Sunday, July 29, 2012

Just Me & The Olympics

Hello and happy Sunday!  I am here at home, and enjoying a very peaceful day!!  My husband and son went up to Big Bear to fish.  My oldest daughter and her family are vacationing in San Diego.  My middle daughter and Noah are at a friends house for the afternoon and a BBQ tonight.  Geeps said. "Why don't you come with us to the lake?"  I said, "No, you and Drew will have a fun day together, and it will be nice just the two of you."  And inside I am screaming with delight at the prospect of having the whole day, the whole pool, the whole t.v., all to my self!!  I love having my family around and doing things together.  But I so rarely get a chance to be home alone that I am perfectly happy to have this day by myself! 
 I have the Olympics on.  The radio on outside and I am going back and forth between the family room and the pool.  Are you watching the Olympics?  I love it!! 
Before Greg left today, he was doing some updating on my laptop and he uploaded these photos for me that Gennifer took while we were up at the lake a few weeks ago.  Sadly, our daughter Erika and Noah  had already gone home, so they are not in them. But oh what a perfect Christmas photo it would have been.   Gennifer set her tripod up at the end of the dock and we did several different shots.  This one is my favorite.
I liked this one too.
And this....
And this....
Maybe I can photo shop Erika and Noah into one of these?    Which is your favorite?
Back to the pool as soon as US wins in Water Polo!!
XO  Kris

36 comments:

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

There all cute, but the close up is my favorite. I am with you a day alone is heavenly. Enjoy it!!

Holly said...

Ok, this is weird but I can't find myself in those photos either. Perhaps I was at the cafe eating waffles?

Gloria said...

LOve your pictures, what beatiful day Kris!
Yes I watching the Olympcs too but time on time, but my son all the time andhubby the same, I love the swim competition, have a nice time!

Cheryl said...

Love them all Kris...such a sweet family! I have been in my sewing room all day, doing bindings, computer lurking and watching the Olympics!!!!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Kris, Love the photos-you all look like you were having so much fun. I too had a day alone today and loved it; I spent most of the day sewing the quilt top but still have borders to do. Then I started a new novel I'm previewing and also checked blogland a bit.
Tomorrow hubby is going golfing again so I know I'll be sewing too and also having a friend over so the pups can play.
Have a great evening, we are watching the O's right now. Love them.
xxxNoreen

Pam said...

Love these photos! What a cute family you have Kris!!!

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Just a little something from Judy said...

I like everyone of those family photos by the lake, although my favorite one is the last one. You all look so happy together.

Yes, I love those rare days alone in my home,and the extra bonus would be time to watch the Olympics. I enjoy every moment I have when I watch them. Great post!

Kerri said...

What great pictures....my favorite is the one you chose for your header...it's so fun, just like all of you!

Mereknits said...

They are all perfect! Your family just looks like they are so much fun. I love a day to myself, it is so rare I get one I just want to jump for Joy when it happens.
Hugs,
Meredith

Savvy Seasons said...

Oh my goodness, y'all are too cute! My favorite picture is the one in the header. xoxo ~Liz

Erika Diane said...

#rude

just kidding. But seriously I feel VERY left out of the family. J.k
p.s. I will now have my face & Noah's placed on a stick so we are never left out of family photos. he he
XO

The Garden Bell - Kate said...

What a perfect day solo. I know you must of had a wonderful time. Are the games just the best.... we are totally addicted here. Have a great week.

Pammy Sue said...

Great pictures! You MUST do this with Erica & Noah in the pic so it can be your Christmas card. That's a great idea. Don't you look so cute!

Hope you enjoyed your me time!

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~Niki~ said...

love 'em all!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

All four photos are wonderful , Kris. It is a tie between the first(for fun) and the last (for a good close up shot) I'm usually disappointed when I can't get a good, all inclusive, family shot for my Christmas cards...last year was a happy exception.

I enjoyed watching gymnastics last evening ..they are all such amazing athletes!

by Teresa said...

Kris, you have the most wonderful family! That would make a great xmas card.. you should try the PhotoShop thing, or just recreate the photo when you're all together. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Heather - The Good Life said...

What fun pictures and what fun you must have had making them. :-) Hope you've had a terrific day in sunny CA. Heather

Mary said...

the love and spirit of your family shows in the pictures...I love quiet time and the olympics have been great so far..

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I LOVE your new header, Kris! Your family knows how to enjoy life!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Awesome picsand I haven't been fishing since I was a child.Was anyone scared by the water? I would have been so nervous.

Grayseasailor said...

I vote for the third picture, Kris, but having everyone in it is important so perhaps you can get everyone together for another celebration and get a photo just right for Christmas. =)
Glad you enjoyed your time alone...and I am trying to watch snatches of the Olympics, too. Very exciting!
Hugs from Gracie <3

corners of my life said...

I can see the "proud parent smile" beaming from you {and your hubby} in each photo.

Carol said...

Hi Kris,

Can you email me where you got your pattern for your "bubble" blanket that you crocheted recently? I've seen patterns online, but they all seem to have a single crochet stitch between the row of bubbles and it doesn't look like yours does.

Thanks,

Carol
carol.sherwood@cox.net

~Niki~ said...

are you anywhere near carlsbad?
my hubby surprised me and the little ones. we're leaving for Cali tomorrow, coming back Friday! We are staying in encinitas by legoland! we will leave tomorrow, go the beach, go to legoland thurs, leave later friday afternoon. you're probably no where near there. but i thought i'd let you know! :)

NanaNor's said...

Hi again Kris, I can just picture you in high school on the high dive. I always loved to swim(we had a pool)and to dive but never competed. I'm loving the diving and swimming but also everything else. Go USA!!!
xxx Noreen

Sinta Renee said...

Great photos and I think the first one captures the true essence of your special characters! Oh what fun... I can almost smell the lake from here.

Deb~in~Denver said...

Whew, I'm a little late to the party! Just catching up on all of the blogs, I love all of the pictures but the last one is my favorite. You have a beautiful family! I haven't seen a second of the Olympics, I'm hoping to change that, tonight!

Katie said...

Such Great photos!

Karen Bates said...

Love them all.....the closeup is adorable but if you want to join the competition...number 1''is the one I love...what a great family!

bj said...

awwww, couldn't pick a fav....they are all sooo good.:)

Claudia said...

Great photos, Kris! It looks like heaven up there at the lake. I've been to Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear once and found that area to be simply gorgeous.

xo
Claudia

Whosyergurl said...

I like the one of all of you seated and turned back to look. I've been home alone this week, too. My house is so clean! But not for long...he returns tomorrow night.
I let Chelsea bark to scare away whatever...lots of critters lurking in the woods! xo, Cheryl

Jann Olson said...

All so cute, but you know me; the whackier the better! Families having fun, that's what I love to see. Hubs and I have been watching lots of the Olympics. I love it also. I know what you mean about being home alone. Every now and then I love it!
Hugs,
Jann

Jill said...

All these turned out great! So much joy! I am totally addicted to the Olympics and up late every night! :-)
Have catching up to do after my vacation.

blessings,
Jill