Friday, April 13, 2012

First Story - Getting to know me

Dear Readers,

I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Yollis has awarded me my own blog. I earned my blog by demonstrating  hard work and dedication both at home and at school.  Join me on a journey where I will combine "education" and "adventure" to create my own "edventure" on my "Enormous Elevator" ride.

I would like to share with you a little bit about myself.  My name is Ellie, and I am in a family of six.  I have an older brother named Noah, two sisters named Caiti and Ana, and my parents are Jamie and Patty.  My dad is a firefighter and my mom is a chef.  I also have a yellow lab named Charlie.   

I like to eat all kinds of foods, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be spinach.  My favorite colors are blue and greenI am friends with everyone.  

I love playing soccer, and my coach’s name is Felix.  The positions I mainly play are left or right mid fielder.
 
I am about to score a goal.


I treasure the outdoors whether I am rock-climbing, hiking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, hanging out at the beach, or out riding my dirt bike with my family and friends.

My sisters and I striking a pose in front of the sunset at Will Rodgers State Beach.

Dirt bike riding in Gorman, CA.

Rock climbing in Joshua Tree.
I like to spend a lot of time in Mammoth and Yosemite.

Me at the top of Mammoth Mountain.

Snowboarding at Canyon Lodge in Mammoth.

My sisters and I hanging out by the Tuolumne River in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite.


My favorite book is Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary. I enjoy math and reading. In conclusion, I admire Mrs. Yollis for giving me this blog. 


Sincerely,
♥ᖻEll♥eᖻ♥


Do you want a blog? Why?

If you had a blog what would you name it? Would you want your blog to be alliteration or a rhyme? Why?


*images by my mom and dad

45 comments:

  1. Hi Ellie
    Congratulations on being awarded your own blog! I am very excited to follow you on your "Edventures". I think your welcome statement really shows what a well rounded and active person you are. I am so proud of you.
    I am ready to get on Ellie's Enormous Elevator and stop at every story.
    Love
    Dad

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    1. Dear Dad,

      Thank you for leaving a wonderful comment. I hope you will leave numerous comments on my blog, friends blogs, and teachers blogs. Maybe you could earn your own blog if you leave even more comments.

      I can't wait until my game tomorrow. You can cheer me on, but not every time I touch the ball. This game we will play really hard.

      Sincerely,
      ♥Ell♥e♥

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  2. Hi Ellie!!!

    I am so so proud of you! Your blog rocks and I had a fun time setting it up with you. I can't wait to take the exciting "edventure" on Ellie's Enormous Elevator everyday!

    I love the photos you chose to put in your "Getting to know me" post. You are truly a rock star, aren't you?

    Looking forward to your next post.

    Love,
    Mama

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    1. Hello my little Ellie McBoo! ;)

      I realized that I never answered your questions. Did you know I have a blog but don't ever do anything with it? The name is PattyCakeCreations1, because my name is Patty, I created things and the number "1" was added because there was already another PattyCakeCreations and I really wanted the blog name. It was not an alliteration or a rhyme, but a play-on-words name. Do you remember when we use to play "patty cake"? Probably not because you were just a toddler and look at you now, all grown up to a big kid who has her own blog! Maybe one day I'll be as dedicated as you and continue my blog on a more consistent level. Hope to see a reply from you soon.

      Love,
      Mama

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    2. Dear Mama,

      I remember when we played "patty cake". I still remember how it goes. Do you still post on your blog? If you have not done it in a long time maybe it could be about my new blog. Have you ever got comments on it? Did you right it like texting or like how my class and I do it?

      Sincerely,
      ♥Ell♥e♥

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  3. Dear Ellie,
    Your Dad just called us to let us know you have gotten your own blog. We are so proud of you and all the successes you have had at school, on the playing fields, and on the slopes. Living 3000 miles away from you, we will be so excited to follow your adventures each day online. We are also proud of your positive attitude to try hard at school, while doing sports, and with your family. With that attitude you will be able to accomplish all that you set your mind to. We are VERY, VERY PROUD of you!

    I do not know if I am sending this correctly so please let me know when you get it.
    Lots of love to you! Nana and Papa

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    1. Dear Nana and Papa,

      Thanks for leaving a wonderful comment. You did do your comment right, you put it on the blog. Have you ever had a blog?

