Wednesday, March 17, 2010

You capture: Reaching

The You Capture theme for this week is "Reaching."


Hula hooping wasn't always easy for this little girl,
but she set goals to make it 10 times around, then 30, then 50, then 100!
Now she has reached and surpassed all of those goals and makes hula hooping look easy.

If only I could keep that dang hula hoop going!
So here she is... reaching her goal!

We made our version of Shamrock shakes for St. Patrick's day.
It was pretty simple really, just mint chocolate chip ice cream and some milk!
Everyone seemed to like the shakes.

Reaching for that last little bit of minty goodness.
And....

Following through on a theme that I inadvertently started earlier this week
in this post on Monday and this one on Tuesday,
here is day 3 of the buds on the tree in our backyard.  
Again... it's amazing what can happen in just one day!

... when you are reaching for the sun.



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23 comments:

WackyMummy said...

Very pretty reaching for the sun. And congrats to your girl about the hula hoop. It's a lot harder than it looks!

alita said...

Again UM JEALOUS of your spring buds. Everything is still in the early stage. Although my mother in law had some flowers pop up. She has light a neon green thumb though so I'm not surprised. LOVED the picture. Very pretty.

Hula hooping is hard man. Congrats to your daughter for mastering that thing. :)

And I would have reached for more shamrock shake, too. yum!

Jientje said...

The tree buds are amazing, what a little bit of sunlight can do eh? Congratulations to your daughter, she makes it look so easy!

ohabbyreally said...

What a beautiful tree, great shot!

T.J. said...

Holy Moly look at those buds today! There's no turning back now on Spring! I adored your take on Reaching this week Colleen :) I have yet to master hula hooping :(

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my good heavens! I love that she reached her goal. She is SO precious. What a sweetie! LOVE your milkshakes. Yum! : ) What a great tradition. LOVE love LOVE the reaching buds. Gorgeous for sure!

Jen said...

Those flowers on your tree are really cool!

Elaine A. said...

Love the progression shots of the flower - so cool!

And I can't hula hoop either. *sigh*

Leslie said...

so clever sister!!!! hooray Julia for reaching your goal

Mrs. Bird said...

Love that last shot! It's beautiful! Great post :)

Maggie said...

Love your take on the word reaching. OMG I remember the hours I spent learning to use my hula hoop. LOL

Megan said...

i LOVE the progression of the buds pictures= so amazing!! our trees are nowhere near that yet- but the first week of may they're usually in bloom!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Gorgeous! And well done to your daughter for setting and reaching her goal! Yay!

tara said...

LOVE that last shot. and holla to another mil-family.

Terry Elisabeth said...

I love the last shot. I can't believe spring is almost here.

Terry Elisabeth said...

I love the last shot. I can't believe spring is almost here.

Misty said...

BEAUTIFUL shots, and your perspective on REACHING her goal was awesome!

Adeena said...

Wow! Love that she reached her hula-hooping goal! I've never figured that one out.

Love the buds, too!

Grammie/Mom said...

Julia, HIP, HIP, Hooray!! C, I guess I would be reaching for some money to buy a camera so I could be a part of You Capture. Seems like a lot of fun

lisaschaos said...

I'm impressed! I tried to hoola recently, it seems I've forgotten how. Guess that comes with age, lol. Maybe I just need a mint shake to help bring it back. :)

imadramamama said...

I love your take this week! Beautiful!

Jess said...

Love how your girl folds her arms to keep them out of the way. She looks so proud of herself. Wow, your last shot is gorgeous! I'm so jealous of the hint of green in your background. Still snow here and weeks until we see any green.

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