Saturday, May 15, 2010

*yes, she rides with camels* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

hi all.....

welllllllllllllllll.....hubby has been at a tournament in Reno, Brookie and I have been doing a lot of things together this week....one of those things was a visit to our local zoo.  And YES! Brookie wanted to ride the camel that is at the zoo....and since Hubby wasn't here to pawn the job of co-rider too...YEP! U guessed it...I was the chosen one!! LOL LOL LOL!! I guess I can mark this off my bucket list (not that it was ever on it!! LOL!) Soooooooooooooooo here is me and Brookie on the camel ride! LOL! Enjoy! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
 




And some other favorite shots from that day! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)










I loved this!!! This baboon was just sitting at the window....and Miss Brookie decided to sit down and have a little convo with him!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):)














And of course, because we live in Arizona...we have a water play area for the kids to cool off at our local zoo!! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)






And some photos with us! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)









Soooooooooooo thanks for letting me share our zoo day!! Look for a CAMEL LO soon!! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our latest challenge went live today over on These are a Few of My Favorite Things!!! This time we want to see your FAVE BOOKS!!!!! Woooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooo!! Mine is "To Kill A Mockingbird".....by far, my all time fave book.....sadly though, 60 years later and we still struggle with the social problems that were faced in that book......I used a NoelMignon.com kit on this lo! PLUS.......that tree stamp is from the EVER talented Gina's ETSY!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee her stamps! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Hope U all can play along! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)



And if U haven't had the chance....yesterday I posted projects created by others on Nikki Sivils' blog HERE and I am still showcasing some YUMMY American Crafts over on the Blue Moon DT blog HERE.....come check them out if U have a chance!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for stopping by....I truly appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

39 comments:

  1. oh my goodness what cutie you have ...love thhe pic of her laughing playing in the water...great pics love the turtle one...very cool..have a great weekend...

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  2. The picture of you on the camel is priceless!!! There better be a layout on the way with that one! So glad you had this time with Brookie!!!!

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  3. What an incredible photo op!!!! I still can't believe you rode a camel - it makes me think of a book I read earlier this year, Dreamers of the Day. In it, the characters go on a camel ride to visit the pyramids and one of the camels decides to gallop off - also the camels were forever turning their heads and spitting at the riders - totally gross! Love your other photos also, the turtles and of course, Brooke and the monkey - just perfect for a layout! In Florida we also have places where the kids can play in water. Have a great weekend!

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  4. those are beautiful photo's!! and you look great on the camel :)
    great page too!

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  5. I love that turtle photo!!!
    How sweet is that?! I am glad that someone took a pic of the camel ride!
    How fun!!
    I would probably just cry.
    Lol
    =)

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  6. LOLOLOLOL!!! What fun pix!!!! Jesse went to the zoo a week or so back with his class at school and he informed me that the camel was really stinky.....LOL. Of course that was a Tennessee camel not an Arizona one....LOL. Awesome pix and I swear your lil girl is such a doll!! I LOVEEEE the baboon pic too.....another great one to scrap!!!

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  7. OOH!! Very cool!!! I love how you used the stamp! thats so cool. Great layout. :) Great photos too. Isn't it so fun to take them to the zoo at this age?

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  8. Those pictures looks amazing love the one with the monkey..and I can see how much fun you had!

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  9. I love thos pics so much!!! I have a really cool pic of my nephew Silas with a baboon...Si's hand is up at the window, and the baboon put his hand up there as if to touch him through the glass....like they were long lost brothers or something!!! So cute:) Love your layout for Fave Things too!!! Beautiful...

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  10. such fantastic photos... what fun!!! And even though you 'had' to go on the camel ride... if I know you... you had a wonderful time... lucky lucky you!!! What a funfunfun day!!!

    love love love that book and love love love your layout.... it's just fab!!!
    {{hugs}} Michelle

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  11. I must echo everyone else - The picture of you on the camel is priceless!!! All the photos are gorgeous!!! Sheesh already a new challenge at faves = where does the time go.....hmmm my favorite book.....

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  12. hehehe!!!! when i see these, it makes me smile! :)

    anyway, can't wait to see these zoo photos scrapped!

    and please say YES to july! that would be fun. :)

    hugs,
    sarah.

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  13. Super cute pics... looks like you had a fun day!! Brookie is such a cutie!! I love your fav book and such a cute layout!! Really fun fav... I'm definitely gonna have to try and make time to play along!! :)

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  14. Oh not the crazy camel photos! LOL! Too fun!

    Bryn was looking at the photos with me & said her favorite photo was the one of Brookie talking to the baboon! Wonder what they were talking about? LOL!

