A Nature Walk Kind of Day

>> Wednesday, May 20, 2015

It's not often that we don't have something planned on a Saturday, but
this was the case this past weekend!  We love to chill and relax, but we didn't
really want to just do nothing all day, so we decided to go to a local state park
to go on a nature walk!

Of course, we hadn't decided to do this before we gave both the girls a bath.
But oh well.  They were clean when we started ;)

Phoenix turned 7 months old on this day, so I just
had to get a picture of her with the 7 :)

She's such a goof sometimes ♥

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We went out to Hontoon Island.  You go and park your car, then you
take a little ferry ride over to the island!
We were very glad to learn that dogs are allowed (and so was Gus).

Who knows what Georgia was saying.  Sometimes I don't
even know what she's saying AS she says it.


She loved the ferry.

I feel like she always has food on her face.
No matter how many times a day I wipe it.



The park was really beautiful!  I had never been over there.
It's where Ben took Georgia fishing a few weeks ago.



We passed a neat fallen tree.






Phoenix slept for the first half of the walk.

Those tooooes.

Like I mentioned before, she heard a train while I was trying to
get her picture in this lush area.

Phoenix woke up and seemed to enjoy herself for the rest of the walk.



These tired little feet.


She held my hand for the whole second half of the walk.

We walked 2 miles, and she didn't ask to be picked up once.
She was definitely dragging by the end, but we were so impressed!
We want to do this more often because it's so good to be
outdoors, and we all had a great time.

She was certainly happy to be on the ferry again.

She turned around to watch outside.

Gus was pretty worn out as well.  But he loved it :)


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Julie-Asselin Yarn

>> Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Remember the Plum Dandi knit along I participated in at the beginning of
the year?  Well, they had a whole bunch of lovely and awesome prizes to give
away, and I was the winner of a sweater quantity of some Julie-Asselin yarn!!

As you can imagine, I was so, so, so excited when I learned this.
I originally wanted to go with a gray yarn, but once again found myself
migrating towards blue.  It's got gray in it, though! ;)

I won't start knitting with it for a while, because I've got a lot of other
things on my plate right now... but I am so looking forward to starting my
Cracked Pepper sweater with this yarn - *squeee!*

Isn't it just delicious!?

This colorway is called Tahiti.

Don't worry, you'll be seeing much more of this yarn on the blog, I'm sure ;)

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Mother's Day {2015}

>> Monday, May 18, 2015

I really had a great Mother's Day.
We slept in a little before meeting my parents, and my brother and his family
for brunch at Cracker Barrel.  The church we're attending meets at 12:45, so we
had plenty of time for brunch before heading to church.

She thinks she's fancy sitting up in this seat.
She's such a squirmer though, I cannot leave her in anything unbuckled.

Had to get a picture with my girls.
♥♥♥♥♥

This was as close as we got to a smile from Phoenix.
She was totally distracted.


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After church, we went over to Disney for the rest of the afternoon!
I know most moms wouldn't choose to go to Disney for Mother's Day, but
I would go to Disney any day of the year - it was great!  Hollywood
Studios was rather quiet and we had a nice time.

We were waiting for a fastpass to the Disney Junior show.


Nosies ♥



She had SUCH a good time at the Disney Junior show!!
I probably had more fun watching her enjoy it.  She was
adorable.  She really got into it.

Showing me her streamers and doubloons ;)

I had a little photoshoot with Phoenix after I fed her while
Ben and Georgia rode Toy Story (which she wasn't crazy about).


Those eyes and those teeth!!!


UGH - I could just eat her up.


Her sweet toes.




So excited to see Georgia!


Lovelovelove them!

♥♥♥

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And I have to show off my Mother's Day gift...
A HIPPO COOKIE JAR.

It just doesn't get better than this.


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