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OK … I’m BACK! We’ve been so busy. I’m OK healthwise … I’ll write about all the gory details some other time.

For now I’ll catch you up on the busy month of June. Some of you might remember that June is ‘Birthday Month’ in MommyKnowsVille. Last year, I encouraged you all to ‘throw a crap party’ … so that we can all breakaway from the ‘party extravagance’ that plagues us all. This year, I went a step further and we didn’t have parties – just family, cake and a best friend (EASY).

Here’s the month in pictures!

Hayley's Home
On June 14th Hayley came home from Brazil! Lizzy was overjoyed I think you can see it in this picture. (Hayley brought home a terrible rash that covered her face … I promised not to publish photo’s).

Hayley's Home - Lizzy
Did I mention that Lizzy was happy?

Sam's Eight
Sam turned eight the same day. Hayley’s return was a great birthday surprize (although he confessed he was hoping for a motor bike).

Georgia's Three
A few days later Georgia turned three. She was thrilled with the whole process. She and I baked and decorated the cupcakes (messy). She was on cloud nine ALL day.

Alberta Badlands
We didn’t have birthday parties, BUT I didn’t get away with cancelling the festivities ‘scott free’. I offered what I thought was an enjoyable and ‘less-stress’ alternative –> a family trip to Drumheller. Drumheller is the Dinosaur capital of Canada.

Dinosaur Fossil - Mr. MK & Georgia
Mr. Mk shows Georgia a fossilized hadrosaurus tibia. A guided hike from the Royal Tyrrell Museum was a hit with all the kids.

Triceratops - Tyrrell Museum
The Royal Tyrrell Museum is outstanding! Georgia is crazy about Dinosaurs.

The weekend was a family event. My parents, my sister and her family and my Grandma were along for the fun. Everybody except Great Grandma had a go on the go-carts.

My sister and her family live in Louisiana, so these cousins are thrilled to get together!

Farm Life - Cloudy Sky
When the weekend was over … I wasn’t quite ready to head home. Georgia and I went home with my parents for a few quiet days at the farm.

Farm Life - Pond
We went hunting for tadpoles at this pretty little pond.

Farm Life - Georgia I
Along with dinosaurs and tadpoles, Georgia loves the farm … and dandelions.

We have all kinds of fun planned for July. Trips, contests and more … come back soon!

MK xo
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25 comments… add one

  • Hannah June 28, 2008, 10:26 pm

    So glad you’re back! I hope things are okay health-wise, I have been worried about you.
    Awesome that Hayley is back, and yes Lizzy does look happy! You guys have had a busy time with everything, birthdays and trips away and being sick. Really nice to see these photos of your gorgeous kiddos.

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  • Cect 168 Phones from Karyn June 28, 2008, 11:19 pm

    Your photos are quite beautiful … I love the one of your three year-old with her cupcakes. And I do like the idea about crap parties.

  • naomi June 29, 2008, 10:03 am

    glad you’re feeling better and that hayley is home safely!

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  • Jenn B June 29, 2008, 11:49 am

    wow! that sounds like a fun month (& i’m all about low-key parties!!!). :) glad you’re feeling alright.

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  • lace June 29, 2008, 1:11 pm

    Welcome back! to you and Hayley. I love that second picture of Lizzy. She looks delirious with happiness.

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  • Shannon June 29, 2008, 1:45 pm

    So glad you’re back! I missed reading your posts. Those pictures are so clear! Mine never quite turn out that way.

  • Slim Mom Secrets June 29, 2008, 2:44 pm

    Lovely pictures of your happy family! I particularly liked the picture of Georgia’s birthday party. She looks really very happy there.

  • Cindi June 29, 2008, 8:30 pm

    How wonderful to hear from you! I am a June birthday, also! I had a very nice and quiet birthday get together. As always, your pictures are wonderful! I will keep praying that you feel better. Take care, Cindi

  • Noreen June 30, 2008, 12:20 am

    glad to see you back, march and july are big birthday months for us

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  • Andrea June 30, 2008, 11:36 am

    Glad that you’re back. I know about parties, but July is our time. Oh my gosh SO much goes on in July. It’s exciting and stressful all the same.
    Great photo’s. =)

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  • JaimeS June 30, 2008, 10:26 pm

    I’m also glad that you’re back! I’ve missed you :O) Your kids are growing up so quickly :-D Hopefully the rash clears up super fast!

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  • Deb July 1, 2008, 7:35 am

    Fantastic to hear things are picking up for you! I hope you have a great summer with you family!

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  • Lisa July 1, 2008, 11:52 am

    You had a very busy month!!! Looks like a good time for everyone. Glad your health is heading in the right direction.

  • Susy-Q July 1, 2008, 6:27 pm

    Yay, MK is back! So glad to hear some news. Looks like June was a wonderful month.

  • JaimeS July 1, 2008, 9:38 pm

    What a beautiful cake. Did you make that yourself? I’m horrible at cakes, but I try.

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  • Michelle July 1, 2008, 9:42 pm

    So happy to see you posting again! I bet you’re feeling even better now that Hayley is home. Looks like you had fun stuff going on all over the place, can’t wait to hear more…

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  • Lorraine July 3, 2008, 10:11 am

    I’m so glad you’re back and sounding good, and funny as always. Great pictures of a bunch of good looking girls & guys. I heard the Drumheller trip was a huge success. Hello to everyone.

  • Adult Ãœhler July 4, 2008, 8:44 am

    Those photos at Drumheller and your parent’s farm are really nice.

  • Ashley July 4, 2008, 10:52 am

    Glad to hear that you are doing alright. The photos are lovely, I can’t believe how beautiful your children’s eyes are!

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  • katie bowen July 5, 2008, 6:17 am

    yeaaa! glad u are back in action! we missed u and your pics!

  • Matt July 5, 2008, 10:34 pm

    The photos make me think of all the joys of life I may be missing out on. Thank you for reminding me.

  • Auntie Gayle July 6, 2008, 10:10 am

    Awesome pictures, Kim!

  • Amber July 20, 2008, 7:41 am

    Love those photos, wish I could take them like this!

  • mojo August 4, 2008, 11:56 am

    Sweet pics:) Very nice.

  • Laser Guy October 21, 2009, 12:27 pm

    What fantastic pictures! I like your idea of family get together and getting away! It’s so nice not to have clean up your own home after all the parties! You take great pictures! Thanks for sharing! I think my son would love that dinosaur park. We’ll have to check it out.

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