, my rubber band gun, fiesta island, that we go to the swimming pool [at the hotel], that we go to the wedding.

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