Monday, January 9, 2012

our {trip} week through iPhotos - w. 60

and we're back!

holy crap, so much to say.  we're like, nine days into a new year & this is my first post.  whaaaaat?  how does that even happen?  i'll tell you how.  vacation with the fam.  limited computer access & nights of movie watching & family shenanigans that don't allow for blog posting.  and i was totally ok with that.

i kinda really sucked at taking pictures on this trip.  i managed to squeak out a few on my iphone but the trip is not very well represented.  i got a few more on my real camera which i'll share later but i kinda just decided to forgo getting those "perfect" pictures for just enjoying the moments.  i often thought of taking my camera out but then decided i didn't want to be bothered with the worries of good light, catching perfect smiles & perfectly capturing the moment.  instead i just kinda enjoyed it.  and that's ok too.

this trip was good times.  seeing my whole family is always good times.  there's just something about going to your parents' house that brings out your inner child.  aka: sleeping in, junk food eating, napping & indulging in mom's home-cookin'.  this trip consisted of lots of those things.

but now that i'm home & sitting back in my office, this kinda feels good too.  i'm excited about the new year.  i'm excited about what 2012 might bring & about some goal setting & fresh starts.  i'm excited to get back in our normal routine & to quit justifying all the junk food with talk of the holidays & get back in shape & back on healthy-eating track.  because i've kinda really fallen off the wagon.

so there will be talk of all that later.

for now, here's a few snapshots i did manage to grab of our trip with my iphone.

ugh, looking at these pictures now i really wish i had taken more!  oops.  two of my sisters & my dad aren't represented & i'm missing lots of cousins & brother-in-laws.  but they were all there too, i promise.

seeing parker with all his cousins is one of the coolest things ever.  he's the youngest of twelve grandkids on my side of the fam & it's a blast watching my nieces & nephews play with him.  he thinks they're so funny!  i'm pretty sure i have the best family ever.  i'm willing to fight anyone who tries to tells me otherwise.

that was our week!  how was yours?  i wanna see, so link up!

Game Rules:
1.  your pictures have to be taken by your camera phone. that's it!  you don't even have to have a picture for every day.  got one camera phone pic of something fun from this week?  link up!

2.  if you want to grab the code below & put it in your post to have the linky with all the thumbnails show up on your blog do it.

and please post a link to my blog so others can come here to grab the code, too.
the more kids who come out to play, the more fun it will be, right?

Grab the code here:

...and get on the linky here:


  1. If you want, you can edit the linky part out of my name. I don't know how. I used the wordless wednesday accidentally...

    Love the over the shoulder pic in the bottom row!

  2. I love your pics! Especially the over the shoulder one :0)

  3. I'm the same way with blogging on vacation. All of my family has dialup for some reason so it's impossible to get anything done!

  4. I spy In N' Out and IKEA in there! That within it's self is a great trip ;)

    Super cute pics and glad you are back! Happy New Year :)

  5. So glad your back!! I missed your blog your stories and your awesome photos!! So glad you had a wonderful time! Families are the BEST!!! :)

  6. not gonna lie..missed your blog. so glad you had fun though!

    agree about getting excited about not having an excuse to eat like crap. now that the holidays are over i keep telling myself it's time to get back to the gym and making dinner more than once a week. buuuuutt..i still haven't quite found the motivation to actually do it. i am so awesome.

  7. Glad you're back! We need to hang out. I'm going through Amy withdrawals. :)

  8. Looks like a wonderful time, and good for you for leaving the camera behind and just enjoying the moment! I have been doing that a lot more and it's awesome. Sooo glad you're back!

  9. I know what you mean about not bringing out your camera in situations like these. it's almost as if you don't get to enjoy the moment because your worrying about getting good shots and good lighting. I do that all the time and it kind of sucks because no one else takes photos but ME. So if I don't take any then there's no memories of that special night with my fam. It's always not having to worry about it though right?

    Glad you had a great trip! Happy New Year to you and your family. Oh! and I definitely hear you on getting back on track with the whole healthy eating.

    Good luck!

  10. It was so AWESOME to have you down here for an entire week! We got so much fun stuff in. Thanks to Sam, too for sharing his family with us! Love you! oxoxo

  11. Looks and sounds like a great trip. Nothing beats time with family!! Glad to see you back!

  12. i've missed your posts lady!! :) love the pics!!

  13. We missed you!
    And oops sorry I linked up twice, wrong link the first time, not sure how to delete it...

  14. umm… so jealous of the In-n-out. just had a baby 6 weeks ago and I'm on a mission to loose all my baby weight by spring so I feel so deprived.


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