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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

california vacation 2008

The Yuba River is about 100 feet from my mom's back porch. That is where I've been while my blog sat neglected all last week. No cell phone coverage, no internet, nothing but family, food and fun. :) My sister and her 3 kids met us there in their trailer and we flew in. The cousins had a great time, swimming, tubing, jumping and playing games. Yo-yo's were a big hit too, as well.

Just a great summer vacation!
This is Donnie, my step-dad. He's been coming/living in these mountains his entire life. He's been married to my Mom for over 20 years and can tell you everything there is to know about cowboys, mountains, panning for gold, and pork loins.

General decor of my Mom's house. :) We did NOT have this hanging on the wall growing up. The things you do for love. LOL

This is my Mom, Cheryl. I don't think she realized just how much gravy she had to cook for this bunch. We LOVE biscuits and gravy! YUM!



Kalyn, Hope, and Summer Zoe playing with Photobooth on my laptop. :)

Summer and my mom's dog, Tidbit.


My sister, Kim, me and Kalyn and Summer Zoe. We were down at the country store filling up the tubes so we could hit the river.

Craig, married to Kim, and Abby. Just call him the professional air man. 7 tubes.


Kim and Noah goofing off while we wait.



I LOVE this photo of Kim and plan on blowing it up for my office in my new home. LOVE IT! So much fun!



After you fill them up, you gotta walk them back to the homestead. That's Miss Hope and my Mom in the foreground there. So pretty here!


The Homestead. :)

Donnie has lived a full life.


We tooks some snaps for my sister's Chirstmas Card. Too cute, this little trailer. They hit the beach all the time and any free time you will find them pulling this somewhere.



Me and my sister.

Just the two of us.



Me and my girls. Devin didn't have vacation time with his new job, so he's back at home working away. I hate that, but maybe next year?





Okay, my mom has this great old organ in her house with the paddles on the bottom you pump back and forth to play. Noah was playing for us and it felt like we were on a pirate ship and dancing jigs or something. Missed the rum, though. :)




Mom and her kids. :)

Donnie pooped out from all the house guests. LOL


Kalyn was fearless and jumped off anything. No way, Jose for me. I was on standby.

Beautiful trip and never long enough.


If you perhaps left me a voice mail that week, August 11 - 16th, I may not have received it. My voice mail box was full and not all the messages downloaded into my iphone. So, please call again if you get the chance.

ta ta

6 comments:

TheBehnkeFamily 11:44 AM  

I really like the noise in that last picture! Did you do that in PS or was it some handy trick with your camera? It looks like you had lots of fun with your family! I'm glad you got a break! :)

God bless!

Love,
Melanie

kristinbednarz 2:16 PM  

no. That effect comes naturally from a point and shoot. :). LOL. It's kalyns camera that she got for Christmas.

TheBehnkeFamily 2:49 PM  

oh cool! Your photo-taking skills are so magical you make a point and shoot look crazy good! I thought it was a really neat effect!

Kerry Kern 9:38 AM  

Looks like a super time, your family is so sweet!

christy penn 1:06 PM  

What a beautiful place to vacation! I am glad you had a good time with family! : )

Jennifer Adling 10:32 AM  

Looks like a great family vacation!! Glad you got to take some time off! Now get back to blogging...we miss you!

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