. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Hello there!

August 9, 2015

Hello there!

I meant to write a post last week before we left for vacation but that didn't happen.  And it has been nice to have a longer break from my computer and blogging!  We spent the last week with my family in Galena, IL.  It's a little town about 2 1/2 hours away.  My parents, sister and her family, brother and sister in law, and grandma were all in a big house for the week.  We had a great time!

There's a super cute little downtown where we got to spend a few afternoons walking around.  Shopping, ice cream, chocolate, and a yummy dinner.  

One of the days we went out on a boat, which is kind of interesting with four kids.  My poor niece Annie struggled with the life jacket.  More than Addi, which at first she was not a fan either.  I wish I had a picture of Annie.  It was kind of comical, a little pathetic.  Poor girl!  But we caught one fish and each kid took a picture with it.  Addi in all serious, held up her crackers and said "Here fishy, want a cracker?" 

There was a pool in the neighborhood and we went there everyday.  Addi LOVES the water and it's so fun watching her.  She constantly goes under water and holds her breathe and even started kicking and paddling too.  Swimming lessons need to happen soon!

 Sorry future Addi, but your little white bum is too cute! 
Candy store overload 

It was such a good week together! So thankful for my family and time together.  Hope you all have head a great week and weekend.  

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Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

hello, sweet pictures.

PolkaDottyPlace said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Welcome back!! It looks like you had a wonderful trip with your family. Addi definitely seems like a little fish after being in the water so much this summer. Glad you are squeezing in tons of fun :)

Alana Livingston said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So glad you had a good week with your family! Looks like you all had a blast!

Kayla MKOY said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

1) your elephant dress is too stinking cute. 2) I can't believe how long her hair is getting!!! So adorable! Glad you enjoyed a little time away from blogging!

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awww... Looks like it was a really fun getaway!!!

Erin LFF said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Um yes- that elephant dress is PERFECT!! So so cute :) And what a fun time with family- I love all the pics. Boating and swimming and sunshine :)

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aw what an awesome trip! I LOVE that you were all together!! So special! Looks like a blast!