Wednesday, August 19, 2009

An August Update

We've been enjoying August, spending time with family and friends, doing a little of this and that. We took a little mini-vacation, we've been to a couple of cook-outs, and I've even learned a little about playing golf and pool with Alan. That's definitely different for me.

We recently took a trip to northern Wisconsin. It was the first opportunity we'd had to get away. Our summer has been so busy. Our trip was only 4 days, but it was so nice to be away for a brief vacation.

All 3 of us enjoyed it very much. It was so nice to see the beauty of the areas we visited, and so nice to spend time just enjoying each other. It was quite wonderful, and I'm so thankful we had the opportunity to get away, if only for a few days.

We spent a couple of nights in Hayward, and we enjoyed the lake and shops.
One evening, we drove to a beautiful state park. It was a wonderful hike and we saw such pretty streams and waterfalls. Unfortunately, Jadyn was stung by a bee on our walk. It all happened very quickly, and in a matter of seconds, the bee stung her twice. Poor Jadyn! It stung her on her shoulder and on her ring finger. It was very painful and scary for her. She didn't understand why that bee would want to sting her. I don't blame her. She cried, and it hurt for some time. She finally quieted down when we reached the car and gave her an ice pack.

We spent two nights in Bayfield. We really loved it there. It was absolutely picturesque. We loved the bay and the boats, and strolling around among the neighborhood shops. The highlight of our time there was a cruise of the Apostle Islands. It was very beautiful.

What's an update without photos? I'll see what I can do. The main computer that I use is really, really ill. Alan is among the most computer saavy people that I know, and he's had a hard time getting to the bottom of it's issues. Tonight he's planning to totally reload (restore) it to it's original settings. My photos are on that computer. :( Hopefully it will be better soon.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Favorite Photo Friday

Here are some photos from our recent trip to the MN Landscape Arboretum. It's a beautiful place. If you're a Facebook friend, this will be a repeat.
We had an awesome time there, picnicking, enjoying the flowers and scenery, etc. Jadyn loved frolicking about the place. What can be better than letting the 4 year old burn off some energy? She was quite worn out when we were done. This doesn't happen often. She's usually still running circles around us at her bedtime. Ha.
We took over 100 photos. Be glad I'm not having you look through ALL of those. I may feel inclined to share more at a later date.
Enjoy the photos, and have a great weekend.

Friday, August 7, 2009

I'm Alive

It's true, I am alive. I've just been in some kind of weird blogging slump, or maybe it's just that I lead an unexciting life. I'm not sure which it is. ☺

We've been hanging around close to home mostly. We've been picnicking, playing, scrapbooking, uncluttering, painting and all kinds of things. I've done a little project here and there, just so I can feel semi-productive. I try to check a few things off my to-do list from time to time. ☺

I've been trying to get out to the parks with Jadyn at least a couple of times per week. Alan has
gone with us several times, and we get out with friends when we can too.

I'm sure I have tons of pictures I could share. Here are some that I've had on my phone for a while. The ones with Kaitlyn are pre-wedding. Obviously, she doesn't live here anymore. That is going okay by the way. I missed her so much at first. It's getting better day by day. We message, talk, and this week we Skyped. Very nice!
Fun in a shopping bag.

Fun in a shopping cart. Why yes, that's our newly-married daughter in the
cart. What's the problem?

Picnic at the lake.
An evening walk at the lake.
Bubble fun!
Look at my worm!