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Saturday, August 1, 2015

July in Review

Besides these July Firsts, here are a few other things that happened this July.

1 -- Sophie and Zach home from the mountains; both sick; saw my friend Sharon in downtown Graham; Zach and I continued a bit of schooling this month

tilt your head

3-- my little 5-year journal and new travel diary arrived from Amazon; cards to Joni and Teresa; Morgan Hope (Ruby's granddaughter) born on her great-grandmother's birthday

4-- Aunt Edith 90 years old; Andrew to Burlington Royals game since Mark M. was throwing the first pitch; walked in the neighborhood to see fireworks with Andrew; Will's drone flew away

5 -- USA women defeated Japan 5-2 for World Cup title; Grandma 89 years old (tried to call)

6 -- took Zach to swim at Blake's house; I got Zach's sickness; Bagel arrived in the mail from Nana

7 -- saw 7 deer around house/neighborhood; Samer showed me pictures of the Syrian-inspired burger they created (it has pistachios and hummus)

8 -- to Blake's pool with Zach, Steph, and Michael; saw Holt; to CFA for ice cream; Dr. N license suspended

10 -- weather stat: from June 10 to July 10: hottest month on record in the Triad

11 -- to trains and park with Zach and Andrew; they played in the sand finding dollar bills (well, the same one, but Zach thought they were collecting a lot of them!); 

It was really funny when Zach wanted to see all those bills in Andrew's pocket

Mike at Papa's for work; Mike and AT to Avengers movie in Graham; I saw Charlene (from Bodies in Progress) at Target

12 -- whim trip to Hanging Rock State Park - left around 1 and got home around 7:45 PM

a sign we saw there

14 -- Andrew saw Jim and Lora at Graham Sheetz: they traveled from Indiana to Raleigh for a funeral

15 -- walked briefly in Saxapahaw & drove through old neighborhood; Zach's great, great grandma, Mimi, died at age 93

16 -- to Purple Penguin and park for walk with Mike and Andrew; bought baptism gifts for Rachel H.

17 -- whim solo trip to Homeland Creamery for a gallon of chocolate milk - first in many months!

18 -- Andrew lunch with Jim, Chad, Tim and John at Zaxby's; later Andrew and Michael to see Ant Man with some guys from Mike's church (they liked the movie!)

Crape myrtles are one of my favorite things about July

19 -- midday storm brought 1.5 inches of rain; 

Flash loved it

Mimi's funeral at 2 PM

20 -- Cruzans and Justices in town; Zach at my house and with them

21 -- swimming at Blake's house

23 -- Samer to visit his family in Istanbul

29 -- Zach left his colorful hand print at the children's museum

another day he made snakes out of slime

31 -- Andrew tried out stand-behind demo mower on our yard;

 to Beth Schmidt Park with Zach; lower humidity day; Samer called from Nuremberg; Pease family here for supper after visiting friends in Winston-Salem earlier in the day

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