Monday, July 7, 2008

We're Back!

Hope you all had a FUN 4th of July weekend! My family just got back from celebrating at the Oregon coast. I've pretty much grown up celebrating the 4th at the beach... even when I was a young girl, we would travel to the beach for fireworks and to spend time with my grandparents. (Who had a house right on the beachfront.) Now that I'm 'old' (LOL!), I STILL go to the beach each year for the 4th.... my parents now live right on the beach too.... which makes it WONDERFUL when we want to have a 'beach day' with our kiddos and enjoy some fun in the sun!

The 4th of July is hands down THE BEST holiday here in America! You've got fireworks to enjoy, yummy food to eat (with no specific set menu like on Thanksgiving), friends to visit with, great weather, it's ok to dress up a bit crazy, parades, everybody comes together in our country, and BEST of all.... no presents to buy anybody! Ha ha ha! (Christmas time, birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day etc etc etc sure can get expensive!) I guess I'm partial to July anyway though since it's my birthday month too! LOL!

Here is a pic of my girls from Friday:

They were SOOOOOOO excited this year.... they got to be PART of a parade! Woohoo! They had fun throwing candy from the back of a truck to eager parade watchers along the sidewalk! (The cute frame I used above is from RCMama's kit: "Let Freedom Ring" - which you can get HERE.)

Been to visit the NEW AND IMPROVED DSO yet?????

LOTS of fun things going on there.... make sure you check it out. One of the new challenges at DSO is the DSO Do-sie (Doo-zee) challenge. Check it out HERE. Each week there will be a new challenge posted... along with a participation prize. This week's DSO Do-sie challenged us to scrap a pic of where we are from... our homes. I put together this layout with one of my MANY pics of the beach here in Oregon:

Credits: Bits & Bobs 2, Stack N Notes, Age It Quick, Edge It Grungy Grids, Denim Flair, Unda Da Sea, Paper Textures Overlays all by Kim Broedelet Fonts Are: Map Dings (to create the shape of the state of Oregon) Sliced Juice and Social Animal.

Gotta run.... but make sure you check out the fun challenges at DSO... including the DSO Do-sies! I hope you all had a great weekend!


Amy said...

Ooooh, pretty Oregon Coast page! I just love your blog!

-Amy Loomis

LouCeeCreations said...

glad you had fun at the weekend! how nice to have a house close to the beach; that's my dream home!
great layouts too!
toot toot

Kim B said...

yeah you lucky fish- LOL
WE stay *close* to the beach but I never get there except when Wayne drags me-WAHAHAHA
LOVE the girls glasses- toooo DANG cute!


Saedi Oldham said...

How fun! Your kids are just so darling! It looks like you had an awesome time for the 4th!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic layout of the Oregon Coast!! Thanks for giving us a look.

Reallly cute page of the little girls.

SassyPixie said...

Love the page! I was born in Oregon and your picture looks a lot like Battle Rock beach! Is that where this is taken. I was born in LangLois but my relatives still live in Port Orford! Just curious, beautiful page!