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I was a preschool teacher for almost 20 years. I had lots of wonderful experiences. I have now been a 911 dispatcher for 6 yrs now.I love animals,small towns, good food ,karaoke, baseball and walking around our local zoo. Makes me feel at home,lol. I live and breathe scrapbooking and my two adult sons. They really are what is most important in my life.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Brothers. 1998. Skateboarding. Desert West Skateboard Plaza. Relaxing after a morning of trying not to fall down. Josh sees a huge bug on the wall-Joel does not care.

I loved summers. I was a teacher back then, so I was off when they were off. We were not on a year round school or any such schedule. We had plenty of time to relax, and explore hobbies. We usually went one or two mornings to the park, one morning to the library, and one or two mornings to Ben Franklin Crafts for a kids craft. We went home mid day, relaxed/napped/watched some TV. Afternoons were spent at sports practices, games, or with friends.

I feel incredibly lucky that I was able to do this. That my kids were able to do this. Not every child/family is able to. I can look back now, and even though I struggled to make it at times, I am so very glad that I wanted this for them, and did it. No regrets.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

August 1998. The boys and I took off to California, to visit the beach and Sea World. We drove, and made a lot of pit stops along the way. I remember thinking "My dad would never allow that" lol...My dads favorite thing in life is to "make good time". It is of the utmost importance, more important than the trip itself.

Anyway, of course we had a really good time. Of course we got sunburned. Of course the boys loved Sea World, but they really liked down time at the hotel and our time at the beach even more.

One thing I will never forget is sitting in the stands at Sea World for a show, crowded as heck, and we got splashed. Josh got a lot of water on his face, and it started a nosebleed. ( his allergies w/ the combination of the force of the water) We ended up having to get up and miss that one show, but there were plenty to come.

I recently started digitizing all my APS film. It has been a fun treat to come across these wonderful memories again.