Saturday, September 17, 2011

I Am Back

I am finally back after being away from my blog most of the summer. How did summer give way so quickly to fall? I feel like I should still be floating on my raft and somebody has changed the calendar on me. A cruel joke, indeed.

Today I reviewed my pics trying to decide if I should start fresh from this point forward or if I should do a re-cap of my summer. I am still deciding as I write this. I think most of us bloggers struggle with our personal reasons for blogging vs. what our readers may want to hear. I am leaning toward the summer re-cap because I really want to make my blog into a book, since I haven't been very good about scrapbooking our family memories! But then I wonder, who will want to look at my pictures of summer when there is a chill in the air? If you keep reading, you are sure to be tortured!

Foster at Dive Championships where he placed sixth.

Foster getting diving advice from 2 of his Atlanta cousins:

Pro wakeboarder Shaun Murray and Foster:

Marissa getting ready to take off at Swim Championships. Their 8 + under relay took 2nd.  This shot is super fun because it shows all of the feet of the spectators:

Ana had a one of those swim seasons where she had very little practice due to a summer gym commitment & then had to "bring it" for Swim Championships. Always a joy to watch her swim!

Good times boating with cousins, Grandpa, Aunt Anne and Dad at the lake!

Ahhh, lake fun:

14th Birthday party for Ana (in red) with a dj, bonfire, trampoline, ping pong, air hockey...

and cake..notice Ana changed to a blue & white top! Here with friends and siblings:

Now that brings us to the end of July. My next post will cover another birthday & other activities that will make us pine for summer. Stay tuned for more torture!



  1. Torture? Not a bit...loved to see your family fun photos and summer!!
    Have a great weekend!

    Deborah xo

  2. i'm so glad you're back ... as you saw, i've got the same approach as far as blog "catch up" from my absent summer months - so between you and me, it feels like july all over again ;-) Love it!!

  3. ps - when was ana's 14th? my daughter turned 13 on 7/18 ... fun time for a b'day!!

  4. Where did the summer go? I take it you've got cooler temperatures too. ?.

    I love your action shots!

  5. I hear you loud and clear. I have two MAJOR summer posts I need to get onto my blog for my own personal memory capturing. There will probably be snow on the ground before I get mine up though. I suck!

    Glad you're back!!!

  6. I love these photos! Your kids are so great and I am so happy that they had an amazing summer.
    I am glad that you are back and can't wait to see more.

  7. love your photos Cathy!! and so happy to see you back!! looks like you had a fabulous summer! i'm sad to see it go too... :)

  8. What a fabulous, healthy looking family you have! I just stumbled across your blog & have just spent the last half an hour enjoying myself reading through some old posts. I have just signed up as your latest follower & I look forward to popping back soon !


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