Friday, August 14, 2009

favorite memory



One of my favorite memories this summer was going to our local carnival and taking Avery down the huge slide! She loved it and I'll never forget her wide-eyed smile when she got to the bottom. priceless.
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Christen Krumm said...

This summer, my favorite memory... would be... seeing our baby for the first time via ultrasound!! It was so awesome!

loves,
christen

Shannon :-) said...

Our favorite memory is taking a hike at the dells and our 7 year old saying this is the best vacation ever. And it did not cost a dime.

lacey said...

Meeting the new love of my life and his son. :)

Julie said...

Just the slow, lazy pace. It was the best.

Kristin Reinhard said...

Spending it with all our friends. Most of our friends stuck around this summer and it was just great to hang with them all and relax!

Ellen said...

My favorite memory this summer was seeing all the new babies in my life...family and friends = 6 babies total!! Cuties :)

Monika said...

Seeing all three kids enjoy swimming in Nana's and Papa's pool. I'm not a very good swimmer, so seeing them master the water is comforting...and a blast to watch, too. Staycations are way cooooool!

Taraleigh said...

Favorite summer memory: Going to Yellowstone with my two favorite people. We had a lovely time seeing the beauties there.

Jennifer Johnson said...

My favorite memory was visiting my family in Oregon & seeing my 18 mo old son play with his new cousin!

MeganL said...

My favorite summer memory has to be our friends beautiful wedding at a vineyard in Portland, OR at sunset. Breathtaking!!!!

brandic said...

My favorite memory from this short summer(my son started Kinder on August 10 :( to early!) Was finally taking him on a long waited trip to Legoland! He has wanted to go for so long. He had the best time and that made me sooo happy!

Kim Hacking said...

annual camping trip with our kids and our 7 friends and their kids.

Jenni said...

my favorite memory would probably be our little family trip to holiday world! they had such a fun water park where we could all play!!!!

Cynthia B. said...

My favorite summer memory happened just last week...at our family reunion in Oregon, the HUGE smile on my daughter's face as she got drenched during our whitewater rafting!
The Blue Moon goodies look awesome - thanks for the chance to win! :)

Melissa said...

My favorite summer memory was seeing Keith Urban in concert on the lakefront, it was a perfect night.

Stacy said...

My favorite summer memory was our family trip to Colorado, actually relaxing and playing games together.

msartist said...

My favorite summer memory was taking my daughter on a trip to Lake Tahoe,CA this summer. Sitting on the beach in the evening. We watched a thunder storm blow in and heat lightening. Experiencing nature together and making memories to last a life time.

Valerie said...

it would have to be, without a doubt, welcoming our first child into the world--a boy!

sara said...

moving from the midwest to southern florida - big change! but we have LOVED the sunshine that happens every day almost regardless! lots of beach time which has been great with my 2 boys!

Anonymous said...

My favorite summer memory is doing things that we don't ordinarily do...like playing card games in the dark with a flash light.

Jill S.

The Lonely Scrapbooker said...

This summer my favourite memory will have been swimming with my daughter and our babies in utero nearly every day.

Kimberly S. said...

My favorite summer memory is everyone singing "Happy Birthday" to my grandmother at her surprise 80th birthday party.

Emily said...

My favorite summer memory so far...has been taking bike rides down to our local farmers market every thursday night! It makes me feel like a kid to ride my bike :)

Lilsis said...

As a child through teens I spent parts of every summer at church camp. Those will always be special memories, from the weeks spent with my family to the weeks spent without them at youth camps. Good times, good friends, good memories.

Lindsay said...

My favorite memory would be watching fireworks with my 3-year-old daughter. I will never forget her saying, "Mommy. I love fireworks. They look like big beautiful flowers. They make all my dreams come true."
She also met her father for the first time this summer. It has been bitter sweet. He is coming around after being absent for 3 years, and is realized what he has missed out on and how truly amazing she is. I hope for her sake that he sticks around and doesn't take her for granted!
Thanks for the chance at an awesome giveaway!
-Lindsay
P.S. I am totally digging your necklace in that photo on the slide!!! Where did you get it??

Candace said...

Flagging down the Ice cream man, running through sprinklers with my kids, raiding Grandma and Granpa's garden with my kidlets :) Sweet summer.

Julie Patterson said...

As a kid I loved dandelions blowing in the wind and catching fireflies. Now as a mom with kids in Phoenix we dont have them. I love our "staycations" spending the whole day at the pool and then movies at the pool when the sun goes down. Great question. Made me stop and think about what is important.
Julie P

Helen Mills said...

the sound of crickets at night - love that sound!

