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It has been one stressful school year, and I have to say I’ve spent my first week off of school being extremely lazy.  The kids, on the other hand, are approaching the summer like play is some serious business.  My sister, Angie, has a really cool creek down the road from her.  It took two trips in her Pilot to get everyone there, but it was well worth the effort.

It was fun to note that even with the difference in ages from the youngest (4) to the oldest (13), everyone was having fun, even poor Nathan who was savagely attacked by horseflies.  He has to have around 15-20 bites on his back.  Anyone have any suggestions to help ward them off?  From what I’ve read, they love water and bug spray does not work on them.  :( Nathan appears to have that bug attracting quality.  (Gets that from his mom!)

I’m considering getting a P&S camera.  As much as I love taking photos with my new camera, I was one nervous momma walking across slippery rocks with it!  I think a cheaper camera is in order for excursions like this as well as for our upcoming vacation to Disney, especially with my clumsy propensity for accidents.

The kids have all voted, and this location is on the summer itinerary as a weekly event!

  • Kathy - So this is the new “Pier Lon”? Fun!ReplyCancel

  • LauraLee - Welcome Back! Looking forward to keeping up with your summer! :)ReplyCancel

  • Life with Kaishon - Drew! I flippin’ love these pictures. I love the slideshow. You are insanely creative.The kids are going to love seeing this.ReplyCancel

It is a busy time of the year, and I totally forgot about this month’s challenge.  Since I’m here at school, I’m pulling from an older picture that I haven’t submitted to a challenge yet.  This was taken on the I Heart Faces Walk Across America (Columbus) photo walk.



Photo Challenge Submission



This photo was submitted to the I Heart Faces photo challenge – www.iheartfaces.com

Doesn’t the look on his face say happiness?  All I know is that Nathan could not stop talking about his visit to see my friend’s chickens, and he has asked just a “few” times to go back. :)

For the past 13 years, I have tried every avoidance technique possible to keep Mark from getting a dog.

So, even though Mark agreed that a big dog is not good for city and indoor living, here we are with a dog that will get big, will stay in the house, and will get to roam the little box of our city yard.  Ugh.  How did this happen?  :)



 I lost, but at least the kiddos and Mark are happy.  :)

  • Life with Kaishon - Copper looks like the MOST adorable little baby! I hope he brings a lot of joy to your life in the future!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - Cooper is so cute. He will bring you incredible joy. You’ll get used to it. Smile. We have two softcoated wheaten terriers…twice the trouble twice the work but four-fold the joy. http://wheatielife.wordpress.com


  • Wendy - He is so cute!! I wouldn’t worry about the size of your yard – that’s what walks are for!ReplyCancel

  • Ainscia - What kind of dog is coopper ?? He is soo cuteReplyCancel