Saturday, October 06, 2007

Catchin' Up and Regatta Remembering

Lots of things goin' on around here. The biggest thing is that M was in charge of a huge regatta at our club. He was the Race Director, which meant that he was in charge of all five races for four different fleets, with over forty boats. He did a great job! He was a bit nervous that he'd mess things up or something, but there was only one start that wasn't quite right and he did a general recall and everything was fine again. He was in charge of keeping score and awarding the prizes on the last day. I sat on the shore, talking to folks, playing with the kids, and reading a book. It was beautiful weather, making for a glorious day. Here are some pictures:

Some of the boats getting ready to leave the dock:

Some boats flying their "kites" -- what a beautiful site!

Uncle D and Cousin A drove over to race our boat. They have raced lots of boats in their lives, but never a Rebel, which is what our boat is. They didn't win or anything, but were smiling the whole time. The had a great time and want to come back next year.

Here are some other things to catch you up:

* I had a business trip to San Diego last week and I was lucky enough that my sis drove down 3 hours to see me! We went shopping, went out to dinner, and talked and talked until the wee hours of the night. I had such a great time -- I love her so much!

* R has started his fourth season of hockey and is on a new team and loves it. He has practices and/or games on Saturdays and Sundays -- nothing on weekdays, which is nice!

* T's sport is gymnastics and he loves it. After his first lesson (in a class with 9 other boys his age) he said, "I bet R is going to be jealous that he didn't pick this sport!" He works hard and has a grin from ear to ear after his hour long class is over.


jennavar said...

Way to go M. Good job! I'm glad the weather was beautiful! What great photos Sis!

T.. I'm so glad that you found a sport that you love. Gymnastics is awesome and lots of fun too. You are going to be so strong when I see you in Dec. You'll have to show me them muscles!

R.. I can't wait to hear how you like your new team. You'll have to report on your weekend games and how it's going.

Sistah! What a fun time we had. I love to sit and chat and laugh with you. The awesome dinner and wonderful glass of wine was nice too. The drive was actually really nice. "Me time" to just sit and listen to the music I want to listen to and have thoughts to myself. Very nice.

I love ya and can't wait to see you again.

CaliforniaGrammy said...

Oh....the tears of joy are rolling down my face. I'm so glad you and your sistah had some time together, such a rare thing in this chapter of your lives. I can hear the giggles right now of the two of you in the wee hours of the night.

I'm so excited for you, T. I'm sure your Mom has told you how much fun she had when she was a kid. Can't wait to see you show me some of your tumbles.

And, R —amazing it's already your fourth season if ice hockey. What's the name of your new team? Now that the weather is starting to cool down, your hockey quilt will really snuggle you up!

I'm getting so excited for Christmas visits!

CaliforniaGrammy said...

Shoot, I forgot to comment on the cool sailing pictures. The race was held on such a beautiful photo-op day—gorgeous! I'm sure M did a great job, he's just that kind of "detail" guy.

Uncle Mikie said...

Awesome Sailing Shots !! Great Job on the Pics

Uncle Mikie said...

Awesome Sailing Shots !!! Great Job on the Pics

The Seattlelites said...

Well - with the visit with your mom and dad, we have your blog on our favs list. What a great time you must have had at the regatta. How fun. Saw some wonderful pix of your family. Someday we will get together.

Bye for now