Theresa & Keith said...

Family trip to Canada's Wonderland...the day spent at the water park!! We had a blast!

joeyserl said...

My fave was going to Denver to celebrate a childhood friend's wedding. It rained but everything was beautiful.

Erin said...

When I was growing up all the neighborhood kids would stay up late playing "kick the can" in our front yards. I can so vividly remember running, laughing, and the smell of summer!

Jessica said...

Exploring our new "home" state of Texas....we just moved here in Feb from Oregon and LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOOVE it here!!! So much fun with my three kiddos & husband....everyday is a new day to be explored!! Oh and experiencing a Watermelon Thump party!!

Thanks Liz for a fab giveaway!!

Jessica Woodford
www.jessicawoodford.typepad.com

Melinda AKA medialady said...

My favorite summer memory was standing on the cruise ship in front of the hubbard glacier. I loved listening to the ice cracking and us freezing in the middle of summer.

just me said...

going to a trace adkins concert with my husband, we had an amazing time!

Erika said...

Huuge family camp out in Myrtle Beach this year with my extended and immediate family. It was awesome and the kids loved it!! :-)

Erika
Summerville, SC

Ashley said...

My girls having a blast in Ocean City, NJ...the beach, the bike rides, the boardwalk. A family adventure that will reoccur yearly! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tina said...

My favorite Summer memory would have to be our tradional family gathering at the lake for Fourth of July and our youngest (3 at the time) swimming in the lake for the first time! Oh the many many years to come with her in that lake.

Amy Coose said...

My fave summer memory has been feeding a wild coyote with my kiddos. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

mandiegirl said...

3 years ago, my husband and I honeymooned on Coronado Island and in San Diego and LA...so romantic- a beautiful summer to start our marriage.

4guysandagirl said...

We are so blessed for everyone to be home during the summer!! We have tons of memories, but my favorite one was Baby's birthday party! We had soooo much fun!!!

Melissa said...

My favorite summer memory is spending every other weekend when I was 13, at Lake powell! My dad would spend hours dragging us behind the boat on the tube and kneeboard! And I had a killer tan that year! AHHHH!!!! Oh i miss lake powell! my dad is gone now, and so that is one of the best memories i have of him-sitting in the boat!

Kasey said...

My favorite memory is my 7 year old hitting his 1st home run the other day! He is still grinning from ear to ear!

Scrapper Lady said...

My favorite summer memory is of picnics at the beach with my family when I was a little girl! I would love to be able to go back and revisit that time!!

Christie said...

My favorite was taking my boys up to the top of the Arch in St. Louis. We have lived here their whole lives and never took them inside. They loved it! Seeing the looks on their faces being up so high was so much fun!

Jamie Lynn said...

One of my favorite summer memories was when my husband had surgery to get his PORT removed-- he HAD Cancer and is now CANCER FREE!!!!!! This was a special day! It's been three years that we've waited for this moment!
Jamie Harris
maddiemackdesigns.blogspot.com

Christina said...

Totally rocking my summer college classes. I had a rough first semester back in the Spring, so it was confidence boost to do so well this summer

Jennifer said...

My favorite summer memory is the day my 11 year old daughter beat me at ping pong. The delight in her accomplishment was priceless. Very pretty stuff!

Antoinette said...

Well, living in the southern hemisphere means I'll have a favorite winter memory. Mine is definitely my 3-year-old's birthday party at the Johannesburg zoo! It took place in June and she still talks about it to this day. With family and friends in tow we rented a golfcart on that sunny day and zipped through the many areas of the zoo with a glorious picnic and cupcakes midway through. A splendid day indeed.

Karen said...

I think my favorite summer memories are going to be from this upcoming week - my entire family will be together (first time in 2 years!). We have several neat activities planned :)

April F said...

Stay tuned...I have been so busy working I haven't had time to have one!!! (I'm in public accounting, who said I was only busy during tax season?!?!?!)

Mary said...

My favorite summer memories have been just playing in the backyard with my two children...we run, play, splash and just have a blast, with no worries about anything!!

Melissa said...

So cute Liz! I have always wanted to go down one of those slides! My kids would love it!

My fave summer memory is going to Lake Powell. I go (almost) every summer and it's my favorite place in the world!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

Going to the 4th of July parade in my little hometown.

Barb said...

