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Picture Perfect Weekly #22 {A perfect day}

September 29, 2012

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 weekly link up called… Picture Perfect Weekly!!!
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 love days like today.

Nowhere to be, no rushing around, just a “lazy” day at home.

All of us together.

I started the day by baking homemade drop biscuits for breakfast.

Hubby made the gravy to go with them.

We all ate breakfast together.

I continued on my de-cluttering mission and cleaned and straightened up a bit.

The girls helped when they weren’t busy painting.

The boys went to get desperately needed haircuts. Finally!

Hubby jammed on his guitars while I snapped away with my camera.

Then I did some more baking.

A new recipe. Pumpkin Spice cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.

I will share the recipe soon. They are divine and perfect for Fall!

Because it was a perfect lazy day we went fishing.

Hubby had to go to a birthday party.

Gorgeous evening.


The fish were biting. At least for me! I caught two catfish.

One of them snapped my rod.

After an easy dinner and getting everyone settled I soaked in the tub and lost myself in the pages of “New Moon”.

The house is quiet now.

I’m sipping tea and going through all the pictures I snapped today.

Can’t wait to show them off.

Hope you all had a great weekend!!! 🙂

Now it’s your turn to show of your perfect pictures!

Please, grab the code for the badge in the sidebar and show off your favorite shots of the week.

xo, Susi



It's time for Spring Break

March 13, 2012

Well, almost… Spring Break starts next week for my kids. It’s always been one of my favorite breaks of the year.

We usually don’t go anywhere special but just relax and enjoy this time off from the daily grind. We sleep in a little later, enjoy not having to do homework and just spend time together. There are some things we do each and every Spring Break, it’s become somewhat of a tradition.

Living in Florida the weather is just about perfect this time of year. As much as I love the summers off… it’s so hot that all you want to do is lounge in the pool or stay inside where it’s blissfully air-conditioned. During Spring Break it’s still cool enough that being outside, enjoying the sun and breeze, is a pleasure.

My girls enjoying some fishing time. They are quiet for a change. Don't want to scare those fish off.

One of the things that always seems to be on our to do list during this week is fishing. My kids love to go fishing… our neighborhood is dotted with lovely, well stocked lakes/ponds. Ever since the boy was about 4 years old this has become our thing. I can proudly say that I have caught a wide mouth bass or two and even some good-sized catfish. We “feed” the fish Nathan’s hotdogs and get lots of bites.

That first dip is always the best.

We also enjoy going to our club pool… it’s heated which makes it a great alternative to our own “frozen” backyard pool. I’m usually still too chicken to go in the water because it’s just not hot enough for my thinned down blood, yet. Some German I am!!! 🙂 But I enjoy sitting in one of the lounge chairs with a good book and keep an eye on the kids frolicking in the water. All 3 of mine seem to have been born water babies. They could go on and on and on…

Another activity that starts up again is our nightly bike ride through the neighborhood. Since it’s light out longer again we try to go for a family bike ride after dinner and look around to see if anything’s changed. I’ve always enjoyed this one and can’t wait for that first ride!!! Little one loves sitting on her co-pilot seat and feel the wind in her face and hair.

My beach babes.

I’m hoping we can also get some beach time in. As much as I love the beach we don’t go nearly often enough. But little one isn’t so little anymore so it might be more fun for all of us. Better make sure I have lots and lots of sunscreen… our fair German/Irish skin does not like too much sun exposure!

Can't believe we'll be sailing around on this.

This year there’s also a special treat for hubby and I at the end of the week. It’s my birthday that Friday so my mom is taking the kids for 2 nights, yes, 2 nights so hubs and I can get a little adult only time. I am super excited since we get to spend the day together by ourselves and enjoy a cruise on the American Victory. Remember that post? Click here if you need a refresher! Gosh, I can’t remember the last time we didn’t have at least one child over night. It’ll be so great. Thanks, mom!!! 🙂

I’m linking up with Rory at Time out for Mom for her Tuesday Coffee Chat.