Silentish Saturday + EIGHT!!!

A run with my sister for 7 miles @ 9:25 average pace.

Had some people join me for my ‘post-run porch sit.’

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The kids were excited that their pencil boxes arrived.

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I went through Brooke’s backpack and it turns out the last time we used it was when it was still cold enough outside for gloves!

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Pasta Primavera for the win.

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She thinks it’s her birthday too.

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I’m still recovering from our trip ha.

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Andrew got out to Sundance to mountain bike which is DEFINITELY helping him not feel bad about his race being cancelled.

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Turns out I was really craving tomatoes yesterday… Bruschetta.

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Another night outside.

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I’m most comfortable in our swing.

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Happiest happiest birthday to my Brookers.  This girl is something else.  She is kind to everyone (especially to kids younger than her which makes my heart happy), loves every animal she meets, loves to do art, give hugs and to be at home with her family.  She changed my world for the better and I feel so lucky that I get to be her mom.

I SWEAR THIS PICTURE WAS JUST YESTERDAY AND NOW SHE IS 8!

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Feel free to tell Brooke happy birthday and I’ll have her read them all!

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Happy Birthday Brooke!!! I’ve been following your mom since you were just born and you are such a pretty, sweet girl. I hope you have the happiest of days !!!

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Happy Birthday Brooke!! I’ve been reading hour moms blog since you were a tiny baby! You are growing into such a sweet beautiful girl! Hope your day is full of so many blessings!

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Happy of Happiest Birthdays, Brooke!!! I hope you have a beautiful day! 💕

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Happy birthday Brooke! I read your mom’s blog since before you were even born and have loved watching you grow up. Hope you have an amazing day.
P.S. What is the tomato, French bread, balsamic (?) goodness pictured above?

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RENE!! I love that we have been friends for that long! YES, that is exactly what it is… french bread + butter/garlic + mozzarella cheese + garden tomatoes + balsamic glaze. Make it asap! Have a great weekend!

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Happy 8th birthday Brooke !!
What a beautiful pencil box you have ! I would love to see your drawings :)
Enjoy that day with your family !

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Herzlich Geburtstag Brooke!!! May your day be filled with hugs, giggles, and sprinkles!!!!!
(hairts-lick gayh-birts-tawk) -that’s the best I can do phonetically ;) Here in Germany the birthday song is the same, just with german words (same tune!)

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From one Brooke to another – Happy birthday 🥳

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Happy, Happy Birthday Brooke! Have a wonderful day!

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8 is Great! Happy birthday, Brooke. I like reading about your adventures and think it’s great you try new things like tennis, skiing and mountain biking. Your unicorn birthday cake looked delicious! Will you get more today? Have a great brithday!

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Happy birthday, Brooke! I am impressed with what a great big sister you are and how kind you are to others. I hope your have a great day with your family!

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Happy birthday Brooke!! Hope you have a great day!

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Happy birthday Brooke! I’ve enjoyed keeping up with your family’s adventures and watching you grow into such a great big sister ever since I found Janae’s blog 6 years ago! Have a wonderful day ❤️

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Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day!

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happy birthday brooke!! i hope it is special and filled with love and laughs.

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Have the sweetest most awesome and fun birthday Brooke! I hope you get lots of extra sprinkles, kisses, and hugs! Happy Eighth Birthday!

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Happy Birthday Brooke!!! 8 is great! Today is my birthday, too. I hope you have a fun day doing all of your favorite things.

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Happy birthday sweet Brooke!! Eight years old- wow!!! Hope your day is great!

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Happy Birthday Brooke!!! I love your name, my youngest daughter is named Brooke too!

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Happiest of Birthdays Brooke!! I love your caring and happy heart! Have a really great and fun day 😊

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Happiest of Birthdays, Brooke!! 8 is great!! I’m thanking God for the gift of your life today!! You’ve been a joy to watch grow up! I have four daughters and you remind me of my oldest. God knew what He was doing by making you the big sister in your family!! Enjoy some delicious cake today and let your family spoil you!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROOKE!!!!!

I also have been reading your Moms blog since before you were born, got to watch the pictures as you grew in her tummy and she was so excited for you, and I’ve gotten to see all the pictures as you have grown from the cutest baby I have ever seen to a beautiful girl with so many talents and such an incredible sweet personality.

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PS for Janae, I am getting caught up reading your Baby updates- I think the reason Andrew can’t hear the baby’s heartbeat well is that you mentioned you have an anterior placenta – that will make it harder to hear through the placenta overlying the baby anteriorly.

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Happy 8th birthday Brooke! Hope it’s a wonderful day & a fabulous year ahead!!

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Happy birthday Brooke!

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Happy Birthday, Brooke! Did you get to have something delicious for your birthday breakfast? My nephew turns 8 today too and he is going to watch Hamilton on the projector screen with a friend outside tonight. What fun adventures do you have today? 8 is GREAT!

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Happy birthday, Brooke! I’ve been reading your mom’s blog since about a month before you were born, so I feel like I know you! I hope you have a fabulous day!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROOKE!!!

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Happy birthday Brooke!! I hope you’ll have a great day with lots of family, friends, cake and sprinkles. A big virtual birthday hug from across the ocean!

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Happy Birthday, Brooke!! Eight is great! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!
P.S. My daughter is 8 too :-)

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Happy 8th birthday Brooke from one of your mom’s internet friends from Canada. If you want to look at a map, You will find Nova Scotia on the Atlantic coast of Canada. I live right on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s kinda like the Pacific but colder. We have whales, sharks, tuna and lots of lobsters. Hope you have a great bday and You get to swim as much as you want!

