Monday, July 5, 2010

Hey! Did You Miss Me??

LOL You might have noticed (or maybe not) me being more quiet than usual on the blog. You probably DID notice I haven't been commenting lately.  We took a road trip to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to visit Steve's family. We left last Sunday(at o'darkthirty) and got home late afternoon yesterday. All in all, it was a great trip. Well, except for the fact that I caught a nasty cold (I've not had one in about a year and this one is a doozy!). Most of the week the humidity was "low" by Sioux Falls standards, and it was windy, so it made the weather a little more bearable, if you know what I mean. Although Friday and most definitely Saturday were quite sticky! All the way to SD, it was bright and sunny and just about all the way home it was cool and rainy. Even here at home. I was sure any fireworks would be postponed as it poured here, but I was wrong. There was just enough of a break in the storm for the shows to be held, even if we needed coats and umbrellas. LOL

I took a bunch of pictures on our trip, but will spare you a "what I did on my vacation" post loaded with pictures (for the moment anyway, LOL) and share just a few highlights...
We went to a local swimming pool...Amy jumped off the HIGH diving board.

We went to play miniature golf and they had go-karts....Jessica REALLY wanted to ride one, my little daredevil.

Of course, we went fishing...Amy caught a "lobster!"

And to the Butterfly House   *Ü*

And to Steve's sister's house out in the country.
Jessica wanted to ride in the big red tractor,
but not Amy.
Amy on the other hand, did learn how to set off fireworks. Oh my, we might have a mini pyro on our hands.
On the way to this sister's house, we stopped by a fireworks retailer and picked up a few to set off after dinner. Wasn't sure that they'd be able to set them off as it was rather windy, but it all worked out.

So, we're back and I must work on the mountain of laundry that needs to be done and re-stock the fridge.
Oh and work my way through reading a lot of blog posts. LOL

Ahhhh, it's good to have a vacation...
it's also good to be home.


Erica said...

I did miss you! ;) Welcome home...did you get home just in time for the huge thudnerstorms? We really should get together sometime....& scrap!

Laurel said...

Looks like so much fun! I did miss you, I was away too.

Sharli said...

Welcome home!! Yes, I did miss you - your posts are so happy and sweet, they remind me that life isn't all about the bad news . . .

Your photos are just darling - looks like a wonderful vacation!

Kathi C. said...

You know it! Yes, I missed you!!! Now, you've got some fun photos to scrap. Can't wait to hear more.

I hope it doesn't take you too long to catch up. Enjoy being home again!

Kim Burmeister said...

Looks like you had a great trip! Welcome back!

Love the pictures!

The butterfly house is one of our favorites spots to visit, when we go to Sioux Falls.

Sparkle said...

I'm glad you had a great time! Feel better soon!

Anke said...

I was wondering what had happened to you! :) Of course we were away for a week too, so I figured, it's vacation time! Looks like you all had a ball!! I hope you are feeling better now!

Jena said...

Sounds like fun - I'm sure you took lots of fun pics!

Carolyn Christie said...

Yes I missed you! Looks like you had a great time, that pic of Amy? I thought she was on a trampoline. WOW that's quite the bounce.
Nice photos!!
Great to have ya with us again! :)

Jackie said...

love the pics of your fun trip....great job catching action