Favorite summer memory was trying new restaurants and sitting outside listening to music after dinner....relaxing!

Shaylin said...

My favorite part of summer will be tonight = taking a ROADTRIP with my sister to see my whole family in Washington!

Trindins said...

Favorite summer memory...
trips up north with family every year...
Trindin Cavalier
Michigan

CourtneyJo said...

My favorite summer memory is my boyfriend's sisters' baby shower. It wasn't a fufu all girls party it was friends, family, and fun. Ahh, all for baby Griffin. I can't wait to meet him!

thanks for the op.
great giveaway!!
xoxo
Courtney
cjyager07@yahoo.com

Summer said...

My favorite summer memory was my wedding! Besides the wonderful day itslef, it was a collaborative effort from many friends and family and allowed me to spend more time with those close to me than I've ever been able to. So much love went into our special day.

Scrapamum said...

We just moved to the pacific coast this summer and seeing my daughter play in the sand and surf for the first time was absolutely precious. It's so wonderful to get such great joy seeing our kids so happy!

Patty said...

Favorite summer memory aside from all of them that I spent traveling to Bush Gardens with my family, would be when I worked at a sleep away camp when I was 21. I had the time of my life and I met some awesome people that I am still friends with today!

Just Us said...

This summer my hubby and I had the opportunity to vacation with my mom in law and bro in law. We have all had a shaky relationship in the past, but all was mended this trip...something I will ever be greatful for and cherish!

rhonda said...

My favorite memory of the summer was a trip over the 4th to the Georgia coast and island hopping for a few days and swimming at our hotel's pool on St. Simon's island which was straight out of "Melrose Place." It was hilarious.

I love the goodies - I hope I am picked! :-)

vQh said...

My favorite summer memory is going to Lakeside, a smaller family owned amusement park located in Denver, Co. Every time I go there or think about that place I think about childhood memories or the "wild chipmunk" rollercoaster and a funnel cake! What great memories!
Valerie H
Denver, Colorado

ARob said...

Gotta love a giveaway!!

My fav. moments of the summer were just normal days hanging out by the pool!! See:
http://amandabynum.blogspot.com/2009/07/cool.html

Anonymous said...

My fav summer memory is seeing Kenny Chesney live at Quest field in Seattle and arriving to find out that it was a 7 hour concert with 5 bands performing....by far the best. Can't wait to print out all the pics and start scrapping it.

Iris B.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

How fun! I took my niece down the slide too, she had so much fun! I love that slide. :) My favorite memory this summer so far would have to be going to CKC Valley Forge with my Mom...we had a blast!

Deanna said...

My favorite memory was going with my DH to see the (long awaited) Indigo Girls in concert! It was a fun date! :D

Megan Barnes said...

My favorite will actually happen tomorrow night. Me and my sisters are taking our kids to the Demolition Derby and the carnival at our county fair. This is something my dad took us to do every year when we were kids, and now we take our kids to do it. They can't wait to go, and really neither can I!!!

Melissa said...

All the 1st time things I'm doing with my boyfriend! It's awesome!

kim a. said...

Going to our family reunion/ camp out and hearing my grandpa sing/ play his guitar, visiting with my family, watching the cousins play, and eating the amazingly good food!

Amy said...

What an awesome giveaway!!! And totally great to find a new scrapbooking store to search through!!! Always on the hunt for a good one! :D My fav summer memory was when Creedence, my daughter, was able to play for the first time in the sprinklers outside! We live in a fairly cool climate with strong ocean breezes so to have a day where it was warm enough and sunny enough to play in the sprinklers was a real treat!! And she had a blast! Love seeing a smile on her face! Thanks again for the giveaway!! :D

Rosemary Palmer said...

We got up on Father's Day and took off for Savannah - 6 hours away just so my husband could walk on the beach at sunset and sunrise. Only gone aout 36 hours, but great trip just for the 2 of us. Totally unplanned, no reservation. Just went and totally had a great time.

Olivia said...

We went on our family vacation with my whole family (Mom, Dad, Brother, S-I-L, nieces and nephews+ my husband, boys and I. We went to the Smoky Mountains and it was wonderful. So many things to do and so much connecting between all 11 of us. I hope it becomes a yearly tradition.

Anonymous said...

My favorite summer memory is when we went to myrtle beach with my husbands entire family. Lazy days on the beach, body surfing, king crab legs, pier fishing and dancing, ice cream cones, moon-lit walks with my sweety and the sand between our toes. All time fav for sure!

