Thursday, April 28, 2016


THE DeGOOYERS - the ENTIRE family!
Our 11th annual DeGooyer Day is in the books!  And it was a huge success!  We LOVE celebrating our family!  DeGooyer Day is definitely one of our family's favorite holidays!
Yesterday we started the day with traditional DeGooyer Day donuts....  Yum!  And of course, our traditional matching shirts....
Scott always designs are cool shirts...
And this year we were celebrating being DeGooyers in Kentucky!
We love our adopted state!
Then we drove to Frankfort.  Our family loves the Kentucky capitol building and we were excited to share it with our first ever, honorary DeGooyer: Lollipop.  She loved the majestic building too!
The Capitol - and the cutest girls in Kentucky!
Sometimes Scott and I get in the pics too....
The Governor's Mansion - We all LOVE Matt Bevin!
The next part of DeGooyer Day:  a park and the Arboretum at UK....
The park was GORGEOUS!  We especially loved the waterfalls.  And I wish we lived closer to the Arboretum because the plants and trees and flowers were ABSOLUTELY glorious!  (I actually took about 20 pictures of just flowers... but I'll post those pics another day.)
Key Lime Pie
Kotten Kandy
Scott, my rugged, outdoor man!
Sundy - Lilacs are my favorite!!!!
Key Lime Pie thinks she can climb the tower...
She didn't get very far.
Kotten Kandy loves the beauty of the outdoors....
Lollipop loves this statue....
I love this man!  I love being a DeGooyer!
This memorial was beautiful!
It represents the people who died in a plane crash in Lexington 2 years ago.
I can't believe I took this picture...  It's like the blue jay posed just for me!
I really love my three daughters!
Then lunch at Steak and Shake - complete with yummy shakes!
Ale-8 is a soda manufactured and popular in Kentucky.  We decided to check it out.  Unfortunately we missed the tour, but we tried the drink....
On our way to "try" the ferry, we found this place:
We decided to check it out in spite of the torrential downpour.  It was awesome!  This fort is educational and fun!  We all loved it despite the shower we received.  
Fun daughters....
Key Lime Pie
Kotten Kandy
Staring contest with Daniel Boone....
None of us had ever been on a ferry... so we decided to check it out.  It was fun....  I'm sure the ferry workers thought we were weird taking pictures and so excited to be in our car crossing the river....
And finally we ate dinner at our favorite Kentucky restaurant:  Chueys.
We were tired at the end of the day.  We drove home and crashed on the couches watching two episodes of Psych before ending our beloved holiday!  I love this crazy, wonderful, fun family of ours!!!


  1. The Blue Jay picture is amazing! I love it :) And the staring contest with Daniel Boon made me laugh right out loud! You guys are awesome. Glad you had such a fun day!!!

  2. You won't believe this but when I saw the blue jay picture, I thought "That needs commenting on"! GJ did... :)
    Then I thought, "Many cute and fun pictures", and GJ said that too. (I.e. Daniel Boone). Finally, I wanted to say, "Glad your DeGooyer Day was a Success!" Guess what GJ wrote. Scary!!! But hearing it twice isn't a bad thing either... Love you, Mom/Mil