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Nicaragua Vacation

Back in April, Ben and I went to Nicaragua with our good friends the Clems and the Cohens.  We stayed in a place called Rancho Santana…which was fantastic.  This property has about 3000 acres with individual homes on it. Our house was on a cliff overlooking the ocean.  It was amazing.   Each house had it’s own pool, but there was also a clubhouse with a community pool and restaurant.  The food was FABULOUS!!  There were 4 different beaches that were beautiful.  At two of the beaches we were the only ones on them.

This was such a relaxing vacation!  The girls pretty much laid by the pool, read books, and talked.  It was so nice to finish a sentence without being interrupted by little ones.  The guys explored, fished, and surfed.  Ben was totally in his element!  He could definitely have lived there forever!  Each night we would eat a yummy dinner and head back to talk, play games and listen to music…just the perfect get away!

This was the view from our house…these stairs led up to our kitchen

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Ben sitting at the edge of our pool

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This was one of my favorite beaches…

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I found a little tree to read under…

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This beach was unbelievable…you had to hike down a pretty steep cliff to get down.

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This was the view once you braved your way down…

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Hiking back up…

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One day the guys went deep sea fishing.  Ben caught a 110 pound sail fish which made his week!

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Monkeys on the property…

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Great vacation with great friends!

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Both Carter and Caroline’s end of the year programs were really sweet this year.  They each sang songs…and got to walk across the stage to receive some awards.  This year just FLEW by!

 

Sweet Caroline,  we are so PROUD of how well you did in Kindergarten this year!  You are reading so well!  You made a lot of new friends and enjoyed waking up and going every single morning!  We love you!

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Mrs. Wimberley

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Carter, You had a great 2nd grade year at school.  Your reading is coming along really well.  You did awesome in math this year.  You met a lot of great friends in your class.   One of your best traits is that you are a good friend to everyone.  Like Caroline you too  jump out of bed every morning EXCITED to go to school!  We love you!

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Mrs. Wilson

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Good friends…Donnie and Evan

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Caroline started taking piano lessons in January of this year.  She has absolutely LOVED it.  She practices all the time…without ever being asked to.  She has really learned alot in 5 months and was so excited for her recital.  We heard her practice her song a million times…The Call of the Horn.   She had it memorized and didn’t need to have the sheet music.  The recital was held at a local retirement center.  She did great…we were so proud of her!

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Mimi and Grandad got to come and watch

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Cassie, Kellan, and Caroline all have the same piano teacher.  It was fun to get to watch them all play.

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