Tuesday, August 17, 2010

10 steps

I think I have blogger's block.
Have you heard of it?
I actually googled it to see
what the world wide web had to say about it
and I found this link.
Who knew there was a 10 step program
to cure one's lack of creativity or inspiration
and who knew that there was a name
for sitting down at the computer and
either writing a bunch of incoherent sentences
and hitting delete
or just staring blankly at the screen
wondering what happened to your mojo!
I relate particularly to number 1 and number 6.
Number 5 must be for special personality types
whose brains work at dawn.
I'm curious to try number 7
although when I read the word "HitTail"
the last thing I think of is blogging.
I don't even want to google that!
So armed with these ideas and suggestions
I'm hoping to find my way out of "blogger's block".
In the meantime,
we've had such a full summer.
It baffles me that I have lacked the ability to write
creatively about everything we've done!
We were able to experience so many things
and made so many memories.
So, to catch you up
and to save myself from trying to blog about each event,
I thought I'd just post highlight photos.
So here ya go...
the summer of 2010!

The Linkous family visited us from Georgia
and we went to Washington DC for the day.

We also went to Six Flags!

We went to Pennsylvania
and picked out a puppy
from an impossibly cute litter
of Austalian Shepherds.
We brought Journey home on July 18th!

I had the joy of watching my cousin Leah's two kids
a few days a week this summer.
It was so wonderful to watch Brendell bond
with Emerson and Nylah!

Of course Summer in Maryland would not be complete without
a few crab feasts!!

We celebrated my favorite holiday
family style at
Fort Meade army base.

More fun with the cousins!

We also went to Hershey Park in PA
with Leah and her family!

We had a redneck picnic
in the Hershey Park Parking lot!

We went to Ocean City, MD
for a week with my mom and grandma.

Kenzie visited from Seattle!

As this Summer draws to an end,
and before the rush of Fall begins,
it is nice just to sit and reflect
on all of the special moments we had together in the sun.
It has been a summer of reunion for me.
I've reconnected in person
with a childhood friend, two high school friends,
a family from Georgia that feels like blood,
and lots of cousins who I never really knew
other than by name.
Maybe I'm wrong in thinking that I
have not been inspired.
Maybe I've been too overwhelmed with inspiration
that it all kinda jumbles up
and refuses to come out in coherent sentences.
I should google "inspiration overload"
and see if it cancels out intelligent thoughts!
Whatever it is,
it's nice to know that there are 10 steps
to figuring this all out.
Don't ya wish all of life's challenges
could be solved so easily?


Laura said...

I have so missed your blog, though I have to admit I haven't been much better at blogging either and this year sure has had its turn of events.

AS always I LOVE how you share your life with us and the pictures that enfold with that story. Beautiful family and it really looks like your enjoying every possible second.

Love you

Kim said...

You need to come to NYC sometime when I am around cause I wanna meet you. :)

The Perfect Trio said...

i'm so glad you're back!!! now, don't leave again. please.

Anonymous said...

I have missed reading all about your beautiful family and all of the amazing adventures you take!! Your photo's are truly amazing as always! It looks like it has been a great mive home for you and your family! Thanks for sharing!

Buy Oranges said...

I have all to often seen the changes in recent mothers... I found myself laughing as I read your post cause it's so true!