Saturday, October 5, 2013

Summertime Fun - Part I

I want to try to record some of the fun things we did before school started back!  Is was a fun-filled summer and we tried to enjoy every minute of it.  It seems that the back-to-school date sneaks up on us and before we know it the start of another school year is right round the corner.  That makes the last few weeks before school starts pretty busy and pretty fun!  This post will probably be picture heavy with a bit of commentary.  :) 
We didn't take a vacation, per say, this year.  We did spend one *expensive* night downtown in July!  The girls are always wanting to go to the city.  The other thing they always want to do is swim.  Win-win!  We got a room at the Embassy Suites in the city for a night.  The hotel room was great, good price, pool (small, but a pool is a pool!) and breakfast included.  The expensive part was the reason for the trip down there....Blue Man Group tickets!  Well, the tickets AND parking.  Ugh.  We have been wanting to take the girls, knowing they would enjoy it.  We were right!  We ate lots, swam lots, and packed a lot of fun times into an overnight trip.  By the next afternoon all four of us couldn't wait to get home to Libby.  She is loved.  =^.^=  Check out the cool place Daddy found for us to go...

Dat Donut, 83rd and Stoney Island, Chicago

Being served through bullet proof glass

One word for this donut...


Sara's favorite seat in our hotel room

Lots of swim time.  Pool was warm! Hot tub was warmer!

Heading out for dinner and a surprise show.

Blue Man Group!  They LOVED it!

Our view: Trump Tower, Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower

Very hot and humid day.  We lasted just under 2 hours here.  Wanted to get home to air conditioning and mostly Libby!
She was missed for the ONE night we were gone!

They have no idea.....

Concert on the Green, Frankfort, IL
Sophia, Jessica, Sara, Kylie

First drive-in movie for the girls!  We saw Turbo!
We have a connection to snails.  :)

Always drawing.  Love that.

They are my sunshine.

Pool party with friends!  Super fun!

Long-time friends
Claire  Jess   Kylie

Penguin vs. Shark

Little sisters: Leyla, Sara, Lily

Miss Aleshire got married!
Jessica's kindergarten and Sara's 1st grade teacher!
Love her!

me, Lisa
And, of course, beach time at Cherry Beach
Lake Michigan, Harbert, MI

Gorgeous girls, gorgeous sky.
Life is good.

Part II coming soon......


  1. Gorgeous girls and great donuts! What's not to love?

  2. Dat donut is so good. long drive but worth it.donuts the size of your head!!! in the penguin vs. shark Jess and I are just bouncing around on the floatys. Love Sara

  3. Boy, that was a lot of catching up......beautiful pictures of beautiful girls. (Next time include handsome Daddy-O.) Obviously your summer was full of exciting things. Love to my special sweethearts, Grammie


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