Carla G. said...

One of my favorite summer memories was having a lazy day in my craft room and my two girls playing together, without arguing! That makes for the best day ever!

Bonafyde said...

My favorite summer memory this year is the day I got my driver's license...only took me 28 years!

Anonymous said...

My favorite memory was watching my son compete in his first competitive baseball tournament but seing my niece for the first time in two years with her new husband was quite special as well.

Scrappymimi

julie.schellin said...

besides the daily slower pace, we've had some great times in the water this summer, whether it was just our little backyard kiddie pool, at the lake, or over at a friends' house, with 14 kids between my friend and I. Everyone had a blast!

Juli said...

my favorite summer 2009 memory happened only a couple weeks ago when a tornado came whirling around our neighborhood....my husband was at work and i was at home with our 5 dogs, 2 hamsters, bird, fish...and TWO daughters. We all crammed into the laundry room....under the stairs....and my 7 years old told me that if anything happens...do NOT let go of her beta fish. That kid...she was so concerned about her sweet little defenseless fish...i just love her. I am sitting at my desk just giggling...because at a time that was so scary she brought humor....as she always does.

Amber Zimmerman said...

Our family trip to Kalahari (the water park). Any time we have family time is a wonderful memory for me. Especially since they grow so fast!

Nitasha said...

impromptu photoshoots of my boys who are quickly growing into young men!

Carol Dinnell Simons said...

my all time fav memory is when we went to myrtle beach with my husbands entire family. lazy days on the beach, sand castles and ice cream, body surfing, king crab legs, surf-fishing, dancing on the pier, long moon-lit walks with my sweety and feeling the sand between our toes. I would go back in a heart beat!

Maeghan said...

San Francisco with a bunch of really good friends :-)

Kacie said...

My favorite summer memory was welcoming my boyfriend and love of my life home from Iraq :)

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

That slide looks fun. I think my fave memory from this Summer was my daughter's 2nd b-day party. It was so cute to see her running around with all of her friends. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

Val said...

My favorite summer memory is my son learned how to sign "mom" in ASL...and understanding what that sign means! After waiting 9-1/2 years to "hear" that - what a happy memory to last a lifetime!! :)

familywithfivekids said...

My most Favorite Summer Memory was visiting ZION National Park - wow! Talk about gorgeous! We only had one day to spend there (wish it was more!) but I am so grateful to have had that day to see the beauty of the park and enjoy it with my husband and children. We also got lots of great photos from that day!

Amy said...

Amy Wright: Definitely flying from California to Utah to surprise my Dad for his 50th birthday. He was SHOCKED--it is almost impossible to keep things from him, so this was a special treat.

Cassi said...

celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary!

Stacy Milford said...

not long ago, my DH & my 2 sons all joined together on the back porch for supper one night...it just felt right & it reminded me of a simpler time =) thanks for the chance to win!

Heidi Gore said...

my favorite summer memory is rushing through our chores in the morning so we could spend the afternoon at the community pool with all of our friends. Never got tired of it, year after year. Oh the bliss of a childhood worth missing.

Sara Ancich said...

the endless hours we have spent at the beach...in fact we are on our way NOW.

kyla said...

I'd have to say my favorite memory would be our family vacation to Missuola water park. The kids had so much fun. I got some great pictures of them enjoying the water and beautiful day! Thank you for the great giveaway!!
Kyla

hiscrappergirl said...

My fav summer memory is my daughter and her need to Dance!! everywhere we go she dances to the music!! So CUTE!!

carrie said...

Besides getting to spend so much time with my adorable 19 month old son everyday...a favorite memory of this summer would be driving from Apple Valley to Harmony, MN to tour the Niagara Caves with our family! The scenic Bluff Country National Highway drive on the way back made it extra special!!! It was gorgeous!

Ally0005 said...

This summer, my favorite memory hands down was when my husband got the phone call offering him the job. After being out of a job 8 months and having to take a very low in pay job just so we could hang on, it 15 months for the dream job. We were doing the happy dance and still are!!!

Ally

Jasey said...

My favorite memory of this summer is watching what an awesome relationship my son and his grandma are developing. Love them.

Becky said...

my favorite memory is the hubster and i taking a vacation on a cruise which let us explore the Caribbean! It was so much fun!!

Jenn said...

This summer my favourite memory is playing at the beach with my niece and nephew (visiting from Canada) and not getting a sunburn! :0P

waldenbunch said...

