Saturday, July 14, 2007

Up north...

I'm back!! I had a great week in northern Minnesota with my family. Nice to spend some time on the beach, enjoying boat rides, s'mores and time together.
Here's ArtsyMama and family:)The kids got up at the crack of dawn a few days...literally! I was rewarded for being up this early with this amazing sunrise and mist coming off the lake. Of course we cooked up some good ol' fashioned s'mores. Yum!
Here is my sister and myself. She lives in San Diego, so spending quality time re-connecting is always a treat.Just plain havin' fun!The view from our cabin at sunset. I had a huge pile of mail waiting for me when I got back. What fun! This banner above with my daughters picture and name is from Kris Hurst. I ordered the delightful Magic banner below and she made me this special banner for my daughters room. They are both just amazing. Love her work. Thanks so much Kris! I have some more goodies to share that I got in the mail and also from some antique stores on my trip. More soon!

19 comments:

Laume said...

Where to start - hmmmm:
love the pic of your name in the sand, and of the mist off the water. And the s'more - now I want a s'more!

And what a beautiful family you have. I was watching a family with two little boys today and reminiscing about when my kids were young. Sigh. They grow up so fast. My "baby" is 6'4" and probably not done growing! Good thing I've got some grandkids to hug on.

If William had come out a she instead of a he, her name would have been Chloe.

Zabrina said...

Nice to hear from you! Beautiful family!
I think we have kids by the same age...I have 2 boys.
I loved the banners too. Very nice to decorate the rooms.
Take Care!

"Maggie" said...

What sweet family photos...isn't summer just the greatest when you can really spend some quality family time outdoors? I love the banners and am a fan of Kris' work. Especially the sweet picture of Chloe on the banner. :)

Vickie said...

Nice to hear you enjoyed your vacation. Spending time with family is so important. I love the family photos!! The banners are adorable :D

jeanetta said...

ooo oooo ooo i so love s'mores!!!

Renee said...

So glad you had a good time can't wait to see the treasures you found on your trip.

Lori said...

your family is beautiful!!! hope you had a lovely vacation...love the banners esp the one with your sweet daughters picture!!!

Miss*Laurence said...

You've cut your hair! :-)
Looks like you've had a lovely time, did you come back with lots of crafty ideas? At least you've got a real summer we are drowned and flooded all over the country here, and no sign of improving. Read you soon!

jessi nagy said...

yeah your back. sounds like it was awesome. your banners are gorgeous. im having her do some stuff for me too. can't wait. c ya soon.
jessi nagy

www.scrappyjessi.blogspot.com

m i c h e l l e said...

Wonderful pictures of your beautiful family and gorgeous you!!! I know so well about how renewing it is to connect with family. It fills the well.

Welcome back, Kari!!! :-)

stephanie said...

Wanted to come by, see what you have been doing....looks like a fabulous family vacation...oh summertime!

Also have a copy of Artful Blogger and wanted to say your spread is lucsious!

Sugar Bear said...

Welcome back! Looks like you had a really great and relaxing trip. I love the banners!
Karla

BonnieRose said...

welcome back Kari! Looks like u had th best time!

deb said...

The pictures are just perfect. Sums up the trip and looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Always nice spending time with family. Those banners are just gorgeous! Glad you're back.

Carolyn said...

You `re back at last ! Yeah !! The whole family looks relaxed and happy ! I really missed you ;o) Those banners are absolutely gorgeous ! Hugs x

Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

yum...smores!

Natasha Burns said...

Great pics Kari!!! What a gorgeous family you have.
I have to ask, what are "s'mores"???? I heard Woody correct Buzz Lightyear's pronunciation of them, I think Buzz called them "Shmoes", but I have absolutely no idea what they are! LOL! Excuse my ignorance, we just don't have "s'mores" here... i am guessing it's a take on the words 'some more'becvaseu they are so yummy whatever they are!

Natasha Burns said...

lol you would think i would check my spelling of 'because' before hitting 'publish' wouldn't you?

Allison said...

It looks like you had a great time! I do love Northern Minnesota. Your family is so beautiful! And I love the banners you got. They're gorgeous.

allie
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