Friday, August 14, 2009

Helloooooo bloggers!

Hi everyone! I hope you didn't forget about me! I didn't intend to make my break so long but after my hubby went back to work we were busy finalizing a new addition to our family...more about that at the end of this post.

First I'll share the bad news about my vacation....I managed to end the life of this harmless succulent. Didn't someone say these were foolproof? Apparently I have even less of a green thumb than I thought. If you have some advice, I'm all ears!


Besides that, we had a wonderful vacation week. Lots of smiles, laughs and hardly any sibling arguments!
Here's a recap of our family time!
We swam....


We ate ice cream.....




We went to Musikfest which is held in Bethlehem, PA every August. The City of Bethlehem is filled with eye candy for those of us who love historic homes. I have a bunch of pictures to sort through and will make a post of all the drool worthy house pics I took.




You have to love a place where you can eat an entire meal on a stick....




See what fun they are having?! They must have eaten something on a stick!



We listened to some amazing music, including the bells. We listen to him every year and each time I overheat just watching him play in that costume and mask. Keep in mind...even PA is hot in August.





I hope this works, my first time uploading a video to blogger. Sorry for the shaky camera but I wanted to share with you....


video


Ella's shoe broke while we were there and daddy had to carry her the rest of the day.
Note to self: Keep an extra pair of flip flops in the car at all times!


We hit the zoo......








Took silly pictures....








Touched a tortoise....



(followed by massive amounts of hand sanitizer)
Isn't he cute...










This little guy jumped right up on Hailey's lap and nibbled her shirt....




A sleeping giant....





One of the most fun things we did on vacation was look at campers! We've been thinking of getting one for some time now and decided to wait no longer!



This is our new addition....a 29 foot travel trailer!


Of course when we went to sign for it I forgot my camera. I took these pics from an RV site but ours is the same model. If these are your pics and you'd like credit, please let me know. I can't remember where I saved them from.
















The colors aren't great but if you've looked at campers you know they are all pretty bad. I want a job designing these things, can't you just picture it with some toile?!

It'll be delivered to the campground next Friday. We are SO excited! I've been busy shopping and stashing things away so we can get camping right away! Another place to decorate, how fun!

What should we name her?

How have you all been while I've been away? I missed you and will try and catch up with everyone. Thank you for the kind emails while I was on my break, it's such a good feeling to be missed!

36 comments:

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

It has come to my attention that my comments may not be working for all or some. I can't seem to locate the issue but I'm working on it. If you have trouble feel free to email me at brosequilts@yahoo.com

Thank you for reading!
~Michelle

Ron said...
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Kathy said...

Love the camper. I think the kitchen is bigger than the one in my little house! Congratulations, and the kids are very cute--

marty39 said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous vacation. I love your camper, and with the popout it gives you so much room. We had one for a few years and I just loved it. I know you will have wonderful trips with your family. Congratulations. Hugs, Marty

Darlene said...

Oh my it looks like you all have had a FABULOUS time!!! I LOVE that song that he was playing on the bells. We go to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra each year and that is one of the WONDERFUL songs they play!

I think your family will have many, many fun camping trips in that camper. I can't wait to see if you re-decorate it! We have a 5th wheel 32 1/2 ft. camper. They are definitely MUCH better than tent camping....lol.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Michelle,
I will show this model to my husband-he wants to take one up to North Carolina from Florida (where we live)since we bought 65 acres in N.C. I hope you enjoy camping!
I have never slept in a tent, just a Motor home! RV's are great!
Glad you are back.
Your blog was the first one I read on decorating. I found it from Rate My Space!
Thanks, JolieAnne

Beverly said...

I read that as "Muskfest" and couldn't begin to imagine what kind of vacation you had! Glad I took a second (okay, third) look and got it right. Looks like you had a blast and that camper should be such fun!

Florida Sue said...

Oh what a sweet sweet family. It looks like you had a wonderful vacation. We had a similar camper when our boys were small (ancient history) and it saw many miles of use. Hey did someone water that little succulent? They have to have perfect drainage, and they prefer to be on the dry side in bright light..

Nancy said...

Hi Michelle~
Glad you and the fam had lots of fun! We've missed you, too! Take care and have a great weekend...

Nancy

prof en retraite said...

