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I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

...what I did on my summer vacation...

Summer seems like ancient history today...the fall has rolled in and I am loathe to admit it will be months before the ease of that sweeter season with easier schedules rolls around again.

I have been so overwhelmed getting the kids back into the school swing and taking the Art Girls on tour, that the pictures from our family's great and wonderful summer adventure have languished...until today.

In need of some good cheer I have finally downloaded, edited and sent them off to Shutterfly for printing...took me long enough, eh? In a way I am glad that I did take my sweet time about it...the memories and moments bubbled to the surface and it seems not so long ago when I look at the pictures we snapped...

Here are some of my faves....this was our second jaunt to Ireland as a family, Micah's 3rd visit....my 5th...I sense a family addiction to the Country and that's a merry thing. It is full of charms and traditions, a wonderfully slower pace (no worries, it'll be grand, don't trouble yerself, and so on...) and simply the most staggeringly beautiful landscapes I know...
If you know Ireland, you'll see we were once again on the west coast...Connemara, The Burren in my fave Clare...and of course...Kerry...but it's Dingle and Dunquin...Kenmare and Kilarney ...that we all love so...
















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I miss it already...

xxoo Jen

6 comments:

Sugah Beez said...

Such precious cherubs, Jen. Your pics are beautiful. It is a good thing that it took you a while to post them. Reflecting on treasured memories and beautiful moments is always right on time. xxoo Heidi

Danielle Muller said...

gorgeous pics!!

RosesRadishesandRubbish said...

Jen,
Your pictures are so special and really capture something so truly magical...another talent and gift you have in your long list. Your family is so precious and it really shows how much you all care for each other.:) Thanks so much for taking the time to share your travels and your family.:) xo

Thea said...

Jen, now they'll always think of the Kingdom as home in the same way you and Micah and I do. I am so glad Inch and Slea Head and Dingle and Dunquin are under their skins. Well done, lass!

Marlene ~ mIzZ (hONeY) bEe said...

thanks Jen for sharing your summer vacation...the pictures were gorgeous & breathtaking too.. my dad's family is from Ireland ~I hope to one day visit the land of green, sea & stunning beauty...thank you again for sharing... ;O) xox

Anonymous said...

Hi Jen,, Martha Geist here from Sunny Wilmington NC. The casual elegance of your photos made me smile. Ok, I'm Italian, and Penn Dutch, but you make Ireland look enchanting and enticing. Billy and I are hoping to get to Sandford again in 2012, and dream of all the other places you Angels frequent. Enjoy the fall in NY. Miss you all... xox Martha

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