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Summer 2013 Reflections

So, we’ve reached the end of a wet, cool summer. It came and went very quickly… (Kind of the opposite of “Long Hot Summer” by Keith Urban.) Since we’ve reached the end of the season, over the next few days I’m going to look back and pick my five favorite photos from the past few months that seemed to summarize the summer. (I’m actually going back to May, which is technically still spring, but the pool was open, so in my mind it counts. :))

Number 5:

So, speaking of May, that’s where I’m going for my first picture.  It was the day we uncovered the swimming pool and it was rainy.

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Friday, May 10, 2013 – Taking the cover off the swimming pool on a rainy day.

Number 4:

For the next picture I’ve decided to head to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania… PNC Park specifically, and the June 29 game between the Pirates and Brewers. This was a trip to Pittsburgh with several family and friends from church.  The Pirates have electrified the city this year with some outstanding play that we haven’t seen for over twenty years.  At this point in the season we knew it would be special. And now the Pirates have their first winning season since 1992.  I really like the framing of the Jolly Roger in this particular photo.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013 – PNC Park. Pirates 2, Brewers 1.

Number 3:

I’ve gone with an easy one here… From Ocean City, Maryland on the first night of our vacation, this is the bay side view from the Sea Bay Hotel. It was the first night of what was the best week of the summer and if I could pick one moment to go back to, it would be this one. 🙂

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Sunday, July 14, 2013 – Sea Bay Hotel

Number 2:

More fun in the sun with this picture, taken when the kids were swimming in the back yard pool. I think we spent more time draining and/or cleaning the pool this year than we did actually swimming in it. This was one of those rare occasions where we could actually be in the water. The “fun fact” about this picture is that it’s actually a frame grabbed from a video taken with the Zoe feature of an HTC One cell phone.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013 – Summer Swimming

Number 1:

Okay, well, I’ve been combing through some photos to decide what would be the final picture I posted in this series, and I’ve gone with a photo from Father’s Day dinner at the Olive Garden in Morgantown. I really enjoyed having everyone together for dinner that evening. We also made a visit to Best Buy that evening. A nice dinner, pleasant company, a tech store visit, the beginnings of summer… What more could you ask for?

Sunday, June 16, 2013 - Olive Garden
Sunday, June 16, 2013 – Olive Garden