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Loose Ends

So, I have some pictures and some crafties that I have been meaning to post for a while now. Moving my family and all our stuff one state up kind of got in the way. So, now that we and all our possessions are safely in Idaho, I thought I would finally post them.

First up- photos from our family reunion camping at Bear Lake. Hard to believe this was really only a week and a half ago. So much has gone on since then.

Ellery and her second cousin.
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My dad (Papa Dave) preparing to cook some excellent steak on the fire.
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Anna- who loved every minute spent in the water.
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Brendan and Papa Dave kayaking.
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Ellery trying to balance a water bottle on her head for some reason.
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Samuel and a couple of his many adoring fans.
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A rather windy picture of my kids with Grandma and Papa.
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The whole clan. OK, not really the whole clan- just the part of the clan that could be there.
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And, I did manage to squeeze in a couple of last minute crafty projects right before the move.

A sock monkey for Ellery.
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I make something handmade for the kids every birthday- move or no move. Considering the chaos, though- I went with something easy. This little guy took an evening with a little extra time the next day to embroider the face. His arms were kind of all over the place so I sewed them together at the ends. As soon as I did that, I just had to make him something to hold.
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So, the sock monkey has a sock bunny made from one of Ellery's baby socks.
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He is also really good at playing peek-a-boo.
The star printed knee-highs I used to make the monkey came from Target. I've decided they have just about the best socks ever for making toys.

I also got together with my friend Kristin for one last crafty time. I've been teaching her to not fear the sewing machine. We used the Lazy Days Skirt pattern and made skirts for our girls.
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Really quick and easy- even with all the sewing instruction and kid interruptions it only took two hours to make both skirts.
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Stay tuned, as soon as I get a few more things unpacked and set up, I plan on posting pictures of the new house. I pretty much love it.

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