Saturday, July 25, 2009

Vermont and Maine....

Hayden and I spent last week taking a little journey of New England with the grandparents.
We had a great time and wished we could have stayed longer.
Other then the fact that is was unseasonable cooler then normal,
it is a BEAUTIFUL part of the country.

We arrived Monday early evening in Burlington, VT.
This is a great view from Burlington looking over Lake Champlain and the Catskills.
I would double click on this to see all the detail since it is a wide shot.
Looking back towards Burlington...
I should clarify now that it rained 2 of the 5 days we were gone so I didn't get to take
as many 'scenic' photos. Sorry...

We spent a day in Woodstock, VT. This is a really neat village.
Here's Pops 'shopping'....
One of the many covered bridges that we saw but the only one
I took a picture of... :-(

Between Woodstock and the New Hampshire border lies the Quechee Gorge,
"Vermont's Little Grand Canyon".
In this picture, we are standing on a bridge looking down 165 ft.
(yes, I only had my zoom lens on at the time...
I would hate for you to be as scared as I was looking down)
another shot...straight down
We then drove to Ogunquit, Maine. I loved this village!
The weather was perfect while we were there.
Great pic, Gramma!
Overlooking one of the bay areas....
A pretty house...oh and how about the purple Bentley!
Pops and Gramma...
The flowers were EVERYWHERE and they were AMAZING!
Just pretty...
The next day we drove up the coast.
"Walker Point" in Kennebunkport - The Bush compound.
Activity at the compound....the guy in front with the lighter blue seems to be
one of the sons (not Jr.) from some of the other pics I took.
Waiting patiently while I photograph 100's of the next picture...
This was still in front of the 'compound'
the boat in view in George Sr. little toy...
St. Ann's Rectory
worth double clicking...
a view from the front steps of the church...
inside the church...whole thing was stone
great colored walls in New England...
Kennebunkport village...
Back in Vermont....
Time to visit ole Ben and Jerry's!
They have a 'graveyard' for all the flavors that didn't survive!
A 'view' from the backside of the building.
My little peace sign loving, free-spirited, would have been a hippie child!

Sorry to be so disappointing with the pictures...I actually took over 600 but most of them were of flowers! I was really enjoying them. We spent a lot of time in the car and not much time stopping. It is a beautiful place and would recommend it to everyone!

Mountains, streams, waterfalls, colored barns and silos till your hearts content!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A little journey...

I will be absent for this week due to the fact that Hayden and I are going on a trip with the Grandparents to Vermont.

Lots going on around our house...namely a new business venture!

When I get back, I will have lots to share with you all.

Enjoy your vacation from me! :-)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Blast from the Past #4...

When you let someone do this....
you look like this!
(might double click this one for the full effect)

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Monday, July 13, 2009

44 things....

about Brent!
1. Handsome
2. Smart
3. Easy to please
4. Gray :-)
5. Generous
6. Trustworthy
7. Loyal
8. Calm
9. Laid back
10. Witty
11. Outlandish
12. Fun-loving
13. Crazy
14. Spontaneous
15. Goofy
16. Acts like a kid
17. Sensitive
18. Good kisser :-)
19. Caring
20. Easy to love
21. Pretty eyes
22. Romantic
23. Patient
24. Stubborn (occasionally) :-)
25. Smiling
26. Deep thinker
27. Wise
28. Knowledgeable
29. Good teacher
30. Skilled
31. Handy
32. Talented
33. Lover of books
34. Brave
35. Encouraging

36. Father
37. Husband
38. Son
39. Brother
40. Dedicated
41. Harmonious
42. Comfortable
43. Agreeable
44. Likeable

Happy Birthday Brent!
I love you!!

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

In case you didn't know...

She's 12 going on grown!

She is the light in my day
the thorn in my side!

She is beautiful, amazing, sweet, loving, giving
has an evil twin!

She has a heart of gold
can be as cold as ice!

She is one of the smartest people I know
loves to play dumb!

She is strong willed, head strong and persistent
will drive you crazy!
(not to mention...genetically inclined)

She is hard to anger
quick to forgive!

She will try most things once
is the pickiest person I know!

She loves to form opinions before a situation arises
is willing to admit fault!

When you go above and beyond this list,
the daily joys and shortcomings
of being 12...

You suddenly have the
the BEST thing about her....
(in case you didn't know)

She's mine!

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

and the winner is...

Tonight was the announcement of the contest winners.
There were 109 entries in 4 different categories.

Remember this? Hayden's entry!

The Results...I am SO proud of her! Can you believe it?

Remember this? My entry!

The Results....
(that's 1st place if you can't read it or don't want to blow it up)

To say that I was shocked is putting it mildly...I still don't believe it!
Don't wake me...I like this dream! :-)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

4th of July in the Mountains....

We went to Charlotte for the weekend and on Saturday we drove up to the mountains for the day. The weather was great and a good time was had by all. It has been a few years since we have been up to the Blowing Rock area so it was great to be back and really would love to go spend a little more time up there....SOON! :-)

I was anxious to have the opportunity to take 'the camera' on this journey! I hit a milestone while on this trip...I have taken 10,000 (over now) photos with my new (December) camera! You think I like it? I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoy taking them. :-)

Red, White and Blue...everywhere!
Cool pic...looks like a flower
Cute... :-)
The Mast Farm in Valle Crucis, NC.
(Remember this Dana G?)
Inside the Mast Farm...such a cool place!
The back porch of the Mast Farm...the guy in the middle is dancing!
A quaint church on the side of the mountain.
One of my favorites of the day...a view from inside the church.
Probably my most favorite pic of the day! ;-)

Pops and Gramma in front of the church.
and my other favorite of the day.
Beautiful view...
Great fireworks...
A perfect ending to a perfect day!