Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Our Vacation So Far

With Todd having off of work this week (well, he had to go in to work for the day today, but OTHER than that he has off) we have really been able to enjoy the weather and the festivities. 

We watched the 4th of July parade.
Spent a ton of time outside.
Went to the beach and dug in the sand.
Posed for pictures.
Spent time with family.
And spent time with best friends we haven't seen in years. 
Watched the fabulous fireworks.
Went swimming at a beautiful lake near by.
Tested out the water.
And then jumped right in.
Splashed in the water.
Grace had an impomptu swimming lesson.
And then began swimming ON HER OWN.
She was so proud.
My little fishies.

It was a fabulous 4th of July and a great week.  We have spent just about every spare minute outside.  The weather has been hot and perfect.  We got to visit with my best friend and her children a lot which is a huge bonus.  And hopefully we will be able to get up north to the cabin at the end of the week and slow things down a little bit.  


CC said...

Looks like so much fun!!! Can't believe how big Grace is now!!!

Wendy said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun. Great pictures! I love the one of y'all sitting in the steps with the flowers- you have a beautiful family.

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

What a great Fourth and vacation.

And, what an awesome family picture.

Unknown said...

The pic of Grace standing on the beach in her suit and hat is SO cute.

And girl, you are ONE HOT MOMMA!!! You look great! I love all these pics. I'm so glad you're having so much fun on vacation!

Happy belated 4th of July too... :)

Robyn said...

Love the family shot! I agree with Elaine you look fabulous. Yay for Grace swimming!

Kat said...

Elaine and Robyn, you are both too sweet to me.

Cyndy Bush said...

Y'all are an absolutely gorgeous family! For real!
I LOVE the picture of the kids lying on the blanket watching the fireworks, that is a truly great shot.
Yay for Grace swimming!
I'm so glad you all are enjoying your vacation!

Brittany said...

LOVE the photos! Looks like a fabulous week (so far!). :) Enjoy some relaxation with your beautiful family!

Lisa said...

Looks great - and Grace in that ring? Girl, she is getting way too big way too fast!
Happy 4th Kat!

david mcmahon said...

Sounds like you are all really soaking up the sun. Meanwhile, it's mid-winter here in Melbourne!

Kat, it's so hard to believe that Gracie is a year and a half old!

Our children are our lives, simple as that. I recently walked my eldest Authorbloglet down the aisle as a bride - and could not believe it had come so, so soon.

Great to see your comments on my blog. Have a great summer with Todd and the kids.

Last year this time we were in the US and caught up with DarylE in Times Square.

Best wishes, as always


Jeni said...

I always enjoy seeing the pictures of you and your family -watching them grow and enjoy life in the process. These pics today were no exception for sure. But the one I really loved the most was the one of Grace standing in the sand, all decked out in her swimming best and the look on her face is like "Let's get this photo shoot over and done with so I can get back to the business at hand -digging in the sand and/or swimming!"
So nice to see you are indoctrinating her early on to the joy of the beach and swimming too!

historygirl said...

Love love love your zebra suit! looks good! Gracie's suit is adorable too...I love the sun bucket hat! everyone looks like they're having so much fun!

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

What great photos...looks like a terrific week! Your suit is cute and that shot of Grace in the water is adorable.

Anonymous said...

Your family is like a magazine ad for gorgeous and fun!

MamaB said...

Looks like a wonderful 4th and vacation week! Love the swimsuit on you! Meow! Hope you are well!

Tonya said...

love your swimsuit super cute! looks like tons of fun :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fabulous vacation to me! The great weather definitely does help. :-)And your swimsuit is super cute!

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