Monday, July 23, 2007

summer is going way too fast...

I really wish the days would slow down a little. I am not at all ready for summer to end. No way. The end of summer means back to school, back to work, and back to early mornings and hectic evenings. I want more lazy mornings and late nights. I want to sit out on the patio, sipping coffee at 10:00 AM. I'd love to have at least one more month before summer ends.

Anyway, enough of that.

I took the boys to Barnes and Noble for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book release party. We had an awesome time! Jake and Ian dressed like Harry Potter and looked adorable! It was a long night, but there was so much for us to do- wand making, spell casting, house sorting, and so much more! When 12:01 AM arrived and the fist book was sold, the entier store cheered! I was hoping to read the book right away, but I was so tired and fell asleep shortly after we got home. When I woke up later, Jake was reading it! So, I decided to go ahead and let him read- as long as he doesn't tell me anything!!! I'll get to read it sooner or later.

In other family news, my sister Lori and BIL Jim had a party to celebrate Alyssa and Jimmy's birthdays this past weekend. What a fun day! It feels like it's been so long since the entire family was together and happy. I mean, REALLY happy! The kids all had fun chasing each other with water balloons and squirt guns while the grown ups joined in too. :)

As usual, I was the pest with the camera, so I have lots of photos to share! :)


TessaAnnWatte said...

Hi Colleen!
I'm happy to hear you are having such a great summer! I hope it drags out a bit for you to enjoy :)
Love the pics you have captured. The are so real and so sweet!
Enjoy the rest of your week!!!!
Tessa Ann Watte`

Anonymous said...

love all of the photos. what a great photo of! you look like your having a fantastic summer! TC

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Staci said...

Sounds like you've had a great summer!! You photos are absolutely **AMAZING!** So gorgeous! :) Enjoy that late morning coffee a little longer. ;)

Rachael said...

Hi Colleen!! Sounds like you are having a great summer!! It is going by so fast!! I can't believe Macy will be going to kindergarten in about a month!!

Your pictures are gorgeous!! There is such a strong family resemblance with all the kids!!

Pam said...

What a great looking family! I'm particularily fond of the one in the pink cowboy hat! That girl's got style! ;)

Linda Hofacker aka MommaHo said...

Colleen - so fun to see pics of everyone including Judi!!!!!!!!

Jana said...

Awesome pics as always! Enjoy & treasure the rest of your summer.....I think it's flying by for all of us.

Lyneen said...

What great pictures!!!! Glad summer was good to you!!!!!!!!!!!