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Family Vacation-Part 3

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sorry about getting to our last day late...trying to find to upload the pictures was fun enough...and then life just happened...lol...but here we go about the last day of vacation.

Mom had to return to work on Friday...so it was just me, my 2 nieces and my 3 kids... AND... their friends...lol...we decided instead of just laying around and wishing we had just one more day of vacation, that we would all meet at the park for games and a picnic along with one of the last summer concerts....so...that is just what we did....













Food, games, music and dancing...with family and friends...what more could i ask for :)

  
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MISSBEAR11 8/18/2009 2:53AM

    You couldnt ask for more! Perfect!

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WILDCARD1 8/13/2009 1:14PM

    Looks like you had a great ending to a wonderful week of vacation!

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LINDA! 8/12/2009 7:45AM

    What a great time!!!

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HDHAWK 8/11/2009 8:07PM

    Looks like a great time!

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ALICIA19731 8/11/2009 9:08AM

  seems like fun

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JAYCEE77 8/10/2009 8:11PM

    What a great way to end a vacation!

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RHALES199 8/10/2009 6:37PM

    Looks like fun 2 me! Glad to hear you all had a good time!

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Family Vacation-Part 2

Friday, August 07, 2009

By now, we are getting a little tired....a little cranky, and a whole lot of slap happy... so at any given time, one of us could be yelling...and/or laughing...at more points, all at the same time...on leg 2 of our vacation, it only got worse...lol...

On Wednesday, we had only planned on 2 things...

We first went to Wagon Trails in Vienna, OH. Where you ride on a bus through a family owned farm of Safari animals. You can feed and touch them. It was neat, but seeing kids and adults alike squeal when the animals got close...it was just too cute.



We then went to Jibb Jabb's Hot Dogg Stand in Girard for dinner. It was a place we had found last year on our way home from vacation and knew while we were in the neighborhood, that we just had to stop this year.

This is all we had planned....but what we then did was go to New Baltimore, OH for ice cream...yum...homemade ice cream...and there small is more than enough for any one person...We then went and played on the playground...yes, even me....lol.



Then off to Hartville to visit Quail Hollow State Park. by now, we are all ready for bed... but couldn't resist a little walk around. My mom and nieces took a trail walk (were by the way, they got lost...lol) and my kids and i ventured toward the Manor.



The house wasn't open, but we are already planning a sunday trip so we can tour the house :)

we then went grocery shopping for the food for the next day.

On Thursday, we went to Brandywine, located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I can't even begin to show all the beauty, but will show a couple pics.





by now, we had all worked off our picnic lunch and was ready for dinner....lol...plus we planned on going to a drive in for a couple movies, so we stopped and got pizza and took it to Goodyear park to eat in the beauty of it all. We then stopped at mom's house for a quick cup of coffee and bathroom break and then off to see G-force and Harry Potter. G-Force was cute...and though i am not a big Harry Potter fan, will say this was a pretty good movie.

We got home about 2am...beyond tired and exhausted.... and...ready for our last day where friends and family will meet at Goodyear park for a day of food and games... and a concert tonight.

  
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MISSBEAR11 8/18/2009 2:47AM

    What beautiful pictures!

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DBD398 8/9/2009 3:45PM

    Sounds likw you crammed a lot in your week. Can I come next year?

Dawn

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LINDA! 8/8/2009 11:01AM

    I live in Ohio too but have never been to these places. I think I would like to check them out. I enjoyed the photos (I wanna live in the Manor House). Sounds like a lot of fun -- especially with family!! emoticon

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154BYAUG 8/8/2009 10:35AM

  Great photos ... sounds like a great, relaxing fun vacation. I LOVED the waterfall photo. I'll have to check out that park sometime... from neighboring PA!

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MOBAYGIRL 8/7/2009 8:06PM

    What a wonderful vacation kitty. Good for you and your family!

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JTREMBATH 8/7/2009 8:05PM

    This must have been a great trip.

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WILDCARD1 8/7/2009 11:53AM

    Love the pictures! Wish I could be there, I love doing the parks and mansions.

Have a great weekend!

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RHALES199 8/7/2009 11:33AM

    nice pics! Sounds like you've had a wonderful vacation! Have a good weekend!

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JAYCEE77 8/7/2009 11:16AM

    Sounds like you had a great vacation Kitty. The pictures are wonderful.

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Family Vacation-Part 1

Friday, August 07, 2009

I am dividing the vacation into 2 parts and will add the final day (today) tomorrow. We done so much and i want to share some of our pictures. So here goes.

On Sunday, after church, we stopped at Shoney's for lunch/dinner and then made our way to New Philadelphia, checked into our hotel and then went to Tuscora Park.



and saw an awesome concert were we all did a little dance...it was a jazz/blues band, not our usual style, but good just the same.



We then went back to hotel for an hour of swimming and hot tub.

On Monday we went to Marietta to tour a Castle. Interesting, and with lots of history, but i am also looking forward to touring more castles in the future.



