Monday, September 06, 2010

Bloggy Break

I didn’t start off taking a bloggy break for the summer but somehow, it just ended up that way. It all started when we went on vacation, wayyyy back in July and our computer decided to crash when we got back and I lost a bunch of pictures on the computer and it just continued from there. I did have people subtly, and not so subtly ask me, when I was going to start blogging again but the longer I took off, the more comfortable it became. We did a lot this summer from the beach, water parks, etc. so in my defense, we were pretty busy. I do have a whole bunch of pictures that I need to post although, I have to admit, a lot not mine as I decided to take a camera break too. I will try to blog in order of the way summer went but may jump from here to there and back again. I do want to say thank you to all my friends who have allowed me to steal, borrow their pictures.

In July, we went camping to Lake Tahoe for the 4th of July. Tahoe is one of our favorite places to visit and this was Kyle's first camping trip. The drive there was rather long and we got horrible gas mileage in the "beast", around 7 miles per gallon but Jerry and I have always wanted to go to Tahoe for the 4th and it didn't disappoint. The weather was beautiful, actually warmer than here and I didn't have access to the Internet for a whole week, nor did I watch tv and it was actually pretty nice! I got to read 4 books, something I never get to do here, so I feel as though I accomplished something. Jerry perfected the making of the S'more by the end of the trip and all of us had a blast and we can't wait to go camping again.

When you are coming down the mountain, you get a gorgeous glimpse of Lake Tahoe in the background

Gracie the princess that she is, insisted on wearing her tutu, even though we were camping

Yummy S'mores. If you've never had one, you are definitely missing out!

First S'more of the trip, with many more to come

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Natalie said...

Great pictures Tanya. Makes me miss you all so much! I love what a little princess that Gracie is.... so like Elliana who wants to sleep in her high heeled shoes and wear her tutu everywhere!
Kyle is adorable. Seems like you've had him for almost a lifetime.

Kimberly and Ed said...

Looks like a great camping trip! Love the pictures of Gracie and Kyle:-)

Mom of Three said...

It looks like a beautiful trip! I love all the pictures, especially of Kyle and Gracie together. BTW~ Love the new blog!