Monday, August 16, 2010

Our Summer Fun is Ending.....

We have had such a great time this summer that I'm sad to see it ending.  We did make it to the waterpark last week.  Lexi got to bring a friend and they had a blast. 

YUM....dippin' dots
Lexi is so excited that school starts this Wednesday.  Middle she comes!  


Marilyn said...

Boy, Darlene!! You are looking good!! You are inspiring to me. I need to get on the diet/exercise plan.
I love the cooling off. we are only going to be 101 today!! yea. We didn't get much rain though,did you? Lexi will love Middle school. AJ does. He is now in the middle of middle school--7th grade. Enjoy your last few days.

Libby said...

Great Pictures! You look amazing! I hate to see the carefree days of summer end. but, I am SO ready for some Fall weather and football! Middle School...Have Fun Lexi! She's going to love it!
Have a great day!

Amelia said...

The diet is working! You look fantastic....I know you are happy about the results.

Yes, summer is winding one way I am glad...perhaps, the 100 plus temps will wind down also.

Enjoy the week!

duchess said...

Glad you had a good time. My kids love a water park & it's always easier on us when they have a friend.
Hope school gets off to a good start.

Kerin said...

Good Morning Darlene!
What a good looking family you all are :)
Looks like you had a great time at the water park. I've never had dippin dots... are they better than the old fashioned ice cream??
It is sad that summer is coming to an end. It went by, way too fast!
I hope that you have a great day and do something fun!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
Your waterpark looks such fun. We don't have many in England. Glad Lexi had a great time there with her friend. I wish her good luck on Wednesday when she starts her new school. We still have 3 more weeks of summer left.

Carol said...

I agree with Marilyn, you look great!

Hard to believe Lexi is starting middle school! I can only imagine how excited she is!


Laura said...

Well, from all your great posts, I know you and your family had a fun filled summer! Good luck to Lexi in middle school!

Rambling Girl said...

Wow Darlene you are looking good! Looks like all of you had a wonderful time at the water park.

Geeze she is growing up way to fast, isn't she? Middle School already...time flies!

Loved the video you shared of Lexi's act. She really is great and I couldn't even tell she missed a few things from your post. She did excellant...a star in the making! Encore Lexi. Love to see more if she does any again.

Twice as Nice said...

I'm VERY sad to see summer come to an end. I DREAD winter. Love all the other season.
My son starts High School this year! Where does the time go? He is in football and it has been SO very hot.
I'm sure Lexi will love Middle School!

Ramona said...

Good Morning Darlene ~

You look wonderful!!!! You have totally inspired me...well done my dear.

Middle School!!!! How did this happen? They grow so fast...she is going to have a blast.

We will be baking pumpkin pies and blogging about it before you know it..

Have a wonderful week and I am sending Lexi a virtual bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils....(my favorite line from a cute movie)...

Smiles and Love ~

vintage girl at heart said...

Oh dippin' dots and the water park!!! A perfect way to end Summer vacation!
We are so looking forward to school and Fall around here!!
Your weight loss is aMAZing...too bad I don't live closer then I could join Darlene's boot Camp and lose this butt!! Ha Ha!
Our Summer has been a lazy one..time to get back into the swing of life!!

Joanna said...

Kayla is loving middle school! They went back last Wednesday and she says that it's way better than elementary school. Hard to believe that it's already school time and that they are in MIDDLE school now! Yikes, time has flown!!

Debbie @ said...

Hi Darlene! Such sweet pictures of Lexi, and you and hubby too! Don't you love water during the summer? We got to go to a water park with all our kids this summer. We had such a great time. I didn't take a camera, I just enjoyed it so much but now I wish I would have taken pictures. It is fun watching your grown kids act like kids...hahaha...I love it.
Yay for Lexi starting school.

Noll's Nip said...

Gosh, I remember middle many years ago ;) She will love it!

Shelia said...

Hi Darlene! Oh, what fun for our precious beautiful talented smart actress songtress bouncing jumping Lexi! Did I leave anything out! :)
Darlene! You look wonderful!! I've been riding my bike each day - 4 1/2 miles! I wanna look like you! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Christina said...

Looks like a great way to spend a summer day. I have never had dippin dots. That should be remedied one day.

Middle school. They grow up so quickly. School is starting here next week. 6th and 8th. Ack.

Sorry I haven't been around to comment lately. I've missed my trips around blogland. Just can't keep up with everything all of the time.

SmilingSally said...

You're so thin, Darlene! Congratulations on looking so good.

Carrie said...

Great pictures you looking good! Good luck with middle school!


Julie Harward said...

She will be a hit at middle school too! Thanks for your visit! I have missed you and Lexi! :D

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Sounds like ya'll had a very fun end-of-summer weekend!! I am happy to hear that Lexi is excited for school to start! Such a pleasure for them to enjoy school. I have to agree with everyone else, you are looking fabulous, Darlene! I so need to follow in your footsteps.

HeathahLee said...

I wish I could say that Kiddo is looking forward to school starting!

She is beautiful, as always, and you and Alan look great! : )

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I know....summers are always so hard to let go. Now for the heat...i'm all for saying goodbye friend I will see you next spring. Lexi is just so beautiful! I know she will have a great school year ahead. It's always fun to re0connect with old friends. Have a great one!

JEANNE said...

Good morning Darlene, doesn't Lexi look adorable in the water? I know she had fun with her friend. Water and summer fun just go together.

LOOK at you in that photo. You are so slim and pretty. Your dh isn't bad either. BIG smile. Seriously this is the sweetest photo. When you are old like me you will love this even more. Smile!

I say welcome to fall. I am ready for a change in pace here. Bill started back to teaching math P/T. again this semester. He just doesn't like to stop teaching. The collage is great about his hours so that makes it nice. He never teaches in the summer.

I'm having boiled eggs for lunch. This 10 lbs must go. You have inspired me. I just might ride the stationary bike too. I'm 'in' for thin!!!

Love, Jeanne

TupeloLove said...

Hey Darlene! Marsh and I started a new blog, just a different name! Good to see you guys are doing well. And Lexi is already starting middle school!?? Wow, how exciting!!


T.J. said...

Funny- my post today is about summer ending too- sigh :( even though I do like Fall even more!

You look Fa-bu-lous Darlene!!!!

Lexi will ROCK in Middle school ;)

ps- glad you liked Bear's goggles- he, he!!!!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Lexi is so beautiful! Our grandson, Cole, starts middle school on Wednesday, as well. His Mom is so nervous about it.
You are looking good, girl!
Tomorrow is the big day! But you will have that 3 day weekend coming up! :>

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Look at you Miss skinny!!!!! You look simply amazing darling! :)