      When I heard I was picked to have a blog, I was like "Yes, I got a blog!" I think that is what the other people felt inside who were awarded a blog as well. If you were picked to have a blog would you say "Yes, I got a blog" or something else? Would you say it out loud or in your head?

      Sincerely,
      ♥Ell♥e♥

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  4. Dear Ellie
    You may find this hard to believe, but I wouldn't know what to do with my own blog. You are so much more advanced when it comes to computer skills than I am. I had no idea what a computer was when I was in third grade. You are lucky to have a teacher like Mrs. Yollis who teaches you so much about technology. I am very impressed with how proficient you have become on the computer. I am so excited to start reading and commenting on your posts. I am also very excited to see you play soccer. That is another area where you have excelled through hard work and determination. Not only are you an exceptional student, but you are equally exceptional as an athlete. Keep up the great work.
    Love
    Dad

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    1. Dear Dad,

      Thanks for the reply. It was a really fun one to read.

      When I knew about computers I was in preschool, because I always wanted to play on it. I can't wait until you are ready to get a blog. I will help you with the title and subtitle.

      I wish my game wasn't canceled today, but at least it was postponed. If it wasn't that would not be good. You are a great athlete too.

      Sincerely,
      ♥Ell♥e♥

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    2. Dear Ellie
      I just wanted to tell you what a great job you did in your game this past weekend. Your footwork was amazing! I really love to see you use all the skills that you have practiced. At this point in your soccer career it's more about mastering all those skills than anything else. You demonstrate that you are seeing the "big picture" on the field. You control the ball very well and make excellent passes. Keep up the good work.
      I enjoy reading your blog when I'm stuck at work for several days in a row. It makes me feel like I'm still able to be a part of your day. I really miss you and the rest of the family when I'm away. That's the hardest part about my job, being away from you girls. I can't wait to see you play this weekend.
      Love,
      Dad

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  5. Dear Ellie,

    Congratulations on getting your own blog! That is a huge honor. I love your welcome statement, too. You used a lot of great vocabulary words and did an awesome job describing yourself. I'm so proud of you. Is writing a blog hard?

    Sorry I haven't gotten to see you since Sam, Gabon, and I got back to Los Angeles... I've been so busy with a new job at a new school and moving back. I hope I can see you and the rest of the family very soon. Good luck in your game tomorrow. I like your advice for your dad. ;)

    Love,
    Elizabeth (your aunt Bizzy)

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  6. Dear Bizzy,

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. Writing a blog is hard because the part where I wrote about what my blog was going to be about took a hour to figure out. That was only one sentence.

    My game got canceled because the fields were flooded. The good news is it got postponed to April 29th. There are also games on the 21st and 28th of April. Can you come to my home game on the 28th?

    Sincerely,
    ♥Ell♥e♥

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  7. Dear Ellie,

    I love your blog. I really want a blog. If I had a blog I would name it Caiti's California Coast because I like to go to the beach. I wanted my blog name to be alliteration because I like how the Cs' are in a line.

    Your little sister,
    ♥C♥iti♥

    P.S. Ellie typed for me.

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  8. Dear Ellie,

    A big congratulations on earning your own blog! I completely adore it!

    As you know, I have earned a blog myself, and the title is a rhyme. I think a blog with a rhyming name is a unique blog because most bloggers make their blog name alliteration. I still like alliteration names because some of them are really clever.

    My favorite part about blogging is writing quality comments back to every one of the people who comment to me. I hope that Mrs. Yollis' class next year will be great friends with the student bloggers this year, so they can post comments on our blogs too.

    Sincerely,
    Royce

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    1. Dear Royce,

      Thanks for leaving me a comment. It is a wonderful one. I also love publishing quality comments to great friends, like you. My other favorite part about commenting is telling what I feel about it. Do you like telling what you feel about it? Why?

      I think rhymes are really clever too. If I were thinking of a rhyme, and I couldn't figure it out I would go to you.

      Sincerely,
      ♥굃Ell♥e굃♥

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  9. Dear Ellie,


    I love your blog so much! You finally got what you were waiting for! I love the outdoors too! Where I live there is this giant trail, and my family goes on it all the time!

    Since you shared a little bit about yourself I am going to share some things about me.


