Thursday, July 26, 2012

Swim Trophies and Barbecue Championships

Leaving last night's banquet, trophies in hand. Sorry we appear to have "demon eyes." Guess that's what you get shooting with an iPhone in the dark.

Last night was the swim banquet, bringing an end to our first swim team season. Both kids are so proud of their participation trophies and I'm very proud of their dedication to the sport and the team. They definitely went outside their comfort zones by joining the swim team, but to now look at them and not only see the great progress they've made, but the tremendous fun they've had, well, that makes it all worth it.

Thanks for humoring me as this site temporarily morphed into a swim-focused blog. So odd to think that in just a few short weeks, the kids will be back at school and focused on fall activities. (Which reminds me, I need to purchase uniform shorts and pants, stat!)

In other news on the homefront, we have a barbecue master making his way to a large regional championship this weekend. Hubby and his friends won a local contest in June that qualified them for a larger competition. This was his first barbecue contest ever and he actually took first place! So, fingers crossed that  they claim the championship. (Although, that prize money has probably already been spent on the many pounds of meat they used to perfect their recipe. And beer. Apparently when a man barbecues, a bottle of beer must be firmly attached to his hand at all times.)

Meanwhile, I'm hoping to earn a gold medal in reading, napping and relaxing by the pool this weekend.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway. You could win a $75 e-card to NOVICA. A great site with a great mission. The deadline to enter is Aug. 1. Good luck!

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About Last Weekend said...

Your kids are so cute (and you look fabulous in that dress!) Your husband the BBQ meister? Wow, My hubs will be sooo jealous, that's what he aspires to.

Main Line Sportsman said...

Barbecue Champ! well done...impressed.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Well I hope that you get that trophy, Jen. Sounds like you need it.
Congratulations to the children on their accomplishments! And to the hubby, GOOD LUCK!
Happy Thursday.

The Entertaining House said...

Kids are adorable! Love your dress... is it JMAC? An "award" waiting for you over at my place too... :)

Town and Country Mom said...

Congrats on a great swim season annnnd bbq season--that's a "sport" I could happily support! You look great in your dress, too!

High Heeled Life said...

Go for the Gold my friend, sounds like you have already earned it with all the activities. Congratulations to your swimming scholars!!! and best of luck to your hubby on his BBQ quest!! xo HHL

LPC said...

You and the kids look great. I wish your husband great good luck in his Very Important Competition:).

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

Love your little swimmers and congrats to them on the win! How exciting!