Saturday, June 26, 2010

Project 365 - Week 26

Week 26.

Summer......I love it.  We are having so much fun as a family and we are trying to spend as much time together as possible before Alyssa has to head back to school.....we have one more week. :(

I have to say that this summer I am so very thankful for a pool!!  It is scorching hot here in Arkansas with very high humidity....and it is only June, ugh!!!  Some days when I walk outside, my glasses immediately fog's bad!  But the pool has certainly made it more bearable.

With summer schedules being so lax, I want to encourage you to keep up the picture taking.  It's easy to forget in the midst of all the fun, but you will be so glad you kept it up!!

We are almost half way!!  Can you believe it?

Here's my week:

Today was Father's day and after church, my kids and I went home to celebrate their dad.  We were having so much fun, I never got the camera out till the end of the day.  We started with grilling Steve's favorite dinner...brats, sour kraut, grilled corn, and baked beans.  After we ate, we played in the pool all after noon...volley ball, keep away, basketball.....we had a blast!!!

Then I came in and made this for my honey!

of course we had to end this perfect day with a game of Settlers of Catan!

This is what you do with your pieces when you are losing....

Recently, I bought one of the expansion packs to Settlers of Catan..

So tonight the kids convinced us not to go exercise (again) and try to figure this game out.  We started at 7:30 and Alyssa finally won at 10:15!!!

there are a lot of new pieces and new rules...
it was a bit overwhelming at first, but ended up being very of fun!!
there was a lot more strategy going on!

Happy Birthday to my FIL, Joe!!!

I got to have lunch today with my good friend, Denise.
She works during the school year, so it was great to get together for lunch.  Afterward, we headed out to the bead store.......we had to drag ourselves out!!

Mother/daughter day in the pool!!

Alyssa had a bunch of girls from our youth group over for a swim party tonight.  Girls are so different in the pool......very quiet with NO splashing!!  However, when they got in the house and started a game of was a whole different story.......very LOUD!!!!

Happy 55th Anniversary to my Parents!!!

Love you!!!

This is how I started my Friday morning....

Lily protecting her "person"
or maybe making sure he did it correctly?

homemade fajitas for dinner!  Yum!!
So, how was your week?  Are you having great summer?!!  Link up and let us see...


skoots1mom said...

your house would be a great place to spend the summer ;)

Karin said...

I agree with Skoots1mom...I want to come visit you! The food you post...yum! But I hate to cook so that is a serious problem.

McCrakensx4 said...

Oh all of that food looks it wrong to be hungry at 10om?? And your pool is much fun! We have been spending our summer days hanging out with friends and swimming and just chillin'! Happy Anniversary to your parents...that is awesome!

StephieAnne said...

I loved this week in picture review - it just screams summer and family! (and yummy food, and games, and a fun-loving dog....) - all things that make me so happy....

Thank you for sharing and putting a smile on my face! =)

H-Mama said...

You are rockin' the swimsuits, ladies! Love the mommy/daughter time and family games. Great memories. How special that your parents are celebrating 55 yrs! And I, too, am now hungry at an insane hour. :)

Mocha with Linda said...

What a fun week! I love how your family enjoys playing games together.

Heather of the EO said...

fajitas are my favorite!

Don't be surprised if I show up on your doorstep someday, asking to float in the pool and play games and eat :)

The Bug said...

Spoons are dangerous! I remember coming away from that game with war wounds LOL.

Your week looks like a lot of fun. I think we'd love to have a pool right now (but only if someone else maintained it for us.

Elizabeth said...

oh your pool looks fabulous... at times I wish we had a pool... those homemade fajitas looked yummy!
Summer time is so much fun, isn't it?

LuAnn said...

Love the food pictures this week !!!! I wanna a pool :)

Lisa said...

Glad you get so much use out of the pool. I think its a shame when people have one but don't use it. Enjoy the rest of your time as a family of five!

He & Me + 3 said...

I have never heard of that game before but it looks interesting.
The fajitas look awesome. Love guacamole. Your pool looks so inviting. Great week. YOur parents are adorable. HOpe that had a wonderful anniversary.

rita said...

You gave me great ideas for entertaining our Basque teen: play Settlers, eat fajitas...don't have a pool, but we took the girls to Splash House nearby.

Beverlydru said...

This is so crazy- I left a comment twice on here that hasn't showed up. I'll blame it on my computer. That pie looks as amazing as my first ever blueberry pie I made my guy for Father's Day. Oh yum.

Tori said...

So were those your "losing" Settlers pieces stacked up? :)
Food looks yummy as ever and I think that pool is where I would be all of the time too!! (BTW, looking great in the suit!)
Happy Anniversary to your parents! They look marvelous!!
Have a super week!!

Lori @ The Davidson Den said...

I'm so.behind on commentng! That's the hard part for me. Not so much the picture-taking.
Looks like you're having so much fun! You always have such interesting games going on. I'd love to have a pool (with a nice, child-proof fence around it). All your food this week looks fabulous,especially the blackberry treat!! (I'm a sucker for blackberries.)