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Some randoms from this month...

-Indy went into heat.  Oh so fun.  Apparently it helps a dog mature if you let them go into heat at least once, so that's why we've waited to have her spayed.  It's been 2 weeks of this and we are over it.  When she's in the house I have been putting a diaper on her with a hole cut out for her tail, haha.  She's definitely getting spayed next month, lol.
  Sad dog. I only kept the diaper on inside, so that we didn't have blood all over our house.

-Christmas Programs.  We had three of them, but due to me and then Alayna being sick, I only attended Alayna's school performance.  The church performance and Ethan's school performance, I missed.  The cool thing is that Matt used the live video app "Periscope" to video me, and I was able to watch it live from home :)   Here are the two big kids dressed up before the church performance, and Everett jumped into the pic as well :)

-Alayna was home sick from school for two…

50 mm

I got a new 50 mm lens recently and I was playing with it around the house.  Here are some randoms of the kids :)


I came home from a session one Saturday to find Everett "helping" Matt rake leaves.  The really funny part was he was using a discarded devil's pitchfork from Halloween to rake with, haha.


A few randoms from lately....

A hike on one of the only Sundays I had off in November (the weekend of Thanksgiving).  It was wonderful until half way through Everett decided he was over it and screamed the rest of the time, lol. 

I tried letting him out of the backpack, but that didn't make him happy either. 
Our trampoline broke a few months back and we have all really missed it.  I told the kids I would pay half if they saved their money to pay half.  Thanks to some birthday money from my grandparents and their allowance, they were able to save up, so we went and got another one. 

I got to go along on a fieldtrip with Alayna's class to the Live Oak Christmas Tree Farm

The kids and I getting Major Brain Freeze after school one day.  Its on our way home.
Everett was quite happy to get his own this time.
One of my clients took a picture of me taking senior photos, I had this student in my class as a second grader, so it was extra fun.
I forget when this was, but it was a …

Time to Swim

We have dreamed of a pool forever, and this fall we made it happen!  It's been very exciting. We've always enjoyed swimming at Marlene's, but she hopes to move to a smaller place in the near future, so now we have our very own pool to enjoy.  We are all very excited for all of the memories that will be made in this space, as we all LOVE to swim.

Once the crew started, they finished in a month!  It was super quick.  I have cell phone pictures to chart the progress.  We had the pool put into the area that was just dirt and the gazebo (which needed to be torn down anyhow).  They moved the playhouse for us and it's outside of the pool area so that the kids can still enjoy it.

Here it is with everything torn down and ready to begin construction.

The hole is dug!

Rebar.  This was right before they did the gunnite. 

After the gunnite.
Installing the tile and getting ready for the concrete deck

This was the morning they did the concrete. 
And here we are, with a finishe…