    What a fun day & what GREAT pictures, too! Can't wait to see the pages that will follow!

    Hugs...

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  15. Those are some pretty amazing pics... My fave is the turtle family. Too cute. I have taken a ride on an elephant and a camel.... it is fun but one time deal. hehehehe...lol. All worth it to see that precious angel smile like she is. Looks like it was a fun day. Hugs,Amy

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  16. I love the camel riding!!!! YOu look like a pro! I absolutely love the turtle picture, that is worth publishing : )
    It looks like you had sooooo much fun at the zoo!
    oh and I will also be playing along at These are a few of my Favorite things!!!!!

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  17. That actually looks like fun!! I am in love with the turtle photo!!! Can't wait for the layouts to come!

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  18. oh wow, Julie, to ride the camel is cool, i did it too when i was in Lebanon, it was on my list of dreams :) :)
    Those pics are beautiful, love the turtles, so sweet :)

    Have a very nice sunday
    MJ
    http://ourfamilycorner.typepad.com/ourfamilycorner/

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  19. Such gorgeous photos (I've had to do the camel ride to over the years) also when we went to Bali we got to ride the elephants - now that was a joy. xx

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  20. Wow Julie! What awesome pictures!!! I LOVE the one of you and your daughter on the camel and the one of her and the monkey....priceless!!!

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  21. awww, i looove all of the pics of you, brookie and the zoo animals, you are such an awesome photographer!! :)
    Loooove your new layout too!!

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  22. Hello my sweet, thanks for stopping by, you truly are THE BESTEST BLOGGING FRIEND a gal can have. Thanks for sharing all your wonderous photos, they are heartwarming and I adore the bond you have with your amazing daughter, chat soon sweet cheeks, Tiff :):):)

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  23. HI!!!!
    Riding a camel is ON MY BUCKET LIST!!!!I have one remember????
    Is that the Phz Zoo or the other one way on the west side???
    I never knew about this!!!Saves me from going to Egypt or somewhere exotic!!!
    thanks for sharing, learned something today!!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  24. Oh wow Julie, I LOVE that photo!!!
    So scary to sit so high ;)
    I love all the pictures of the zoo...beautiful!Such a fun day!
    Loving your background!!!
    Hugs,Jeanet

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  25. What great photos...I so enjoyed seeing them!!! Looks like a great day was spent with the family!!!

    Love the LO.....that is a tough challenge...I have so many favorite books!!!

    Have a great week!!!

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  26. OMG!!!! check you both out on that camel!!!! wow wow!!

    Ooooh and I'm totally in love with the turtle shot and Brookie with the monkey!!! wow wow wow - totally absolutely awesome!

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  27. I love going to zoos, how fun! I love the shot of the turtle family! :D

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  28. Julie, your pictures were really beautiful....glad you had a wonderful day. smiles...Tammy
    great layout too!

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  29. riding a camel...now how fun is that?! Love your layout too!!! Great pics as always...such a cutie pie girl!

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  30. Julie, you take like the Best photographs I've seen. Love the zoo pics, and you on the camel, AHHHHHHHHHH! Only you girl! I love it! I wish they had camel rides here- how fun!!!!!!!! And I need Brookie to model for me, Ava wants no part of the camera- even on Mother's day!She wouldn't get in my picture!!!
    Can u believe her! How the hell can I scrapbook without my Ava! lol lol
    Brookie, come model for Aunt Deb!!! lol
    love u ! xoxoxoxox

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  31. Awesome photos Julie .... little Brookie is just gorgeous! great photos of her playing in the water .... crying out to be scrapped!?!? :)

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  32. You got some AMAZING pics there!!!! Wow!!!

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  33. The pic on the camel is just TOO MUCH FUN!! LOL :)

    I had no idea you could take camel rides at the zoo. I'll have to add that to the list of potential activities for my niece and nephews visit :)

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  34. I love your "To Kill a Mockingbird" Layout Julie and agree that is one of the best stories ever. I love your photos too - those animal shots are fantastic! I love the giraffe with his ears down - such a cutie!

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  35. I heart that the giraffe is totally coming right for you in that pic LOL

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  36. I love, love, love the turtle photo! Sounds like a great day of family fun.

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  37. such great pics!! looks like such a fun time! And way to go riding the camel!

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  38. Julie! You are such a rocking MOM!!!! Love the camel ride!!!!!! My husband is from egypt and is always telling when we go there to visit. he is making me get on one:) What a fun trip ! ANd the pictures are awesome. I love the turtles!!!!!!!

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