This Week in Pictures

It was a week filled with beaches and swimming pools, time spent with family and dear friends, and the laughter of crazy children. This is what summer is all about–I couldn’t ask for anything better!

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TOP ROW: Crazy kids in the pool | Sunday afternoon at the beach | Good friends and sweet kids

MIDDLE ROW: More crazy kids | Road-tripping to Lake Geneva | New Teal is a Big Deal ovarian cancer awareness tank top | Jim with a sweet great niece

BOTTOM ROW: King and Queen of the sand pile | Quiet moments with a sleeping baby…ahhh | A not-so-quiet ride in the golf cart | Jimmy vs. the sand pile…the sand pile won!

Field Trip Friday: Lincoln Marsh

A gorgeous fall afternoon just begs a trip to Sunny Acres Farm and a walk on the walking path at Lincoln Marsh!  What a fun and relaxing morning!  Have you taken a fun field trip this month?  Did you take pictures?  Write a post and link it up to Fantastic Foto Fieldtrips @ The Homeschool Post!

2011 Stormy Lake Vacation Collage

Me & Dad • Lovely Sunset • On the beach • Look Mom, I’m SKIING!

Aren’t they cute? • We ♥ G’ma & G’pa • Perfect mirror image • Sibling ♥

I ♥ the driver • Another evening cruise • Strange children • Looking for food

Yes, another sunset • Inside activities • Five loons • Oh Captain, My Captain♥

A quiet moment • Still looking for food • Cousins & tubing fun • Last sunset

Wordless Wednesday: My Best Guys!

Stormy Lake on Memorial Day, 2011, with my two favorite guys!

(Memorize Mondays was postponed for the week due to the holiday and the fact that I was in the middle of nowhere!!  We’ll return next Monday to post and memorize the next portion of Romans 5!)

A Sunday Afternoon at Cantigny

This is one of our very favorite places in the world to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon.

Where else can you stroll through formal gardens, tour a turn-of-the-century mansion, climb on a 1941 M5Stuart Tank, take a walk on a prairie, play frisbee or have a picnic in the park, visit an amazing US Army First Division museum, and stop for lunch or a cup of coffee and an ice cream cone?

All for the cost of a $5 parking pass?

Here are some picture from our visit last weekend…

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Three months later….

Remember this?

Same spot.  Just three months later.

Summer arrived in full force yesterday. I wasn’t thrilled with the 90 degree temperatures, but Jimmy and his friend were!

90 degrees + a sprinkler = FUN!