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Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real {outdoors}



PRETTY ~ Flowers are blooming all over the place.  I love the color of this rosebud.



HAPPY~ We got a pass to the local water park and the boys and I love it. 

FUNNY~ After all the fun in the water there comes the "I'm all done" moment.

REAL~ My husband's nightmare =  slip-n-slide aftermath.



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  1. The water park looks great :) And your flowers are beautiful!

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  2. I do love the color of that rose...and I am familiar with the "I'm all done" face. My husband sympathizes with yours. ;)

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  3. This makes me chuckle. Great pictures!

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  4. Ah, yes, the grass... we have to watch out for that with the little pool. We move it around to try to give each spot a chance. Of course, our grass is a little patchy anyway!

    I love roses!

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  5. Oh, the poor grass! :D Love the waterpark shot!
    Stopping over via PHFR!

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  6. LOVE the grass, Misty! This is the exact reason Tim makes me put our pool on the deck =) Thank goodness grass grows so easy! Thanks for the laugh!!

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  7. Oh, my boys would so love that Cars beach towel, and a slip-and-slide. Unfortunately we don't have quite enough yard for that. Your yard is lovely regardless of the aftermath. =)

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  9. I'm so happy to have a new follower! I would love some of that sunshine I see in your pictures :)

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