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.

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Claire tried crab legs for the first time.

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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.

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I went to the movies with Leah.

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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.

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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.

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Chris and his dad went fishing.

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

We hiked to a mountain top lake.

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We enjoyed the beauty of the mountains.

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We skipped rocks.

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We took pictures with Mamaw…
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and pictures with Papa…

DSC_0030and pictures of ourselves.

photo-33We had fun at home in Amarillo…

We rode our bikes to Sonic.

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We played in the water.

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We had friends over for a July 4th cookout.

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

We played at the beach.

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We kayaked.

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Claire took pictures with her cousins.

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We danced.

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Chris and Claire stage jumped.

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We took family pictures.

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We played in the pool.

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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…

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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.

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Claire helped me clean (and loved it!).

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We had friends from out of town come visit.

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

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We fed ducks at the pond.

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We camped out in the backyard.

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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

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