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It has been a while since I posted. Mike's 31st birthday has come and gone, and, as it has been the past two years, it was a hard day. April 2nd was nice weather, though, and we were able to get the garden ready for spring. It is really beautiful this year.

This past weekend we had a few family reunions. I enjoyed seeing everyone, all the nieces and nephews and their kids. It was hard, though, thinking that Mike should have been there too. It was fun to watch "Aunt Sara" and Ty playing in the pool. He has become quite the swimmer - he is great at snorkeling. Swimming may be his sport!

Ty is so proud that he is now a first grader. Tom, myself, my mom and dad, my sister, Diane, and her two boys, Andrew and Matthew went to Florida for a week. Ty had fun at Disney and got to swim in the gulf a few times. He slept most of the way there and back, so he really has no idea how far it is!

A few weeks ago, I was cleaning out a closet and found some canvas bags. As I was looking thru them, I found a World Cup hat from 1994 that belonged to Mike! I had been thinking about Mike alot, there was a big group who went to the world cup that year (it was in Detroit) I was thinking about how Mike's girlfriend at the time had braided his hair on the way there (yep, his hair was that long!) We also saw the OJ chase on a tv at a gas station on the way up. I don't think finding Mike's hat was a coincidence - I think it was his way of letting me know that he remembered it too and was saying _ GO USA!

Well, Mike, the US fought hard, but didn't make it this year. Maybe next time.



October 2011

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