Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Summer Days

I can't believe it is almost the Fourth of July! The summer is already getting away from me and I feel like I haven't even had a chance to experience it yet.

But I did get to send my oldest daughter on a business trip with her Daddy last week. This has become an annual trip for them. They head down the coast and make a pit stop at a walk-through wild animal safari, then they go inland before heading back home. She loves this time with her Daddy; staying in hotels, swimming, eating in restaurants. And she even enjoys watching him work, especially when he goes into police departments. She thinks that is pretty cool.

The first photo here is Elizabeth with a lion cub last summer. Then the next photo is of the same lion, one year later.















Elizabeth was pretty amazed at the amount the lion grew. She thought that was pretty cool. (Look at the size of those paws!) And no, she didn't get to play with her on her lap this year, LOL.

One of these days I am going to go with them because I want to pet a lion or a tiger or one of those other cool animals that she has been able to pet. This time though, they didn't have any lion, tiger or bear cubs for to pet, but she did get to have a lynx on her lap. Very cool.

Okay, moving on...

Check out this new kit, a collaborative by the girls at Little Dreamer (Michelle Coleman, Lori Barnhurst and Jackie Eckles). Talk about the perfect summer kit to scrap all those fun Fourth of July and barbeque photos. I can't wait to use it! (and it's on sale right now too!)














Okay, I needed a break from CT pages, and I had these cute photos of Elizabeth to scrap. So here is me just having fun, and I really love how this page came out too.

Summer Vacation credits here.



















As you know, Nancy Comelab's creative team has been doing challenges each Monday on Nancy's blog. This week's challenge is a photo challenge. So here I am with some photos without people. The first is from the top of the Empire State Building. Of all the non-family photos I took from up there I really loved this one because of how packed it is with buildings.














And this photo (I couldn't decide) was from our trip to Niagra Falls. I thought it was just beautiful.













Now you should probably 'hop' on over to the Lily Pad's gallery too for a little bit of fun and a chance to win some cool prizes.
























Click here for the first clue. Here is the second clue. And click here to access the gallery.

Have a great day!

4 comments:

Maggie said...

Thanks for the info on the challenge, I have several photos to fit.
Have a great day, Don't forget to stop in the forum at Http://www.dragonflairestudios.com/community
enter a message and you might win an Acdsee fostware.
Thanks
Maggie

Mindy said...

Great pages!! you have a wonderful blog!! :)

JennStar said...

Wow- that little lion got big!! That sounds like an awesome trip for your DD! Thanks for the previews!

Becky (Daisyduster) said...

What a fun post!
I wanna go on safari too...
How cool to have pictures of both Niagra Falls AND from the top of the Empire state building!!!
Did you feel like you were in Sleepless in Seattle?? lol