Monday, August 30, 2010

Summer is so fleeting

A few random snapzshotz of the yard and other stuff
This is Brad's Hummingbird vine...those little birds love it!
These 2 bird pics are rotten quality--but I included them anyway lol
this finch is upside down getting sunflower seeds
Bingley with his tongue out :)
He chases butterflies constantly! Here he is trying to get one
I love these--Brad took them
I took this one of Bingley and think he's sooo cute!
See how long he's getting?
My hubby picked these berries in our yard, &  I'm getting ready to have a snack
I really enjoy these raspberries--one of my fav things that we grow
Oh, and the dogs like them too...and will pick and eat them :)

Hope you're enjoying these last days of Summer!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fun Beach Outlet Day!

We wanted to have one last fling before school the kids and I, and my niece Kelsey took off for a day of shopping the beach outlets! (my mom was supposed to come too, but sadly was under the weather) :(
Kelsey tries out a new look

Got bracelets?

Dahhllinnggg  You look Maaahhhhvelous!

Bri tries this out - my suggestion-and wound up buying it!

Kels--we hardly recognize you!
We journeyed on to the Chocolate Factory

Kids in a candy shoppe....

And they didn't come out empty handed
(Btw, that's a chocolate covered Twinkie that Kels is eating!)
Yes, the shoppe even had doggie treats--we bought one for the dogs to split :)
We saw some interesting merchandise...

These socks are neat

But this hat is horrible!

Of course we went to Grotto's...where this large lady was waiting for her pizza
(wouldn't want to argue with her!)
Notice her chin is ON the counter!

Then...onto Thrasher's Fries

Which of course is right by...
We picked a winner of a was gorgeous!
A little more pressing noses against glass in the candy shoppe...
We stopped real quick to get our Fisher's Popcorn (yum!) buckets filled...
no picks of that...
then off we sped toward home--weren't these clouds interesting!?

It looked like it would storm, but never did

Back over the bridge to home!
Thankfully, Kels was spending the night, so we had an extended day of fun!
Great memories made. :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

$60 Gift Certificate Give Away!!!!

Hope on over to my sweet friend Marci's blog to enter her fab giveaway!
(don't miss it--you get to pick your own prize!)
It's easy to enter--and you don't have to have a blog! :)

This will be open for entries until September 4, 2010 at midnight EST.
Hurry on over!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lotsa Fun!

Well, August is speeding by, and we didn't want to let it finish up without enjoying
the fellowship from some dear friends at church!

They're busy...we're busy...but we finally got "unbusy" at the same time! LOL
We enjoyed the opportunity to introduce them to carpetball! :)
They also played a little foosball...
And Catchphrase...another new thing for them!
The pets enjoyed meeting them too! :)
We had a delightful visit (although it went wayyy too fast!)
We wished they lived closer and we could do this more often!
Can't wait til next time!

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.   Romans 1:8

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Happy happy happy!

I'm so happy to report that our camera is fixed! :)
The Lord is soooo goood!  I actually did a search on google about it, and was able to figure out that there was a tiny electronics battery hidden...that just needed replaced!  Yahoo!
Anyway, I thought I'd try and catch up a bit!
Bingley is getting to be a big boy now! He's gotten some long legs on him, and is learning new stuff everyday!
The kids and I had the privilege of visiting the church of our dear friends to do chalk art this weekend...
we cherish the time spent with them!
Here we are blueberry picking!

The blueberries are finished in the area I live in...
But up in those PA mountains--they're loaded!

Bri and Brad made a new friend...

We had a fun time!

After blueberry picking, we went back and got ready for their last night of VBS
The girls are helping set up things for dinner

The kids were adorable!

Then we went in for the chalk art

Here's the finished product...the artist, the speaker, and the pastor

We praise God for the opportunity! And, we pray seeds were planted that night.

After VBS we went next door and the sweet neighbors had fireworks
(I never saw anything like this mini hot air balloon!)

They also made a bonfire for us...

Then let the young people play some air hockey

After staying up most of the night...we got up the next morning and went to a park for a hike!

Alas, we had to head home--it's over 3 hrs to drive home

Bri took these of the tunnel on the way home...

Neat huh?

Anyway, thus ends our whirlwind weekend...
we thank God for our friends, and the opportunities He gives us!