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I had a wonderful Sunday.

We all slept in until 10:30, then I went and got Mocha’s and breakfast from Tim Horton’s.  The day was pretty much FABULOUS by that point already.

We lounged, played, and I got ready for a photo shoot I had at two.

After that, we took Lily for a ride in her little wooden sled my Mom bought her for Christmas last year. Last year, Lily hated it and would cry and fuss every time we attempted to take her out in it, although I think this is from what I call “The Michelin Man Effect”. This is where your baby has so much snow gear on that it’s impossible for them to bend any limbs or even at the torso- therefore, her sleigh rides were always spent nearly horizontal.

After the sleigh ride, played a bit more outside on the “snow slide” I made for Lily.

Then it was time for hot chocolate. I deemed Lily more than old enough for her first MUG of cocoa!

By the end she was practically gargling it like it was Scope mouthwash (Thanks for teaching her that, Daddy!) so we stripped her down, and of course, when the shirt comes off, it’s painting time.

After cleaning up from that wonderful idea, I made supper. Roasted garlic chicken breasts with potatoes, gravy and garlic bread. IT WAS FUCKING AWESOME.

After supper, picked up Grandma and went to the Enchanted Forest. Lily loved it, although I think it should be a walk through event instead of a drive through deal.

After all of that, we came home, gave Lily a bath, put her to bed, and then Dustin and I drank a case of beer and partied like it was 1999. Or that’s what I would have done if I wasn’t so exhausted.

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We always sit in the weeds.

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The Lake.

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Feel my head, it’s soggin wet.

Moments before these photos were taken, Lillienne was pulled into the lake by her cousin. She was a little shocked at first, obviously most upset since her leather sandals got soaked. Then she ran off and decided she was very excited to run around in a fifteen pound diaper.

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She isn’t cute, she is berry cute.

This summer has been insane. Dustin has been working overtime nearly every night and I have been working every weekend, and doing more work during the week. Weddings and photoshoots, editing and so forth. Every. Weekend. Business is good, although sometimes I feel overwhelmed. So far I have been able to keep up the momentum but usually by nine every night, I am sacked and just want some wine and a queensize bed. But I settle for MTV and any clean surface.
Lily is growing with such a rate and speaking in sentences now. Her words are more decipherable and I would have to guess she knows about 50+ words because I can’t even keep up with her new words anymore. And she is now saying no…and shaking her head and turning away. Sigh. I suppose she has to be more independant but I was thinking more along the lines of when she is 21.
We have gained a neice in the past few weeks,, and Dustin’s sis is also expecting her baby girl any day. One of his brothers is also getting married at the end of August and I love seeing our family expand and grow before my very eyes.

Almost a year and a half old, at The Strawberry Ranch.

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