Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday with a Twist: Summertime

It's WWWAT time again! And the theme for this week is "Summertime."

I LOVE summer, but summer time in Arizona can be quite awful, you literally feel out of breath just walking out the front door. But in between all the crazy heat, there's the amazing thunderstorms, the kind that you look to the left and the sky is blue and then you turn to the right and it's a dark purple.

It's great for us, we're at home, not so great for Curt who works out on the flight line with the jets. LOL

Beautiful, just beautiful!


Wagon Rides just before the sun starts setting...it's the best time of the day because if you try to go anytime between 9am and 5pm...you're done LOL


Fun at the park


Good times at the Base Carnival


Nights spent outside in the back yard. I love this one, the expression on Nicholas' face is priceless


Of course the obligatory sprinklers and water slides are out



Happy Summertime!

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32 comments:

Ashlie said...

I love your picture of the Ferris-Wheel, the bright colors really pop! And your kids are too cute!

Have a great Wednesday!

Anne Elizabeth said...

Those pictures are all great! Happy WW.

Heidi said...

Such colorful pictures! Awesome. Summer Fun!

New Girl on Post said...

Love the colors in the amusement park ride. Gorgeous photo!

Jen E said...

love the first pic! and wow, all of them. :)

Melissa said...

great pictures! I love them!

American Mum said...

Arizona looks so nice. I love your carnival picture! And your little ginger-haired kids. I have one myself! Thanks for joining in!

Michelle said...

Hi Sandra I love love the expression on Nicholas's Face lol..and the Ferris Wheel pictures is just gorgeous.Have a great day.

Kelli said...

Great pictures, Sandra! That looks like the perfect summer fun to me!
~Kelli

Dawn said...

Great pictures! Oh, I wish I were a kid sometimes to enjoy all that summer fun!

Kim said...

I love the summer rain cloud pictures! Is it weird that afternoon showers during the summer are one of my all-time favorite things?

Cute blog by the way!

Mike Golch said...

Great Photos,thanks for sharing them.
Huggs and blessings! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Barbara said...

Is that an "Ick, I'm getting hugged by a girl" face, or an "Ack, I'm getting squeezed to death" face, or another face entirely!

What fun summer activities, hmmmmm I remember when slip and slides first came out... and my parent wouldn't get one, even though we begged :) I feel like I'm getting old.

smilnsigh said...

Nicholas' face is saying; "I don't care if she is my sister...She's a GIRL and she's HUGGING me!" "Hellllp!"

^_^

Miss Mari-Nanci

Morning By Morning said...

Awesome pictures your kids are SOOO cute!!! Love the Ferris Wheel picture!!!

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

You pretty well captured the essence of summertime all right!

I too love the Ferris wheel picture.

Susanne said...

I love that pic of Nicholas in the wagon with his arm around Yoshi. (Is that what it's called? LOL.)

We've been having lots of thunderstorms this summer, too. More than I remember for a long time. One is rolling in even as I type.

Cheri said...

That looks like a great festival.
It's hot here too- but not as bad as you have.
We spent the day in the pool to keep cool.

smilnsigh said...

Sandra, you didn't tell me that all of them are sooooooooooooooooo young! {On this summertime thing} :-) I'm probably the only Nana who did any commenting. -giggles-

I actually got through into the teens and... I'm so hot here, that I had to stop. And of course now I'll feel guilty about not getting to everyone's blog. And my feeling guilty, will be all your fault!<--There! How is that for a WHINNNNNNNNNNNE?!? ,-)))))

Hugs,
Miss Mari-Nanci
Smilnsigh
Photos-City-Mine

Nancy said...

Love the pictures, and the thunderstorm clouds. We just spent so time out west and those storms do come up very fast. We love the west and all the history and even the heat..

Nancy said...

I forgot I love your new look too...

The New Mrs. Rue said...

great pics! happy wwwat!

Michelle said...

I love that photo of Nicholas too! Priceless!

Amanda @ notsoextraordinary said...

that picture of the ferris wheel is so stinking cool, i have never seen such a bright and colorful one before, very awesome :)

Muthering Heights said...

The ferris wheel picture is gorgeous!

Rene said...

Great pics! I know what you mean about AZ in the summer!! I have lots of family there (mom & stepdad, sister & her hubby, and a couple aunts and their families). We try to only come in the winter but we get roped into showing up in July and August some too. My sis is due in late February so I'll be making a trip out then but that's a good time to come!

Jen said...

Summertime is one of my all time favorite times....it looks like you are having an incredible summer though.

Megan said...

these were so pretty! i loved the angles, esp the ferris wheel!

Megan

Christina said...

Amazing picture of the stormy sky. I remember it being like this in Oklahoma. The heat too. Gotta love the slip n slide.

Katy said...

Awesome pics Sandra! i love how the clouds lay out there where you are! They lay different here...if that makes any sense. Plus...with the hills etc...(i live in PA)...it doesn't have the same affect! And all the pics of the kids playing are great!!! Too fun! :)

gail@more than a song said...

I love that picture of the 2 of them together at dark! So cute.
It gets really hot here in the summer; my daughter that just moved back from North Carolina was whining about how hot it was! I told her she grew up here and should know how it is, how soon we forget.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Nicholas' face in the hug picture is AWESOME! It's so typical of the brother/sister relationship, isn't it!

Great picture, Sandra. I wish we had a base carnival here... that would be a JOKE! There are like 12 people stationed here :) Supposedly more are coming in... we'll see!!

-Andrea