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Mother's Day 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Pokagon State Park, near Angola, IN was filled with redbud trees in bloom and even though the day was cold, we packed a picnic lunch.

My 3-year-old granddaughter, Joscelyn enjoyed looking at the turtles and frogs at the nature center at the park.

I enjoyed watching Joscelyn's delight, I enjoyed seeing baby Lila, Joscelyn's little sister.

When my daughter, Abbi asked if I had a blanket, the yoga blanket I carry with me turns into a poncho. It kept her warmer and we found a playground for Joscelyn.

Making memories together at a state park, instead of a large dinner helped me steer away from calories and walk. I love being outdoors and I love being with my children.

After leaving the park, we traveled to Ft. Wayne to see my son. Baby Emma was diagnosed with croup Friday and seemed to be feeling much better but not well enough to join us at the state park, maybe next year.

We stopped in Goshen on the way home to see my mom. She asked us to stop for a visit after declining our invitation to go along with us to Pokagon. She is 83 years old. It was a Happy Mother's Day.
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