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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

cel-e-brate good times, come on...

lots of pics = a good time!

our freeze family reunion is always during the 4th of july and usually in provo but this year we all flew to chicago to spend the holiday with my sister amy and her family. we all crashed at her beautiful home and let's just say it was slightly wild...thanx for being a great host am, we had a blast!

..the cubbies were out of town but that didnt stop this die hard from making the trek to wrigley to purchase some gear and take in the sites. the boys did make it to a sox's game for "boys night out" and my dad even caught a foul ball, booyah!

...a day at lincoln park zoo...it's pretty amazing, it is right down town and it is free to get into the zoo so there are all these different entry's around the park, just open gates. you can take paddle boats from the zoo out to a stretch towards the city buildings, cool.

4th activities: sparklers...but even better in the mid-west liGhtENing buGs! savannah was amazed and collected a few in a jar! a great water balloon toss game, celebrating ty's 10th birthday, pizza from mancinis!, awesome park with fountains & a game of baseball...





...the oak park parade, matching outfits for the cousins (thanx nanny!), an early morning run "4 on the 4th"...some of the little guys even came at 6:30am for the fun run...can't you tell they were happy! the race was legit, a perfect way to start the day!







...a day down at the navy pier...matching outfits (again, nanny you really are the best), hotdogs at parky's, a ride on the ferris wheel - beautiful scenery of downtown, kids going on the drop ride, the children's museum (totally awesome, a must do if in chicago!), odd pirate acts...seriously a pirate was hitting on my sister emily and it was scary.


...girls night out! dinner at the grand lux, shopping, and dessert at the signature room while we watched the nightly firework show from navy pier. the signature room is located on the 95th floor of the hancock tower in downtown. it has the most amazing view of the city, we all went out to eat there the night before we left...phenomenal as cam would say.




...park & pool obviously a fam favorite and perfect weather (go amy!). one of my favorite parts of the week is when cam put together a slide show at the end of the week with all our pictures...he set it up outside on the projector and we watched it after the fireworks...it was legit babe!

savannah & ellie thought they were so funny on the airplane, they kept beggin me to take pictures of them making silly faces...they were laughing so loud, it was cute. how sweet is miss mallory, she will be ONE this week!



...i did my danskin tri the weekend before we left for chicago. lindsey & emily came in for the weekend. emily had done it before but it was mine and lindsey's first tri. it was so awesome! we had a blast...it was a bit of a bummer because they ended up shortening the swim because race officials felt the water was too cold (which we didn't think it was bad at all and we are kinda wimps when it comes to cold water!)...but it really was a perfect race day. we all decided to stay together and finish together (click), so it was pretty cool to keep a look out for each other and keep each other going!it was so freakin comical when we headed off on our bikes, lindsey comes riding up next to me a few minutes into it and her helmet was on backwards...i'm like, check it...your helmets on backwards! she was all miffed and "i know! people keep telling me!" she was too focused to stop and change it so all throughout the bike people kept saying, "do you know your helmets on backwards?" i sure luved racing though and hope i can do it more* hope you all had a great 4th, sorry for the novel.

15 comments:

Summer said...

Wow - you have been busy! It looks like you had an amazing time in chicago and way to go with you Tri and stuff! You amaze me!

Humphries said...

Wow! That looks like it was one GREAT family reunion. I'm amazed at all that you do. That's awesome you did a Tri. We miss you and hope all is well.

The Aspirant said...

WHOA - what are you NOT doing. Congrats on your races and so fun to see your fam. I'm jealous your sister is a weather girl - I've always wanted to do that...sigh.

Whitney said...

looks like you had a blast on the fourth! your family looks like they have a lot of fun. cami, you look fantastic! you look so in shape and beautiful. my next goal is to do a triathalon. you inspire me!

Fuller Family said...

Your family is too much fun! That must be so much fun to have all sisters. Great job on the Tri! One of these days we will really have to meet up and run something together. Your girls are adorable, and getting so big....how about #3??? Hee! Hee!

Misty K said...

Looks like you all had a great time!! Sorry to hear about your Grandpa!!! We are thinking of you xoxoxox. Love Misty

go mom go said...

We missed you at the Kesler reunion. Understandable, though. I'm starting to train for a triathlon and let me tell you...you inspire me.
Way to go.
Are you headed to the cabin with the rest of the family this week?

banks said...

It looks like you had such a fun and busy trip. Congrats on your first tri. I am glad you did a all women race. They are the best especially for your first. We need to do one together sometime. Love the other Kami

Rebecca said...

Looks like an awesome vacation!!! Hey guys, Beck found your blog after talking to an old friend of yours at a play group. We are so happy for you guys - Great to be Free. We are back in San Diego after Flight training in P-Cola. Getting ready to head out to Iraq. Thinking about you guys and glad to hear you are doing so well.

Brandon Da Valle
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*LC...Lindsey and Chris said...

Hey Cam! Great post...I love all the Chi town pics. Wish we could've been there. I also loved how you hotld about my helmet being backwards for the tri...you little beachhhhh. Haha--anywho i updated mine too about Grandpa and pretty much copied how you did Grammy's ...also, we got our little puppy girl and she is so sweet and she's doing really good potty training. I am going to put some pics up of her too! I love ya...hope you're having a blast in island park..
linZ

ps...i have some cute pics of the girls from the UT trip and i will put them up on snapfish for you.

hEiDi & bRaNdOn said...

Seriously girl you are such an inspiration. You all are looking so good and everyone looks so happy! Love and miss ya and hey we may be going to Colorado Springs for Thanksgiving...hoping you all may be in town that week. We'll talk soon!

*J*E*N* said...

You make me want to have sisters-you guys have so much fun. The girls are growing up so fast-when is the next huh?!?

Jonathan & Rachel said...

What a fun time you guys always have together!! Love Chicago-it's where Jonathan served!

Rosanne said...

Glad you found me! It's nice to see and hear from familiar faces! You can be sure now that I've found your blog that it's already bookmarked. I'm kind of a blog stocker. :) You look awesome, by the way - and your girls are adorable!! (Go girls! Yeah, I'm a little bias...but we are hoping for a boy this time.) Thanks for getting in touch with me!

walbruchs said...

I'm ready for a new post!