    My favorite color is purple and blue. My hobbies are gymnastics, swimming, spending time with my friends and family,I love music so I have an iPodTouch and an iPad, and I love going to school! My favorite food is crab and lobster, and I love anything that is made out of candy! I like makeup and fashion a lot!


    Sincerely,
    Sasha♥

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    1. Dear Sasha,

      Thanks for the comment. I also like purple, but I like green and blue.

      My grandmother catches lobster and crab for dinner when we go there. She even has a drawer that has all the utensils for it. We once went fishing in her boat. My dad caught a shark, but it was a smart one. It wrapped the string around a lobster trap and swan away. It was a really fun time.

      My mom has a iPad that I play on. I have a iPod too. My favorite song is Moves Like Jagger. What is your favorite song?

      Sincerely,
      ♥Ell♥e♥

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  10. Dear Ellie,

    Congratulations on your lovely blog! I look forward to leaving numerous comments on it. I am not very sure whether I want a blog or not, but if I had one I would want the title to be alliteration, because I think it would sound much better. I also love to go to Yosemite, but I have never been to Mammoth. It looks really fun! You are very lucky that you have a dirt bike my parents would never let me have one.

    What is your favorite part about your blog?

    Your friend,
    Alexandra

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    1. Dear Alexandra,

      Thanks for your wonderful comment. My favorite parts about my blog are all the comments and the picture at the top of it because my mom took the photo on Catalina Island.

      Dirt biking is really dangerous. One time when I was on my dirt bike and I fell over and it was still on which meant the back wheel was still moving really fast. Luckily I didn't get hurt and I got back on my dirt bike and rode the rest of the day.

      This year after school I am going to climb Half Dome to the summit with my friend and our dads. We are going to do a 20-mile hike and spend two nights in the back-country. (Back-country means deep in the woods far away from a campsite.)

      Your best friend,
      ♥Ell♥e;♥

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    2. Dear Ellie,

      I think that your picture on the top of your blog is spectacular, it is very pretty. Being on a dirt bike must be really fun, but scary at the same time. My dad, dog, and my sisters usually go hiking in the mountains for an hour or two, and we have a beautiful and large A.C Stelle soccer field.

      Your friend,
      Alexandra

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  11. Dear Ellie,

    Congrats!I am so gobsmacked that you now have your own blog! As your friend, I will try to comment as much as I can on your blog. It was a very good habit to try to comment on our blog as much as you could. Being able to take on this responsiblity will take a lot of work, but what you have shown in class and on our blog, I know that you are ready. Blogging to you must been a lot. Being able to connect with people from so many places.


    Hopefully you will learn a lot and will meet many great and astonishing people!

    What other sports do you play?

    Your friend,
    ಢ Acaciaಢ

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    1. Dear Acacia,

      Thanks for the wonderful comment. My favorite sport to play is soccer. I also play basketball with my brother, ice skating with my old babysitter, I used to play baseball with my softball team, tug of war with my dog, and race with my dog and family. My brother lives far away, so I play as much basketball as I can with him.

      Your best friend,
      ♥芍Ell♥e芍♥

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    2. @Ellie,

      Thanks for the beautiful reply! I used to play a lot of soccer about two times a week. My brother already is picking up basketball, so I am going to have to play with him too. Baseball, my brother is doing right now every Friday, Sunday, and sometimes Monday. At my church, we have something called Awana, and we play a lot of games there. One of the games we played were tug of war, and My team would pretty much not win.

      When you play tug of war with your dog, do you win?
      Do you still have that babysitter?
      How did you do the Korean symbols on one of your comments?

      Sincerely,
      Acacia

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  12. Dear Ellie,

    Congratulations on earning your own blog! I agree with Mrs. Yollis, you are very responsible and participate a lot in our own class blog! My favorite photo was the one that had the gorgeous sunset!

    I have never been to Mammoth but I really want to. I love skiing and I hope I can go again soon.

    I hope you will visit my blog and leave me a lovely comment. Again congratulations on earning your own blog!

    Sincerely,
    Sarah

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    1. Dear Sarah,

      I love your comment. It has high level vocabulary and you told what was your favorite photo.

      I really love my blog because you can write any thing you want about the post. I can't wait until I meet even more people around the world.

