June 22, 2015

Summer of Instagram . . .

I was just telling my mom yesterday that Instagram is killing blogs. It is a perfect form of micro blogging – one picture with a small captioned story. It’s quick, it’s effective, and it’s spur of the moment, any moment. I fully blame it for at least fifty percent of why I have slacked as a blogger.

So, here are some shots from our Summer so far, via my Instagram feed.

reddog bday

RedDog turned twelve! He is pretty awesome. We celebrated with my parents and he requested my homemade sweet and sour chicken and fried rice for dinner plus “Mema’s Coconut Cake” for dessert.

We took him and Chris to a Yankees/Orioles game for his birthday. Sadly, the Yankees got crushed. But the nachos were good. My teenager likes to act weird on purpose when I take pictures. His kids will appreciate it someday.

chris mug

The Sunday after his birthday, Soren was given the priesthood by his dad. I love these two very much. Right now my boy is at his first Scout camp. He is away from us for an entire week and I miss him SO MUCH!


For Father’s Day I made these. My Hubby was happy! So were my thighs.


We attended a graduation party for a friend’s son this week. I used to teach him at church when he was ten. Now he’s going to college. That seems impossible! I snapped a quick shot of the sun setting that night from her back porch. It took my breath away.

marci sunset

Last night we had dinner with my parents for Father’s Day. I had to laugh because Hannah and both my mom and dad were matching. We had to snap a picture of their color coordination. Really, I just want lots of pictures of my parents because they are moving in a year and I am in denial.


Owlie’s little T-ball team, the SandGnats, was honored at a local Senators baseball game. The Senators is a team made up of college players who play during the Summer. The little guys got to meet the players and run onto the field with them for the national anthem. It was ADORABLE!

ollie senators

So there are a few shots of our Summer thus far. The other fifty percent of why I am slacking as a blogger is because I have spent the past five months preparing for this Thursday, when I will helm the Spiritual Program at our Stake Girls’ Camp. I have led a committee of women in developing an evening for the 250 girls of our church who live in our area that is meant to help strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the Savior, Jesus Christ.

To say that this project has been all consuming would be an understatement! Now the time is finally here, and at the current moment there is a 60% chance of rain on the day we are supposed to present our program OUTSIDE. If you read this blog, would you do me a favor? Pray! Pray that the elements will temper themselves on Thursday in the Frederick, Maryland area. Pray that we will be able to do our program for these girls.

I’d be so appreciative! Carry on.


The Queen Vee said...

Great photos, those sweet rolls....yum, I'm praying for ya and the weather too....I think it will all work out on Thursday.

The Queen Vee said...

You need to post...remember...this if your family journal.