Give Me Five Monday

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It’s time for Give Me Five Monday. Hostess Becca gives us this prompt today:

Give Me Five end-of-summer wrap up thoughts.

  • I was blessed to be present for the birth of granddaughter Claire, first child for daughter Sarah and her husband Justin, who was born August 15th.
  • My husband repaired the Pelican sailboat he received from his dad. We have enjoyed sailing in Bellingham Bay this summer.
  • This summer, all of the children had jobs, including our 13 year old son who did weed eating and other chores for a neighboring farmer. Other jobs for the children included working for a local plant nursery, janitorial work, and weaving for a small textile company. The kids have enjoyed earning their own money!
  • Daughter Rebecca attended classes for one week in Washington, DC with two other girls from our local high school. They studied global health and the environment.
  • The three youngest children took excellent care of themselves, our pets and the home while Rick, Debra and I spent almost two weeks in California. Rick was doing carpentry work for his folks, but it was also a time of going to the beach, visiting family, and even meeting my blogging friend Susan!

Hostess Becca says this about the meme:

The ‘Give Me Five’ Monday meme is designed to share fun information with each other in a simple short list! Here’s how it works. Each week, I will put out a random topic from my list of topics and you share 5 answers of your choice on the given topic and link back here! You can add photos, links or stories or just a simple list of your own of 5 things that relate to the topic as it pertains to you and your life experiences. It doesn’t have to be in any order of importance unless otherwise specified.
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5 Responses to “Give Me Five Monday”

  1. Kwizgiver says:

    Sounds like you had a busy and fun summer! Thanks for visiting my GM5!

  2. Vivian says:

    Hi Joyce…you had a wonderful summer & I have loved reading about your adventures.
    The pictures …are GREAT!!!
    I bake my potatoes for my potato salad…reds. They don’t get all soggy when they are baked.
    Makes me want to make a dish…it sounds so yummy! ha ha

  3. Stacie says:

    Sounds like a wonderful summer. I would love sailing or boating.

  4. Barbara says:

    What a fun Meme. I think I will try this one too.

    That’s great that all the kids had jobs this summer. I really need to push my boys that way. It would be so good for them.

  5. Sounds like you had a great summer!