      My favorite image was the sunset, too.I remember when I went there and the ocean was green, and my little sister, Ana, was repeating the sun is sinking. Today I will leave you a comment after my soccer game.

      Sincerely,
      ♥Ell♥e♥

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  13. Dear Ellie,

    Congratulations on earning your own blog! Isn't it exciting that we both earned our own at the same time. I'm looking forward to reading about all of your "edventures". I really think it's awesome that you have a red dirt bike. I have never been snow skiing in Mammoth before, but it looks really fun. Come and leave a comment on my Mythical blog soon!

    Your friend,
    Maya

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    1. Dear Maya,

      Thanks for leaving a wonderful comment on my blog. Congratulations on getting your blog too. Yes, it is exciting that we both got our blogs at the same time. I got my dirt bike on a Sunday, so I named it Sundae. Maybe you can come to Mammoth with me if you can ski. Do you know how to ski?

      Sincerely,
      ♥㞛Ell♥e㞛♥

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  14. Dear Ellie,

    Like many of the other readers, I would like to say congratulations on earning your own blog. It is a lot of responsibility, but you have proven yourself to be up to the challenge.

    I enjoy being outdoors as well. I've been to Mammoth Lakes in the summer and in the winter. In the summer, I have gone hiking and fishing. One time I fished at Lake Crowly and caught my limit of fish in just a few hours!

    Mr. Yollis and I like to hike and camp in the eastern Sierra. We have backpacked several time together. Camping is always fun because you get to sleep in a tent and cook your food outside on a fire, just like Badger Claws!

    Which is your favorite hobby?

    Your proud teacher,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

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    1. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

      Thanks for giving me this blog. It feels like I have a journal that is public.

      I love camping and skiing. What I love about skiing is that I could go any where on the mountain and what I love about camping is the fire, and cooking on the fire, too. The only things I don't like about camping is the bug bites, but my dad taught me a trick so it would make it not itch. The trick is to make a "x" on it. The only things I don't like about Mammoth is the blizzards, that are freezing cold. I went there for spring break and there was a blizzard. This summer I am going to Mammoth to camp after we go to Yosemite.

      Your student,
      ♥귱Ell♥e귱♥

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  15. Dear Ellie,

    Congratulations for earning your blog. I also really like to play soccer. I remember when I used to play soccer with you. Felix was also my coach! I also like the beach and to ski. I have never tried snowboarding before. I would love to try it.

    Your friend,
    Jordyn

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    1. Dear Jordyn,

      Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I am on Felix's team right now. Tomorrow I have a game. I hope my team and I win. Snowboarding is a little hard once you learn it, then it gets easier and easier.


      I love blogging a lot. It is a fun way to learn about every thing. For example, science, land scape, writing, and education. Don't you think it's a good way of learning?

      Your friend,
      ♥圵Ell♥e圵♥

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      I may go back to Felix's team. If I do, I want to be on your team. Right now I am on the Tigers. My dad is my coach, and it is fun.

      Love,
      Jordyn

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  16. Dear Ellie,

    Well done upon getting your very own blog and I can see why. You are an awesome blogger. I totally argee with your wonderful teacher as it is a huge responsibility, one that I am pretty sure you are up to.

    I loved your photographs of the fun activities which you enjoy doing. It really gives you a wonderful insight on what type of person you are.

    Been out doors is great for it gives you the chance to experience nature at its best.

    Do you have a favourite pass time which is indoors?

    Good luck with your blog and I hope you make wonderful connections near and far which I am pretty sure you will. :)

    Sincerely,

    AA

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    1. Dear AA,

      Your comment was fabulous. My favorite past time that was indoors was when I went to a soccer game were about 100 people watched me play with these boys and I went to a professional soccer game. We cheered for the LA Galaxy. It was a fun game to watch. Tomorrow I have a soccer game.

      I think you should have a blog because you comment to every person you know. If you do have a blog what is it called? BB's blog is a very good blog.

      Sincerely,
      Ellie

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  17. Parsa's PlanetApril 18, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Dear Ellie,

    Congratulations!

    I also enjoy soccer, snowy places, and seeing lakes.

    I usually don't play soccer any more, but I remember when I did. Soccer was one of my hobbies. I played it with my family.

