Back to Normal   |   June 10, 2013

Jury duty is over but it was a very good learning experience for me. While growing up and hearing Dad tell about all the cases he had to testify in I always thought cases were so easy with a “good guy” and a “bad guy.” I did a lot of soul searching this week and learned so much about being objective and what justice really means. I don’t really want or need to get into all the details of the trial but it was about a young man who was driving recklessly and a lady was killed because of it. On the other hand, I also learned how much I treasure my time with my little girl. I am so thankful to Tim and Becca for helping out this week and for being so flexible. Carlie always came home happy and I know she was well loved and fussed over. I don’t have too many new pictures to add since we were so busy last week but I’ll give you a few from this weekend. Friday, John had off but I spent the day at the court house and Saturday we went blueberry picking, grocery shopping and went for a picnic with John’s family for supper. Sunday we finally got some rain which we needed badly and it’s still raining! We had church and in the afternoon I asked John to cut my hair because it was so long it would fall in Carlie’s face every time I bent over her and she was hanging on it and ripping handfuls out. Sadly, I don’t have pictures of the “procedure” but he did a great job and it is a much more manageable length now. He was quite worried about doing it but I assured him I had so much hair he had plenty of room to make mistakes and fix it. He did a perfect job and it feels much better. Carlie still blinks when I bend over her expecting to have my hair hit her, poor little Peanut.

This video was taken by Tim while he and Becca were babysitting last week.
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Joel’s graduation last Friday.
Carlie Jane was so good.
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 A little snack to make it through the ceremony.
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First day of jury duty I felt terrible leaving her for the first time. 
But as you can see, she was comfortable and happy when I got her home.
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 A little of the produce form our garden this weekend.
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 Can you believe this!?
(She looks like she’s pretending to pilot a ship.)
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 Blueberry picking.
A lot different than picking blueberries in Maine.
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 Carlie Jane was a very good girl and just sat there talking to
 John for a few hours while we picked berries. It was so cute
she went on and on and on telling him everything she could think of.
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 My blueberry basket.
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 Carlie fell asleep at the picnic. Just too tired from berry picking.
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 John played volleyball.
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 Carlie home from church. 
Slept all through church! Good Girl! 🙂
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I made  chicken dinner after church.
I guess, it took too long to get ready.
Congradulations on your Graduation, Charity!
We wish we could have been there!