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Instagram Sundays #11

June 30, 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 Sunday link up aptly called… Instagram Sundays!!!

I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram( or your camera phone if you don’t use Instagram) during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

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

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar!

My Instagram user name is of course, bocafrau!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I look forward to seeing your Instagrams on the big screen!!!

 

This week I didn’t take as many pictures with Instagram as I usually do. Still took plenty but it usually is much harder to pick which to use for my post on Sunday.

I also didn’t include the pitiful one of my Middle daughter who was utterly devastated by the loss of the semi-final game for the German team. I shared that one in my Friday post!

The weekend so far started off great. On Friday, I had the chance for some girl time. I was invited to lunch and a movie. Lunch was delicious (my first time at PF Chang’s ) and the movie was full of eye candy for women. “Magic Mike” indeed was magical!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ You have to see it to believe it, is all I can say.

Today, my new toy arrived and I spent some time learning the ins and outs of it. I will share pictures soon. It’s a laptop dock for my Android phone. It basically takes the phone and turns it into a laptop/tablet. No more wifi only tablet for me… now I can travel in style!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Okay, here are my Instagrams of the week:

My basil plant. I grew it from seeds. Not too bad for someone who doesn’t have a green thumb at all. I will be making some Veal Milano during the week!

Wednesday night we had dinner with grandma and saw this rainbow on the way home. Beautiful. I never get tired of seeing a rainbow.

It’s hard to see in this picture but that itty bitty white speck in the sky is the moon and it looked pretty cool next to the palm tree.

After camp one day this past week the kids all sat together being crafty with beads. It was such a pleasure to see them together and listen to their conversations while I was cooking dinner. Moments like this don’t happen too often anymore as the two big ones are getting older and doing their own thing.

Who wants to cook in this heat? Not me, and apparently neither does our in-house chef! So this is what we had instead. One of my “famous” cheese/Italianย salami and cracker platters. Loved by all…

Of course, its never too hot too bake… especially, if there are Ghiradelli chocolate chips involved. These chocolate chip muffins were gone as fast as I made them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Last night, the boy wanted breakfast for dinner… so I finally went out and got us a waffle iron. Because, what’s a proper breakfast without some yummy, home-made waffles?

I think, we may do this a lot more frequently now!!!

Can you see that? That’s a toad, one of the many that are out and about all over the neighborhood at night. Let me just say they are not one of my favorite critters. I have on numerous occasions almost stepped on the small ones… Let’s just say, I scared myself with my screams. They give me the heebie-jeebies.

The birds, on the other hand, I enjoy a lot. There are so many different kinds and just the other day I saw a beautiful, red cardinal but didn’t have my phone or camera with me.

And this is what Little One and I did this afternoon to cool off after running errands. ย Heaven…

Now it’s your turn! What were you up to this past week?

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Instagram Sundays #10

June 23, 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 Sunday link up aptly called… Instagram Sundays!!!

I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

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

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and maybe follow me… quick and simple.

My Instagram user name is of course, bocafrau!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I look forward to seeing your Instagrams on the big screen!!!

This week I made a nice collage again and numbered my Instagrams. Following the collage will be the a small description of each shot. ๐Ÿ™‚

1) Sisterly love. Enjoying the fruits of their labor. They decorated cupcakes for Middle’s birthday and were happy with their results.

2) My campers. Ready for their first day of camp… that was almost two weeks ago.

3) Girl time. Heading to lunch with great-grandma… just us girls. It was fun.

4) Three years old and she tells me when I do something wrong trying to set up one of her games. ๐Ÿ™‚

5) Another awesome sunset. Love, love, love that view.

6) Middle, ecstatic after watching the German national team win the last group game in the Euro Cup 2012.

7) Me, supporting Team Germany for the first quarter-finals match against Greece. They won 4:2. On to the semi-finals now. Let the nail biting begin.

8) Date night. Hubby and I on out way to dinner. We had live, raw scallop. It was so good we had to get a second order. The waitress told us they still wiggle and move when they slice them!

9) Little One taking a break at a fountain in the mall. We were pooped. Middle daughter dragged us all over the place… birthday shopping is exhausting. I looked around me and saw the future… her and her friends turning into mall rats!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Now it’s your turn…

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Instagram Sundays #9 – Father's Day Edition

June 16, 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 Sunday link up aptly called… Instagram Sundays!!!

I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

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

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and maybe follow me… quick and simple.

My Instagram user name is of course, bocafrau!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I look forward to seeing your Instagrams on the big screen!!!

 

In honor of Father’s Day, I decided to make a collage of some of the Instagrams I have of the hubby instead of my usual weekly Instagrams. So, without further ado, here he is the father of my children.

They adore their daddy and I couldn’t wish for a better father for them.

Happy Father’s Day, honey. We love you!!!

“What Is A Dad?

