9.01.2007

a lake day

We spent the day at the lake. All four of us, plus the three dogs, plus my Dad in his power-chair. It was great.

My Gift took each of the kids out in a kayak; Dandy and Bear (the border collie) swam for hours; Chickadee sat on G-pas lap as they told each other secrets; we grilled hot dogs and i
t was a marvelous wonderful day. The weather was patchy which meant that no-one else was around and the dogs could run free. Which they did, sniffing and splashing everywhere.

Plus, as we had Dad's wheelchair van, we got to park close and didn't have to schlep our stuff very far. We're going to have to get him one of these t-shirts.

~Suzanne


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Here I chatter about books, parenting, election 2008, recipes, teaching college writing, and the adventures of getting settled in with our two freshly (Fall 06) adopted school-age children from Russia. This blog is chapter two; chapter one is posted at Jamie & Suzanne go to Russia. I live in the City of Subdued Excitement, Cascadia, Land of the Free.

I am the wife of a man I call My Gift from a Generous God. I am mama to two lovely children, Dandy and Chickadee that became ours in September 2006 in a court-room in Siberia. I am the daughter of two people whom I love and admire. One of them, my dad, is a new (Dec 06) paraplegic.

In my previous life (B.C. - before children), I was a college English teacher, specializing in composition and ESL composition.

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