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July in Review

Well, since I've continued to blow off my blog...I'll catch up again with a monthly review.

We spent the week of July 4th at our camp in West Virginia!  It was a fun week.  I rode nearly 90 miles on my bike - I'm surprised my butt recovered!  We saw a bald eagle - which was the coolest thing to me.  I've always wanted to see one in the wild and I DID!!  Also, on one of our bike rides, Will's uncle and I saw a rattle snake.  That was pretty awesome too - it rattled at us and then slithered off (thankfully).  We also went to the Greenbrier Classic one day - it was a beautiful course!!

Brent, Julie, me & Will - on the way to the Greenbrier Classic
In front of the Greenbrier
My sweet babies
Family Photo!

Also in July, Will and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary.  It seems like only yesterday we were getting hitched.
Will and I through the past 8 years
And then we ended the month with a week in Destin, FL with the family!  What a wonderful week - wish they all were like that :)  Best part...getting to wake up and see my adorable nephew every day!!!
Dad with his girls
My brother & sisters:  Callie, me, Michael and Corinne  
The whole gang!
Who couldn't love this kid?!?!

As you can see, July was great!!




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I never thought about losing a parent before.  As I grew up, I lost my grandparents and understood that I would have to worry about losing others as they too got older.  But, I never imagined being 30 and having to think about a parent leaving my life.  What a scary thought.  It definitely got me thinking.

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