Friday, July 9, 2010

Summertime is here!

Hi there! Hope you all are having a fantastic summer. It's been blazing hot here and super busy. I'm mostly on hiatus this summer from the computer and unfortunately, stitching, but the time will come again soon. But I do have some pictures from the summer so far.

DSIL moved their items to CA; DD and Mya will follow in two weeks...

DH and I went on vacation to FL (atop the St. Augustine lighthouse here)

and found this treasure in a little antique shop - an old Singer table topped with marble. I loved it! And now to find the sewing machine...LOL

DD had a bridal shower...
Bride-to-be...

My two DD's and me...

and the tornado afterwards...

The motley crew is still raging here...

It's mine!...No, mine!
Okay, open wide...I'll just eat it all...

Not so fast, Buster!...

Take that, and that, and that!....

Aww, C'Mon, Mya, let's play some more...

Nope, I'm done! And I'm the queen of "your couch". Hehe - I see the signs of your "love" for the couch. Sigh...you're just a big slob, and I'm so dainty. I'd never do anything like this.....

Moomm!!! Mya won't play anymore, so can I puhleeese have her toys? Huh, can I, can I? I call them the demolition duo...they sure will miss each other when she leaves!

And lastly, my youngest DD had her engagement pictures taken with a 1940's theme. They turned out really well, so I thought I'd share a few, if you'll indulge me. :)










But my absolute favorite was this black and white...

Take care, everyone...see you soon.

56 comments:

CameoRoze said...

Wow, that's a lot of doin's! Your daughter's engagement photos are wonderful. Enjoy your 'summer off'!

Kay said...

You sure have been busy this summer, but having fun as well! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos of your trip and of your beautiful daughters! The engagement pictures of your daughter and her soon to be hubby are all so wonderful! They look like such a cute couple,I wish them many years of happiness!

Bette said...

Your daughter's pictures are gorgeous. And the puppies are so cute. Sounds like you've had a very busy summer.

Vonna said...

You and your daughters are gorgeous Carolyn :)
And those engagement pictures are FABULOUS! I love the Texaco Sign one and laying in the hay :)
And St. Augustine...when were you there?!
We were there too!

Teresa S. said...

We just got back from Raleigh and my nephew's graduation! It is certainly hot and humid there this summer! :)
The engagement pictures are just great-love the black and white photo-it really makes me think 40's.
Hey, CA isn't that far--it makes a great vacation destination now, huh?!

Emily said...

Looks like you have been busy. Florida this time of year, you are brave, it is hotter there than it is here.

Meagan said...

Great pictures. I absolutely love the 40's pics. Beautiful!! What a great idea!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

You and hubby look so great.

Congrats on the engagement. I just love those engagement pictures.

I love the doggie pics too.

Sharon said...

What wonderful pictures! (Both family and pets!!) I love the look that your daughter and her fiance' were going for - soooo cool!! Here's wishing everyone a lovely summer!!

Karen said...

I love your daughter's pics....so pretty! Stay cool...hope you find time to stitch soon.

Shari said...

great idea for the engagement pictures. I love the next to last one best!
The picture of you & your hubby in FL is great!!!!!
Have a great rest of the summer!!!

nutmegg said...

Love your daughters photos and I especially like the commentary with the dogs great fun.

Terry said...

You've been busy and so have the dogs. lol Love the theme for your daughter's engagement photos.

Hope things slow down for you soon so you can rest and stitch sometime this summer.

Faye said...

You have been so busy you are making my head spin!!! Moving, engagements, parties..whew!! How much fun, other than a cool vacation, could you be having???

Enjoy your summer....sounds like life is being good to you!!! I am so happy for you and all your family...Gorgeous pictures!!


Take care and be safe, Faye

EvalinaMaria said...

Looks like you really enjoying summer. Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures.

Tracey said...

Great pics! I love the engagement pictures- I would have never thought to do mine with a theme. They are wonderful!

Karen said...

i love the dd's photos! really nice! gotta love the dogs too!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Busy, busy summer! Your 'kids' are so cute - the 4-legged ones. Love the 2-legged 40's theme - my fav is the one by the Texco sign. You take care and come see us when you can!

DJ said...

Wow. Love the photos!! You've been a busy lady, no wonder you've taken a hiatus from the computer and stitching. I've visited the St. Augustine Lighthouse and loved it...even the climb to the top was worth the view! I love the old fashioned theme for the engagement photos, they make a beautiful couple, you must be very proud! Enjoy your summer. *hugs*

Moreen said...

I have really enjoyed seeing all your photos The 1940's ones are so lovely.

Your daughters look so beautiful you must be very proud.

Sadie said...

Beautiful pictures Carolyn :-)
Sounds like a busy summer, but fun!
The dogs look like they are quite the comedy pairing.
Your daughters engagement pictures are stunning. My favourite is the first one.
Enjoy the rest of your summer x

Alice said...

I have been missing you Carolyn. The engagement photos of your daughter are just GORGEOUS!!!! Love the photo with you and your two daughters together. I can see where they get their good looks from. I cannot wait to see the wedding photos. They make a lovely couple. Such a lovely girl.
Alice
xxx

angel parker said...

