Saturday, January 1, 2011

Just for Smiles

Vicki Rocho's blogfest rules are simple. Post a picture that makes you smile every time you see it.

My photo choice is only a couple of days old. Last night we returned from camping in the California desert. We love riding our atv's across mountains of sand in the Imperial Sand Dunes (aka Glamis). The above photo is of my husband and sons just before they took off on a night ride (dads are great for stuff like this...I stayed inside my cozy motorhome and read a book).

Here's a photo of the dunes.


Whether chillin' at home, or racing across enormous sand dunes, these four people make me smile every day.

My wish for you is a year filled with happiness, good health, and many fond memories. Happy New Year!

55 comments:

  1. That is an awesome pic! I can't imagine living in a household with that many men. I'm surrounded by 3 as it is, but my daughter balances it out.

    Happy New Year!

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  2. What a lovely family! The dunes pic is cool, too. I love looking at everyone's pictures! Thanks for joining and happy new year!

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  3. What happy faces! The warmth and love jumps out of this photo. I can see why it makes you smile. Happy 2011 to you and yours!

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  4. What a happy picture! (I also have only boys - go "Dad time!")
    erica

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  5. Family photos are the best! Happy New Year to you all!

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  6. That's a lovely, happy pic! I wish you and your family a wonderful New Year!

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  7. What a handsome family you have! I can't imagine riding across dunes at night *shiver*, I'd stay in and read, too!

    Happy New Year!

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  8. LOVE the family photo! It made me smile too!
    Happy New Year!

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  9. Aww...you have a sweet family, Julie. Sounds like a lot of fun, too! Happy New Year...:)

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  10. Nice looking family! Riding ATVs on the dunes sounds fun.

    Happy 2011!
    Jennifer

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  11. Such a gorgeous group of gentlemen! I love the way that your one son is hugging the other- you can so see the love in everyone's faces, it's a wonderful picture and you have an amazing family!!!

    Happy New Year!
    ~bru

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  12. What a good looking group!!

    My family makes me smile too - they're the best :)

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  13. What a great-looking family! I'm so glad you had fun in the desert, Julie. That sounds amazing.

    Happy New Year!

    Amy

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  14. Hi,

    Oooh, lovely happy family pic. Handsome dudes ain't they?!

    Give me a horse any day of the week and I'll ride night or day!

    Happy New Year.
    best
    F

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  15. Well, that photo made me smile, too!

    Happy new Year!

    (love the dunes!)

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  16. Julie, the picture of the dunes took my breath away. You need to photoshop yourself into that adorable family picture. HNY!

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  17. Great picture for the blogfest! :)

    Happy New Year!

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  18. Great family photo and the dunes are pretty. Hope you and your family have a wonderful and Happy New Year.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  19. The first picture is such a happy picture. Have a very charming day!

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  20. Oh, very nice! both great in totally different ways!

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  21. I've been camping around the dunes in Florence, OR - it's a unique experience!

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  22. Julie,
    That is such a happy family; great smiles from obviously great kids!
    ...very fun and it added a smile to my face!

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  23. ...and a good time was had by all (by the look on their faces)! Happy New Year!!!

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  24. I've been out to the dunes! Forever ago. Awesome!

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  25. Julie- this is a happy, happy picture! And, wow! I can't even imagine camping there! I wish you all the best in the upcoming year. Christy

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  26. Family are the best kind of eye candy and your boys look adorable. I can feel how proud you are from the way you write.
    The dunes look truly awesome. Rolling sand looks scary - the exciting end of the spectrum ;)
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  27. That sounds like fun! Cute pic of your family. They look like they're enjoying themselves. :)

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  28. Looks likes everyone's having great time. Those times always make the best pictures.

    Happy New Year's!

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  29. aww! the fam looks terrific! it sound like they had a blast! jiminey cricket! those dunes look intense! :)

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  30. What a beautiful family! Sounds like you all had a great time. Thanks for sharing and happy new year!

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  31. Aw, your family is beautiful!! Props to you for being with all those guys all the time ;) It sounds like you had a wonderful time!!

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  32. Happy new years, Julie! And what an adorable picture. Your husbands and sons look so happy in that picture. Thanks for sharing:)

    Always,
    Lindsey

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  33. great pic of your guys! I love the dunes too.
    Have a great New Year.

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  34. Great pic... Glamys is a lot of fun. Have a great New Year!

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  35. Lucky, lucky you! Your family looks so happy together, and what an amazing location. Thanks for sharing this!

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  36. Hi Julie, great family photo. To look at them smiling brings a smile to the face automatically! Thanks for sharing.

    And thanks for the follow on my blog and helping me welcome Rachel Bailey!

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  37. Hi Julie .. can see why you're proud of the motley lot!! Great photo .. and what a wonderful Dad taking his sons camping .. while Mama stays home reading - sounds the ideal situation!

    Happy New Year .. cheers Hilary

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  38. Three men in my household. Can't imagine how it must be to have four!

    Happy New Year, Julie

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  39. I love the photos!!! Wonderful!!

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  40. Happy new year! I love photos with smiles in them. Smiles always breed smiles :D

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  41. Happy New Year! Great picture of your family.

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  42. Happy New Year! And that's definately a great picture. You have a lovely family!

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  43. We usually go out to the desert every year but the weather didn't make for the best time. It was crazy windy today, too : 0 Hope you guys had a great time

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  44. That photo makes ME smile too! :-)

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  45. those sand dunes are incredible, and what a happy smiling picture of your guys! Thanks for sharing the sunshine~ :o) <3

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  46. Good LORD woman!! the weekend isn't even over and you have almost 50 comments!

    I hope you had a great time on your trip!! It looks like it was fun, but where'd the sand dunes come from? Everything out my window is WHITE.

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  47. Beautiful family in a beautiful setting. What more could a person want?
    Wonderful!
    CD

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  48. That's a great picture! I love family pics that make me smile.

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  49. great picture of some neat looking guys in your world. ☺☺☺ and those sand dunes...wow. and double wow. That would be cool to fly over them.Here's to an even more incredible year in 2011. You are the absolute best!!!!

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  50. Lovely picture! Beautiful family.

    Happy New Year!!!

    Doris

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  51. Loved the picture, Julie. You have a wonderful family. Hope you had a great holiday. :)

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  52. Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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