Saturday, August 27, 2011

Catching up on the Summer

It has been a busy summer.  There have been weddings, sailing, gardening, house work, camp, Rowdy, traveling, a birthday, parties, dinners, an earthquake, and now... ... a hurricane.  We're going to try and catch you all up!

Two days after our last post, the weddings started.  Julia's best friend Mary, and her husband Dan, got married at the church where Julia and Mary grew up.  Julia was the Maid of Honor, and I tried to take pictures at the wedding.  The reception took place at a Vineyard outside of Salisbury on the water, and it was a great night, thunderstorm and all.

Then, My brother married his high school sweetheart, with Julia and I as the Maid of Honor and Best Man.  It was an awesome wedding, at an awesome location, with so many of our family around.  Nick, Mark and I went golfing before the wedding, and I feel like we got the easy part.  We bought the ties the same time, waiting until the absolute last minute, in true brotherly fashion.

 I think the girls had a lot more work to do, between all the prep, makeup, setting up, flowers...  Still, it was an awesome day.  

Most of the summer, Julia lives at camp, but I tried to reap the rewards of the garden while she was gone.  It has been a hit and miss success with the garden, but I think we really enjoy doing it, and will do even more next year!  Basil, tomatoes, romaine, spinach, swiss chard, rosemary, oregano, strawberries, blackberries, carrots, beets, green onions, green beans, snow peas (now that I list them all, it sounds pretty good)!

Then, I took a little break down in Virginia visiting the grandparents, eating crabs, and teaching Rowdy how to swim.  Saw my (little?) cousins read some book (a rarity) and some straight up relaxing.

Then, we had some visitors from out of town. Way, way, way out of town.  Julia's favorite little person stopped by with his parents (Julia's brother and sister in law).  There were boat rides, swimming, dinner out, hanging out at Camp Wright, and a double ear infection... which didn't slow any of us down much. It was so good to see them all!

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Then there was an awesome race down to Solomons Island with the family, beating upwind the entire way, and arriving at sunrise and the finish in second place!  

Well, this has ended up being a pretty long post of pictures, and since I'm afraid of losing power and or internet at any moment, there will be more to come!

Good luck to all our hurricane buddies!