Those are some great pics! I love the forties theme. My DH and I spent our third wedding anniversary in St. Augustine. I have some beautiful 40's anchor hocking mixing bowls that I found in an antique store there and a few Blue Ridge plates, too.Keep enjoying your summer!

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

Beautiful engagement pictures ~ my DD had hers done similarly....lots of casual poses on railroad tracks, etc. Congratulations to you all!

Love the pics of the dogs ~ I can tell the little one is the queen bee around there ;o)

And St. Augustine ~ how beautiful. I haven't been there since I was a child, but I remember the fort, etc.

Carol said...

Such wonderful pictures, Carolyn--your daughters are just beautiful and those engagement photos are so cute... Enjoy your exciting summer :)

Carolyn said...

Carolyn

I love your singer table. I never saw one with a marble top. Looks like your had a great vacation in Florida.

Your daughters are both beautiful.

The Motley Crew are cute together.

I love all of the pictures of your DD's engagement pictures. How neat to do a 40's theme. They are so cute together.

Lisa said...

Wow, busy-busy summertime for you! You look absolutely glowing in the photos - you & your hubby as well as with your beautiful daughters! I love the engagement photos - how fun! Take care!

Mare said...

Love the photos! Oh wonderful find on the singer table, enjoy.

Kathy A. said...

What a great post. No wonder you don't have time to blog.
Your Singer sewing table is awesome. What a great find.
I love your daughter's engagement pictures. They are just so wonderful.

Siobhan said...

I love those engagement pics! What a neat idea. Your daughters are BEAUTIFUL--I see they take after their mom. ;) Great pics, it sounds like a busy and fun filled summer. Enjoy!

nima said...

wow..gorgeous pictures of your pretty daughter ...

I love that antiqu sewing machine table...thank you for sharing all the pictures...

Rene la Frog said...

Great pictures!

Nancy M said...

Great find on vacation! You know what I think of the engagement photos already! The dogs look like great entertainment. I hate to mention it but.....have you thought about getting a permanent playmate for him??? Love the photos of you and your daughters, enjoy the next few weeks!!!

Lisa said...

Your DD's pictures are amazing, very lovely.

Meari said...

Busy indeed! The engagement pics turned out nice. Enjoye the summer.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your DD's engagement pictures are fantastic and I love the themed idea!

I thought I recognized St. Augustine Light house! I was there last summer! Love St. Augustine!

Kathy said...

Where to start?

Love, love the engagement photos. I agree that b&w is just fabulous.

And I am sure you know which photos in this post are my fav. :) The two pups hands down. :) They are absolutely adorable. Poor Montana being beat up by the bitty little girl. LOL

The photo of you and your daughters is wonderful. What beautiful women. All three of you.

Enjoy the rest of the summer. :)

Shelleen said...

Wow, love those engagement pics. They are awesome!

htimcj said...

You sure have lots going on! I love your dogs! Congrats on all of the weddings coming your way and the pictures were beautiful.
Heidi-ILCS

Von said...

Fabulous engagement pics, Carolyn!! I know your summer is busy, just like mine. :D

Raven/Missy said...

What wonderful pictures! The playful dogs are adorable and the commentary is funny.

The engagement pictures for your youngest DD are beautiful! They look so happy together!

Congratulations to both of your DD's on their upcoming wedding and engagement respectively.

Sherry said...

What great engagement photos. I am sort of on break from stitching and blogging as much over the summer. I just can't stop completely! Have a great summer.

Kelly said...

Brilliant pictures, thank you for sharing!

Sharon said...

You have been having fun! Your daughter's engagement photo's are beautiful!

Ma Teakettle said...

Oh Carolyn, you have been busy! Your DD's pics are beyond awesome, they both looks gorgeous and so happy....Congratulations :)

It looks like the kids were packed and ready to roll, and I'm sure you have your airline ticket as well for the first visit....good luck to them :)

Have a wonderful summer.
Hugs
Ma

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

The pictures of your DD and her fiance are beautiful! Such a cute idea. enjoy the rest of your busy summer. Loved the doggie pics too!

DUSTY said...

Carolyn, your daughters are lovely, take after their mother ??? LOL. The engagement photos are wonderful. Cute couple. Enjoy your summer.

Felicity said...

The hazy crazy days of summer. I'm in awe!

Vinniey said...

You and both of your daughters are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the all those beautiful 1940's theme engagement photos, what a cute couple! :)

Hazel said...

What a gorgeous post! Love all the pics of your dd's engagement. How fun. x

Marcy said...

You certainly are busy this summer! Love the 40's pics -- what a cool idea!

Cindy F. said...

What an awesome theme your dd chose for her engagement pics!! All of her pics turned out so pretty! And the doggie pics are just too cute!
Your daughters are beautiful Carolyn!! Glad you're enjoying summer...even though it's hotter than Texas for a change!

Cindy's Stitching said...

what beautiful pictures. I like the black and white also. Your daughters are beautiful, you must be a proud mom. Have a great summer

Caroline said...

Oh my! Those are the best engagement photos I've ever seen - they belong in a magazine! Sounds like a fun summer so far for you!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Looks like you have been really busy.Your daughter's engagement pictures are just great!

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