Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Summer vacation is O.V.E.R.

Well, people, the Summer of 2012 has come and an instant.

So, as I get back into a routine again and try to tap into my creative juices, I'll happily share our summer experiences with you in pictures....

Danced a hip-hop performance to a Justin Bieber re-mix (of course) at her recital

Swam with friends

Went geocaching (this experience alone deserves its own blog post)

Hung out at home (much to the cat's dismay)
Kicked butt in karate

Learned the meaning of respect (sort of)

Learned how to fend off Ninjas

Saw creepy, crawly creatures at the Serpentarium
Hung out at the bowling alley with friends

Swam, annoyed people swimming nearby, swam

Played with fire....uh, I mean, fireworks

Swung from a rope into the freezing lake

Dug a fresh grave for Mom 

Added yet another cat to the family

Took gymnastics lessons

Did silly poses with friends while swimming
Attempted a professional photo shoot

Discovered a super awesome pool nearby

Relaxed in the super awesome pool

Toured the Jelly Belly Factory (and ate our weight in sugar)

And guess what??
Totally kidding, here.
Just needed to make sure you're still paying attention.

And, finally, Mom and Dad enjoyed a vacation ALONE in Hawaii

Now if that wasn't the PERFECT way to end summer (all 86 days of it...or 2,064 hours if you really want to be specific), I don't know what is!!! Registered & Protected


angel shrout said...

OK the pregnancy pic I was gonna ask how much did you drink while on that childless vacay?? Loved the pics, the recap and looks like ya'll had fun.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

LOVE the pics!

And good to have you back :)

You totally got me on the preggy pic!

Babygirl said...

Seriously, pregnancy pic almost made me spit my drink all over my computer! So glad your back, missed your posts, and yay for private vacay, in Hawaii of all are a lucky girl!

Teri M said...

Got me on that belly pic - then I thought, no she's not THAT crazy. :-) Glad you got to go to Hawaii - what fun! Enjoy your peace and quiet.

wonderchris said...

Looks like a good time was had by all....and HAWAII!! So good!!!

Olusola said...

Hey glad to see you back and y'all obviously had a good summer. Hawaii!!! :) Soon my promise to self, very soon

Catie said...

Glad you're back! Sounds like a fun summer and I am so envious that you went to Hawaii! How awesome. :) You got me good with the pregnant pic!

Heather said...

They have all grown up SO much! I thought maybe you were reminiscing with the belly pic with how they were all little at one time :) Glad you & Tim got to get away alone!

irishtwinsmommababybook said...

Yay!!!! Welcome back!!! :)

Your preggo pic did make my eyes open up super big!!! Hahahaha!

So glad you had a great summer!!!

Samantha said...

Looks like a super fun Summer with lotsa swimming (like us)!! The pregnancy picture made me giggle :)

& vacation Hawaii...alone??? Awesome.

Glad to see you back in the blog world. I missed you :)

Jenny said...

ROTF at the pregnancy pic! LOLOL!

What a fun Summer, I've been wondering how you all were doing.

That is so awesome that you and your husband got to go to Hawaii ALONE! How did that happen? Please share, I need tips :)

Eva Gallant said...

Great photos. Glad you had a good summer. And extra glad you got some "date" time in Hawaii!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

A Hawaii...ALONE? And you came back???

So glad to see you back in the blog world!

Kate said...

Holy shitballs! That was my reaction to the preggers pic ;)
I love the awesome new pool nearby! Score.
And yay for a hawaiian vaca sans kids! (Beotch) jkjkjk

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

LMAO over the preggo shot!

Missed you this summer, but I'm glad you enjoyed so much fun w/ the kids!

IASoupMama said...

What a great summer! You all look like you had a fantastic time! Hooray and welcome back!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! So happy to see you again. :)

Zeemaid Zeemaid said...

Well it looks like I'm not the only one happy to see you come back! ;)

Looks like a fab vacation. It was 86 days? Really? You guys have really long summer vacations. I'd go crazy, seriously. ;)

Oh and I'm totally envious about your vacation alone with hubs in Hawaii.. so much so I might not read the post if you write about it... okay I probably will. I have to live vicariously through someone!

Welcome back!

Stephanie P said...

Looks like a great summer!

I have to ask, where is that super awesome pool you found?!?! Looks like so much fun!

Jen said...

Wow! Now that really was a great summer.

I loved all the pictures... and a vacation to Hawaii... yes, please?!

championm2000 said...

geocaching? Please blog about that. Wait, let me Google and figure out what it is first!

Looks like a busy, but FUN summer!!

Shelly - Tropical Mum said...

Fantastic pics! So glad you enjoyed your summer, and a little holiday in Hawaii doesn't do any harm either!

Rhiannon said...

Welcome back!! looks like a fab summer!!! my jaw dropped with that prego pix! haha good one.
and hawaii!! did you have a good time? where did you go?
welcome back

Jessica DuBois said...

Looks like an awesome summer!!! And vacation alone in Hawaii= amazing!

Undernehr said...

Great pics! Vacation without the kids would be awesome.... I'm hoping to do that some day :)

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr

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