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I tend to like photos of people and faces better than things and places. My husband and my daughter both take photos of things around them: a flower, an interesting statue, the city skyline, someone's dog; not me. I DO take photos of flowers and trees and such, when I'm out walking or when it's springtime and everything is blowing my mind with its beauty, but usually it's the photos of friends and family that I want to have to remember vacations and trips and happenings by.

My sister's son, Bryce in his summer 'do.

Second cousins once removed: Martin, Karin, Jena, Bryce, Jaron, Meg, Ryane, Quinn, Rachel

Bryce, Karin & Martin sitting on the sidewalk waiting for the 4th of July parade to start. Bryce's mohawk had faded by then and was already wilting in the early morning heat.

All-American Sweetheart

Water Wars! Water balloon fight against Bryce and Tom at Sawmill City

Grandma Linda gets a wish fulfilled: a ride in a hot-air balloon above Navy Pier in Chicago

What we did most on our summer vacation

Martin, Grandma Linda & Karin
mood: calm
music: 10,000 Maniacs—Can't Ignore the Train


Great photos! And gosh, how much Karin and Martin have grown!! Jösses... :)


I know! They're both shooting up!

Karin looks so much older! (And kind of like Hermione in the movies... Do you see it or is it just me?)

I'm glad you had such a great trip. The colors really pop in these photos--I hope your memories of the trip are as bright!

How funny you should say that! My college roommate, Julie, said exactly the same thing just days before Karin's 11th birthday when we met up with them after our Chicago trip.

And suddenly, we realize the kids are getting older. Wow. What a bunch of lovely people pictures.

And taller! And bigger! It's crazy.

Looks like you guys had a lovely time! And like a couple of other commenters I am wowed by Karin's transformation. She looks more like a budding teenager than the little girl she was the last time I saw her! (And I LOVE the shot of your mom laughing - I've only met her once but that is exactly how I remember her.)

Karin's been a teenager since she was born. If you only knew the drama we live with! :P And Martin has caught up with me, he's about to pass me in height, probably will before August is done. :)

Joy here

Lovely photos of a lovely family! Thanks for sharing them. :)

That water balloon fight looks like such fun! I always love seeing pictures of your mom-- you and Karin look so much like her.

It was a hilarious set-up! They had bumper boats and go-carts and putt-putt as well :)

Karin looks lovely with her hair longer like that. Very grown up. Watch out!

No kidding!

From Megsie

My RSS feed quit working, so sorry I am late to the party. These photos are wonderful! Karin and Martin are so beautiful. Your mom laughing with them is one to be treasured. And, I LOVE the mohawk, it is even blue! It looks like everyone is having so much FUN in the photos. I am happy that you all had such a great trip!

Re: From Megsie

I hate when RSS feeds quit on me! Isn't that mohawk crazy? :D

Re: From Megsie

The Mohawk is now blue on the top and the back is ELECTRIC LIZARD!!!! (neon green)


From Willow

Your photos emit such JOY. Wonderful to see, inspires me to take out the camera around my own family more...

Great photos!
What everyone else said about Karin...

How did LizardMom like her hot air balloon ride? I recently added riding in a hot air balloon to my "Things to do Before I turn 60" list.

She loved it :) She's always wanted do it, but says this was just her speed (it was tethered) went up REALLY high, higher than many of the buildings on the lakefront, and there were 26 mile hour winds up there :)

Love those bottom two photos heaps.

(Hi Linda!!)

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