Thursday, July 30, 2009

Our Favorite Beach

Last night we met up with some good friends at our favorite beach to grill out and enjoy a perfect summer evening.
Josie and Michael feeding the gulls

Josie.......what a ham!
Steve and his girls

Josie fell in the water trying to wade out to this rock.......brrrrrr!

Ella with her feather mustache

Dirty girl

And of course........the most relaxing of all past times.......rock throwing.

I love summer in the Northland:)

Friday, July 24, 2009


Here's me......making time for my blog again solely to increase my chances of winning these fabulous giveaways.......

(whose book I just got from the library:)


I'm too busy getting ready for company to post pretty pics from their blogs, but rest assured that these two top my list of faves! Can't wait to announce that I've been randomly chosen:)

Friday, July 10, 2009

The day Joolee picked the olives off her frozen pizza.....

........and nothing more.

OK. I suppose I DID empty out our vintage pop-up camper that lost it's pop-up (cable broke).

Here the kids are using the old cushions for their "bunk beds."

And I suppose I DID read and attempt to decipher the instruction manual of my not so new camera.

But I did NOT get my 3 year old dressed.
Or fix her hair.

I suppose I DID put on my running shoes.......
but only to baby my feet after wearing heels for 7 plus hours yesterday.

I did NOT wash the pizza off the girls' faces before taking their pictures.

So that's about it folks.
A perfectly beautiful summer day.......
and me enjoying my perfectly lazy life:)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I think I'll win......I think I'll win.......I think I'll win......

Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

If I win this bike, I promise never to hop in the car for a quick trip to the Piggly Wiggly.
Cross my heart. (oh wait......unless it happens to be one of the 300 days of a Northland winter)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Birthday America!

May your holiday weekend be filled with
homemade ice cream, homemade ice cream,
and more homemade ice cream.
Especially if you will be weighing in tomorrow;)

Friday, July 3, 2009

My Flag

By Addie (written at age 7)

My flag is so beautiful,
my flag is so fun.
How many flags like this are there?
There is only one.

It blows in the wind,
what a beautiful sight.
It blows in the wind
all day and all night.
It blows in the wind like a beautiful kite.
It has 13 stripes,
some are red, some are white.

It blows above hills,
it blows above cars.
It looks like the night
with it's pretty white stars.

.......I think she she wrote more, I just can't track down the finished copy.