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Sweet and Lovable, a Delight to Everyone Julieann, the eighth of the Green children, was born May 2, 2008. A delightful baby from the beginning, Julieann quickly stole the hearts of Mom, Dad, brothers and sisters. In late October 2008, our precious girl was diagnosed with infantile spasms, a rare form of epilepsy. As her illness unfolded, we began documenting her progress on this page so that friends and family would know specifically how to pray for her. We are so thankful to the Lord that her outcome so far is very good. For now, Julieann is seizure-free. We know that the seizures could return tomorrow, or in 10 years - so please continue to pray for her.


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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY AUTUMN FAITH !!!


Our baby girl is no longer in single digits! We are very thankful for the past 10 years with our sweet, kind, and thoughtful Autumn Faith. She brings such happiness to our family! We pray the Lord blesses her richly this year.


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Tuesday, October 12, 2021


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Autumn Faith...


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Julieann...


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and Anna Rose had the privilege of allowing Grace and Carolyn to cut and style their hair today :)


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And then we headed to Lincolnton to support Charles and James at their soccer game.


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Joseph has always been great with children.  Grace snapped this picture Sunday of Joseph showing sweet Gabriel pictures of our farm animals :)


Monday, October 11, 2021


More from the Barn Dance


Virginia Reel from Kenny Green on Vimeo.


Dancing Fun! from Kenny Green on Vimeo.


Fun for the old and young! from Kenny Green on Vimeo.


Great job! from Kenny Green on Vimeo.


Chicken Dance Competition from Kenny Green on Vimeo.


The Shag from Kenny Green on Vimeo.


Saturday, October 9, 2021


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Shakerock Farm's Annual Falll Barn Dance


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Once again thank you to Mr. Doug and Mimi Dent for the delicious BBQ!


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And thanks to Carolyn and John for judging the baked goods :)


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Fun times!


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Ready for the Children's Mexican Hat Dance


Mexican Hat Dance from Kenny Green on Vimeo.


Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY BENJAMIN!!!


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We are thankful for 20 years with Benjamin and his hard work ethic, kindness, and overall desire to do good to others. We pray the Lord blesses him richly this year...


Saturday, October 2, 2021


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Back home and getting ready for the Fall Barn Dance :)


Saturday, September 25, 2021


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Most of the family spent the morning kayaking and fishing...


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and enjoying the sand :)


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Benjamin and Thomas kayaked down to the Tide Mill where George Washington ordered corn and other grains to be ground during the Revolutionary War for the troops.


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This afternoon was spent bike riding,


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and enjoying the  backroads of Virginia.


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Julieann snapped this picture of Thomas taking a break.


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Afternoon snack time at the Ice Cream Parlor.


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Touring a Civil War fort in Mathews County, VA.


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The little girls spent the evening crabbing with chicken necks and a net :)


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And they finally caught one!


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And the boys caught some speckled sea trout for dinner this evening!


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Friday, September 24, 2021


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We visited Williamsburg again today with Joseph and Benjamin. Of course they had to stop by the outdoor markets and check out all the toys, just like they did when they were little boys :)


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Taking a break


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We love all the beautiful gardens in Williamsburg, especially this one Joseph found.


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Silly sisters!


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Joseph and the sheep...


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Sweet Autumn Faith


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And back to the maze!


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Oh the memories here through the years...


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Dinner at the Kings Arms Tavern was a treat! The three little girls ordered fresh squeezed Fizzy Lime Punch.


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Authentic dishes from the colonial period were delicious!


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And nothing beats a comforting bread pudding - and this one was Thomas Jefferson's favorite!.


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We were privileged to sit in the parlor area of Mr. Alexander Purdie's house as an extension to the Kings Arms Tavern.


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Entrance to the Tavern


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Sitting with Mr. Thomas Jefferson as he writes the Declaration of Independence.


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And spending some time recapping the days events...


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around a campfire this evening.


Thursday, September 23, 2021


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A lot of rain this morning and in the afternoon, so we were thankful to visit the Yorktown Museum and drive-through battlefields tour.


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Then we had the privilege of touring a working replica of one of Columbus' ships, the "Santa Maria".  It just happened to be in port this week while we were in Virginia! It has been in Spain, South America, Florida, and this week Virginia!


