BC: See ya next year...
1: Summer 2009
2: The Park of Roses We had a picnic, learned some photography tricks, and took lots of cool flower pics. And remember I convinced you to look into a stranger's yard to get this cool fence shot, haha.
3: Exhibit | BUTTERFLY
4: Baby Destiny We did everything we could to help our bird, including passing out flyers and collecting supplies for the shelter we took her to.
5: Butterfly Release | We bought our own cocoons after seeing the butterflies, fed them, and released them when they hatched.
6: Zoombezie Bay | & | Zoo | By the time summer was over we'd probably rode the Pirate Ship at least a hundred times, and we waited all stinking summer to ride the stupid roller coaster, but he had a blast anyway.
8: The Dropzone | before | AFTER... | Franklin County Fair
10: Library fun | Okay, so you didn't really enroll at OSU. That would be tough at age 11, but it was fun taking you guys there and telling you all how wonderful college would be someday. I'm so glad you are all excited to go!
11: OSU early enrollment
13: Slate Run | Historical Farm
14: Everybody in the house...
16: Ah, the photo shoots...
17: The photo shoots were so much fun! We all had fun being girls and posing for the camera.... Say "Cheese"!
18: Opera Columbus at Easton | I was trying to culture you guys, but you were more interested in the goofy juggler guy. Kids will be kids, I guess.
19: Our Last Harrah! | We went to Easton. Ruthie almost stole a bracelet. We put on a show at Barnes and Noble, and tried on goofy hats at Claires. It was a great last day of summer vacation!
20: Goodbye 2009, we had fun!
21: Summer 2010
22: Park of Roses | You guys put on a show in the pavilion, but would stop when someone would walk by. We played at the playground and had a picnic lunch while Josh laid on a blanket and smiled at us. It was our first summer outing with the new addition, but he fit in pretty nicely with our clan=)
23: Ruthie and Joshua | You were like a little mommy and big sister all rolled into one. It was so precious watching the two of you!
24: So Many Faces...
25: Leanna and Ruthie
26: We chartered the doomed Titanic, ventured the waters, and found that only two of us were strong enough to survive. Poor unfortunate Ruthie and her seven children, may they rest in peace. Then we journeyed through a century of time, had fun at the ocean. and played a harp with digital strings. COSI rocks! | COSI
27: The Statehouse | We picnicked at the steps, listened to a mens choir, took a tour with a kooky but fun guide, saw first hand where they write up new laws and amendments, and learned the awesome history of our state. Trivia question, do you remember what year it was built?
28: Lying in a bed of roses . . .
30: One can only feel warmth in a pile of sunflowers.
32: Ruthie and Jayda
33: take 2
34: Goodbye 2010, thanks for the memories!
35: Words of wisdom | Remember, Never take yourself too seriously. | With friends there will be bad times | and good. | Just rem- | ember | fights are | temporary, | but | friends are | forever. | Make time to be | , time to , | and time to simply be . | Chase your | dreams high | and low. | Finally, there's always gonna be | And always, always | follow your . | another | mountain. But it's | not about | how fast you get there, | it's the climb.