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April In Review, Tuesday Topics, and a Giveaway

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April was a busy month in a lot of ways, although for me, the second half of the month disappeared. Here are some of the highlights.

Family Activities:

  • We celebrated the last two days of Passover.
  • We celebrated Gabbie’s 8th birthday.

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  • We flew kites.
  • We also visited the train garden near the kite flying location.

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  • My parents visited.

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  • We held Gabbie’s 8th birthday party.
  • I went to our friend’s 3rd birthday party / haircut.

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Around The House:

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And now I’m going to share three pieces of jewelry that I love!

The Austin Family Diary

This came out blurry but I didn’t want to take it over. (Also my neck is a little bit broken out, ugh). This diamond belonged to my grandmother and when she passed away she left it to me. It was set in a gaudy gold necklace. I eventually took it to a local jeweler and when he popped the diamond out of the gold I was able to see just how beautiful it was! He reset the diamond and “gave” me the chain in exchange for the gold from the original necklace.

Also blurry, also diamonds left to me from my grandmother. They were set in gold again, in a super small band. I had them reset into this simple ring, which I love. The first day I had it, I wore it at the gym and one of the diamonds popped out! My jeweler man replaced it for free. I don’t know which one is not an original, so I try not to worry about it.

Finally, my engagement ring and wedding band! Super pretty, yes?

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Flashback Feature #25–Israel Part 4

It is Israel month here at my Flashback Feature. Continuing on from last week, I am sharing my family’s trip to Israel in April of 2011. Simon was 7 months old, Zachary was 3.5 and Gabbie was 6. We went for Passover and visited Dave’s sister and family, who moved to Israel in 2009. This week I’m once again sharing a variety of pictures from places we visited around Israel. There are a lot of photos – hopefully they will be interesting and enjoyable!

The kids by the house we stayed in.

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Falafel – yum.

Gabbie and Zachary and a street performer.

A visit with some more friends.

One more shopping trip in Jerusalem.
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Simon loves his cousins!

That concludes my flashback to our trip to Israel! Two years ago we were on our way home. Hopefully you all enjoyed these picture loaded posts!

Helene in Between