Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Good Ol Summertime

I can NOT believe it's almost August. Where is the summer going? Not to say we haven't had a lovely time, but I don't feel anywhere ready for it to end.

We have been spending the past week with family and friends, looking at solar cars, and camping and boating at the lake. It has just been a magical time (even though our lake trip resembled National Lampoon's Vacation a bit), even through that we knew we were blessed and enjoyed ourselves to the fullest.

I have been busy capturing memories and working really hard to get some photo books together for Christmas gifts. I just love finding moments that will bless others and that truly bless me also.

wow, this boy is sure getting big

i adore this shy giggle he has

i love that he let me do this mini photo shoot, and the fact that he has a bit of sauce on his face. that is just him.

Now, this kid is getting big too. he lost his his first tooth last week, and has another one ready to come out too. I'm not sure how this happened all of the sudden, last I remember he just started walking.

We headed to the local science center to see some solar cars made by teenagers across the country, and man were those things neat.

Then we headed to the lake for a few days. It really was a wonderful trip, and to make a long story short. Well, our boat died in the middle of the lake. No one was around, and we had to tie the boat up and hike. When Dan was tying the boat up, we realized that our cell phones were in his pocket...and he was in the water. Amazingly, when we came home and recharged them they worked perfectly! So, anyways, we hiked for about an hour, before someone drove up and gave us a ride back to camp. Then the sheriff (who was boating and helped us load all the kids up and such when we headed out on the lake to begin with) drove up..on duty just to make sure we got back okay. Our boat was still out on the lake, so he went and got his boat again and took Dan out to get it.

We decided to stay in good moods, because, well why not? And, it was great character training for our boys. It all turned out fine and we enjoyed our time there.

i adore this picture

of course he joins along =]

this one loved the sand

the next morning proved to be just as beautiful

good morning!

we headed to the playground and the boys were less than thrilled to discover it covered in these. but we fixed that.

one of my favorite shots

so....he stole my coke. a big no-no in our neck of the woods.

can't you just hear his "aaahhh" after a nice big gulp

We ended our evening walk with a trip into the small town's Drive-In theater to watch Karate Kid. We had the most fabulous time on this little trip. I can't even describe how it felt to watch our boys explore God's world by digging their hands and feet in the sand, making up games, and splashing in the water, all while wearing themselves out completely ready for bed/nap time each day.  I enjoyed having my family all to my self for a few days with no one calling or texting and no where we had to be. (I get selfish like that sometimes)
Off to check off more of our summer list!
tuesdays unwrapped at cats

Sweet Shot Day


My Family My Forever said...

These pictures are all so good! Fun too! His eyes are beautiful! *Stopping by from Sweet Shot, and these are all sweet shots:-)!*

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Oh how sweet - loved your family memories pictures, loved hearing about your day. Loved the great example you set for your sweet boys! That is so vital! Truly a Sweet Shot Tuesday! :)

Sheri said...

Kids do have a way of growing up fast don't they?!

stef said...

your children are beautiful! love the spiderweb picture.

CafeAngelica said...

love all your pics...but the one of the daisy is AWESOME!! Too Cool! I need that as my wallpaper on my iPhone;)

Joy said...

looks like they all had a wonderful time. Smiles in all the pictures! :)

JoAnn said...

You guys are having way too much fun!
I love the dab of sauce on the face! It's great.

Runner Mom said...

Hey, Jeana! Hopped over from Sweet Shots. These are just precious!! Your boys are darlin'! Enjoy the fact that they let you take pics now! Mine run when they see me coming with the camera!! Teenagers!

I have a question for you if you have a minute. How do you get your pics to be large on blogger like that? I have tried so many different ways...and some pics looked so out of proportion that I just go back to the same old size that blogger offers. Any tips? I use photoshop to crop them.

Y'all have a great day and continue to enjoy your summer!

Traci Michele said...

WOW! I love love all your pics! Esp the sunrise and sunset ones. Thanks for stopping by Ordinary Inspirations. Come back as often as you can.


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