Project Alicia : WW: Summer Fun and Photo Challenge

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

WW: Summer Fun and Photo Challenge

I couldn't have asked for a better Memorial Day weekend. Hubs was even off for a few hours. Memorial Day brought with it fab summer temps in the high 80s/low 90s. It was muggy and hot. Long overdue. And wonderful. If it wasn't for all the gnats it would have been pure bliss.
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Pokey was resourceful and managed to stay cool.
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Hubs barbecued chicken.
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We ate yummy food. I didn't even get a pic of my potato salad, which by the way was the "best ever" according to the fam.
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The kids ran through the sprinklers with neighborhood friends.
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They ate popsicles. In the street. In their suits.
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In the sweltering heat.
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Little Man caught ginormous bullfrog tadpoles.
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And climbed trees.
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Pokey picked "flowers" while I prayed she didn't fall prey to the poison ivy like her brother.
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(Krafty Photo Frames by K Pertiet, found at Designer Digitals. Photos processed with Florabella Halo Action.)

And wouldn't ya know it? The fun has only begun. School lets out this Thursday.

I couldn't be more stoked about summer and all it brings. Plus the endless photo ops.

If you didn't hear, the lovely Kristi from Live and Love out Loud and myself are teaming up to bring you a fab new summer meme.

LAZY CRAZY DAYS OF SUMMER Photo Challenge that runs Jun 3rd thru Aug 26th.

Grab the button and stop by this Friday (Jun 3rd). The theme this week is flowers.

Project Alicia


Everyone is welcome to participate, whether you are a novice or a pro, own an SLR or a point and shoot... A perfect way to practice your photog skills while capturing fun summer moments with your family. And I am giddy with anticipation... Can't wait to see what you come up with.

For your convenience we also have a Crazy Days of Summer Flickr Group.You can find more details about the meme as well as updated themes in my Summer Photo Challenge Page located in the far right tab under my header.


And the winner of the drawing over at Alicia Ann Photography is... Sarah from NapTime MomTog. Please email me at lish@mchsi.com so you can let me know which item you'd like from my etsy shoppe. I added a couple more over the weekend, so make sure to take a peek.

Thanks for stopping by!

If you have a photo just link it below. Wordless, Not So Wordless, or Wordful posts are all welcome. Make sure to stop by some of the other WWs.

Wordish WednesdayLive and Love...Out Loudseven clown circusBetter in Bulk

The Paper Mama and then, she {snapped}



78 comments:

  1. Now THAT looks like summer!
    Love the photos!

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  2. Whoa, that's one giant tadpole!

    Glorious summer photos! :)

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  3. Great photos! Looks like so much fun :)

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  4. Looks like a really great weekend - it's going to be a hot summer. It was 99 when I got in my car today. Ugh.

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  5. What a fun time! And I love the photo games!
    Hugs,
    Genny

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  6. Love, love, love the second picture. And that tadpole..is a mutant. :)
    Grabbed a button...now just have to get the camera going and take a picture of flowers. ;)

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  7. I meant photo frames, lol!

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  8. Corn on the cob is by far one of my favorite things about summer. Looks like you had a great weekend.

    I'll be stopping by again on Friday for the photo challenge. I love photo challenges.

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  9. Thank goodness you have the name/URL option! Commenting is a nightmare lately...
    and the resn I'm glad I can leave a comment is because I JUST HAVE TO SAY WOW.
    As usual.
    Your pics.
    Gorgeous.
    x

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  10. Your photos are always so amazing. May I ask if you used a particular action as I love the processing. Seriously perfect. xo

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  11. It felt like Fall here in Nebraska this weekend. I had a heater going and a fleece blanket around my shoulders. Ha!

    Looks like things have gotten nice and warm for you and that's great if you are celebrating the holiday. :)

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  12. Oh such beautiful photography of summer. I LOVE the 2nd shot with the water hose. So cool. So refreshing! Thanks for linking up!

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  13. Nicely done, as always!! Now I'm on the lookout for some photogenic flowers!!

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  14. Striking as always. Love the close up of your daughter drinking out of the hose! Well, I love them all...but that one sticks out to me.

    ~Mimi

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  15. looks like a fantastic day!!!

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  16. beautiful shots. love the ones with the hose!

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  17. LOVE that second pic... and wow, that tadpole is HUGE!! So glad it was a great weekend. Ours was wonderful, and totally hot as well :)

    ~Tabitha

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  18. SO JEALOUS!! I miss the sun. Wahhh...will the rain EVER stop :(

    Can you send some of that sunshine over to Vancouver?

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  19. what a great day!
    love your neighborhood as well!
    thanks for sharing!

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  20. Wonderful photos! They capture the moments and memories beautifully; love the tones and vintage feel to them. Stunning.

    Have a lovely day!
    --Hannah

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  21. Those are AMAZING shots!! Hooray for the photo opps of summer!

    (and I heard about your summer photo challenge from Live and Love out Loud and can't wait to join next week!)

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  22. I love summertime!
    www.gaynycdad@aol.com

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  23. Those are all fabulous but I LOVE #2!

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  24. Great photos, Lish! You were right about the tadpole. It's HUGE! And icky. lol Looks like you guys had a fabulous Memorial Day. Hope your Tuesday went well. :)

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  25. That tadpole is crazy huge. I've never seen anything like it! I love your beginning of summer pictures. We've sure felt like summer here, too!