We then drove around for a bit before heading to dinner at Denny's and back to the hotel for more swimming and hot tub. After that was closed, we went to Walmart to pick up a few things since our original plans did not include this night at the hotel. But we were finding so much to do in this area, we decided to stay on. With us, a plan is never concrete and can change at the whim of 2 adults, 4 teenagers and 1 10 yrs old who thinks she is a teenager...lol.

On Tuesday, we went to Uricksville for a new water park that had just opened up. It was cute. It was a local attraction and not a big tourist thing, but that was just fine with us. Didn't cost a lot and everyone was usually within view. And all still had a wonderful time.





We then went to Hot Rod City, a diner/museum. Cute, and worth seeing, but a little overpriced.



We then headed home to spend a night in our own beds.

Stay tuned...Part 2 to follow...

  
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MISSBEAR11 8/18/2009 2:37AM

    I'm finally catching up on some blogs. lol That sounded fun ... now onto the next part. I don't have to wait, I can read it all at once. LOL

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LINDA! 8/8/2009 11:03AM

    Great pix...looks like you had such a good time!! emoticon

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MOBAYGIRL 8/7/2009 8:04PM

    Fun Fun Thanks for sharing!

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WILDCARD1 8/7/2009 11:49AM

    Loved the pictures! Thanks for sharing your vacation. Looks like you had fun!

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ASP715 8/7/2009 10:21AM

    Awesome vacation pics!

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Fun At The Lake After A Hard Week

Friday, July 24, 2009

Today, we decided to go to a concert at the lake. I love living this close to a lake...about 10 minutes away. Anyways... it's bees a real crazy week....i'm beyond exhausted...but i wanted to go see this band...it was a country/southern rock band...here is the gazebo where they played:



and the peace of the lake:



and it was really cool when the ducks came out to great the people:



yes..they got that close :) it was nice to just cut loose yet relaxed. they were an awesome band... here is a music video of one of the songs that the lead singer wrote, hope you enjoy :)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWXhtDa94kQ

  
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WILDCARD1 7/30/2009 4:00PM

    The lake is beautiful! Glad you decided to go instead of staying home!

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LOSINGLINNDY 7/26/2009 1:41PM

    That was fun. I can see why you like the band and had such a good time. The lake is beautiful. Do you live in Ohio?

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LINDA! 7/25/2009 8:26AM

    Sounds like a wonderful way to end a work week!!

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MISSBEAR11 7/25/2009 12:24AM

    Sounds like you had a good day. Nice lake and great song!

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RHALES199 7/24/2009 11:41PM

    Glad you were able to enjoy some rlaxing time at a neat place listening to good music with your family!

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NITAINMN 7/24/2009 10:04PM

    Wow! That's quite an upbeat band that really plays well! We get more of the classical type of music at our local parks. Glad you got to enjoy this Kitty - you deserved this break after the rough few last weeks you have been thru! The lake looks so nice and relaxing too. emoticon

Go - Go!! That's you Hoochie cookie gal from the buck-eye state:) lol

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Thank God For Mommies

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

This morning, son is still sick...fever low, but still there. Throat is killing him...time to take him to doctor...no doubts about that...but i don't have money nor time...uhg... so what does a girl do...call her mommy of course... poor woman...i wake her up at 8:30am...ask if she has money and time to take her dearest and favoritest grandson (he's the only grandson by the way...lol) to the doctors... she says sure... she takes him...uh...still not quite sure what is wrong with him...but he was prescribed antibiotics and steriods...so she drops him off and then drops off prescriptions for me to pick up on way home...so i am really thanking God for my mommy today....my son is thanking God for Grandma and his mommy who is spoiling him rotten cause he's sick...i'm almost thinking he is playing this sick act to get attention... but naw...i look at those poor pitiful eyes and know it's not an act....he is just so darn pitiful...i do hope whatever he does have, the meds will get him all better.

  
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KALISWALKER 7/17/2009 12:30AM

    It's great that your mom can help you out. I hope he's feeling better soon.

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WILDCARD1 7/16/2009 5:37PM

    Yup, mom's are great! I had to call mine this afternoon to see if she could babysit my kids tomorrow. My MIL was supposed to, but something came up at the last minute, and she cannot do it tomorrow. Of course my mom said yes.

Hope your son feels better soon!
Tomorrow is Friday!!!

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NITAINMN 7/16/2009 1:09AM

    Glad the doctor saw your son and was prescribed an antibiotic, but, Steroids??? Why? Gosh Kityy, why do the docs give steroids to the little ones? I would question it. Hope he does not get wired. Heres' praying for him that he gets well quickly. Thank god for your Mom!

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SCRAPPY_RN 7/15/2009 8:36PM

    I hope he is feeling better soon. I'm glad you were able to get some medicine for him. Whenever I take my girls in they tell me it's a virus and has to run it's course...

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MISSBEAR11 7/15/2009 5:50PM

    He will be all better soon with the meds. I remember the "pathetic" look. My kids still get it when they want something and then crack up laughing when they do it. We call it the "sad puppy" look. lol This past weekend when they were all home my daughter did it when she said, "wow, mom hasn't made me that special surprise spread dip for so long, do you think she still loves me?". It worked, I made it and put a big note on top. "Mom still loves you". lol

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