Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Outdoors by the Shore

 Being outdoors is the one thing that makes me feel more relaxed and happy than anything else. The fresh air, blue skies, and fun bike rides can make anyone feel great! Riding in the bike basket isn't Vinny's favorite thing in the world but he is getting much more used to it.  I think he likes the wind in his face and how it feels to be out in the sunshine. It was overall a great bike trip!

 Pink Lemonade kind of day.

Oldies, but Goodies

  I spent a big part of the last month cleaning out all of my belongings. Its been summer cleaning instead of spring.  I found some things that I've kept over the years which made my heart feel happy.
A couple of these photo magazines were my grandparents.  My grandpa owned a photo-finishing business and I was the model in their ads. Pretty cool to be swimming in my aunt's pool one day and then the next be in a magazine.
Also gotta love being in Barbie magazine.  I remember when I got that magazine I was so happy and so excited. And obviously I still have it after all these years. Another neat find was all my art from my high school art classes.  We were to find an image in a magazine and try to re-create the image in a different medium. 
I also found a picture of my brother, me, Lacey, and Danielle at the Experience Music Project (EMP) where you can go on stage and rock out while they take your pictures. Good memories!
My most heartfelt find was a big poster my mom had made for me when I had come home from my trip to Europe when I was in high school.  She is the sweetest most heartfelt person I know. 
I love finding old things like these that remind me how much I am loved, and how much I love the people in my life. And even though I have lots of stuff saved, I know its not just because I am a pack-rat, but because I truly love the memories, people, and experiences they remind me of.

 I'm a model! Learning how to swim.

 Wow, I really used to love playing with my Barbies!

 This magazine means so much to me because my grandpa even wrote in it.

 Some art from high school

 Gotta love this. I'm rocking out on the keyboard.

Such a sweet thing to do for me!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Happy Freyja

My mom's Olde English Bulldog finally turned one. Freyja is growing up so fast! I can't believe she is already one year old!! She is the happiest, sweetest dog. She always has a smile on her face. Vinny loves to share lots of time with her. I love cuddling with her and watching her and Vinny have so much fun.

 Freyja has grown up so fast. She is such a beautiful dog!

Every time I look at Freyja she makes me smile.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Around the Sound

 In July I hopped on the ferry and headed towards Poulsbo for my friend's wedding shower.  Not only was the wedding shower fabulous and fun, the views of the sound were breathtaking. Taking the ferry from Bremerton into Seattle is always fun, especially because of the million dollar views.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

4th of July

I very much enjoy 4th of July.  I get to share the whole day with family and friends.  This year the weather was perfect! Usually the 4th can sometimes be cloudy or too cool. But this year it was perfect!! It was Roslyn's first 4th of July, which was very exciting.  But it as also her 6 month birthday!! My niece is growing up so fast! Too fast if you ask me.  I made some festive cupcakes to celebrate the day, and spent the day with the people I love most. 
Hope you all are having a great Summer!

 Me with my Niece Roslyn.

 My sweet red, white and blue cupcakes that look a bit like tye dye.

 Darren and Roslyn being too cute!

 Me and my Maltipoo Vinny.

 The sun sets time for fireworks!

 Pretty sure Vince liked my cupcakes. :)

Happy Birthday America!

Friday, August 09, 2013

America the Beautiful!

 America's birthday!
Not only do we celebrate the fourth of July, we celebrate the third. Every year we head to our friends cabin where the fire department puts on a great firework show. It is always fun and everyone dresses up so cute. 
I'm so glad to finally have my laptop back. It seemed like forever and ever. 
Hope you are all well.

Marlo soaking up the sun.

My flower crown I made for the 3rd.

Me and Darren rockin' Americana

Rachel and Megan in their cute DIY

Darren and Reid with their super American pride.

Beautiful Firework Show

Vinny didn't enjoy the fireworks much but he did enjoy the cuddle.

My brother Mike with our niece Roslyn.

Roslyn's first 4th of July - Such a happy baby.