Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Repenting of my Shoddy Blogging

Summer is almost done and gone and I've hardly blogged at all. (Like anyone really cares, right?) Anyway, Fall is just around the corner and with the new season come lots of new changes in our household. Like a NEW BABY. It hit me the other day that this growing belly of mine is going to be producing a bouncing baby boy in about 2 1/2 months. And I'm not prepared at all... but instead of dwelling on that, let's all look back over the Ben Quinn Family Summer of 2008- in Picture Form. (If this is too close to the dreaded "Vacation Slideshow of a Family that's not Mine" you have permission to skip the following photos... of course, if pics of me and my family don't interest you, you should probably not be reading my blog). So here it is, in all it's lack of glory:

Enjoying Summer's Bounty:

Watching Fireworks:

Enjoying a Pioneer Day Parade:

Camping with Friends (can you still call it camping when it's done in a cabin?):

Body Art from the local Farmers' Market (art done by: Soda-Pop the Clown):

Eating Ice Cream (our treat that followed our tour of the Tillamook Cheese Factory in Tillamook, Oregon- oh the exciting things we do on vacation!):

Vacationing in Lincoln City, Oregon:

Family Reunion- Silverton, Oregon:

And for our final picture, our little bathing beauty:

So there it is, our summer in a nutshell... looking forward to the Fall!


BBC said...

welcome back kat! we missed you! p.s. i love maggie's swimsuit!

sarah said...

ohmygoodness!!! kat i had begun to think that you had abandoned the blogging world. i was thinking we were going to "hafta"(just for you) have a funeral for pasty is pretty.
i'm so glad that isn't the case.

ps. i love all your pics. very cute! we should have gotten another smith grandkid pic this summer. dang. we will have to when little Q is born i guess. :)

sarah said...

pps. scarlie got bangs like maggie's. soo cute! i have a pic to post. ill get to that tonight.

Brandon & Amber said...

What a fun summer! I love the watermelon picture. I'm kind of feeling like I have one of those in my belly right now! Did I ever tell you that we are having ANOTHER girl? We miss seeing you at softball. There's always next season though, right? Hey, what ever happened to the 174 reunion?? :)

Brittany said...

Fun pictures, Kat. I like the once where Cash's pants are falling down. I can't believe how old he is! He's not a baby anymore! You're so pretty, as always.

I haven't really been blogging or checking blogs much since the baby was born in May. So don't feel too bad. And yes, people do care!

Bringhursts said...

This better be for real.

Cyndi said...

Hey Kat,

I swear there's something about the whole Tillamook area and family reunions-it seems like I know quite a few that have done the reunion thing there, including myself! You gotta love that cheese factory though!!
It's crazy that you guys are already on number 3! We're welcoming number 4 in a couple of weeks. I promise you'll survive-you just won't feel like you will!! Good luck!!

Melissa said...

Honestly? I'd almost given up checking. I'm really glad you're back...even if it's only to slap me in the face with "here's what you didn't do this summer..."

I've missed you, friend.

Erin & Cliff said...

Hi Kat! I'm so glad you posted some final summer pics. I wish we could all see eachother more often, I miss you guys! I love Maggie's 'ode to her mother' swimsuit shot :)

Lorell said...

(Wo)man! I missed you!

Your summer looks dreamy delicious.

Glad you are back...

Marcella said...

so good to see you all! You're all getting 'bigger'. You look amazing as always, Kat. Wish I could say the same for you, Ben. he he. Found a funny blog you might get a kick out of...www.goodandgettingbetter.blogspot.com It's a spoof on an MLMer.

Marcella said...

hi! Think you might get a laugh out of this blog that makes fun of MLM's www.goodandgettingbetter.blogspot.com 'I wonder who writes it?", he he.