Okay - so it's the LITTLE things in life that make me SERIOUSLY BEYOND happy. Like no longer having to listen the screeching grinding sound of hand held cheap plastic pencil sharpeners. I broke down and bought an official looking sharpener FINALLY (used my rewards bucks, lol!). And let me tell you...the silence of it is GOLDEN!
If you ever wonder in your mind what summer consists of at the Camacho house, well, this is the epitome of summer at our house. Strange rescued stuffed frogs hanging from the dining room columns with found safety goggles...for a couple of days. Yep - that's us in a nutshell - NUTS!
BUSY day today - to church, to lunch, home from church to drop Thomas & Zachary off, quick shot of Cooper before I left, to Marshall's for a basket, to a baby shower, to church, back home, did a load of laundry...to bed at 10:00. AND WIPED OUT FROM THE WEEKEND!
Before cleaning at the church, Brandon and I had to run to the school to get uniforms, then to Sam's for some other supplies, then to staples for a quick run on some certain school supplies before the sale went off...can't believe I'm already shopping for those stinkin' supplies!
Picked Kaitlyn up from Girl Scout camp today - apparently they had water only to drink all week - so after a quick stop at McDonald's (where she chose a Frappucino!!) and quick over the shoulder blurry shot we were on our way home!
Got my silhouette machine that Thomas won on eBay for a rather decent price of a steal! ANYHOO - needed it for a few upcoming projects and he agreed to get it. My first splurge purchase in QUITE SOME TIME!
After calling around yesterday and being unsuccessful in rounding up a flag to take a photo copy of one shown in the July CK, Allison found a flag at her church. We headed that way (at least 2 kids with me) and took a few shots in front of the flag! Zachary is a goof-ball, as usual!
Spent the 4th evening with friends who so graciously invited us to their home (Thanks Allison & Jerry!) Jerry held Brandon down while he was dodging the camera for at least one shot of him for the evening (make it month!)
MOTHER OF THE YEAR AWARD (quadruplely awarded to ME several times over, lol!) goes to RENEE CAMACHO. For putting the wrong pick-up date on the calendar for her children's last day of camp. Were supposed to be picked up today by 11:00...scheduled for pick-up (per calendar) Saturday @ 11:00. FINALLY picked up Friday at around 1:30. YEAH FOR RENEE!
(photo of Kaitlyn after a shower to wash the camp off)
After spending Monday relaxing (and walking around in Gatlinburg during the late afternoon), Tuesday movie-watching (in between the little work breaks), we went up into the mountains to Cherokee and then back to Gatlinburg with a stop at a short trail in the middle. LOVE the mountain views.
Today was kids SUPER church in the big church. The Sunday School ministry went all out and had the entire sanctuary looking like an island castaway. Zachary and Brayden played (Lord, You are Good) for the offering and Kaitlyn, LeAnna, and Dawson sang a special (How Great is Our God) before the puppets performed. It was a truly wonderful service!
We were outside working in the yard this evening. Zachary decided he wanted to grab the camera and take the picture of the day (since the camera was outside with me waiting to be used for that purpose already). I think he might actually make a good photographer one day. He actually went vertical AND positioned her into the semi sweet spot that I like to have my subjects in. :)
Thomas wouldn't let me get a picture of him that was decent for Father's day...especially of his OUTRAGIOUS tie that I made for him Saturday. OH, well - it's his fault that this is the only picture I had of him...unless Tammy decides to send me the one that I took with her camera!
Tammy & I had an engagement session at Sylvia's house today. They were out of town, so the kids were able to swim while we did the session (with the dad's sitting in and watching them). They thoroughly enjoyed themselves getting into the pool in a supremely humid day! Perfect weather to be in a pool...just wish I would have been able to jump in, too!