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We spent another evening at our rental house cooking German food and enjoying the Chesapeake Bay.  Nathaniel had the privilege of kayaking in the midst of a pod of dolphins following alongside his kayak :)


Wednesday, September 22, 2021


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Joseph and Benjamin flew in to the Richmond Airport this morning.


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And then the family headed to Jamestown.


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It was very interesting looking at the new archaeological excavations.


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Hearing the stories of those who worked hard to establish the town was a highlight of the trip.


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The glasshouse


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After a long day and a delicious grilled steak dinner, we enjoyed some time together on the front porch.


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Some of the girls had a little too much fun with the glow necklaces and bracelets...


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especially when they "decorated" Daddy :)


Tuesday, September 21, 2021


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Waiting for the "Fife and Drums"...


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More fishing on the bay before dinner...


Monday, September 20, 2021


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Spending some family time together in Virginia...


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And all the Green children look forward to a week living off of the Chesapeake Bay.


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Beautiful sunsets...


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and sunrises...


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Entering Williamsburg!


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Touring the Governor's mansion


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Joseph and Benjamin will be joining us early Wednesday morning :)


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All of the Green children throughout the years have enjoyed the hedge maze!


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On the way to meet Thomas Jefferson.


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Posing with Lafayette


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And ice-cream breaks are always a treat :)


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The girls enjoyed the pathway leaving Williamsburg and watching the colts.


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When we arrived back at the house, Nathaniel decided to try fishing...


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and caught a speckled sea trout and also a red drum.


Monday, September 13, 2021


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Enjoyed spending time with family and friends at Carolyn's 25th birthday celebration (actual birthday September 8th).


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Carolyn's new birthday purse!


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Charles and James enjoyed riding the go-cart and mini bike with Nathaniel.


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And Miss MaryAnne told me all about her ballet class :)


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We all took turns holding sweet baby Harrison!


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Fun with the critters :)


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Henry loved the bantam rooster!


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And the little girls made Carolyn apple pie for her birthday dessert!


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More baby snuggles!


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Saturday, September 11, 2021


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On the way Friday night to some hoedown dancing at Lincolnton's Historical Park.


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And the boys and friends spent Saturday morning goose hunting.


Monday, September 6, 2021


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Lake fun!


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And it was nice meeting up with Daniel, Charles, and James :)


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Everyone enjoyed taking turns tubing,


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and eating sausages and hot dogs.


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Somehow Joseph is always the one who keeps the deck cleaned and shiny!


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Lots of good memories :)


Saturday, September 4, 2021


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Working hard pouring concrete at the Barn for the future kitchen area.


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Rosie made a sweet treat for the hard-working boys :)


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Delicious banana bread!


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Adding the final touches in time for...


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a much needed snack break :)


Friday, September 3, 2021


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Fun at the rodeo last Saturday night :)


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And a fun trip to find new boots...


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and enjoy steaks!


Saturday, August 28, 2021


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Kenny and I and the little girls are healing from COVID now. The girls seem to be fine except for losing taste and smell. It has been a LONG couple of weeks...


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The girls were sweet to deliver brown-bag lunches to the boys today while working on farm chores. Looking forward to getting back to "normal" this coming week...


Wednesday, August 18, 2021


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Thankful for those of us who have remained well while COVID has passed through the family with some of our children and grandchildren. The Lord has been merciful and we pray for complete healing for all. Since the sickness began while Kenny and I and the little girls were at the conference in Savannah, we have been "camping out" at the little house so we could avoid exposure to the virus. We are very thankful the siblings have pulled together to help each other and their niece and nephews as well, even if it meant exposure and positive COVID for them as a result. Looking forward to having the whole family together again soon...


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Back and forth by canoe each day to the "big house" taking care of the animals.


Wednesday, August 11, 2021


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Leaving Savannah, Ga and heading to...


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Charleston, SC !


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And of course we had to compare Savannah's macarons with Charleston's macarons :)


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Folly Beach


Tuesday, August 10, 2021


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Morning walk in Savannah heading to brunch at...


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Vic's on the River Restaurant.


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We enjoyed looking at the Civil War Map that was found in 1901 behind the walls of the old warehouse building.


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Delicious brunch!


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More fun walking around Savannah.


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Afternoon snack at the Macaron shop.


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We spent a little time at Tybee Island...


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and found lots of starfish!


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Monday, August 9, 2021


Dancing at the GMA After-Party from Kenny Green on Vimeo.

