Saturday, July 21, 2012

SCAVENGER HUNT [07.21.12]

Helllooooooo.
I've been slacking on blogging.  I hate when that happens.  I'm going to get caught up.  PROMISE! 

But first, I want to get my hunt posted. 
Then a large photo dump from our vacation...so stay tuned!

[WRAPPED]
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We WRAPPED up a week of Bible School/Camp with a little performance from all the campers.  It was so cute!  Chase had a line... and he did great.   So, what's it that they say in show business.... "That's a WRAP!"


[TIME TOGETHER]
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The boys got to spend a lot of time with the cousins.  It was a blast seeing them all together.

[TELL ME A STORY]
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There's got to be a story here somewhere...... right?  I'm not sure how or why.... but this is my photo.  A statue of a strange man in a bathtub. 

[COUPLE]
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Just a couple of goof's on the boardwalk bridge on Coeur d' Alene Lake.


[DUPLICATED]
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Lots of toys out there on the water!
Be sure to check out the other entries over this way......................  Enjoy your Sunday.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

CELEBRATING THE USA

I'm a little late posting these.... just a few highlights from our 4th of July. 
It was a bit of a strange year.  Due to the extreme heat and dryness, most of the fireworks in our area were canceled... including the display in our town.  So, no watching fireworks in the front yard.   Bummer.

We spent a good part of the day seeking refuge in our neighbors pool.  And in the evening we made our own fun. 
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The kids love those little poppers! 

And of course sparklers.....
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And a family photo that I took a few days after the 4th during our visit to Idaho.  We decided on a patriotic theme.
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Can  you believe it is already the middle of July?!? 
This summer is zooming by in record time.
Enjoy!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

SCAVENGER HUNT SUNDAY 07.15.12

Hello again.
It's Sunday.  That means I need to get my rear in gear and at least edit five photos for this week's hunt.  I have a zillion to sort through from our recent trip to Idaho.  I could just kick myself for taking so many photos because it can be a little overwhelming upon returning from a trip.  But, of course, I am so thankful to have captured so many special memories! 

Anyway, here's what I came up with............

[WATER]
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I could have posted just about any photo from our trip for water, seeing as that is pretty much all that we we did the entire trip.  Water, water, water!  I decided on a couple from the pool. 

[PETAL]
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From the pot in my mom's back yard.

[FRESH]
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Every year when we visit, we have to do a little "mountain" climbing.  Here is Chase soaking up the view and breathing in all that fresh mountain air!

[EIGHT]
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Eight of my family members.  Parents, brother, sister, nephews and kids.  Aren't they all so cute?!?!

[CALM]
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A boat ride with four little boys in tow isn't exactly calm, but I managed to capture a calm moment.  I love this one of my nephew taking it all in.  I can't get over the views.  It just floors me that I grew up on this lake and honestly didn't appreciate how beautiful it is.  I guess it's a good thing we visit often.

So, that's my hunt.  Head over and check out more:   


Saturday, July 7, 2012

SCAVENGER HUT 07.07.12

Hello hunters! 
How's it going?!?  HOT HOT HOT, right? 

We are vacationing in BEAUTIFUL Idaho.  Where it is uncharacteristically HOT, but it still seems cooler than Chicago.  So, we will take it.

Here's what I found for the HUNT....

[PATRIOTIC]
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I'm a mean Mommy....  But I couldn't resist!
Photography love...
[VIEW FROM ABOVE]
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[MOSAIC]
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A natural mosiac.  I know it's a stretch, but I didn't find anything that resembled a mosiac this week. 

[SOMETHING TINY]
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Dylan found this little guy, he had fallen from the nest.  Poor little thing!

[VIBRANT]
THIRSTY

So, that's it from me!  I'm off to try to catch up on the jet lag!
See you next Sunday everyone!!!






Tuesday, July 3, 2012

THE FEST

Can you smell the corn dogs and funnel cakes?
Can you hear the dings and squeals and laughter?
Looking at these photos brings it all back. We had our little local Fest .... which, if you are 4 and 7, is like the biggest deal EVER!

And my kids are total dare-devils.  There wasn't a ride that they didn't ride.  Except the ones they weren't tall enough for yet.

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We spent about 5 hours riding the rides.... and they had smiles plastered on their faces the whole entire time. 

They're already counting down the days until next year!