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Happy Birthday Brooke! It’s so fun reading about you and your family’s activities. I feel like I’m one of your far away “aunties”. Have a wonderful day.

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Happy Birthday Brooke! I hope it’s a great year filled with everything you love!

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Brooke is the most kind, sweet and helpful girl! I hope she has a great day and that no one every cuts her donut in half again!

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Happy happy birthday Brooke! I’ve been reading your mom’s blog for a long time now and I’m always struck by what a great sister you are to your siblings! ❤️ Stay kind and happy and have a great upcoming school year (I’m a 1st grade teacher). Enjoy your special day!

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Happy Birthday Brooke! You are one month older than my youngest daughter and I have loved seeing you grow up over the years. You have such a sweet spirit and are a very good big sister. Sending you best wishes on your special day!

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🎉 Have a Wonderful BIRTHDAY Brooke!!! 🎊

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Happy Birthday Brooke! I hope it’s a great one!

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Happy 8th Birthday, Brooke! I hope you all have the best day!

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Happy Birthday Brooke!! I’ve been reading your blog since the summer before Brooke turned 1! I’ll never forget that coral colored one shoulder bathing suit you had her in for her cake smash. Such a cutie that has grown into a beautiful little girl with a kind soul! I hope you have such a great day celebrating Brooke!!

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Happy Birthday Brooke!
You are a beautiful light that shines bright to many.
Enjoy your day.

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Happy Birthday Brooke! Have a super fun Birthday!!! 🎂🎉🎈 🎁

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Happy birthday Brooke, from my little girl Brooke to you! Have a wonderful day turning 8 years old!

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Happy Birtday, Brooke! Since you love animals so much, I’m happy you got to see Yellowstone. It’s an amazing place. I was about your age when I decided I wanted to be a veterinarian. I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating!

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Happy birthday sweet girl!! Be so proud of yourself for being kind to others! This world is lucky to have you!!

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Aloha and Happy 8th birthday, Brooke!! I have been following your mom since before you were born and love seeing how you have grown up. Have the most amazing day, may it bring loads of animal visits and great birthday treats!

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Many happy returns, Brooke! I wish you to have many good friends, lots of good food, and love from your family for always!

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Happy HAPPY Birthday, Brooke! I don’t even know you but I can tell from your mom’s stories that you are a kind, generous, loving & talented girl!! I hope you feel loved today and super special :)

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Happy happy birthday sweet Brooke!! May your faith and spirit always be strong!! 🎉🎂

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Happy Birthday Brooke!! I hope your day is as special as you are! You are blessed to have such a wonderful family! Sending you love!❤️

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Happy birthday Brooke!!💕🥳🦄 I hope your birthday is filled with love, sprinkles and surprises!

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Happy 8th Birthday Brooke! I hope all your wishes come true! It’s such a great character trait to be kind to everyone and love all animals too. Your mom and dad must be so proud of you! I hope you enjoy your birthday cake!

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Happy Birthday!!! Have a great day! 🎈🎁🎂🎉

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Happy Birthday Brooke!! I can’t believe she’s 8!! I first read your blog back when you were a health teacher and then stopped for a while bc I started working, but came back around Brooke’s 1st birthday and have been reading almost everyday since! Time sure flies!!! Have a wonderful day!!

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Happy Birthday Brooke! My son Ethan is 8 years old too and I stared reading your mom’s blog when he was born. I caught up on all the blog entries late at night when he wouldn’t sleep and I had to feed him.
I hope you have the best day!

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Happy Birthday Brooke!!! I have been reading your Moms blog since you were tiny, its fun to see you being such a great sister! Maybe you can do a blog post for your Mom one day about how you like to run also what you love about being a sister to Knox, Skye and ???? I hope you had a great day!

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Happy birthday Brooke, I can’t believe I was watching you since you were born and now you’re so grown up! Explore life and have fun while doing it! Kudos for mastering the art of making pancakes!

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Happy happy happy birthday, Brooke! You are a beautiful girl, the sweetest, kindest sister and a daughter who makes her mama and dada so proud! Wishing you a day filled with fun and giggles!

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Happy (belated) birthday Brooke!!

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Happy belated birthday Brooke! I hope you had an amazing day filled with all your favourite things!

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Happy Birthday Brooke!! I hope you have the best day 🎁🦄

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Happy belated birthday Brooke!!! I hope you had a wonderful day! I said a prayer for you for the next year xo

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Happy birthday, Brooke! Your mom is 100% faster than me… and my mom haha

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Happy Birthday Brooke! It’s been amazing getting to watch you grow over all these years. You have a bright future ahead of you :)

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Happy belated birthday Brooke from Japan!
I’m a big fan of your mom and her blog.
I can’t believe you’re 8 now because I’ve been watching you since you were a little baby :-)
Hope you had a great day.

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Happy Birthday Brooke, all the way from Taipei! I hope you had a really great day. What is your favorite birthday dessert? Your pasta primavera looked really tasty, I might have to make one soon. Also, congrats about being a big sister again, that is really exciting!

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Happy birthday Brooke!!

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Happy Birthday Brooke! I hope you enjoyed your day!!!!

(also, I feel the backpack situation. When my son’s teacher sent home his stuff from school in June it was a bag of snowpants!)

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Happy Birthday to Brooke! I sill remember when all the photos of her were with spiky hair :)

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