Picture Perfect Sundays #16

August 12, 2012

I’m back to my scheduled weekly Sunday post.

Last week, as some of you may have noticed but were kind enough not to mention I did not post my regular Picture Perfect Sundays.

I was too busy soaking in some girl time with my mom and my girls and enjoying the beautiful beaches of South West Florida.

I love the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a lot calmer than the Atlantic… easier to just float about and relax in the soft waves.

I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a new love affair/addiction with it. Because of this love affair I have decided to start my very own Sunday link up called… Picture Perfect Sundays!!! 
I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram/phone camera/any other camera during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

Share just one or many of your pictures and add a small description.

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and follow me… quick and simple. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Instagram!

I look forward to seeing your treasured moments!!!

I made up a collage of my fave Instagram moments of the last two weeks:

1. I found Kelle’s blog Enjoying the small Things  a few weeks ago. When I was done reading Nella’s birth story and had dried my last tear. I clicked on the link and ordered her book. As soon as it arrived I started reading and couldn’t put it down. It’s just amazing and wonderful and so full of love! If you haven’t heard of Kelle or her book, I urge you to check both out. It’ll change you… as it changed me.

2. This is the content of the package I received from the super sweet and lovely Beth Ann of It’s Just Life. She saw the picture I posted after I spilled my treasured loose leaf rooibus tea and the sweet soul that she is, put together a package of tea goodness from China. Can you believe it? I love my bloggy friends!!! Please, go say Hello to her and check out her comments for a cause. You won’t regret it.

3. The boy and Little One all smiles after a visit to the dentist. No cavities. šŸ™‚

4. Middle with her “baby” our Yorkie Gracie after one of her bath’s.

5. Beautiful white ducks that live in the fountain in front of my mom’s store at the Miromar Outlets in Ft. Myers, Florida. Great mall.

6. A hair bow… made out of Middle’s hair!

7. Beach babes… ready to hit the sand.

8. Beach babes… pooped out and sleepy.

9. Matchy girls waiting for Nicolette and her daughter Miss M..

10. Love that I got to meet a blog friend in real life and hit it off with her. This was our second time meeting and we will see each other again in September at CFL Blog Con. So excited.

11. Our girls having a blast at Playtown Cafe.

12. My boy practicing opening the lock on his locker. He’s in Middle School… (wipes a tear)

13. My three lovelies, posing for me without any arguing or making faces. Just smiles and happy kids.

14. It may have had to do with this… a trip to Guitar Center. Here’s the hubby trying out a new base. He didn’t get it and instead a new electric guitar graces our wall. He did trade two of his old ones in.

15. My girls rocking the drums. They always make a beeline for the drum section.

16. Here they are again… in the middle of the guitar section. It’s daddy’s toy store but they love it too!!!

And those are some of my fave memories from the past two weeks.

I hope you will link up some of yours and check out my bloggy friends.

If you feel like sharing, please do! I’d appreciate you helping me spread the word.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!!!

xo, Susi


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  • Katie E August 12, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I love your Instagram pictures, Susi! My oldest girl is getting ready to start middle school, but we have a couple more weeks before they start. I wish we lived close to a beach so we could go often!

    • Susi August 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      You know, we don’t go to the beach all that often but I love knowing it’s there for when the mood strikes! Thanks so much for linking up! šŸ™‚

  • Michelle August 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I’m glad to hear you liked Kelle’s book, I have been thinking about ordering it and maybe this will give me the push to get it!

    • Susi August 12, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      I really recommend it. It’s such a raw honest account of how she dealt with her daughter’s Down Syndrome diagnosis. Very eye opening.

  • Jessica August 12, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Looks like a good week.

    That bow of hair is crazy!

    • Susi August 12, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      Yes, it’s pretty cool. Middle loves it. And yes, the week was good…

  • Sandra August 13, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Adding a link to sky pictures! I think it’s so awesome that the boys got their ears pierced, together! Way cool!

    • Susi August 14, 2012 at 11:13 am

      Hubby used to have his pierced years ago and the boy has wanted to get his done. We happened to walk by a Claire’s and they just did it. My boy is definitely growing up…

  • TBM August 13, 2012 at 4:38 am

    it’s nice to see families having fun!

    • Susi August 14, 2012 at 11:10 am

      It is. I love spending time with my family… especially, when it’s relaxing and fun!!! šŸ™‚

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell August 13, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I love seeing pics of your happy life! I’m going to look up that book too. You’ve intrigued me.

    • Susi August 14, 2012 at 11:08 am

      Liz, if you have the time to read. Get it. It’s still with me… just amazing. I love following Kelle and her blog… it’s like the story continues.

  • Megan Broutian August 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Sounds like you all had a lovely time. A nice way to end the summer and start getting ready for back to school! Does yours start early, in August, or after Labor Day?

    • Susi August 14, 2012 at 11:06 am

      It’s actually late for us this year. We start back Aug 27th. Where before we started the middle of Aug. But kids have golf and dance the week before already.

  • AnnMarie August 13, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I saw most of these on Instagram (you know, with my obsession and all) but love that I know the stories behind them now. Great pics! I am definitely linking up this week.

    • Susi August 14, 2012 at 11:03 am

      Thanks, AnnMarie. That’s why I do this post every Sunday… my own obsession and all!!! šŸ™‚

  • RoryBore August 13, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    so, can I get Instagram, even though I don’t have a smartphone like iphone or Blackberry? Wait, I don’t even know if mine is this android thing. that’s just sad and pathetic.
    but your pictures are lovely, especially #4 and #8, and they make my heart sing, so all is well. šŸ™‚

    • Susi August 14, 2012 at 11:02 am

      You need to have an Iphone or an Android smartphone in order to get Instagram. Glad you like the pics. I love #8 too… how they cuddle up together in sleep even when they argue with each other when wide awake! šŸ™‚

  • Missy | The Literal Mom August 13, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Great pics! So exciting that you get to meet a blog friend! Love the ones of the girls asleep. šŸ™‚

    • Susi August 14, 2012 at 10:59 am

      They were exhausted after a few hours playing at the beach. I love when they cuddle up together in sleep. It’s fun to meet bloggy friends and get along perfectly!

  • By Word of Mouth Musings August 14, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Hello sweet friend … we must get together.
    Life has been a little upside down of late …
    LOVE looking thro your comments and seeing the friends you have made – all such lovely people xxxxx

    • Susi August 14, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Yes. I love my bloggy friends. It’s been a little crazy here too. Appointments, getting ready for school, finishing up the shower redo… Let’s try to get together soon.