Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday Memories: "The Goal is between the Flip Flop and the Backpack"

family fun at the beach!
We are far from the most athletic of clans, but we make up in enthusiasm what we lack in regard for the rules. Sportsmanship is not our strong point. Most games end in all of us collapsing on the sand, out of breath, vigorously contesting which side claimed victory (and frequently, even at the very end of the game, still discussing who is on which team). Some members of the family seem to think you can compensate skill with rigorous debate. I belong in this camp. My motto is:  you can cheat, foul, yell, pull shirts and trip ankles, just as long as you're pulling off an adorable orange blouse while you do it! 

In this photo, my father is failing to catch, my sister is failing to block him, my cousin is failing to care, my mother and aunt are failing to participate and my grandma is just hangin' out in the middle. I may suck at sports, but it must be because an apple does not fall far from the tree. And amen to that, because I wouldn't give up this crazy clan or my genetically predetermined two left feet for anything!
Look up at the Sky!


PS. Hanging out with the same crew at the lake, in a restaurant, and around the pool, way back in the day.

PPS. Another picnic at a California beach!


  1. Your Clan has fun... Gets exercise... Has fun...... Gets winded, getting exercise..... Has fun...... Sharpens debating skills... Has fun...... Who could ask more, of being part of a Clan?

  2. sounds and looks like fun. and a wholehearted yes to biologically determined idiosyncrasies :)

  3. Looks like a great time, haha! Love your explanation of whats going on in the photo. x


  4. Gorgeous photograph, and what a lovely story. It looks like a great time. Much love, Sjoukje

  5. Such a cute post! I love how all your family member's personalities show through in this shot
    Dresses & Denim

  6. Ha, I love this post! How funny and sweet... and how I can relate. That picture says everything, what a brilliant capture :)

  7. Hilarious! looks like such a good time. (I am of the rigorous debate camp as well!)

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