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Monday, June 18, 2012


Trying to keep a routine today did not work out.

I dropped off Kyle at his regents and then cut the lawn.  It was starting to look like a wildlife refuge.

Once the boys got home from school, we had to go to the mall.  Proper attire is needed for the wake and funeral.  Not an easy thing to do, but we all went as a family and made the best of it.

Kyle goes to Gia to help her study.

This day in history "The day after the Senate followed the House of Representatives in voting to declare war against Great Britain, President James Madison signs the declaration into law--and the War of 1812 begins. The American war declaration, opposed by a sizable minority in Congress, had been called in response to the British economic blockade of France, the induction of American seaman into the British Royal Navy against their will, and the British support of hostile Indian tribes along the Great Lakes frontier. A faction of Congress known as the "War Hawks" had been advocating war with Britain for several years and had not hidden their hopes that a U.S. invasion of Canada might result in significant territorial land gains for the United States."

Luke has an orthodontist appointment.  Right before leaving the house, the doorbell rings.  It is an incredible edibles gift from Kyle's Soccer team.  Thank you UNITED !  Very thoughtful and appreciated.

Luke, Sue, Gavin and I head to Sunken Meadow for the Summer Run series.  We run into Nina..what a pleasant surprise.   

We start the race, and at he end of it, Gavin places 9th overall (very impressive), where I come in at the 990th racer to cross.  While I did not beat my 60 minute time, the run was challenging.  Cardiac hill and the other 2400+ runners slowed me down a bit.  Overall finishing felt good...finishing strong even better.

At the end of the race, we collect some goodies and head home. 

We all indulge on the Incredible Edible.  That is a great way to end the day.

Photo of the day "Edible"

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