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Hello Everyone!!!!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer days!!!  I know we are!!  We have finally got to see this bright ball of light in the sky, also know as the sun, we haven't seen it in Germany in a long time!!!  We have been at my mom's in NY since last Thursday and it's been great!!!  We had a BBQ on Sunday and I got to see some family that I haven't seen in YEARS!!!  It was a GREAT time and everyone had fun.  The kids all ran and played and the adults sat and visited, it was really nice!  Thursday morning we leave for Ohio to see my husband's family for a week.  It truly has been a great vacation so far!!!

Happy Crafting!!!! 

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