July 10, 2009

Family, Friends & VGNO

I hope everyone had a great week! We had a blast with a lot of old friends over the 4th! The neighborhood parade was as fun as ever. Delaney & the neighbor girl decorated Jake’s stroller, Delaney’s bike and even Dave’s bike. We were all so festive!

I picked up my niece on Monday, so she could stay with us a few days. My sister-in-law came the next day, to stay for a few days, then take her wonderful daughter home. They’ll be back in a week & a half. The Wonderful Niece is coming up to attend the University of Portland School of Nursing in the Fall. There are all sorts of college related things she’s doing this Summer, so we get to see her more than ever. We’re very excited to have her closer to us. We all went to the zoo again this week. It’s so fun to see Jake enjoy the animals. And this time, Sam the baby elephant was much closer, so Jake got to laugh at him as he walked around. I guess that little toddler stumbling is even funny to them!

We’ve got friends coming over tonight for dinner and then I’m working in the morning at the scrapbook store. I’m excited to work since we have a digital camera course starting tomorrow and I can listen in & hopefully learn a lot! I’m stopping by Ann’s Virtual Girls’ Night Out as soon as she’s ready to party! I may not be able to visit a lot of you until Sunday, but look out for a late comment or too, that will be me!

Enjoy your weekend!

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  1. Aww, I bet your little munchkins just loved the parade – I remember neighborhood parades when I was little and I adored them. Unfortunately, we don’t seem to have them in the neighborhood I live in now, boo ๐Ÿ™ Oh well, happy VGNO to you all the same! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Oh my you sounds so busy. Wishing luck for the niece with classes. We love watching parades too!

  3. Jealous you get to go to that class. Have fun with your friends tonight.

    Happy VGNO!

  4. Everyone’s bike looks so cute and festive! Happy VGNO!

  5. Glad you got to spend time with your niece and more time is coming with her. That’s great. Have a wonderful weekend. Happy VGNO

  6. I miss fourth of July parades. Your pics are so perfect. The house, the flags, everything.

  7. Enjoy your night with guests! I love the idea of a bike parade – reminds me of my childhood!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Looks like that fun! Happy VGNO!

  9. Wow. Great update.
    Have a great weekend and happy VGNO!

  10. Just love the decorated bikes and stroller. Everyone looks like their having a blast.
    Have a great VGNO!

  11. Stopping by from the VGNO to say hello! I wish my neighborhood had a parade on the 4th!

  12. Sounds like a great week Happy VGNO!

  13. I love July 4th in Suburbia!! We have a town parade and I swear there are more people in it than watching it. Sounds like you had a great time.

  14. Busy, busy, busy! Such is the life of a mom! Happy VGNO!


  15. Great that your niece is closer! Do you live in Portland, Or? First time stopping by your blog, nice to meet you and have a great VGNO!!

  16. Happy GNO!!! Have a great weekend!!

  17. Great pics, love the 4th! Happy VGNO =)

  18. Cool pics. The parade sounds like fun. Happy VGNO!

  19. What a darling photo! I hope you have a great evening with your friends. Happy VGNO and have a wonderful weekend!

  20. Love the decorations and those glasses!

    So nice that your niece will be close.

    Have a great night, wonderful weekend and Happy VGNO.

  21. Great pics! Happy VGNO!

  22. Happy VGNO!! I will have to hit you up for all the newest scrapbooking fads as that is one of my many projects I have been neglecting!

  23. Sounds like a wonderful week! Have a great time with the photography class. Hope you had a great VGNO! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Your bikes do look so festive. It sounds like you all had a great time. That class sounds like something I’d like to take. Need to see if there is one around here. Hope you have a great weekend.

  25. How fun!

  26. I’m loving those shades lol….and I’m sorry my scale played such a nasty trick too lol…Would have been nice to lose 100 lbs. without trying!

  27. Oooh!!! You work in a scrapbook store! Sooo jealous!
    Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello! Off to check out the rest of your blog!
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Robin
    cinnamon & honey

  28. I’m jealous that you get to spend so much time in a scrapbook store! So fun…

    Of course, while I still have a lot of paper scrapbooking stuff, I am slowly making the transition to digital…

  29. Sounds like your fourth was really fun! Thanks for stopping by the cafe and becoming a follower (http://mypersonalcafe.blogspot.com/) I am here to return the favor!

  30. Sounds fun! Thanks for visiting my blog (www.heartsandhands.blogspot.com)and becoming a follower. I’m happy to follow you. I’ve enjoyed reading through your posts.

    Have a great evening!


  31. Happy VGNO, from last week!