Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Thanks So Much {and vacation pics}



Happy Tuesday my friends. Popping in with a card for the current Cutting Edge Challenge and several pictures from our vacation to share with you.  

First up, pictures of my guys.  I got a new camera right before we left on vacation, so I was happily snapping away last week.   I love the close up shots of the boys.  Collin does not like the camera at all...so quite often I was getting a nasty look after I did snap a picture!

Here's a few pictures from when we weren't on the boat.  Kayaking, fishing, playing cards, jet skiing, playing card games or Risk (it should be noted that I beat Pat at Risk...he has never been beaten by the boys!) and singing/playing the guitar.  Collin loves to kayak and fish...he was in heaven out on his own.  One of my absolute favorite pictures is the one in the bottom middle of the collage. This is 100% Marcel...cuddled up next to one of us chatting our ears off. He's a very happy little man.  And who can resist Jonathon's smile in the upper left...love catching them with true smiles on their faces.

And last, but certainly not least...lots of fun tubing off the back of the boat. It was a great week away with our family and my brother and niece.



24 comments:

  1. Such a pretty card...super LOVE the colors.

    Looks like you all had a super time on vacation!

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  2. great take on Jackie's card and what awesome photos, your boys are so handsome x

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  3. LOVE your card, Lynn and great pictures of your boys and your vacation. Looks like a fun time.

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  4. LOVE the flowers on the panels! What a great idea! Truly gorgeous, Lynn! Your vacation photos look like some Outdoor magazine's spread....what fun time and special memories. Your boys are getting more and more handsome as they get older! That photo of you on the tube looks so cute!

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  5. Oh wow! Your vacation photos are wonderful Lynn! What handsome boys you have, and it looks like you all had so much fun! I remember tubing like that when I was a kid! I love how you interpreted the challenge card! The white strips with the flowers is perfect! Super cute card!!

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  6. Look at you go Lynn, hang on to that tube! Great vacation pics, looks like it was fabulous weather and a lots of family fun! Your family is so cute! Love your card, those pretty pink and yellow flowers.

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  7. Love the mix of sentiments on your card and teh yellow, pink and orange combo. Great card! Fabulous photos of your handsome boys! Enjoyed seeing them all over again :) Looks like you had a wonderful time away and well done winning Risk!!! Way to push that testosterone around and show them what some estrogen can do LOL! Love the photo of you on the tube too :)

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  8. Your card is a fabulous and imaginative take on the inspiration. Thanks so much for joining us at The Cutting Edge Challenge!

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  9. beautiful pictures. Love the vacation shots of your boys. They grow up so fast.
    Gorgeous card, Lynn!

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  10. Your vacation photos are superb! Looks like u had loads of fun :) love u card, love how u kept the panel white and introduced colors with the flowers !

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  11. I love your card. How clever to string those sentiments together. And, your boys are all so good looking--it's like eye candy for me! Wonderful family photos, and it really does look like everyone is so happy and having such a wonderful time.

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  12. Beautiful family, Lynn, and it looks like the vaca was pretty much perfect. My oldest still doesn't like to smile for photos...but I have managed over the years to sneak up on him. Sweet card, too! Love the little raised panels that your flowers and sentiments rest on. You've done Jackie proud with this beauty! Love it. Bev

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  13. Looks like you guys had a fab time on vaca! HOOOOOORAY for a new camera!!! I need to learn how to use our new camera--- new technology makes me scared! LOL!

    You have handsome sons!!! <3

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  14. You all look like you had so much FUN!!!

    Love your CAS take on the inspiration card Lynn. Bright and cheerful, for sure. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Cutting Edge Challenge!

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  15. I love this card, the flowers are so pretty and I like the way you placed your sentiments. Your holiday seems to have been great fun! Your boys are very handsome! xxx

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  16. such a fun card! These photos are amazing! Your boys are getting so grown up! I love how they are all a perfect blend of you and Pat in their own way :) You are the coolest mom ever on the tube! ox

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  17. You guys are the Ozzie and Harriet Nelsons of the 21st century, Lynn! Thank you for sharing these wonderful family photos!! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. How fun to get a new camera...and perfect timing, too! Your boys are so handsome and your trip looks just wonderful....wishing I was in water somewhere now. :)

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  19. Thanks for sharing pictures of your beautiful family.
    Such a cute card, so bright and cheery.

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  20. Another beautiful card, Lynn...your flowers are sweet, but the sentiments, layered as they are...amazing:)!! So loved seeing all your pics...your boys are turning into some handsome men!! Your words bring life to your pictures...thanks for letting us know about your family:)!!

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  21. LOVE how you split up the sentiments and the pretty flowers! And looks like you had a FABULOUS time! Especially LOVE the tubing photos!

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  22. Love how you used the inspiration for this card...

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  23. I'm so far behind on commenting but was just checking out The Cutting Edge, saw your name on the HM list, and had to come check out your card. So you, and lovely with the popped up flowers. Love the vacation pictures. It looks like you all had a terrific time and the photo of you on the tube is wonderful. Jealous ;)

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