I guess one of my favorites is my dad handcranking homemade ice cream for us to eat on a Sunday night. So delicious!

Anonymous said...

My favorite memory is when my little one realized my two oldest were going to be home all day for the summer. He looked at me and said " They get to live with us again?" Poor thing, I guess he thought they only spent nights with us during school. I guess I did feel like that when I worked. How smart you little fart.

Kellie D

Carol said...

my favorite memory this summer is watching my 3 year old become an animal in the water...the way he jumps in and swims is hillarious! I laugh every time!

Jen said...

My kids finally getting there own rooms after the construction. My youngest daughter came to me several times that day saying "thank you mommy I love you!!!"

Christine said...

My favorite summer memory was tubing down a river with my family and all of our extended family. We had about 12 kids and 15 adults. We laughed and played, got stuck and rolled over all the way down that river. We can't wait to do it again! Wow, what a great giveaway. I would totally love to win that!
xoxo, Christine

Kathy said...

Ok my favorite summer memory has to be envisioned by the fact that my children are grown and though still home are 19 & 22. So vacation to the beach is now a pleasant experience and you can actually soak up sun, read a book, walk along the beach and not have to look up every 2 seconds to see where the kids are.

Bree said...

My favorite summer memory is playing hide and seek with my 4 year old. He'll be going to school in a couple of weeks, so Im trying to squeeze in as much mommy and me time in.

daurenet said...

I have many favorite memories this summer bacause they all ment just one thing spending time with my family, going and doing many different things. time at the pool, time at the cabin in Island park, time in CA @ disneyland. Time with the grandbaby. All of it was great fun . Loved this summer.

Karen Beck said...

Hi Liz,

My favourite memory of this summer is going to the Vancouver Aquarium at watching the moon jelly fish with three year old daughter...she was so amazed and full of wonder...very cool memory! Very cool pics too!

Thanks,

Karen

rae said...

This is the last summer I will have to hang around with my three kiddos all summer long... after 12 glorious years of summertime SAHM-hood, it's back to the grind for me.

THE GIFFORDS said...

My favorite summer memory is taking our little boy to the park. His eye light up and he would stay on the swings for hours if you let him.

Anonymous said...

Watching my son's 6th birthday party that just involved H2O!! Fun!!

Aimers

jkhenson said...

One of my fav summer memories is laying on my parents' deck and watching fireworks with my cousins, after a long game of family kickball and water guns. They launched the fireworks at a nearby airport and we could see them really well.

fran h said...

My favorite summer memory is taking my girls to Chicago and seeing the look on my 5 yr old daughters face as we entered the American Girl Store for the first time. Her look was just priceless.
Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

Fran H

mj said...

its a toss up...getting the keys to my new house or watching the 2 yr old boy/fish enjoy going under water!

Valerie said...

Seeing a black bear in the flesh. Luckily he was across the river from us!

Cass said...

oh, a giveaway galore indeed!
favorite summer memory? ... sitting by the ocean reading a whole afternoon away ... with no kids or responsibilities that day ... wonderful.

Lexi said...

watching our 15 month old taste a popsicle for the first time! Sweet!

Mickee said...

My favorite memory this summer is my baby celebrating his first birthday - such a milestone!

Spencer said...

My favorite memory was the heart melting response from my 9 yr old son when he found out I got laid off, "Now we get to have a whole summer of fun- just you and me Mommy." And that we have. Every day has been so fun and full of smiles and just enjoying the lazy days of summer

Cin Cin said...

My fave Summer Memory was my 4 yr old getting into a grown up pool us and actually enjoying it for the first time (he used to be so scared of deep water)! Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie Riley said...

Lets see... my faveorite memorey from this summer? One that is on the top of my mind: kissing my fience on the front steps of an old church in Laramie, Wyoming - it was great to scrapbook too!

Jenn said...

My favorite summer memory is of our second family vacation to PEI,Canada (our first trip was tainted by a car accident 3 hours into the drive there!) The second trip was awesome, and it totally made up for the bummer first one :)
Awesome giveaway, by the way :)

Stephanie said...

Going to the beach at Orcas Island with my husband just before he deployed. We sat and watched our daughter throwing rocks in the water in the sunset, and it was magical.

Momma said...

The kids swimming lessons this summer, they blew my mind! I love watching how they have learned to swim so well...especially love seeing my 6 year old doing 3 forward or 3 backward somersaults in a row under water :)....I can't even imagine making my body flip so easily! :)

Pugs said...

