Wordless Wednesday Linky – Outdoor Fun

We’ve finally had some beautiful weather and that means outdoor fun! Of course it’s rainy, cloudy, & so muggy it feels like a rain forest today, but that’s ok – it’s good for my new blueberry plant!

Here, Emily made a wish with the dandelion she’s holding. Her wish? “I wish that my family would be nice to me so I am happy!” (I love the honesty of kids!)

Lukey loves the sandbox. He actually throws tantrums if we take him out before he thinks he’s done playing. I swear he’s already getting the terrible two’s and he’s not even 18 months yet!

Abby and her best doggy friend – Ruby, a poodle who lives a couple houses down. They are so cute together.  And they are both smiling here.

Luke with one of our sweet neighbors, Emma, who helps watch the kids outside.

Emily is getting to be quite a pro with her scooter!

I’ve also started taking photos in manual mode with my camera and I’m loving the results! Now I know why photographers rave about it!
Here’s one of my first manual photos – my sweet Josh:

Emily, all dirty from playing outside:

My handsome man, grilling dinner (have I mentioned our 10th anniversary is this Friday?!)

I just realized I don’t have any of Nathan – oops! Next week.

And I also realize this was totally not Wordless, but I’m feeling chatty today, so what can I say?

Please leave a comment, and link up your wordless (or not so wordless) post here:

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Erika is a happily married mom with four energetic children. With a love for Jesus, photography, organizing, and encouraging other moms, she stays busy and definitely does not have it all together.


  1. Your kids are adorable!! My daughter was making wishes with dandelions this weekend too.

  2. I am fairly new to being a reader of your blog so I’m confused about the “wordless wednesday” when today is tuesday?

    your kids and your doggy are absolutely adorable! :)

  3. Jennifer says:

    love the smiling dogs, too cute! and yes manual does look good, I should try taking mine of the easy settings lol

    • It’s not as scary as it seems. I tried Aperture mode for awhile and that helped me figure it out.
      Thanks for stopping by Jennifer! :)

  4. Oh my heavens! Everything is so nice and green. It is just starting to get green here in interior Alaska!

  5. Nicole - Mama to 4 Blessings says:


  6. I love seeing smiling faces. You live in such a beautiful neighborhood, too.

  7. great photos you did awesome in manual mode.

  8. You got some GREAT shots!!! and your pug is simply ADORABLE!!! <3

  9. Happy 10th Anniversary. We celebrate ours on the same day, only we are celebrating our 11th Anniversary :) Thanks for the linky!

  10. Looks like you are having that great outdoor weather, too!

    Your kids look like they were having a great time, and it sure is nice that you have a neighbor to help watch the kids outside! Great manual shots, too! :-)

  11. Great shots. Love the dandelion. We had lots of those in our house (we were trying to see how long they would take to go to seed. Took a lot longer inside than outside) Also loving the scooter and the sandbox

  12. What a bunch of cuties! My son really needs a sandbox. At the moment though he is still eating the sand whenever we go to the beach :)

    • Thanks Savannah! My husband built it last summer – I think I love it as much as the kids because they have so much fun with it!

  13. Heather McD says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  14. Crystal C says:

    What a great looking family. I love the honesty of kids too 😉

  15. Great shots! You know they say it’s not terrible AT two. It’s terrible for two YEARS lol

  16. Nice outdoor shots! I love the one of your little one crawling into the sandbox, so cute!

  17. Janelle Prentice says:

    Looks like you’ve got a very happy family! Thanks for the linky!

  18. Great photos! Looks like everyone had a blast playing outside!

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