Our Personal Fireworks Display

We always spend Independence Day with my in-laws – the family tradition is to spend the day outside shooting off little stuff for the kiddos and put on our own personal fireworks display after dark. I forgot my tripod, but I still managed to get a few fun photos of our fireworks.

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Fighting Cancer One Step at a Time

Friday night was my team’s fifth annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life event. I walk the track and fundraise in memory of my aunt Jill and in honor of many other friends and family. This year was a bit different – juggling team captain responsibilities and taking care of a four-month old was a challenge at times. And I didn’t get to take nearly as many pictures as I would have liked. This year we packed up around midnight rather than walking until 6 a.m. But our strong and mighty team has still raised over $3,000, and we aren’t finished yet! There’s still time to donate to the cause.

Check out photos from 2013, 2012, and 2011.

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Cousin Samantha during the Opening Ceremony
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Cake pops – one of the team’s fundraisers
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My mom with Baby K, in their Relay For Life t-shirts
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Our team’s luminaria in honor or memory of loved ones
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Lighted HOPE sign at Relay For Life (zoom effect used)

Photo of the Day: Reindeer & Penguin

Creative blog title, right?

Since this is our first winter in a house, our outdoor lights are pretty skimpy. We’re hoping to stock up on lights when they go on sale after Christmas. I bought these cute little guys at Target a couple of years ago, so they’ll just have to be a bit lonely in our front lawn this season. Looking at Christmas lights is my husband’s favorite holiday tradition. What is yours?

 

Photo of the Day: Denver Christmas Lights

During our Thanksgiving trip to Denver last week, we went to the downtown lighting ceremony and walked around the nearby shops while admiring the Christmas lights. The Denver event is nothing like the Country Club Plaza lighting in Kansas City in terms of scale, beauty, and crowds, but I actually enjoyed the low-key evening. It was picture-perfect, don’t you think?