My favorite memory is eating watermellom with my little boys in the backyard under a shade tree and observing their smiles with their juicy dripping chins. Nothing better than this.

Adrienne

Sara said...

My favorite memory of this summer was taking our kids to the Great Wolf Lodge water park. We all had so much fun!

Lindsay said...

I think my favorite memory so far this summer is taking my little boy camping with my husband's family. It's a tradition that has been going 40 years and this year was the first time we've taken him. He loved it! He experienced so many firsts and I loved watching him get so excited! Love spending time with family and watching my little guy grow and learn!

Tessa said...

my best summer memory is a day in the fun park wit my family this summer

Kari M. said...

I think it's gotta be watching my daughter learn to swim. She's been taking lessons all summer long, and is kinda afraid of the water, but so wanted to learn. She has a ways to go still but she can now swim on her back, kinda on her front, and has even learned to go under the water. I'm so proud of her. That looks like one awesome prize.

Mindy said...

Taking my girls to the temple open house.. seeing the look on their faces in the Celestial room.. (sniff)

Heather said...

One of my favorite memories was the trip I took last summer with my husband while the kids had a blast with Grandma and Grandpa. It was so nice reconnecting and having a break.

lohersh said...

So far, it's camping, but the summer isn't over yet!

Anonymous said...

My favorite summer memory would be watching my two sons together (2 yrs. and 3 mos. respectively). Specifically, having the older one give updates such as "I making him smile" or "I teaching him Mommy" just melt my heart. It helps make the daily chaos manageable!

~Julie V.~

Stacy Hite said...

My best memory for the summer is being lucky enough to spend every day with my kids. My 13 year old daughter still allows me to hang out with her and her girlfriends at the pool and at the beach. I just love that!

Katherine said...

Oooh the goodies look good. My favorite memory of the summer is taking my puppy down the river in the raft. She loved it, so fun.

Alyse said...

Definitely waterskiing with my family & my son driving the boat on his grandpa's lap- so cute!

Dianna said...

My fave summer moment has to be taking my daughter to the beach for the 1st time. I grew up at the beach so seeing her react to the sand and ocean was priceless to me. Luckily she loves the beach too! :)

Thanks for the giveaway :)Dianna

jill marie barrett said...

all of our weekends in the pool!!

Bart and Kellie said...

We went on a family trip to Washington state over Fourth of July. I spent every morning laying on a blanket with my newborn snuggling, while my 4yr old & 2 yr old boys played running around grandma & grandpa's huge back yard (they own a huge apple orchard), and sandbox/playhouse. It was gorgeous outside, and I read magazines, mostly scrapbooking ones, and just loved the time I spent outside with my boys! Its a good thing we don't live there or I'd never get anything done!

Anonymous said...

i have to say 2. :)
emma (4) learning to ride her bike.
mason(2)playing (yes! acutally playing!) with his bobcat in the garden.
thanks for the chance lizzy!
anna

susan said...

Seeing NYC through my children's eyes. What a great vacation.

jmcstamper said...

My favorite summer memory was when my husband and I made our first baby in Kauai.

Janelle said...

i would say taking all 3 of my girls riding horses while in CO visiting my family. their expressions were priceless!

The Domino Girls said...

My 10 year old sons favorite memory was this Wednesday, the day before school started, and 3 car loads of friends loaded up to go to a local towns quite fun waterpark, an hour away, but once we all arrived it was CLOSED! We then thought of another local towns waterpark, CLOSED! and then thought we would just go to our really local, 3 blocks from our home, b/c it was open til school started for us, but guess what??? CLOSED on WEDNESDAYS! Gotta Love it! We got quality time together driving for a couple of hours only to just go back to our own pool! xo, :)

Jen said...

My favorite memory this summer (so far) was seeing my 2 year old enjoy her first 4th of July (that she could participate in), complete with a bounce house, face painting, Fireworks, and a snow cone!

sannika said...

Picking blueberries in the forest with my eldest. Its something I used to do with my parents when I was a kid and I love the tradition.

Kathy said...

Just one? How about two. My favorite memory this summer is the last time I hugged and kissed my Grandma and smelled her aquanet hairspray, oil of olay moisturizer and felt her smooth cheek against mine when we hugged. She passed away unexpectedly 3 weeks later. I miss her terribly.

