jen maddocks :: blog

Copy Cat

So you probably have noticed the photo of me on the side of my blog.  Well the girls were looking at my blog this morning as I was looking over yesterday's post and got really fascinated by it.  Laney wanted to take my camera into the bathroom and take a photo of herself in the…
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Fireworks anyone?

And what would the 4th be without fireworks?  Only now I realize we are lucky to have seen them at all.  We live in Colorado where the fire danger is pretty high and two towns near us had grass fires start because of their town fireworks displays...so they had to be cancelled.  Yikes!!! Here are…
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Land of the Free

We are just so blessed to live in this country.  So blessed with free speech.  And so blessed to be able to hang our flags out on our houses.  Here is ours! Our subdivision has a parade every year for the 4th of July.  The kids love to participate. And here's Ava resting afterward...in the…
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Welcome July

Welcome July. Here we are again at the pool.  Surprise. Ava has been having lessons.  Laney will have hers next week. Here they are loving life in the pool...
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Evening Bike Ride

We went on a bike ride this evening. We waited till around 7pm so it would be cooler. It was a wonderful evening. I on purpose did not take my camera. Instead here are some things I noticed. The smell of someone grilling. Riding through warm and cold patches of air. Lots and lots of…
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An Old Friend

The garter snake made his appearance again today. Ava spotted him out the back door. She yelled to me, "MOM! MOM! THE SNAKE!" Considering the fact that we have a dog (he's a Rat Terrier/Shih Tzu mix) that is very protective of "his" yard and has killed snakes out there before...this particular snake is being…
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