    Once I went to Big Bear. It was a lot of fun. I went there with my family and friends. We stayed there for about 3 days. For part of the day we went to the backyard and had a snowball fight. It was every person for themselves.

    A couple of days ago we went to see a lake. We could not find the one we were looking for, but on the way we saw a different lake. Right next to the lake were two geese. With the two geese were 5 baby geese!

    What is your favorite part of having a blog?

    Sincerely,
    Parsa

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    1. Dear Parsa,

      I love your lovely comment. My favorite part about blogging is taking the photos, writing the posts, and meeting people around the world. For example, AA and BB are people I met through blogging.

      I have never gone to Big Bear for skiing, but I went there to see one of my friends. When I was there I went sledding with her. We were going so fast the adults couldn't catch us. Then we went into the woods and then her big brother came running down really quickly and caught us.

      Your friend,
      ♥嚫Ell♥e嚫♥

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  18. Dear Ellie,
    Your blog is very fantastic. by Kento
    You are so lucky to have your own blog. by Tina
    All of the students in my second grade class would like their own blog. Here are some of the reasons and names they would like to use.
    So other people can know about me and I can make friends around the world. by Joseph
    I want my own blog because then I can comment by myself and think what I can comment to other people. by Yuki
    I'll be glad to have a blog because I can make new friends and comment on others and answer the people's questions. by Tina - Teeny Tiny Tina
    I want my own blog because I know what their country look like. by Joy - Joyful Joy
    I want to have my own blog because I can take pictures and put the pictures on the blog by myself. By Naoki - Nice Naoki

    From,
    Mrs. Hino's Class

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    1. Dear Mrs. Hino's class,

      I loved your comment because you all answered my questions and it was an interesting one to read. I love what you said about if you had a blog what you would admire about it. I enjoy taking the pictures and writing the post. ( In my opinion it is really fun.)

      I would like to tell Tina and Kento a little message.
      @ Tina,
      It is really hard to think of a blog name. Having a blog is a lucky feeling, but it will get hard once you start it, then it will get easier. If you had a blog what would you name it?
      @ Kento,
      Thanks for saying that my blog is fantastic. My family thinks it is fantastic too. If you had a blog it would probably be really fantastic.

      Your new friend,
      ♥긔Ell♥e긔♥

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  19. Dear Ellie,

    I love your blog!!! I am so amazed at how hard you worked on the blog! I love the picture off you in Gorman. We need to make plans to go riding because my bike is fixed!

    Your BFF,

    Hayley ♥ (HayHay)

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    1. Dear HayHay,

      Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I worked really hard by commenting to lots of my Blogging Buddies.

      Maybe you can come to my soccer game on the 28th of April, but don't forget to cheer me on. My dad will call your dad to see when we can go to Gorman. Is it the little red bike or is it a different bike?

      Your friend,
      ♥辉Ell♥e辉♥

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  20. Dear Ellie,

    Your blog is superb! In my opinion, I like my blog to be alliteration. I do love soccer We have mostly won and tied. I can not go dirt biking, but it sounds like you have a great time doing it. My hobbies are soccer, ballet, and of course blogging. What was your favorite hike that you went on? I hope to follow and comment on all of your posts.

    Love,
    Kelly

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  21. Dear Ellie,

    I am so happy that you got a blog. I would never go dirt bike riding, but I love soccer!
    I wish we were on the same team.

    Are you happy you got a dog?

    Love,
    Logan

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  22. Dear Ellie,

    Your blog is amazing. I stumbled into blogging half way through last year and find it fun to share ideas and meet people through blogging. Now you have your own blog, you're in contact with the world and are part of the global classroom. Have fun. I can see the comments are already rushing in. :)

    @RossMannell
    Taecher, NSW, Australia

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  23. Dear Ellie,

    I love your first post! I wish I had a dirt bike. : (

    How often do you go mountain climbing? Is it hard to climb mountains? Have you ever seen or climbed Mount McKinley?


    Curiously,
    Maya

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  24. Dear Ellie,

    Your blogs shows that you are an adventurous and brave girl! If you had to pick, would you rather be skiing or be at the beach? Although I am from New York and I love the snow, I rather be lounging at the beach.

    I'm looking forward to more of your posts as the weather gets warmer.

    Sincerely,

    Tara (Royce's mom)

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