Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Sizzling Summer

Sorry, for those of you who googled “National Lampoon’s Vacation”, you are at the wrong place. I have never meet Marty Moose and this is not the GRITS family:


You have now entered the Sizzling Summer Vacation Spectacle. Yes, ladies and gentleman, this is where we bring it all out, the good and the bad, and we relive our vacations from the summer of 2008.

Our hostess for the day is none other than Awesome Kristen from We Are THAT Family. She certainly is the hostess with the mostest!

Without further adieu I would like to present to you the ABC’s of the Greek GRITS summer:

A: Adoption


B: Boat Ride


C: Coca-Cola


D: Darth Vader


E: Exceeding a weight limit!




G: Gully Washer


H: Hose Fight


I: Ice Falling from the Sky


J: July 4th


K: Kiddies

L: Lambert’s Restaurant—home of the throwed roll


M: Mandatory Reading


N: Nighttime on the Beach


O: Outrigger Island VBS


P: Porpoise


Q: Quit Trying to Get a Good Photo of All the Cousins


R: Ridin’ High


S: Slip and Slide


T: Towel Rack?


U: Up, Up, and Away (yes, we are in the balloon)


V: Varsity Drive-In


W: Written for BooMama


X: Xiang Wu David (creative, don’t you think?)


Y: Yaya (Greek Grandmother)


Z: Zoom


Now I know my ABC’s, here’s one more photo taken by me:


Those are my kids with their cousins from Florida.

This is my favorite picture from the summer of 2008. I specifically saved its Internet reveal for Kristen’s carnival. Wow that was tough. But worth the wait, don’t you think?

Thanks for stopping by and singing your ABC’s with me, now click on over to We Are THAT Family to check out more Sizzling Summer Spectacles.


LifeatTheCircus said...

I LOVE THAT PIC! Def worth the wait! (such restraint though) Do you have it framed and on your wall yet??

Very cute post!! Nicely done!

Also, how cool that you went in a hot air balloon!!

We are THAT Family said...

What a great vacation and incredible photos to capture it! I loved it.

And I loved being called the Hostess with the Mostess. That's definitely a first.

Shara said...

That was great! What a clever way to post your pics.

P.S. He loves you... said...

Your quite clever geek godess! And you should get a prise just for this cute post and all those pix!!!

A balloon ride really, lucky!

Thanks for sharing!

Shanda said...

I love creative!!

Anonymous said...

I love your post. How creative. It's a fabulous way to share your photos!

Elaine A. said...

I am SO incredibly impressed with this post! I mean the fact that you had a pick for every letter of the alphabet- WOW!!! And great pictures they are, especially that last one...

Karen said...

That has to be the best picture I have seen this summer. I love it.

Anonymous said...

Don't tell my son you've been to Lambert's or Varsity! He sees them on Food Network and he would be very, very jealous. He has to settle for whatever we have here in Washington - lol.

I love how you did your ABC's. Very good!!!

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

Really neat idea for your post AND photos!

Kirby3131 said...

That was cool! Looks like you all had a great summer - Your "X" was very clever indeed! That last picture...incredible.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Clever, Tammy. VERY clever. (Especially that Roll Tide photo and the creative X assignment.)

Nancy M. said...

Beautiful pictures! Very creative way to do your A,B,C's!

Happy Mommy said...

You are just simply very creative! I love the last photo!

Shannon ( said...

What a great post! Very creative. I love the slip and slide picture and of course the picture at the end. It's clear you have had a great summer of 2008!

The Source said...

Terrific post with lots of fun pictures!! I want to meet Darth Vader, he's my hero.

Anonymous said...

Very cute post! So creative! I love that last pic too - sweet!

Nik said...

Oh wow, I never had that much fun learning my ABC's in preschool! Thanks so much for the journey.

That final picture is absolutely beautiful!

3boys247 said...

That was great!! Loved the last photo!

Valarie said...

Yea!!! You did such a good job with yours, veryvery creative! :)

Your right that is an awesome picture you saved. :)

Tree Climbing Mom said...

Love, love, love the picture of the kids on the beach. Looks like you guys had a great summer!

Domestic Spaz said...

The picture where you're trying to get a good picture of all the cousins cracks me up! And HEY we have the blue striped beach towel, too!

I posted something today calling for stories about your worst parenting mistakes. If you've already posted one in the past or feel like posting another one and linking up, I'd definitely appreciate it! :)

a Tonggu Momma said...

Tammy -- I already left you a comment about this cute post, but I just read what you wrote about my vacation spectacle. I don't have your e-mail and I so needed to thank you for Commenting With Commiseration. I feel so less alone. :)

CarolinaMama said...

You did great! What a great idea and photos and fun.

Yes the last is the favorite for sure!

Blessings abound!

Shana said...

THIS POST IS AWESOME! Very creative!! :o)

Shana said...

Oops sorry, I didn't leave my link...

Shannon said...

I am in awe of your creativity! And the fact you went up in a hot air balloon. I am also glad to see I am not the only one enforcing the mandatory reading even during summer vacation.

fortyb4forty said...

I love your pictures, the ABC's of summer is a super idea. I love the last picture the most.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Your pictures look so fun and I am SO impressed with your ABC's!! And I adore that last pic of the kids - just precious.

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Very creative way to do the post. Love the last picture.

Simply Shannon said...

Very cute and creative post! I love the last photo and am super impressed by your ability to restrain yourself. Great job!

Anonymous said...

The cousin pic is precious!