Today is the last day of July. I just uploaded my pictures from the past two weeks into my "July 2013" folder on my computer. It says I have over 1100 pictures from the month of July. That's right, this insane mama took over A THOUSAND pictures in a month! That is way beyond what I normally take but it is still a fact. Between a week at the cabin, the Color Run, camping, play dates and Arlo's birthday I just can't seem to stop. Must.capture.every.moment. Someone stop the madness.
To be honest, I am really enjoying photography lately. And I do a lot of editing right on my phone (which leads to doubles of a lot of my pictures.) Almost all of my photos are Iphone pics. I do have a nice digital camera that I will break out here and there but that's once a month at most. I was talking with a friend about my photo addiction & she said she doesn't take that many pictures because they just end up getting saved to a folder on her computer and never seen again. For that very reason, I am SO grateful to have this blog! Thank you TheEmmerFamily.com and friends who read it for giving me an outlet for my madness!!
First one of the moms mistakenly went to our old house, knocked on the door and met a hairy man. (Funny thing is she noticed a box out front with my name on it! We haven't lived there for 6 months!! Patrick went over & collected the boxes that night: Arlo's bday gifts!!)
Anyway I digress.... back to the memorable playdate: Next the pretty girls in dresses find a dead bird with hundreds of maggots crawling on it IN the playhouse.
Then the little adorable blonde boy (named Jackson) stepped in dog poop and climbed up the slide. Next thing you know Arlo is eating goldfish with dog poop all over his hands (because he went up the slide next)
And finally the 90+ year old little old lady from next door came over and chewed out one of the mom guests (the same one who had gone to our old house) for being TOO loud. It was noon. They are kids. They actually weren't even loud. I was inside cooking or I would've given her a piece of my mind! She is a pretty sweet little lady. I think she is just lonely. :(
Anyways it actually was a really fun playdate. Quite memorable though!
Man I love these boys!
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Hi! I was just telling Patrick that I was amazed at the amount of people we have seen in the duration of one week! First I had my high school reunion in Milwaukee. Then we went back Up North and saw about 20 family members from all over the country. Then we came home and went to a concert with about 20 people. Then we had last weekend - with lots of grill outs with friends! Whew! I absolutely love it though! Summer is cooking along in full swing and it is just the best. Fun every day! It seems that the minute Patrick gets home, everyone runs outside & the sprinklers start going until our tummies tell us it's time to go in for dinner. Here is a random mix of pics from the past week. After this is another post with some of my favorite pictures from a trip Patrick and I took about a month ago - to Lake Placid, NY for a wedding.
Posted by Patrick, Jill, Cy, Arlo and Jackson (the dog!) at 1:04 PM