Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Historic Bethlehem, PA

I finally got around to going through all my pics from Musikfest. This is just a small sampling of the beauty in Bethlehem. I'll keep my commentary to a minimum so you can enjoy the pictures. If you love old homes, a walk through this city provides plenty of eye candy.




















I love the colors on this one and hope to do ours like it someday....


























































































































































Beautiful working shutters!








A perfect sidewalk!

















Love this fence!!







My favorite house....













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!