Friday, July 30, 2010

June: Week 5

June: Week 5
June 27th-July 3rd
We spent part of this week in Iowa... I think...
I still don't have my computer, which makes EVERYTHING more difficult--
especially photo sorting, editing and blogging.
It also means that a lot of projects that I wanted to do this summer won't get done,
but there's not much I can do about it. :/ Oh well.

So, for this week's only pathetic photo:
I give you.... The Mustang.
Our family's '68 mustang...
it was my mom's parents'... then my mom's...
now michael's... and now it's for sale!

Anyone interested?!
(It's the original "metallic green" color, too!)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

June: Week 4

June: Week 4
Iowa City, Iowa
Grandpa Cary and Grandma Cathy

Playing at Mom's old elementary school.


So the lighting is all wrong...
...and I don't have a photo editing program to correct it right now...

Em playing in the inflatable pool.
She loved the whale slide!

Sara's baby shower :)

Emily and Sara's neice at her shower

Emily torturing, I mean, snuggling with their cat ;)

Pete and I went to Normal, Illinois for a DCI show

Em, Grandma Cathy and Great Gramma Markee

Four Generations of Girls

This melts my heart because although Emily is often hesitant around Gramma Markee, she was all smiles and giggles today, waving bye-bye and blowing kisses before we left. :)

Lunch downtown with Gma & Gpa

Goodbye, Iowa City!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

June: Week 3

June: Week 3
Orange City, Iowa
Grandpa and Grandma Connell
Emily trying to take Patches for a walk...
...Patches wasn't quite cooperating :)

Emily was in ice cream heaven at the blue bunny ice cream shop

the connell family indoctrinates with marching band early ;)

Emily & Tate

The whole Connell clan
(as of June.... since then Steve and Davee welcomed a little GIRL into their family.... Maci Ruth.)

playing at the park


Steve, Pete, Austin, Tate & Emily
[Tate may be the youngest... but he's definitely not the smallest!]

Even the playground is Dutch :)

Visiting Great Grandma Shirley in Luverne, Minnesota

Next week: Iowa City.

June: Week 2 (+)

June Week 2 and Sunday/Monday of Week 3
This was the last week of school!!!
Thank goodness :)
It was a busy week, trying to get everything wrapped up,
but even still I felt like the weight of the world was off of my shoulders
now that our concerts and musical is over.
Monday was Disneyland day, where we take (almost) the entire middle school to Disneyland.
After riding the bus there and getting the students into the park, I met up with Pete and Emily and we enjoyed our morning there as a family.
Emily saw a painting of "I know you" and immediately climbed on the bench to get a better look.

Doin' the 30 day shred with mom (who took a temporary leave to get the camera) and dad :)

so many flowers...
Clean Up! Clean Up! Everybody, everywhere!
Clean Up! Clean Up! Everybody do your share!
We gave Em some new blocks and she built this giant castle :)
ahhh... our new favorite salad

a quick family snapshot before our walk


Excused Absence

Please excuse Sarah's absence from this blog.

She has been without her computer since the second week of June.
Said computer is still missing (aka: at the Apple store due to water damage), so all future posts at this point are with photos straight off the camera... no cropping or editing at all. :(
Please excuse all sloppy photos and blog posts.
I'm doing my best with what I've got. :)

So, without further ado... here come over a month's worth of summer pictures...