End of Summer 2010

Well it is the end of Labor Day Weekend, which is a 3-day Holiday for most people, but not these working folk.  Angry Husband had today off and I worked half of the day. It has been such a busy summer, and the running around is getting old.

I started off the summer with a post about 30 Things I Vow, I think I accomplished only about five of the things on that list.  I think I focused on going to the pool, attending conferences, and being lazy most of this summer. My work schedule changed in early July, which caused our family to do some shifting around.  Angry Kid also graduated preschool, and moved onto day camp.  He had been at his preschool for three years, and it took some time for him to adjust.

It was not very hot this summer in Southern California like other places.  We had cool breezes and sometimes, I even wore long sleeves. I think we are getting our summer right now. This past week has been pretty warm.  Angry Kid is enjoying all the pool time though.  At the beginning of the summer, he was taking swim lessons through the city and we decided that it wasn’t really working for him.  We moved him to semi-private lessons at a local facility and he learned so much.  He went from floundering in June to diving off the high dive in August.

Now school has started and we have started to get more into a schedule and routine.  I still want to finish some projects around the house, and work on cleaning up some of my clutter.  And the gym time, I need some more of that.  I’ve been quite a slacker.

But I thought that I would share some of my favorite pictures from the summer:

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A quick little trip to Huntington Beach.  Angry Kid played in the ocean and made some sand castles.

He graduated preschool, yippee!

Preschool graduation

Bruiser the Boozer

The 4th of July.  My dog was enjoying some libations.

One Big iPad

The giant iPad in the Apple Store window.  It mesmerized him.

OC Fair 2010 Ferris Wheel

The Ferris Wheel at The Orange County Fair.

The Orange Crush Cupcake from Meringue Bake Shop

Cupcake Camp OC

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Photographing Alli and Catherine at SocialLuxe Lounge in NYC

@AngryJulie and NYPD

Hanging out with NYPD in NYC at BlogHer

Photo by Scary Mommy

The Fourfecta at LunchThe Fourfecta at BlogHer; Jill, Me, Cara, and Cynthia

Photo by Scary Mommy

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Elise and Monica judging OC Cupcake Classic at the OC Fair

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Roadtripping with Ciaran in the Lexus.

AJM BBC SF

Speaking at Bloggy Boot Camp in San Francisco

Photo by ModChick

and finally a little video…..

Angry Kid jumping off the high dive.  He is very brave.

For more End of Summer Posts and Pictures, be sure to check out:

5 Minutes for Mom

and

I Heart Faces

21 comments
Brittany
Brittany

What a fun packed summer! I love the photo of that dog!!! haha

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

Thank you...my dog is a little crazy. It is easier to photograph a dog than people...

Carabee
Carabee

Maybe you didn't get to everything on your list of 30 things, but it sounds like you had a successful summer anyway. You have some amazing memories and the fab photos to back them up. WIN!

Jacki
Jacki

I really love the ferris wheel picture. The colors really captured me.

Lindsey (aka modchik)
Lindsey (aka modchik)

I love your ferris wheel pic! <-- so good! I think you look smokin hot in your BBC SF pic too! XOXO L

mindy
mindy

Love all the pics, but mostly that first one.. it's awesome!

Jenny
Jenny

great photos :)

Kathleen @ Sugar and Spice
Kathleen @ Sugar and Spice

I love your time capsule of summer 2010. Makes me want to post my own. Love your photos. Terrific stuff.

Jen
Jen

Now that is a pretty awesome summer. And wow, a jump off the high dive! That is awesome.

Life with Kaishon
Life with Kaishon

I love the red dress you wore at Blogher! Oh my heart. That is gorgeous : ) You are so pretty : ) Glad your summer was a whirlwind of fabulousness!

Shannon Gray
Shannon Gray

Great photos! Love the dog one!! SO funny!!

Megan
Megan

My kid had swim lessons privately this summer also (word around town is our local city lessons are kinda sucky, so we skipped it all together) and he did really well! I was impressed at how much he learned. and thank God summer finally showed its face around here! I am loving the warm weather. This morning leaves a little to be desired... we'll see what time the fog decides to roll out... love all your summer pics! I wish we would have made it down to Disney one again. Oh well... maybe in the spring.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

We have season passes to Disney and we've barely gone this summer. We've just been too busy. I'm working the dog watch right now at work, which is sucky. The weather is meh....right now. Yet, my son still wants to go to the pool every day.

Mama Mary
Mama Mary

I love, love, love your pix, Julie! I need to run out and get a cupcake now. And then go to the gym, which I too slacked on BIG TIME!

Mikalisa
Mikalisa

WTG on doing the top 5 of ure list! LOVE ure pics. I think the video of AK jumping off the high dive made ure summer!;)

Contessa Grigia
Contessa Grigia

Hi Julie, I am featuring you on my "Transformation Tuesday". Loved the photos. I hope you have a lovely day.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

Thanks for featuring me. I will have to check it out....I've been swamped this week.

Sarah
Sarah

Great photos! Looks like a fun Summer.

Danielle
Danielle

Great photos! I love the pic of angry kid by the iPad. Smart boy!

Satakieli
Satakieli

My son would probably act in much the same way around a giant iPad like that! Gorgeous photos, love the cupcakes and the ferris wheel!

Melissa
Melissa

Love the ferris wheel shot.