Our Summer in Pictures

If there are 3 things I love they are my family, summer vacation, and pictures.  So, this post is a shrine of sorts to 3 of my favorite things.  I may have gone a little overboard with this one.  Bless you if you actually make it to the end.

We spent 2 weeks in sunny Florida with Chris’ family…

We played at the beach.




Claire tried crab legs for the first time.

photo 3

We did a sunset photo shoot by the sea.

photo 4_2photo 2photo 5photo 1 photo 5We took a vacation from our vacation with our good friends Nick and Jessica.

photo 1_2

photo 3_2 photo 4_3 photo 5_3 photo 2_2

I went to the movies with Leah.

photo 1

We celebrated Father’s Day with Chris’ dad.

photo 4We caught 2 frogs…photo 4and then had to set them free.

DSC_0437 DSC_0434We met some interesting people at Fort Myers Beach.

photo 3_3Claire played beauty shop with Gammy.

photo 3

We spent time at the library.

photo 3_4We played in the pool every day (and some nights).

DSC_0416 photo 5I took a break from wearing make-up and doing my hair and called it my beachy look.

photo 1

Chris and his dad went fishing.



We went to Estes Park for my cousin’s wedding and a family reunion…

We hiked to a mountain top lake.

photo 1 photo 5_6 photo 3_6 photo 5 photo 4_5

We enjoyed the beauty of the mountains.



We skipped rocks.


We took pictures with Mamaw…

and pictures with Papa…

DSC_0030and pictures of ourselves.

photo-33We had fun at home in Amarillo…

We rode our bikes to Sonic.


We played in the water.

photo 2

We had friends over for a July 4th cookout.

photo 5026 042

We went to Cozumel with my family and enjoyed resort living…

We played at the beach.


We kayaked.



Claire took pictures with her cousins.

DSC_0227 DSC_0088

We danced.

DSC_0096 DSC_0197

Chris and Claire stage jumped.


We took family pictures.

DSC_0415 DSC_0421

DSC_0359DSC_0277 DSC_0222

We played in the pool.


We painted.

DSC_0146 DSC_0212We relaxed and listened to the waves.

DSC_0076Claire got loved on by her cousin.DSC_0107The girls took pictures.
DSC_0142 DSC_0316We enjoyed the view.

DSC_0345We celebrated my mom’s 60th birthday…


by taking a girls’ trip to Vegas.

photo-34We ended the summer enjoying each other in the simple moments…

We played dress up.

photo-36We loved on our friends’ brand new baby girl.

photo-35We danced and sang at Laugh-and-Learn.


Claire helped me clean (and loved it!).


We had friends from out of town come visit.


We went to see Texas and Claire loved the “fancy girls with sparkly dresses”.

photo 2photo 1_2

photo 3

We fed ducks at the pond.

photo 1 photo 3

We camped out in the backyard.


Yes, Summer, we love you.  Blessed for the memories we made this year.  Looking forward to the memories we’ll make this fall – new friends at school, jumping in the leaves,  a trip to the pumpkin patch.  And always, ALWAYS, looking forward to next summer and more memories!


One thought on “Our Summer in Pictures

  1. I love this blog….and I love summer! I hold onto it with both hands.
    I hope you write a book Shannon…you certainly have the talent for it! I always enjoy reading what you write. Love you

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s