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Monday, August 23, 2010

Summer's Over : (

It's hard to believe that summer has come to an end. I had one of the best summers that I can remember. I was able to spend everyday with my little girl, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be able to do that. It will be rough going back to school, but I know she's in loving hands while I'm away, so that helps.

I made sure to make the best of my last week of summer. Here are a few highlights of last week...

Last trip to the lake

Kyri saw her first rainbow. She talked about it the whole way home.
Splashing with Grandma Laurel

Shopping in Downtown Elmhurst

Since the weather was so beautiful this day, we decided to take advantage of it. We bought a puzzle in one of the cute little kid stores and decided to sit on a bench and play with it. The video's kind of boring, but I thought Kyri looked so cute in her shades!

Mother/Daughter Luncheon at Grandma Karen's (Kay's mom)

Karen invited us over for an end of summer luncheon. The salad was perfect, and the yummy desserts hit the spot! The girls had a great time playing together.

The cousins playing in the pool

Kyri, Mia, and Aubry

One Last trip to Grandma Laurel's Pool

Purdue Girls' Weekend

The last weekend of summer was spent with my roommates from Purdue. We all turned 30 this year, so we thought we'd get together for a little celebration. The events started at my house Friday night, where we were able to catch up. Saturday morning we headed to the spa for some massages and nail treatments. We then visited a winery for some tasting before a delicious dinner back at the hotel. Two bars were visited briefly, but we all agreed that going up to the room where we could hear each other and get into our P.J.s sounded much more appealing. Wow how times have changed! : )

Divya got us these cute shirts!
Posing with our "Forever 29" glasses from Martha!
Group shot outside of the winery

Since school starts this week, I'm not sure when the next time I'll update will be. Hopefully I can still sneak in some time to upload pictures.

Good bye summer. I'll miss you!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

SC Photo Shoot

Before we left for South Carolina, Grandma Nancy bought these adorable outfits for the girls. So we dressed them up and let them run around the resort while we snapped away. How cute are these little angels??

Our trip to South Carolina

Last week Kyri, Kyle, and I went on a vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with Bryan, Kay, Aubry, Owen, Donna, and Charlie. Kay found a condo across the street from the beach and in a resort that had an area with about 4 different pools. We rented a 9 passenger van and drove the 16 hours down and back. The girls did great and probably slept 14 of the 16 hours each way. We drove through the night each time so that made it easier on them. While we were there, we did a lot of fun things, but I think Kyri's favorite time of the day was when she could just play with her cousins in the condo. It was great to have them all together. Here is a little recap of the trip. Warning...there are a lot of pictures!! But this is only a small amount compared to the 700 or so that we took between us all.

Packing up the van
The crew before we left
We lined all three girls up across the back bench of the van
The way they looked most of the ride
On our way down we stopped for breakfast at the Handell's house (my mom's cousins). The girls loved running around their house and visiting. We loved the delicious breakfast, and of course the company. It was great to see them all again!

We finally arrived at Myrtle Beach!!!

Here is Kyri's first time dipping her toes into the ocean

Shell hunting
Found one!

Lovin' the wind in her hair!

Our first full day there - Beach time!

Owen doing his Baywatch run

Pool Day
Matching boats (Kyri did not enjoy her boat)
Family shot
Charlie showing off her tan (I'm jealous!)
Bryan and Aubry
Aubry working on her skills from swimming lessons
I love the pointed toes!!
Kyri and Auntie Donna
Someone didn't want to leave the pool
Please could we stay??
The dads and their cutie pies

Getting ready for a dinner cruise
Kyri and Aubs posing

Kyri didn't understand why this boat looked so different than her daddy's boat
Kyle and Kyri Joan
The girls had a blast dancing to the DJ on the boat
Charlie giving Kyri some love when we got back

Another pool day!
This pool was the perfect size for the girls.
Hanging onto Auntie Kay
Later that night we went to the boardwalk and got some ice cream. If you look closely, you can see Kyri's ice cream mustache. They loved it!
Another quick trip to the beach

Wrestle time back at the condo
Kyri and Uncle O

Uncle Kyle having a tea party
And getting tackled

Dolphin Cruise

We made Kyri wear this giant life jacket, and she was such a trooper about it. She never complained, even though it didn't look very comfy.
Aubry with her stylish vest
Sharing some snacks before we left the dock
Group shot
We all wore our cool glasses!
The boat we took and the beach we stopped at for lunch
Kyri loved chasing the birds
Bryan, Kay, and Aubry splashing in the water
Kyri and Mommy looking for fish
A man on the cruise gave Kyri a clam shell, and she was so proud of her treasure!

Our last day of the trip

We went to another boardwalk for lunch, and Kyri found a lizard. She was fascinated by it.
Bryan and Aubry took one last dip in the ocean
The waves were really strong that day, so Kyri preferred to play in the sand.

Our last family shot before we packed up and went home. : (

Some video clips of the trip...