Tuesday, June 11, 2013

♥ Family Fun ♥

Hi friends!  How's your summer going so far?  It's supposed to be HOT here later in the week....mid 90's.  I can't complain too much though because we have had some milder days this year (actually had a spring), especially for June in this area!

Our days have been a buzz of activities ever since we finished Algebra!  :)

Joy and I got to get dressed up......and wear our sundresses and cowgirl boots for the first time......to a wedding!  :)

Saturday (a week ago), we attended the wedding of a long-time friend of our family.  I thought the vows were beautiful!

Samantha and Michael

Joy with Sam

I didn't get a picture of Sam in her wedding gown, but it was a beautiful mermaid style gown.....she changed into another dress for the dancing at the reception, which was when I brought out my phone camera.

Joy was right there dancing with all the young girls.  Luke didn't like sharing her.  :)

This is Joy and long time friend, Katie Beth.  I have pics of these two from the age of two on up! It doesn't seem possible they are this old....they're growing up too fast. 

Instead of throwing rice or bird seed, the guests released balloons as the bride and groom left. I thought that was really pretty!

This wedding must have got Luke to thinking......he told Joy that when she gets married, he's going with her!  :) 

Knowing the dad of the bride and the cut-up that he is, we knew the father/bride dance wouldn't be an ordinary sentimental one of the sorts.....so Jason had his phone video camera ready.  And we were right!  :) I thought I'd share this for a smile today.  And yes, that is my husband laughing in the background!  :)  His laugh has been known to stop a show before (and make his kids want to hide under their seat)!  Lol!  It takes it a few seconds to begin the song that they dance to...and then make sure you keep watching past the 2 minute and 30 second or so mark....that's when the fun begins!  :)

Then last Sunday evening we took the kids to a local carnival.  The carnival usually comes in the spring (around Easter) and then again in the fall.....so this one was a little surprise.  The kids spotted it right away and asked Dad if they could go.  And so we did.  :)

Joy has always been a little daredevil when it comes to riding rides, even as a little thing.

And you know how Luke loves to be with Joy......well he hung with her on every ride that he was tall enough to ride.

He wasn't that excited over the carpet slide because he slipped off the carpet and did a little tail spin coming down on his belly.  After that, he was done with that.  He was content to watch Joy slide down it.

And then this past Thursday, I took the kids to the Pink Palace Museum.  We had a great time there as well.

Creepy, huh?  Some Indian tribe did this!

For me, the highlight was this vintage cupboard and stove though.  That would be what got my attention!  :)

These days, we've been hanging around the house doing a little more of this.......

Life is good.....enjoying these summer days of family fun!  :)

♥ Tammy ♥


Cindy said...

that wedding dance was awesome! gave me a good laugh this morning!

Karen said...

How fun of a wedding...line dancing has become so popular at weddings (and other events).
Loved the sweet video!
Thanks for sharing all the fun things you do with family Tammy - I miss all those things from when our boys lived at home. But I guess we made good memories for me to miss them! Glad I have them to look back on and so will you!


Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Sounds like a good time. We have two weddings coming up. One next week and then I am flying to my nephew's wedding up in WA. Your daughter looks healthy and happy.

Raggedy Creations said...

cute video. Great family memories.


Mark Koopmans said...

Aloha Tammy,

What a funny video - class dancing and kudos to Dad (and Bride) for making what was sure one of the highlights of the reception :)

I also wanted to say thanks very much for stopping by and commenting on my recent D-Day post. (I'm still working through all the comments!)

CSM Ryan's story has received an incredible amount of support and a HUGE *Thank you* goes to DL Hammons - and all the Blitzers :)

PS: Bill said to let everyone know he really appreciated all the personal comments directed his way :)

Terri said...

Cute, cute CUTE video. Love it! Have a fun summer at the pool.

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


We've had a fun summer so far! :) Brian and Samantha's dance was hilarious....so much fun to watch (and to dance, too, I'm sure)! :)

Love you! 8!

Joy :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy
I have finally found your blog again.
Looks like the wedding was lots of fun.
I would love the pool hanging out the last couple of days have been hot. I think summer has arrived in our area.

Simply Shelley said...

Looks like its been a wonderful Summer thus far for you all....we are having a wedding on Saturday. My eldest son :) Blessings friend

Hollie said...

Great pictures!! Of course, I cried and laughed watching the video! I always cry at weddings!!! LOL

Paula Fraker said...

Oh, Tammy~ your pool looks SO WONDERFUL!!! What I would have given to have been able to jump into some nice, refreshing water this past week... it has been SO HOT here.
LOVE the wedding pics~ such a cute video, too! The dad was really "gettin' down"! *hahaha*
And Luke feels about Joy the way I did about my big brother who is 11 years older than me~ I even wanted to go on his dates with him! *hahaha*

Sandra said...

Sounds like you're spending summer, just the way it should be :)

Beautiful wedding, you and Joy looked stunning too, and Luke is as cute as ever :)

Hope you're having a good week.

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