Now a happy one. My husband and I took our first ever vacation away from out 2 1/2 year old son. Our welcome home from him was the stuff happiness is made of. I've never felt more emotions at once. Happy to be home, sad to have missed even one day of his life, grateful to be his mommy, thankful for a safe and wonderful trip. The list goes on and on.

Thanks as always for the great give aways.

andrea said...

My favorite summer memory was having a bunch of family from Michigan come visit us out west. All but our immediate family lives 2000 miles away. It always fun to see them!

kraftyladyincali said...

this summer we went back to VICTORIA canada and took pics with my 13 year old in the EXACT same spot, using the exact same poses as the trip we did when he was too..kind of a before and after. The pics turned out great and I can't wait to scrap them! Thanks for being sooo sweet at CKU!
xox
Jill

Angel S. said...

End of summer we always do the state fair. So fun!!

Kimber-Leigh said...

this summer, my favorite memory would definitely be seeing my baby sister as a bride. what a special day i will always remember :)

Susannah! said...

A Cubs game along 3rd base line on a sunny summer day

Kim Strother said...

My favorite summer memory is teaching my son how to swim. He's like a fish now!!!

Heather said...

Watching our 2 year old fearlessly race around on her tricycle, scooter, and big sisters bicycle {with training wheels}.
Her father and I raced, so maybe she has that love of speed!
We can only hope!

Alena said...

Finding out my husband and I were going to have our 1st little one!!! :)

flibbertigibbet said...

My favorite memory has actually been may little memories- the random "I love you Mommy." from my almost 7 year old boy, my 1 year old falling asleep while hugging me, and my 5 year old's giggles when he's playing with all his brothers.

Ashleigh said...

Lazy mornings with my kids are the best. Way better than the busy ones when school is in.

Jenn said...

Watching my 3 year old daughter let go of me and swim (by her self) to daddy!!! She was so cute repeating kick, kick, kick :)

angie worthington said...

so far, my fave summer memory is a long weekend trip to the NC mountains...my other fave summer memory is spending time w/ my teenage daughter b/f she begins high school...

Becky said...

I love those big slides. I think I have a picture at the bottom of those slides from every year! I think one of my favorite summer memories (this summer) would have to be a camping trip with just my own little family. It's fun to go with the big family group but I had forgotten how fun it was to just camp with my husband and kids!

Zorina said...

Favorite summer memory 2009 --- Our family reunion. All my relatives from the east Coast flew to CA for 1 week. It was a blast. We totally enjoyed the entire time we're spending time.
Thanks for the chance!

Celeste E said...

Eating dinners with my family outside on the patio!

JL Thore said...

I have two, the Grandmoms visiting during Spring Break and Spending the 4th of July with our friends from Montgomery, AL and Jackson, MS. The sun, sand, water/waves, laughter, and fellowship - what a wonderful summer.

Fan(nie) de scrap said...

Oh Elizabth, I have 5 favorite Summer memories!!!!!! The first named Julie in 1994 when my husband said "it's too hot today darling, this child will be certainly exausting like the weather!" ; the second named Amelie, in 1995, just the day of a big attack in Paris and the father said, "she will be a judge, sure", in 2001 ; the thid named Lucas and the doctor said "he knows what he wants, you will have some difficulties with this guy!" ; and the last ones are Billy and Charlie, 2 nice kittens borned this year!

ShellyJ said...

Favorite memory... coming back from a vaca with just the hubs and I and seeing my little munchkins again!

scrappinmomto2girls said...

My fave summer memory happened this year, we took our girls to the beach for their very first time. It was awesome! The look on their face was pricless and it made me realize that that is what life is all about!!(and scrappin of course) LOL

Gail C said...

I too LOVE those slides! My favorite memory is also my saddest one, seeing my #2 son head off to college! Driving himself from NH to FL, smiling so big and bright as I fight back tears....

abbeyviolet said...

Snowcones with my son and hubby and meeting our new baby girl.

kristen said...

Holding my new baby piper for the first time!

Heather M. said...

My favorite summer memory is getting a kite in the air and keeping it in the air. The entire family was delighted!
( It was our third trip with a third kite. I didn't take a camera because I didn't think I would need it. )

Heather M. said...

My favorite summer memory is getting a kite in the air and keeping it in the air. The entire family was delighted!
( It was our third trip with a third kite. I didn't take a camera because I didn't think I would need it. )

Superwoman Scrapper said...

My fave summer memory is dining outside. We live in a cul de sac and have great neighbors so eating in our front yard, the back yards, the pool and just about all over the neighborhood has been a great way to enjoy the late summer nights.

