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Mon, 08-10-2009 - 1:54pm

Some of you may remember me. Gosh I was active here a LONG time ago then gone for awhile then back for a short time and here I am again. Hopefully I will have time to stick around more. There is just always something to keep you busy it seems.


My only is Brionna, she will be 10 a week from today, yikes that came up fast! She is very much looking forward to starting 5th grade this year.

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Mon, 08-10-2009 - 5:30pm

Nice to meet you! I look forward to getting to know you now that you are back. I am Gina and my only is Amy.

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Mon, 08-10-2009 - 6:08pm

Donna! Great to see you! I thought of you the other day as we have tons of monarch butterflies around the yard this summer. :-) Do you still raise them?

Brionna is as beautiful as ever and your pics are gorgeous. You are a talented photographer! Sounds like you've had a great summer. When does school start for Brionna? Travis goes back on the 20th.

Hope to see you around here more often! :-)

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Mon, 08-10-2009 - 7:27pm

Gorgeous pictures, as always, and your little girl is turning into a lovely young lady...WB.

Sue

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Mon, 08-10-2009 - 8:23pm

welcome back! I haven't been around much lately, I need to stop by more often since this is a happy place for me. ;)

What kind of camera do you use? You take beautiful pictures, I know there is more to a great picture than a great camera ;-)

Your DD is beautiful, has she had braces? Great smile. :)

Jodi

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Mon, 08-10-2009 - 8:45pm

Hey Donna, welcome back!! It's great to hear from you and see how Brionna's doing. It sounds like she's got a full schedule :)

You certainly take some great photos and Brionna and the dogs are all gorgeous - as are all those beautiful birds :)

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Tue, 08-11-2009 - 8:46am

Hi Donna


Welcome back!

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Tue, 08-11-2009 - 9:07am

Hi Gina. Cool that Amy and Brionna will both be starting the 5th grade. Brionna cannot wait until 6th, no more uniforms! LOL! She goes to a Catholic school and they wear uniforms up through 5th grade then they have a dress code. I think it will be more expensive once she starts 6th grade and no more uniforms though!


For her bday she always has 3 parties, nothing different for her double digit bday really. We already gave her our present, a digital camera, as we wanted her to know how to use it by her parties. She will have a friends sleep over this Friday and then Sunday her family party and then Monday on her actual bday we have a little daycare party. We do bday parties for all the kids I watch and everyone buys something for the bday child. It is fun, the parents love it. I usually do cookies with candles in them and then we sing happy bday and open presents. Nothing big just a little fun.

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Tue, 08-11-2009 - 9:21am

Hey Amy! Yes I still raise Monarchs. Bad year for them here though, it has been so cool that there really aren't many around this year. They cannot fly unless it is above 60 degrees and our July average high temps were only in the 60's. It has been a cool summer. We had one week of

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Tue, 08-11-2009 - 9:22am
Thanks Sue!
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Tue, 08-11-2009 - 9:28am

Thanks Jodi. I actually don't have a great or expensive camera however I would love to buy a new one. Had the $$ for one this Spring but then life got in the way. We adopted the new doggie, one of the other doggies needed dental work etc, etc. So I haven't gotten a new one yet. Right now I am using a Canon S2IS bought new in Jan of 2006, I have taken over 40,000 pics with it. One thing you need to do to get good pics is never use the auto mode on your camera plus you need one where you can adjust the aperature and shutter speed. Makes a world of difference.


Brionna has not had

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