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We took Hunter to the Dr. this morning for an ankle injury that has been going on for a while now.  Two hours later he had a camouflage cast!  He broke his growth plate on the outside of his left ankle.  I am still amazed that is has taken him this long to break something!  I'm hoping tomorrow he will let me take a couple of pics so we will always remember this.  He will be in the cast for three weeks so he is going to miss most of his baseball season.  I think he was more worried about being able to go turkey hunting with my dad this weekend though.  I think they figured out a way to get him to the blind so he can still hunt!  I do feel bad, however, because it has been broke for a while.  The more he did baseball the worse it got...now we know why!

Bringing this blog back is so great.  I love being able to jot a few things down so that we/I will remember them later on.  It will help so much when I go to scrapbook this time.

I have also been working on some genealogy stuff.  It is so addicting!!  Right now I am focusing on Jason's family.  I did solve a major mystery and it was such an awesome feeling!  His 3rd great-grand-father, Joseph Thomas, was in the Civil War and he is buried in Hopewell Virginia in the City Point National Cemetery  I even found what regiment and company he was in.  I cannot wait to see what else I can uncover.  I'm hoping to go the Genealogy Society in town on Thursday after work to do some more research.  I LOVE this stuff!

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