Tag Archives: fun

Furbaby Friday

11 Feb

Today is all about laughs. I came across this video and had tears I was laughing so much. Enjoy!

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My Brother Got Hitched!!

19 Sep
A collage of the professional photos by joecrimmings.com

A collage of the professional photos by joecrimmings.com

 My big brother was married to an amazing woman on August 22 in Sioux City. It was a great day and a night to remember! I had the honor of standing up for my brother as a ‘grooms woman’ or whatever you would like to call it. It was the perfect opportunity to get all dolled up and have a great time. I wish them all the best in the future!!

Not your normal trip to the zoo…

13 Jul

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Last Wednesday,  some friends and I ventured to the zoo for one of their July events. Every Wednesday night in July you can visit the Blank Park Zoo for Zoo Brew. A night of animals, music and a brew of some sort. They feature local wineries or breweries throughout the month and of course, have the domestic beers and drinks as well. It was a fun night and it gave me the chance to visit a zoo I haven’t been to since I was a child. I was even able to climb in the tunnel to see the prairie dogs, which sadly were not out and about in their habitat due to the loud band play a few feet away. I guess I can’t blame them for hiding all night!

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4th of July

10 Jul
 
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Float in Kiddie Parade
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Crazy Car

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Isn't he festive?

 

 

 

 

  

 The 4th of July in Armstrong is a celebration that people travel from all around to attend. With morning soapbox derby and big wheel races to concessions in the park, it is an event filled day. The parade is the highlight of the day in which everyone grabs a spot in a lawn chair or on a blanket along the parade route. There are manyhighlights to the parade which include the kiddie parade, the band, the crazy car (seen above), firetrucks, horses and even a crazy man on a trike! Of course there is more candy than you know what to do with thrown out by every float.  The afternoon always gives you a time to catch up with old friends and family. The day comes to a close with fireworks put on by the volunteer fire department (although the ones seen below are from a neighboring town).  It’s a celebration that has become tradition in my hometown and it’s a tradition I look forward to participating in every year.

 

Beautiful Horses

Beautiful Horses

Warhead Face

Warhead Face

Fireworks

Fireworks

My Weekend Getaway

17 Jun
 

 Last weekend I traveled back home to Northern Iowa for a bridal shower for my brother & his fiance. It was a great excuse to spend the weekend with family and friends. I of course documented the entire weekend with photos and here they are:

 

 

Kara & Family at shower

Kara & Family at shower

Singing Girls

Singing Girls

Opening Gifts

Opening Gifts

Silly Girls

Silly Girls

Rezac Family

Rezac Family

Casey
Casey

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

The shower was a very nice gathering of family and friends in my hometown. The hostesses prepared a short skit and so did my parents friends group ‘ROTC’. My cousin’s little girls, Halle & Abby, prepared a very adorable song to honor Kara and they were the show stealer. They sang, “A You’re Adorable”.  I also got to the girls’ growing little brother and his new teeth! Isn’t he just adorable?!?! Kara and Nicholas received many nice gifts, espcecially a sweet cupcake/cake carrier from me!

 

After the shower, we traveled to the lake for a relaxing evening. It was exactly that! My best friend Melissa was able to join us for the afternoon since she lives only a short hour away. I hadn’t seen her for a few weeks, so it was great! We took our dogs swimming and they loved it! We had dinner at the Channel Inn in Fairmont, which is one of my FAVORITE places to grab a burger! (The only meal I didn’t take a picture of, but I wish I had!!) It’s a must visit if you ever travel through Fairmont, MN. We headed back to the lake after dinner and sat around the fire, roasting marshmallows and enjoying the beautiful weather!

 

 

Wet Riley

Wet Riley

Roastin Marshmallows

Roastin Marshmallows

Sunset on the Lake

Sunset on the Lake

Kara's Mallow Mishap

Kara's Mallow Mishap

Wet Zoey

Wet Zoey

Flamin' Mallow

Flamin' Mallow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday morning we had camping breakfast… my favorite way to have breakfast. Potatoes, pancakes, eggs to order, bacon and sausage. YUMMY! My dad also cooked up some homemade donuts and we frosted them- so delicious! After breakfast, Melissa made friends with the neighbors (surprise, surprise- she never learned not to talk to strangers) and talked them into letting us use their paddleboat. We took it our for a fun spin around the bouys before we were both ready to head back to shore! The adorable Rezac family stopped up at the lake for a family photo shoot (those photos may appear later- but I can’t take the credit for them) The were goof balls as usual and really wanted to go swimming in the cold lake. Melissa and I were able to spend the day at the lake, relaxing in the sun, yet again with our dogs. We both managed to get a little sunburn before heading home for the weekend. Overall it was a great weekend and I wished I lived a little closer to home so I could do it every weekend!

 

 

Sunrise on the Lake

Sunrise on the Lake

The Campsite

The Campsite

Breakfast

Breakfast

Cooking Donuts

Cooking Donuts

Frosted Donut

Frosted Donut

 
Paddleboating

Paddleboating

 
 
 
 

 

Fun with Photos

28 May

 Super cool and easy picture editing website –>Picnik

State Track 2009

 

 

<– Here’s a fun picture

           collage I did there

 

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 Here’s another fun one

I made a while back ->

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Was doing some google searching today and also came across this site –>  FotoFlexer  It’s pretty similar to Picnik, but it had some different options you didn’t have to pay for.  Here are some pictures I edited! 🙂

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Easter Treats

7 Apr

I’m attempting to make some beautiful Easter treats… until I get mine finished, visit Bakerella’s Siteand check out her Cupcake pops. I know mine won’t be as cute has those, but I’m gonna try!!

I’m part way done with the treats. Here is my play by play via photos thus far….

 

    

Here is part 2 of the play by play…

  
    
    
They are done and decorated… and quite yummy if I may say so! I’ll definitely be making again and have already had a request! I’ll be sure to share pictures when I do make more!!