A dad is someone who
wants to catch you before you fall
but instead picks you up,
brushes you off,
and lets you try again.ย 

A dad is someone who
wants to keep you from making mistakes
but instead lets you find your own way,
even though his heart breaks in silence
when you get hurt.ย 

A dad is someone who
holds you when you cry,
scolds you when you break the rules,
shines with pride when you succeed,
and has faith in you even when you fail…”

–ย Unknown
Happy Father’s Day to all the daddies out there… including my own dad and father-in-law.
Hope you all have a wonderful day whatever you are doing. ๐Ÿ™‚
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Instagram Sundays #8

June 9, 2012
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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 aptly called… Instagram Sundays!!!

I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

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

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and maybe follow me… quick and simple.

My Instagram user name is of course, bocafrau!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I look forward to seeing your Instagrams on the big screen!!!

Here are my Instagrams for the past week:

There you have it… a peek into my week. I’m utterly exhausted now and just want to crawl into my own bed. Sleeping in a hotel, even for just one night is not conducive to a good nights sleep. (Especially, since Little One ended up sideways a few times and my ribs did not like that. )

I will share pictures and a run down of our quick, unplanned and very spontaneous getaway soon.

Have a wonderful day. I can’t wait to see your treasures…



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Instagram Sundays #6

May 27, 2012
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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 aptly called… Instagram Sundays!!!

I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

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

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and follow me… quick and simple.

My Instagram user name is of course, bocafrau!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I look forward to seeing your Instagrams on the big screen!!!

I’m a little late to my own party this week but it is still Sunday and the link is up for the whole week. I’ve been away from home travelling with the family. We had so much fun visiting with an old friend, finding new places to explore and I alsoย attended my very first blog conference– SheCon–in Orlando.

Here are some of my favorite Instagrams from the past week:ย 

 

I promise, next week I’ll be on time again. The kids only have 2 more half days left at school and things should settle down a bit again here. (I hope!!!)

Hope everyone has a wonderful week after this long weekend!!!



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Instagram Sundays #5

May 19, 2012
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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 aptly called… Instagram Sundays!!! (The linky is open all week!)

I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

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

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and follow me… quick and simple.

My Instagram user name is of course, bocafrau!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I look forward to seeing your Instagrams on the big screen!!!

*Please, to those of you who don’t have or use Instagram, feel free to play along and show off the photos you have captured during the week!!!ย 

Here are the moments I captured this week:



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Instagram Sundays #4

May 12, 2012
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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 aptly called… Instagram Sundays!!!

I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

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

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and maybe follow me… quick and simple.

Here are my Instagrams for the past week:

These are the ones I have taken all the way up to Friday. I had to get the post ready a day early because Saturday I’ll be busy spending time with the family. Woohoo. I’ll be going back and forth between English and German. And speaking the wrong language to the wrong person. Sweetheart will be less than thrilled… he gets headaches from the language mix. How does he think I feel! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wishing all the moms that read this blog a very Happy Mother’s Day!!!



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Instagram Sundays #3

May 5, 2012
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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 aptly called… Instagram Sundays!!!

I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

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

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and maybe follow me… quick and simple.

My Instagram user name is of course, bocafrau!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I look forward to seeing your Instagrams on the big screen!!!

Here is some of my week in Instagrams:

So now it’s your turn to show of your weekly Instagrams. I look forward to seeing them. ๐Ÿ™‚

 


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Instagram Sundays #2

April 28, 2012
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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 aptly called… Instagram Sundays!!!

I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

Share just one (maybe your favorite of the week) or many of your Instagrams and add a small description.

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and maybe follow me… quick and simple.

My Instagram user name is of course, bocafrau!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I look forward to seeing your Instagrams on the big screen!!!

Here are my Favorite Instagrams for this week: {4/22/12 – 4/28/12}

There you have it. Some, not all of my Instagram pics from last Sunday through today.

I’d love it if you would help me circulate this link up. Please, tweet, facebook share and tell all your friends. You would make me a very happy camper!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


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Instagram Sundays #1

April 22, 2012
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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 aptly called… Instagram Sundays!!!

I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

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

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and maybe follow me… quick and simple.

My Instagram user name is of course, bocafrau!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I look forward to seeing your Instagrams on the big screen!!!

Here are my Instagrams for the past week.

This little guy was on the window screen at my neighbors house. Living in Florida we have our fair share of these little creatures. I even had one in my bathtub recently… yes, I yelped when I saw it. ๐Ÿ™‚

My little one at lunch with daddy. I loved the way her hair looked… I called her little Farrah.

Our Finnigan will sit anywhere, as long as she has some warm sunshine on her.

I just can’t get enough of our sunset skies. The colors are unbelievably amazing and this picture does not do them justice.

Middle daughter had a friend over today and what better way to while away a rainy Saturday then with some beading… the girls made themselves anklets.

And for some added Vitamin C they made fresh squeezed orange juice. It was absolutely delicious. There’s just something about fresh squeezed that can never be completely duplicated.

Here is my Saturday project… Cream Puffs. My first time making them and the boys devoured them. I guess, I did okay. I found a German baking book today my Omi (grandma) gave to me years ago and I got so many ideas. Can’t wait to expand my repertoire.