Ashley said...

My favorite summer memory has been moving into our new house. We FINALLY have a backyard for my little guy. Seeing him run out to play in the grass was the best. Dylan (the little guy) came over to me and gave me a big hug and ran off. It was so precious!

Monica said...

Summer time to me means concerts and this summer I went to a few that I will always remember! :)

Jenny Esterbrook said...

When my son said I love you mommy for the first time!!!

Angela said...

My favorite memory this summer so far has been going to a temple open house for our church. I was able to take my kids and it was cool just to see the wonder and awe in their faces as we explained to them what temples meant to our family.

GEL-Oh said...

My neice got married. The first of the next generation.

Meredith Treloar said...

We are yet to have Summer (not until later in the year here in Australia.)
But last Summer it was visiting a local beach that we had never been to before with sand that stretched on forever and watching the kids run around! The best bit was knowing this beautiful spot was so close to where we live!

Tiredmom30 said...

Sitting in the cottage in Northern MI, watching my kids play outside for hours. Such sweet times.

sassy studio said...

My favorite summer holiday moment so far has been a day spent at my unlces organic fruit ranch with my son. My son (15months) ate his weight in the freshest berries and was covered head to toe in dirt and a huge smile. I took a mere 500 photos.....499 were keepers!

Alicia Sharp said...

My fav summertime memory is my dad's 60th b-day party! We threw him an over the hill party and he flipped out! We had crows on the cake and everything! Thanks to you both for the giveaway!!

Sarah said...

My favorite memory this summer was when my 18 month old son went down the big slide & said for the first time "I did it!" Summer is so much more awesome with a child.

Betty said...

My favorite memory of this summer was seeing all my kids and their kids in the same summer. As we live in four different areas of the country, this was somewhat of an accomplishment and one that does not happen frequently.

Brooke said...

Seeing my new cousin the day she was born. Totally the best!

Loni said...

Okay, that would've been the best place for us to take family photos! Dang it. I wish I would've been in town that weekend!

You are a cool mom, Liz Kartchner.

Callon said...

My favorite summer memory is riding in the combine with my dad. I had terrible allergies, but would go anyways. I had to bring one of his hankies with because I would sniffle the entire time. It was so worth it!

mrs.adrienneK said...

my favorite summer memory...i love a party,a birthday party,any kind of party,so i must say my fave summer memory has been an impromptu bbq party we had with my family and my parents, we through some steaks on the grill and everyone had a blast, we were quickly chased inside by a summer rain shower,but it was perfect because my family was there , we were all full of good food and happy...yeah thats my fave memory from this summer <3
~adrienne K~

susan m said...

My favorite memory is going to Disneyland with the grandkids

Maria said...

My favourite summer memory would have to be time night my man and I had a romantic weekend away at a beach resort. The first night we were there he got down on one knee, told me all the things he loves about me and asked me to marry him. Of course I cried tears of joy!

-me said...

my favorite summer memory...sitting at our campsite looking out over the lake...husband on one side, dog at my feet and a baby in the belly...can't beat that!

Cass said...

The summer of 2007, coming home as a family of four for the first time. :)

Melanie B said...

My favourite summer memory is when my dh taught the girls how to boogie board down the beach!!! It us one of our favourite places apart from home! Thanks for the opportunity!!! Xxxx

Dawn said...

My fav moment was feeling my daughter kick for the first time.

Nothing like it in the entire world.

Megan said...

One of my favorite summer memories is Watching my 10 month old baby girl play in the kiddie pool. She loved it!

Jennifer Campbell said...

I just love summer, especially being a teacher and getting to enjoy the summer with my young kids... narrowing down all the memories my favorite would have to be playing pretend with my kids... they love to play pirates... argh!

The Kahler Family said...

My favorite memory from this summer is turning 30 at Disneyland with my family! It was a dream come true!

mary t said...

my favorite memory this summer has been watching movies with my teenage daughter in our pj's!
good times!

Suz said...

I LOVED spending summers with my grandparents in Pittsburgh. Going to Kennywood Park & all the family picnics was the best

Meghann said...

My favorite summer memory was from our vacation to Croatia, when I was lying in the sun, soaking up the rays, and my husband was swimming in the crystal water. I remember thinking, "This couldn't get any better!"

Amy said...

traveling to Nicaragua with the family and seeing a new way of life... and reading and relaxing in the hammock watching the ocean listening to the kids giggle in the pool.... it was amazing.

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