Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Endless vacation?

Not quite! Vacation only lasted a week, but somehow I didn't get back into the groove. Summer seems to just have flown by and now it's time for school again. I am so dreading getting into all that again, the homework, the long hours every day....but that's the way it has to be I guess. On the other hand I will have my mornings to myself again.
Vacation was nice, a week is really short though. We had a 3 bedroom suite this time around and that really made a nice difference. We also rented beach chairs and an umbrella, that was the best thing ever. No rushing in the morning to get a good spot, we always had out place waiting for us. But, I must say that Myrtle Beach is highly overrated in my opinion. At least South Myrtle.... way too crowded and the traffic in the evenings was horrendous. Other than that we had a pretty good time. Michael stayed in his room almost the whole time, he did not want to come to the beach, hormones! One evening we had planned to do a nice dinner and dress up and I took the girls to the beach for a photo shoot all dressed up. It was so fun and they had an audience on the balconies above :)

After that the weeks were just filled with piano, voice, karate, appointments etc...

I have become more active at Kodak too. Check out my latest post there. I have been posting my pages there for a while and I would love to get more people to become active on the site, so come on down!!!! :)

At the end of the month we spent the weekend with Phil's brother and his family. We had such a good time. We hadn't seen them in years and it was high time that the cousins all saw each other again. While we weren't looking, their girls had turned into young ladies! Here is a shot of all the cousins together

What a group! They put in the most amazing pool a few years back, the kids had a blast in it and with their new-found family!

Rachel finally got her braces off, she is so happy! It's a whole new chewing experience and she can have crunchy stuff again :) Her teeth look nice and straight now, it sure was worth it!

Phil's nurse fell and broke her arm and since she can't write, Rachel is working down there now, helping her out. They are really impressed with her professionalism and maturity. Not bad for a soon to be 14 year old. She also is going to have a job baby-sitting a newborn right after school for about 1 1/2 hours every day. She is quite nervous about that, but I think she'll be fine!

Okay, enough of an update to get started back, I don't want to bore everybody to tears! Here are the pages I have done since the last post

Oh yes, I forgot to mention, my Anna left the store. I was sooo upset about that piece of news. I love her and her stuff.. These are the last to 365 pages I have done, I am seriously behind now. Now without Anna's templates in the store, I kind of haven't been working on them, but I will finish the year. That's a promise :)

Okay, I have to get ready for the day. I just had to throw Rachel out of bed so she could get to the office on time. Today we need to get school supplies, come Monday, the old routine is going to start up again!

Have a wonderful day and hopefully I'll post again sooner than the last time :)


Barb said...

I always thought school starting was the most wonderful time of the year!! LOL Love that Office Depot commercial. I loved school, getting supplies and a fresh start. But I know it means a busy schedule starts again!!

Love alll the photo shoot pictures. The girls looked beautiful!! And your shots were great!!!

Love it when you blog. It is always so interesting!!! Have a great week!

Terry said...

I thought Myrlte beach was over rated too! WOW--the kids have grown up. That is some pool too!

Jana Holden said...

Glad to come see a new post tonight. I know what you mean about starting all the routines again with the beginning of a school year. I don't think summers are ever long enough! Your photos and layouts are just seriously awesome Anke! Love your creativity I still can't believe Anna left either! :(

Joanie said...

OH my goodness... have you ever been busy! Love your photos and pages...

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