July 1, 2010

Coral Tops, Chimneas and Pho

Forever In Blue Jeans

I am joining Carin at Forever in Blue Jeans for her weekly challenge to get mom in the picture.  If you've not been in the picture this week, it's not too late!  Here's my four step plan to recovery.  1-Grab the camera 2- grab a kid 3- take a shot 4-post it!  You can't ask for easier than that.  I can't wait to see you in the picture.

I don't know who took this one or why, but I can tell you that little bundle wrapped up in my flamingo towel is Elisabeth going from a morning of swimming to an afternoon of napping.
I bought this coral colored top at Target last year for our trip to St. Kitts.  I ended up loving it so much, I wear it every time it is in my closet.  Have you noticed it is in almost every picture of me?  Brianna saw one like it at Target last week and used some gift cards she has been saving to get it.  We also have the same capris, so we decided to take a picture. 
And then someone said that Emma matched us, too, so we got her in on the fun, also. 
That evening, while Allen and the kids were installing the zip line, I sat at the table in the secret garden and read a bit of my mystery.  Brianna took pictures of everything within eye shot of her chair, including this super boring one of me.
And now for something completely different... One of the ways that Allen and I reconnect after he returns from travel is to have dinner together when he gets home.  During the winter the kids are usually tucked into bed by that time.  In the Summer months, though, they go to bed much later.  This evening, Allen brought Pho home and we sat on the deck for dinner by the stars, while the kids played in the backyard.  I wish I had thought to take a photo of the beautiful table Emma set before we messed it up, but maybe you get the idea.
It was quite cool here tonight, just 66 after being in the nineties and hundreds for the last week or more.  Which gave us an opportunity to light the chimnea.  Nathaniel took this shot.
And that about sums it up for this week.    Before I go, for anyone who doesn't know, today is Canada Day.  Since I only know one Canadian resident at this time, let me bid a great big happy Canada Day to my favorite Canuck and her little Canucks.  Love you girl!

Until next week,


  1. Awesome pictures. I love the ones where you and the girls match.

  2. Lovely pictures! You have a beautiful family. I love the new header too.

  3. You have a beautiful family and the picture of the two of you reconnecting after Allen's travels is especially touching.

  4. Happy Canada Day to you as well! You can be an honourary Canuck for the day... so hook up the sled dogs and mosey on over to Canada's National Igloo for some hearty celebrations!!

  5. PS. Don't forget your tuques! Nippy here, eh?

  6. Love all your matching coral tops. Sounds like a lovely evening with your hubby. Great photos. Happy Independence Day to you n yours!!!

  7. I love your shirt. The photo with the matching tops is great.

  8. It's been hotter than normal here in TN too. this week its mid-upper 80s and lows in the 60s.. it's fabulous!!!

    love the matching girls!!!

  9. Great pics! Love the matching shirts! And where did you get those chili pepper bowls? I suspect I'll find lots of stuff for my kitchen in New Mexico. When is your birthday? :)

  10. I love those pictures! The ones of you with your daughters are so sweet and I love the "real life" picture of your welcome home dinner with your husband.

  11. Beautiful Life Moments To Cherish... you have a beautiful family :)

  12. wonderful photos indeed! :) and I like how you girls have matching outfit because we do that sometimes too!

    happy weekend
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  13. dear Coral is Tops,
    Wonderful photos of you all!

    My husband travels a lot for our business also, so, i understand about the re~connect thing after he comes home.

    Reading as a family is one of our favorite things to do. We read year round too, and everyone loves it.

    Connections keep us together

  14. Wonderful photos :o) I love to have our family "match" :o) Even now that our children are grown and don't live here at home...actually, they are not even here in the same state :o( ...I still will take a peek at what my hubby is wearing and try to at least match with the colors he is wearing :o)

    You look like the sister to your girls :o)
    A beautiful family!
    Blessings & Aloha!

  15. Wow, this seems like ages ago.