Too much ketchup..


Have you ever had a day that is just meant for relaxing? Well, last Saturday was just like that. My family and I got some stuff for a cookout and headed out to the park! I kind of realized once we got there that it was warmer than I thought it was..I then regretted the choice of my long sleeve shirt. :P 

 After a while of watching my siblings play on the awesome tire swing, Bree, Sarah, and I decided to go along the footpath in the woods that brings you to the river. Ah....the river! As we goofed off (you know, running down the steep parts laughing all the way...haha!) we snapped tons of pictures. I got quite a bit of blurry ones. ;) We finally found a little spot where we could easily get into the river. I have never felt a more perfect temperature in a river...ever! It felt as sweet and warm as the air..but it had strength and soft movements. I could have stood there all day, letting it run through my fingers, but the girls reminded me that we had to get back before the food was all gone. ;)

 So, after hotdogs, chips, soda (sorry people, I call it soda.. I know some call it pop..or soda pop. lol!), cookies, and those orange packing peanuts we all call cheese puffs. We were stuffed.. of junk food. haha! I kind of decided that swinging wasn't going to be a good idea after I ate so much. 

We spent a good few hours and the park and then headed home to the ice cream waiting in the freezer. You got it..a total junk food day. :D I then grabbed my book (haha, I'm stuck on these Christian westerns..) and sat down while my the rest of my family watched the new Gruffalo movie. Have you ever seen these REALLY cute movies? There are two of them. :) 

 Oh, and something exciting to tell you all! I am officially going to be taking drivers ed this October, so if you could be praying that my nerves won't be sky rocketing, that would be amazing. :D I'm planning on writing up some blog posts about it, but I don't know how many pictures I'll be able to include... I mean, I really can't take photos during class nor when driving! ;) I might be able to snap some when it isn't my turn behind the wheel though! 

Did you take drivers ed? If so, what is your favorite part about driving? How often do you go to parks??
And what is your favorite ice cream?



11 comments

  1. Pretty pictures, Julia! The ice-cream cones look amazing!!! You will do just fine, Julia Ryan!!!!!! I love practice driving with my mom on dirt roads. Its actually really fun after you get over the nerves!!!! :D

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    1. Thanks! :D It was..haha! Aww, thanks, with you encouraging me I know I will do great. :) I sure hope I'll get over my nerves quickly! lol!

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  2. Hey Julia!
    We went to a park on Saturday, too! Only, we had our ice-cream early on adventure... 20 minutes after we left the house! ;) We passed an ice-cream shop and Daddy saw that the flavor of the day was lemon, his favorite! So... we stopped and had some! Yum! :) I did go to driver's ed and I had a positive experience! My sister and I were able to go together and we met a sweet girl around my age. The teacher was also nice and funny. I will be praying for you!
    Love ya!
    ~Lydi

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    1. Oh wow! Aren't parks awesome?! :D Ohh, how was the lemon ice cream? :) That's awesome! I sure hope I have a positive experience too! : It was great talking with you on the phone the other day! :) thanks for your prayers.. you are so sweet!! <3

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    2. The lemon ice-cream was really good! It was nice talking with you, too! We'll have to do it again sometime. :) Aww.. thank you! YOU are sweet! <3
      ~Lydi

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  3. Congrats on starting Driver's Ed!! I didn't take it. I waited until I was 18 and took a written permit test. I'm not the biggest fan of driving, but I do it when I have to. My longest drive was almost 300 miles when I was going home on a road trip with my brother and he wasn't feeling well so I had to take over.
    My favorite ice cream is chocolate however, I was at Friendly's the other day and I overheard a little girl order orange sherbet with gummy bears on top. It sounded really cool so I ordered the same thing and it was SO good!

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    1. Thanks! I'm excited to start in October!! :) I actually was going to wait until I turned 18, but my parents decided that right now would be a good time to learn.. and I don't mind! ;) Wow, 300 miles is awesome! How old were you at the time? (If I may ask ;)) Ohh, yum, I can imagine! I want ice cream now! :D

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  4. Wow, that park looks gorgeous! I would love to go there one day:). Mmmmmm! Ice cream!!! Oh, I have SOooooo many favorites, lol! I love Butterfinger, and any with caramel/toffee. My little siblings love The Gruffalo movies, too!

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    1. It was beautiful!! :) It would be so much fun to go to a park with you! :D Hahaa, that sounds soo good! I like anything with raspberry. ;) Cool! Aren't they cute??

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  5. Hey Julia! I nominated you over at my blog for the Best blogging buddies award! :)
    http://sparklyambitions.blogspot.com/2015/06/best-blogging-buddies-award.html
    ~Katie @ sparklyambitions.blogspot.com

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*reluctantly hands cone over*

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