Gorkow Family Vacation – Pensacola Beach – 2013

Being on vacation made me realize how often I am with our kids, but not really WITH them.  You know what I mean?  I am so focused on the next thing on my list, the next place to be, event to attend, etc that I have been missing out on conversations, fun times, and memories.…
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Happy Birthday Benny!

Yesterday our middle child turned 12.  I remember going into labor with him like it was yesterday.  For some reason, his sticks in my mind the most.  I remember it was one of the hottest weeks of the summer with several 100 degree days.  Since I had a 1 year old to try to keep…
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Scenes from Our Summer

Our summer is half over already.  It seems like we have barely started.  But the kids have been kept pretty busy with baseball, basketball camps, jump rope camp, show choir camp, discovery camp and swimming lessons.  They have also had some down time at the pool, jumping on the trampoline and of course, hanging out…
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Bennett’s 11!

On July 19th, 2001, at 7:35 AM, I delivered this happy little boy.   He surprised us by coming 2 1/2 weeks early.   The summer was much like this one, hot and humid, and with chasing a 1-year-old, I was ready to pop!   At 8 pounds 6 ounces and 21 inches, I was…
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Day #35 of Summer Vacation

Instagram had an update today and now I can’t post the pictures they way I was before.  Grrrrrr!   Anyway, here is our Day 35…..Bennett on the left and Patrick on the right performing at the end of KICKS Camp with Sheltered Reality’s Drum Group.  
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Day #28 of Summer Vacation

All of us have been reading this summer.  Reagan is only one book away from her free book at Barnes and Noble already.  What we are currently reading: Pat is reading LAST OF THE SEALS by Greg Messel….this yet to be published book will be featured in August as a guest review from my husband!…
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Day #26 of Summer Vacation

Since we are getting a new pastor at our church next week, we are having a new church directory made to help her learn all the families in our parish.  So, our family got all dressed up and got our picture taken.   We will certainly miss our pastor and his wife.  We were blessed…
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Day #25 of Summer Vacation

With Patrick gone at Speech Camp again, Bennett and Reagan started to get a little restless.  Bennett asked, “Mom, don’t you have some sort of craft we can do?”  So, I dug through the craft closet and found a kaleidoscope kit and a pinwheel kit.  They got right to work and were pretty proud of…
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Day #22 and #23 of Summer Vacation

We had a great time celebrating our friend, Adam’s 40th birthday.  The guys had a grill session and the ladies chatted and we all ate the food!  Fun night with great friends! The boys were in charge of making the Shirley Temple’s at cousin, Ali’s graduation party yesterday.  They had a great time and the…
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Day #12 of Summer Vacation

Today I took Bennett and Reagan out for a picnic lunch and then a stop to feed the geese.  Patrick is at a camp this week so that is why he wasn’t with us.  These few geese soon multiplied and we were surrounded by lots of geese, including some really cute babies.  We had to…
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