More Dancing Fun! from Kenny Green on Vimeo.


Monday, August 9, 2021


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Ready to board the ferry across the river to The Taste of Savannah dinner after...


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a fun day of Fall clothes shopping :)


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Monday, August 9, 2021 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRISON WADE GREEN !!!


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Sunday, August 8, 2021


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A pleasurable stroll in the afternoon around Savannah...


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and ready for another dinner distributing soaps at The Pirate's House.


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Visiting Leopold's Ice Cream Shop is always a special treat :)


Saturday, August 7, 2021


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Baskets full of soap...


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for everyone at the Pirate's House Turnipseed Dinner during the GMA Conference.


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Lots of fun meeting people and handing out bars of Shakerock Farm Soaps.


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After dinner, we stopped by the Savannah Candy Kitchen for bags of goodies :)


Friday, August 6, 2021


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Rosie made lots of cookies for the boys while Daddy, Mama, and the girls are in Savannah for a conference.


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And Julie and Autumn Faith made sure all the boys' laundry was ready for wearing.


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Carolyn and Grace sent me this picture of them together at Cosmetology School this evening.


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And Shakerock Farm's soaps are packed and ready to transport to the GMA conference :)


Wednesday, August 4, 2021


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We found an injured hawk and the Green kids have been caring for it this past week.


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After contacting the game warden, Julieann and the girls took time feeding


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and keeping it safe until transporting to a rehabilitation center :)


Monday, August 2, 2021


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Family Dinner Night Fajitas!


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Good times gathering around the table,


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and celebrating Grammy's 72 birthday (which is actually Aug.5).


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Special gifts, cards, and pictures for Grammy.


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Hay ride to the cow pasture :)


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Time for music...


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And more music.


Family Time from Kenny Green on Vimeo.


Friday, July 30, 2021


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Busy week with shopping, pizza...


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ice cream,


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and drives through the country reading historical markers.


Thursday, July 22, 2021


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So we spent our "Summer Leisure Day"...


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riding with Thomas through the countryside...


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stopping in Washington for an old-fashioned ice cream treat !


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The ice cream hit the spot on such a hot summer afternoon :)


Monday, July 19, 2021


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Summertime fun sharing : apple treats...


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beach towels...


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and home-grown tomatoes :)


Saturday, July 17, 2021


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Today we celebrated James' birthday (June 22) and MaryAnne's birthday (July 19) at the lake. Thanks to Aunt Carolyn for making the special, delicious cakes once again!


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Everyone enjoyed the time spent together :)


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Walkie talkies for James...


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and ballerina tutus for MaryAnne :)


Saturday, July 10, 2021


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Friday night Pool Party at the Garon's house :)


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And today the Green girls helped Carolyn host Caitlin's baby shower!


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Before John left the all girl party, Carolyn used his hair for static electricity for the confetti in the balloons :)


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Finishing up decoration details


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The Green girls


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And the theme was Donuts and Diapers...


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MaryAnne's eyes sparkled when she saw all the treats on the table.


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Waiting patiently with Grandma for the time to sample the goodies.


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Delicious!


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And of course MaryAnne had to add a chocolate sprinkled doughnut to her plate.


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More Green girls :)


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Guessing games...


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and time for unwrapping gifts.


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Lots of little boy items and diapers


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We all spent an enjoyable afternoon sipping coffee, talking, and laughing.  We look forward to this new little life added to our family and pray Caitlin will have a safe and healthy delivery next month :)


Sunday, July 4, 2021


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Ready for the Green Family Independence Day Celebration!


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And Miss MaryAnne enjoyed posing...


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with her flag :)


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Each family came prepared for the Best BBQ competition!


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The men gathered in the kitchen to slice their meats for everyone to sample.


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All the food was delicious,


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including Grammy's big jar of homemade pickles :)


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And the award for Best BBQ Ribs went to John! Congratulations!


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After dinner, the girls were happy to make sno-cone treats :)


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The weather was perfect for spending an evening outdoors.


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Time to set up the fireworks show!


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It was nice seeing everyone talking,


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watching, and playing ping-pong.


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The little kids (and Big kids) enjoyed the pre-fireworks fun!


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More pop-its and noisemakers for all.




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Sparklers were a favorite...


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for all ages.


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Another 4th of July full of good times and wonderful memories :)