Sunday, August 15, 2010

Summer in Pictures...

It's the end of the summer, it's HOT (and I mean so hot that you can't walk out to your car without sweating profusely!) and I have been neglecting the ole' blog-a-roo. My sweet friend, Sammye Jo, called me out on it today... guilty! I'm a bad blogger! But truly, I haven't posted in the last few days because I have been very busy... dancing a jig because my kids go back to school on Tuesday! Woo-hoo! Not that I don't like being around my kids, but when school is in session, we have a schedule. Uniforms. Soccer. And lets not forget that the house stays clean for more than 10 minutes!

So, today, I'm going to let you in on what our summer has been like. It's gone by fast, and we have had loads of fun...
Trips to the pool almost everyday, especially since it's been so hot! My niece, Brooke is on the far right.
Elan has become a little fish in the water- he loves to go under!

Stephen has been on a couple fishing trips, and fishes every Tuesday night in the Taylorsville TNT Tournament. On this particular day, he caught a big one!

We spent an evening at Churchill Downs for the night time racing- very fun! In this pic: me, my SIL, Lara, and friend, Jennifer.
One night, out to dinner at a local pizza place with the kids, we bought some fake staches. Are these pictures hillarious, or what?
Of course, Stephen had to get one too... he's the biggest kid of the three... in your best "Joey" from Friends voice, repeat, "How you doin'?"

The post 4th of July Flag Cake Party. This is my oldest friend, Amy and her masterpiece... a homemade flag cake. We celebrated with cake and beer and pretended we were in college again. Good times...

Several weekends spent on the river in our boat, hanging out and swimming.

Boat rides...
Faster, Daddy! OK- this could quite possibly be the funniest picture of the summer... wait for it...
A day cruise on the Belle of Louisville- a huge steamboat. It was fun, but the kids were hot, tired and starving halfway through.
Stephen and I pretended it was The Love Boat...

Friday night, co-ed kickball league at St. Albert. This is a blast, friends. If you ever get the chance to play, do it! This particular evening, Elan was punching out stars and taping them to my face. He kept telling me how great I looked... So great that I could be a "football coach"! That I looked "Super Incredible" and the "Bestest Kickball Player EVER!" Well, I wore those hideous stars during the entire hour kickball game. My team mates giggled, and we won the game.

And last, but certainly not least, CHA! Yahoo! Chicago was a blast and look who we ran into... Nichole Heady from Papertrey Ink! She was so sweet and I don't need to mention how much damage Sammye Jo and I did in that booth... ;)
A make-n-take at the Unity booth...
My dear friend, Megan with us before her fiesta at her apartment in Chicago. So cute and fun, we had a ball!
So, now you now what I have been up too this summer besides the usual daily routine. My crafty mojo is kicking into high gear for the holidays and this week, I even have a tutorial prepared for you! I know, so "not" me! I also have another layout for Sketchy Thursdays GDT spot for September- I'm not going to give up!
Have a great night!


  1. I am so impressed and it looks like you all had a great summer!! Especially 17th of July Party!! That cake was Awesome - Who made it? Oh I forgot I did!!

    Let's get together again!!

    Your oldest Friend - Amy

  2. I LOVE it...thanks for sharing all the fun, Lou. It's certainly been one of those summers that goes by in a flash, but a great one nonetheless. Here's to an inspiring fall!
    Your 2nd oldest friend ;)

  3. Wow, it looks like you had a great summer. Great pics but you have to do a LO of you with te stars on your face!!!

  4. See what happens when I call you out???? I get ALL this!!!!! LOL. HAD a freaking blast with you in Chi-Town, not to mentio sweet Meg! Talk to you this week for a playdate with our boys!!! XOXO-SJ

  5. Hello - me again! Just wanted you to know that I posted about your beautiful collage! (Don't know why I called it a card - sorry!)

    I really loved it - thanks for letting me share. I love your blog and the stars all over your face! Ha. Lucky you to go to CHA. I am so jealous! Have a great week! :)

  6. Girl, you have been busy. Love the pics!! I think my favorite one is the mustache! Cannot wait for the tutorial! Talk to you soon!


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