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Susie enjoys a ride at the fair.
Emma Award 4
Emma was student of the month at the middle school in March.
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Emma and Pat visiting Joshua Tree National Park west of Blythe. The cholla are a NASTY cactus-like plant. Don't touch them; you'll never get the buggers out of your skin.
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Emma poses on a rock at Joshua Tree.
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Susie, Emma, and Persephone (Sephy), our dog. We got her in May.
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OK, so Pat shaved his head in June. Great haircut for the summer in Blythe.
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Susie plays in the sand at the beach on Coronado Island in San Diego over the Fourth of July weekend.
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Susie and one of the pandas at the San Diego Zoo.
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Pat on the beach near the Coronado Hotel in San Diego.
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Emma poses over a river at Banff National Park in Canada. She's all grown up, isn't she?
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Emma and Susie have some fun with a bust at the La Brea Tar Pits in L.A. Emma had just gotten back from Canada, and the next day we flew out of LAX to Buffalo for a family reunion.
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Susie near a stream in a state park in western New York.
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Susie holds a gummy dinosaur. She's the biggest 9-year-old dinosaur freak there is. We visited a dinosaur museum in Ithaca, N.Y., and Emma brought her back a dinosaur bone from Canada.
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The four of us pose at Fort Niagara, N.Y., overlooking Lake Ontario.
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Emma at Niagara Falls.
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Emma, Pat, and Susie at Niagara Falls. We went down to the base of the American Falls and climbed a trail about halfway up the side of the falls. Yes, we got very wet and had to buy dry T-shirts from the gift shop.
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You can see how wet Emma and Susie got.
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The first day of school in August. Notice that Sephy's getting bigger.
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Emma before her first dance. She went with Rudy.
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"Rudy, meet my shotgun."
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Emma spoke at a Kiwanis meeting about her trip to Canada.
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Jo-Elle at Halloween. Scary.
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Emma, even scarier.
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Jo-Elle wishing Susie a happy ninth birthday!