To Read on the Journey

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hello Monday. Hello July.

Joining Lisa Leonard for Hello Monday

Images from tubing on Bass Lake during Maycation.  
These expressions are a hoot! 

Hello  cousins, Luke & Nicholas, visiting from Maui all week! Hello to making memories together; Nacho Libre night,  camp out & breakfast-in-tent, swimming, 4th of July on Bass Lake, hiking, and more.   

Hello 19 years together on the 4th of July!  At the ages of 19 Michael and I said a happy "goodbye" to our independence and became a couple.   Hello to our history together exceeding the history we had apart.  

 Hello July 14th, and to welcoming another teenager into our home, Emilie!  I'm not afraid of 13.  Emilie is going to be a fabulous teenager

Hello to adding color to our home with July's  painting projects: 
painting a table/chairs/bench- yellow & turquoise,
painting Emilie's room- robin's egg blue,
repainting bathroom cabinets- black,
painting my bathroom- "dusty jones" (custom color),
painting the inside of the front door-red. 

(Heads up August, you're going to be swamped with July's unfinished painting projects)  

Hello to all three kids going to camp for 2 weeks!  They have been "campsick" all year.  Paper-chains are counting the days till they reunite with camp friends and staff and have their faith increased at the "home of the world's greatest campers."  
Hello to a long weekend get-away with Michael while the kids are at camp.  We need a get-away and time to fall for each other again.

       What are you saying "Hello" to this week and month?


Lisa said...

I love it! Summer is the "awesomist"!

Tiffany said...

Hi Denise! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

these pictures oh mee gee - looks like a fantastic time - great pictures!

I have been to your blog before but cannot remember where i clicked over from - nice to find you again!!


fanta4two said...

HI Denise,

These pictures are worth a million bucks!!! GREAT job!

Thanks for stopping by my place today - it was fun to meet you :)

Have a wonderfully blessed week.
In Him, Patty

Evil Pixie said...

Now that looks like fun!!!

Jessica Johnson said...

hello, tubing pictures are MY FAVORITE. hello, i miss you. hello, come to mel's on the 31st. goodbye.

Kelli said...

This looks SO fun!!

Becs said...

Great photos and love the sound of all your painting projects, what fun. :)

Ginger said...

Looks like a great time! I have one 13 as well; we'll survive! July will have June's overflow of projects, and August will undoubtedly see the leftovers....

Jane said...

Great summer fun. My husband and I met when we were 17. I feel lucky to have shared more that half my life with him. Wonderful pics! Enjoy all your painting projects.

Gina said...

I love the combination of terror and joy on your kids faces, those are great shots!

Have a wonderful falling for each other time away, something every couple needs once in a while!

This week we are getting ready for bike parades and fireworks and all those fun Independence Day stuff... Enjoy your week!

learning table said...

Awesome photos! Thanks for stopping by LearningTable.

Stephanie said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading! Your advice is so great and a God send. I'm working really hard on appreciating all the sweet little moments of babyhood amidst the difficult things. I'm glad I found your blog. I'll keep reading! Loved the pics of your kids. What a beautiful family!

Linda Z said...

Yay for 19 years together! :)

Such fun times and expressions!
Hope you are all having a fabulous time on the lake right now!!! I am picturing you there! :)

Happy 4th!! :)

hannah singer said...

amazing fun!! love these happy photos! it makes me glad to see you're enjoying such a delightful summer:)