Friday, July 31, 2009

Just the 3 of Us

We went to the beach tonight for dinner, just the 3 of us. We brought some yummy pasta, watermelon and a bottle of wine. It was a perfect way to end the week. Look out our beautiful daughter. It was nice to have some uninterrupted time with Naomi. She is such a sweet girl, feisty and independent too. I look at her in amazement . . . she is home with her family now, we have her . . . WONDERFUL!!

Just in case you are curious, both boys are at sleep overs. One at Grandmas and the other at a friends. I am sure they are having a great time. I look forward to hearing how they spent their evenings.

Enjoy your weekend!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lake Goodwin

We had a great long weekend at the Lake (not long enough, of course). We spent our time with great friends and their 2 boys. . . Here are some photo's from our weekend . . .

Beautiful Sunset from the deck

Lots and . . .

Lots . . .
of swimming, or floating as the case might be for me.

Games on the deck

Auntie Kim came and visited for the day

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Fishing with Dad

Boating and tubing, the boys had a blast on the inter tube.

The boys all zonked out after a long day . . . Movie time!

Smores with a lovely camp fire.

And a cute little naked tushie. Why do I just love a naked baby?
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Little Vacation

We are headed to a little cabin on the lake this weekend. This will be our second but longest time away from home with Naomi as part of our family. This always ends up being a great time, we share it with some good friends of ours. I will post pictures when we get back. I am going to take a mini vacation from my computer (hard for me to do). Now I must get back to packing and preparing food to bring with us. Have a great weekend!!!

Having fun with my new camera, still have no idea how to use it . . . but I LOVE IT!!!
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

See you next time . .

Ana came to us as a Spanish student, now, three weeks later went home as a friend. We had a fun time having her with us and will miss her. Until next time. Isn't she a cute little thing? :) very sweet too!!
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Weekend happenings

I started my weekend off with a trip to the farmers market, beautiful flowers for $10. LOVE IT!!
Saturday morning the kids and I headed to a parade. The best part was I got to see my old boss and her family.

I have been scouring Craig's list for a DSLR camera, well after weeks I finally found one. Oh my! this is so much more than I know what to do with. But I am eager and excited to learn.

Saturday night Ana made us this lovely Spanish meal . . . Tortilla. It was delicious.

Sunday my sister and I took Ana and her friend to the outlet mall, we shopped and shopped and it was so much FUN! Why is shopping so dang much fun? It just feels good.

A picture from my new camera, so sweet!! I love them.
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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bee Stings

Our little Ana came home from school on Monday with a Bee sting. Yikes! They hurt! We put a wet tea bag on it and some ice (we freeze rice) took the sting and welt away after about 30 minutes. Cool remedy!!!

Today I was on my way home from my early morning walk . . . I had to run the last 8 blocks (pete had to get to work). Got the swell idea to practice my breathing . . . breath in through my nose and out through my mouth. Well I sucked a bee up my nose, he stung me way up there. HURT!!! Got myself home of course the minute I see Pete the tears started flowing. I ended up in the ER, my entire face was a puffy mess, my nose closed up but my throat stayed open, Thank you God.
Tonight my face is still puffy, but I no longer look like an alien. Oh . . and that tea bag remedy did not work for me.

No pictures of this for the obvious reason.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Look What I Got

I have been wishing for this for a long, very long time. So for my birthday this year several of my very best friends got it for me. Not the cherries but the ring, it has 3 intertwined silver rings and on each ring is one of my kids names. I LOVE IT!!!! Thanks girls and Pete too. Love you guys.
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Monday, July 6, 2009

Wonderful 4th

We had the best all American Fourth of July. We went to a small town parade and fireworks show. The best part . . . we stayed with a family that I met in China, both of our daughters are from Jiangxi and both had the same Chinese name. We had a great weekend.

My American girl, what a doll! My China doll

The parade, doesn't get much better than a small town parade with lots of candy for the kids

The other ChuYu, my oh my isn't she a cutie. She gave me the biggest hug when we got to her house, that hug will last a long time it was so sweet.

The 2 ChuYu's together.

Zach on the rope swing. So much fun. This kid was in heaven all weekend long

Beautiful Sisters

Thanie found a new friend, he really likes this sweet little ChuYu. They played chase and then practiced somersaults on the lawn. He has been spelling her name all day today . . . sweet! I think he misses her.

More fun on the front lawn


Enjoying the sparklers

Ana's first time lighting off fireworks. Thank God everyone was safe

Watching the fireworks

And Chickens, they even had chickens, oh! better not forget the sweet dog. LOVELY WEEKEND!!!! I want chickens

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