Hi Michelle! What a fun vacation! I think I would have slipped that baby goat in my purse and brought it home! I want a goat! I love the expression on your daughter's face when the goat hopped in her lap! Your children are such cuties!It sounds like everyone had a wonderful time! I hurried down to see what your new addition was and was surprised! lol Somehow I was expecting a new pet! Enjoy it! Welcome home!...Debbie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Welcome back.. Looks like tons of fun was had by all. The pictures of the children are darling.
Your new home "addition" would be lovely done in toile.. congrats..
hugs ~lynne~

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Welcome back and congrats on the new addition! Can't wait to see the pics of the historic homes!

Wendy said...

I've killed one myself and I have that same glass dish! Two actually. A Fire King one and a knock off.

Lynette said...

Welcome Back! Y'all were busy and it looks like y'all had lots of fun - sorry no advice on the plant except give it a proper burial. The kiddos are super cute and I bet they loved being home with y'all - what fun.
Love the camper (for y'all) and loo forward to seeing all the great pics you're going to take. Me, I'm a hotel kinda' girl - plain and simple!

Have a great weekend -

Lynette said...

Sorry - that should say "look forward" - ugh - I hate when I make typos!

a little bit vintage said...

Looks like you had an amazing time! Glad that you are back! :)

Rachel

Heather said...

Hi,
You're going to have such great fun camping. I did that with my family growing up and it was great memories. We named our trailer too!! We called it "The Worm Can" I know it is not too cute, but it described our family in a tight space. Have fun.

beth said...

Glad to have you back! Looks like you guys have been having lots of fun!! Can't wait to see how you decorate your new trailer. What a way to camp! :)

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Looks like a fun trip! Congratulations on your new camper!

Jennifer said...

Oh, I feel so much better.. I killed all my succulents too...lol

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Michelle,
Looks like you figured out the problem with your comments, love your new camper, makes me want to go get one, LOL!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Michelle!
Oh I've missed you my friend! What a wonderful vacation you all have been on and all of your children are sooooo adorable! Ca-ute!

Congrats on your new addition!
How about "Precious Little House"?
since your home is called "The Yellow House". Just a thought.

Have a blessed weekend.
~Melissa :)

Brenda said...

Hot. I've been hot here in my (still...) steel boot in the humid heat of Texas in summer. But I'm so glad you all enjoyed yourselves! Those smiles are living proof for posterity!
Brenda

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Kasey said...

welcome back! looks like you had a blast.
xo

Eileen said...

Congratulations on the camper! Best of luck with it and Happy Trails!
You are going to have so much fun!

Looks like you had a great vacation!
Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!
All the best,
Eileen

nannykim said...

As far as the plant goes--I have some like it and the squirrels or birds tore it up--however it re-roots itself if you just leave the "leaf" like things in contact with the soil. I got 3 new plants this way (yours looks the same as mine)

Carla said...

Looks like fun times. And congrats on your new addition. I'm jealous. :o)

Rue said...

Welcome home Michelle!

What a fun time! I love the bell guy, but I can't imagine wearing that costume in the heat either... yikes!

The camper is so cool!! You have no idea how jealous I am. I can't wait to see what you do with it. Is there painting inside soon to come?? ;)

xo,
rue

LuLu said...

I can't wait to see your camper all fixed so cute! your vacation sounded wonderful, welcome back,
LuLu

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Good luck on those floors! Just take your time and one sweet blogger said to use pizza boxes instead of tape...hmmmm it's an idea. Anyway good luck to ya!

jenjen said...

You had me going there... But I am very excited about your trailer! I have been trying to talk my husband into one of those for a very long time!

Have a fun time with it!!!

XOXO
Jen

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

DARLING pics of the kiddos. You'll treasure those forever. I enjoyed the video clip of the bells...that was fascinating. And congratulations on the camper. Oh, the happy memories you will make with that. Our kids absolutely LOVED camping.
Glad you had a nice vacation.

Anonymous said...

I've been reading sewing, craft, and home decorating ideas on blogs and came across yours. Thought it was neat that you visited the Lehigh Valley area since that's where I live. Realized that when I saw the Musikefst sign:D We just got back from a trip to NJ. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Jen :D

Anne Marie said...

welcom "back" to cyperspace.....

so glad to hear you are enjoying your family.....your kids are adorable, and hubby looks funny (in a good way :)

stop by the farm when you get a chance.......

night!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a great time you had...I know the children made the trip even more memorable. Great pics of your fun.
At to the trailer, I totally agree with you on the decor. I would so love to have a trailer, but am fearful, I would have to ONLY GO FORWARD! Absolutely no backing up. (Is that even possible?)