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  26. So that's where summer went, well you've certainly earned it if waiting counts and seems it just bypassed spring. Our part of the world is due for snow fall June 1st and that's certainly a first for our part of the country.

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  27. Certainly looks as if you had a great weekend! I have just linked up for the first time, and have happily become a friend and follower! Thanks for being a gracious hostess.

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  28. It looks like you and your family had a wonderful holiday - love the popsicles in the street! :)

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  29. LOVE the pics of the kids eating ice cream in the streets.... so gloriously summer! And that tadpole is HUGE! Great capture of it. :)

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  30. What a fun filled way to celebrate Memorial Day! My favorite is the photo of the kids eating popsicles on the street. That new photo project meme of yours sounds exciting!

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  31. so jealous of the summer photos!! :D

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  32. Amazing pictures!! I am jealous of your warm weather! For once, it is NOT warm in CA!!

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  33. Leave it to you to come up with another great photo challenge! These are fabulous photos. Looks like your kids are off to a great summer start!

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  34. LOVE the water hose picture!!

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  35. Looks like you had a great time!! {Visiting from Hanna's at Aspire}

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  36. Wonderful pictures! They totally capture the essence of summer!

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  37. It looks like you had an amazing day! I absolutely adore the waterhose photos. The color treatment adds a nostalgic feeling, which I love!

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  38. Great shots!! So much fun! I love summer time!

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  39. I love the second one the best, stunning! See you on Friday!

    Dagmar
    Dagmar's momsense

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  40. What All-American summer photos and excited for the Krazy Summer photo challenge. I linked up with Sunsets & S'more Matter. And finally have my own WW button on my page. Happy WW!

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  41. I love your pictures! You really had a fun time. The barbequed chicken looks sooo good!
    I bet your kids are excited about their this week beginning summer break. Ours started in 2 1/2 weeks. Can´t wait to go on our vacation!

    Have a happy WW and thank you for your nice comment and for linking up!

    Hug´s,
    Verena

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  42. As always, you have such gorgeous shots. I can't wait for Friday!!

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  43. Lately it hasn't been quite that summer-like here, but we did have a really nice day on Sunday. Glad you enjoyed a nice weekend!

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  44. Can I come over and play? Payton too? Looks like lots of fun. But truthfully you guys always look like you are having fun! :) happy WW xoxo

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  45. Quintessentially summer! Beautiful pics!

    Happy WW!

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  46. Absolutely great pictures Alicia. I specially like the girl with the water tube, that is summer fun:)

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  47. WOW! Awesome photos! They are all great and look so fun!

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  48. Amazing pics capturing the spirit of American children during summer! That tadpole is the creepiest thing ever...but the kids look great! Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Thank you for hosting. I’m a follower, and this hop is found on a page on my site that lists more than 250 hops, memes, and photo challenges… some for each day of the week. Check under the header for the link to that page. I’ve also just started a BlogFrog community that focuses on hops, carnivals, memes, and photo challenges. Go to http://theblogfrog.com/1504201 to visit & participate.
    I hope you’ll visit me soon. I follow back!
    NCSue

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  50. Looks like you had a grand weekend too!

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  51. Your pictures are always so amazing; definitely capturing summer!!

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  52. Beautiful shots of what looks like an amazing day!

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  53. Looks like your kids know just what to do to beat the heat! :)

    WW: Lucky Blogging Kitty

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  54. What a wonderful weekend! Drinking out of hose, corn on the cob, and tadpoles look like a lot of fun.

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  55. Really great pictures..they really captured the fun your kids were having cooling off from the heat.

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  56. Is it summer already? Gosh, I remember you posting all those snow photos. It just seems like yesterday that you posted those. That looks like you had a great Memorial Day weekend.

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  57. Gorgeous summer pics. You captured that feeling of a summer holiday perfectly. Your food photos really make me hungry.

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  58. Great pictures as usual. It is a joy to see the little ones having so much fun.

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  59. Super awesome pictures!! They SCREAM Summer!

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  60. Such wonderful memories captured. LOVE the water hose shots.

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  61. Wow! These photos have me in the mood for summer and all that goes with it!

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  62. Fantastic shots- you really captured the spirit of the day. I think I ended up with some very similar grill photos :) YUM!

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  63. Looks like so much fun! my toddler was sitting with me eating breakfast while we looked at pictures, and I think she wants some corn on the cob now. She pointed at the picture and looked at me and said "Eat!"

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  64. great set of photos as usual love your WW's

    have a great day and thank you for stopping by :-)

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  65. Hello there! I am coming to check out your Wordless Wednesday post! It looks like you guys had an awesome Memorial Day! Lots of wonderful pictures and great memories! So much fun!

    I am about to add your blog to my Google Reader! I am hoping to get into some kind of photography soon and it will be great to see some of your awesome posts! I want so bad to get an SLR, but right now I just can't afford one, so my point and shoot is my best friend.

    I hope you will come by my WW post and check it out and link up as well!

    http://atlantamilitarymom.com/wordless-wednesday-spaghetti-anyone-with-linky

    Mandy

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  66. I *LOVE LOVE LOVE* the hose photo!!

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  67. Looks like the day was loads of FUN! Great photos and I love the little frames too :)

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  68. gorgeous photos, as always, alicia! i just love the light in your photos. there's something so classic about it. beautiful children too!

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  69. Your photos never fail to amaze, inspire and just plain interest me!

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