Monday, July 25, 2011

I'm Still Here!

Has it really been over a week since I last posted?!  We've been a little busy around here and I just haven't had the  motivation to blog...maybe it's the heat?!  Boy was it a HOT here this past week!

Brady finished his 6 weeks of tennis camp on Friday.  He still has match play every Monday at the high school...but at least we are now free the rest of the week.  Well, for a short time.  He's attending the girl's camp at the high school the middle of August.  I thought I would be complaining by now about how much time tennis has taken of our summer...but I can't complain.  I sat on the hot bleachers everyday of camp watching Brady have the time of his life.  The camp was for middle school age and up.  All of the campers were so kind to Brady and treated him just like everyone else.   It was funny to see them all fighting over him at times because they wanted him on their team!  Brady especially became close with these two guys:

Austin plays tennis in college and Manly will be a senior this year.

These guys were both instructors at camp.  Brady never played Austin, but Manly was the only boy in the entire camp that Brady couldn't beat.  It's crazy. 


We had a great weekend.  Brady slept over at Eric's parents Friday night so we could go to a friend's suprise 40th birthday party.  We were a little early so we stopped at an Irish Pub nearby.  I wish I had my camera with me!  The next morning we went out to breakfast and did a little shopping and then met Grandma and Grandpa and Brady for lunch.  I love date nights....I wish we could have one every weekend!

"Get busy living or get busy dying"   A quote from my favorite movie.  We were changing channels yesterday and it was just I watched it for the umpteenth time.  Do you know what movie it is?

Have a great week!



Megan said...

Sounds like you guys are enjoying your summer! Brady is a tennis star - how cool that he is so dedicated! That is great you guys snuck in a date night! We are going to try to fit one in while we are at home and have a babysitter!

Jenny said...

Missed you. Brady is inspiring as always, I love that boy's determination and dedication! Sounds like you had fun. That movie quote is on the tip of my tongue... it is going to bug me all day.... you have to tell us what it is!!!

Kris said...

I know what you mean. Summer is FLYING here!! We have gotten much cooler than our usual mid summer heat, and it is rather enjoyable. Brady must be one heck of a little tennis player! Do you and your husband play too? Have a good day!!

Kerri said...

Gosh, I have a feeling that one day I will be saying I "knew" Brady when...
so AWESOME!! :)

Susan said...

"Shawshank Redemption"! Great movie! Summer is flying by but looks like Brady had a great time at tennis camp! Love the new blog header!

Holly said...

Brady is a stud!!
I think it is amazing that he has that much heart and dedication... he truly is inspiring!
Seriously- awesome!

P.S. I LOVE your header... I haven't noticed it until today, but it is way-cool!

Cherie said...

I am with you - it's been a busy month, it is hot and sometimes you just don't feel like sitting at the computer!
That is such a great picture - Brady is doing SO WELL. Love his smile!

I googled the movie quote (wink) and if you can believe it I have never seen that movie!

Jen said...

I love to hear about Brady's tennis successes. Yay! He must love it to play in this heat!
Glad you had a fun date night!

Kim said...

Date nights rule!

Same issues here. Lack of motivation and excessive heat. Make blogging difficult.

Brady is ah-mazing!

Nicolle said...

Brady is really such a wonderful kid. I know he is going to be super famous one day. Guess I will just have to travel to NYC to watch him play! :))

Your new header looks so nice!

Mommie Dearest Strikes Again said...

I can't believe that summer is almost over. My daughter really wanted to do a tennis camp this summer, but I think we've run out of time! Plus, it's really been too hot. It's been miserable here.

Great photos!

Bridget said...

Been missing you but glad you and
Brady are enjoying your busy summer!

yaya said...

I used to play tennis quite a bit but the heat on those courts would do me in sometimes..I give those kids credit for playing in that heat last week. Of course I would know the name of that movie since parts were filmed here in Ashland and of course your home town of Mansfield! I love Shawshank also and could watch it every day!

Genn said...

Hi Kerri!
I love your new header! It looks so neat. Love the colors too.
What a little tennis stud Brady is!
I can't think of what movie your quote is from. But I normally love this game, so now I am dying to know! :)

Jill said...

Sounds like a great and busy time! Enjoy...he'll be off to school before you know it. I can't believe how fast the summer is flying by!


Bring Pretty Back said...

Shawshand Redemption is one of our favorite movies! LOVE that quote!
I love that pic of Brady - he is ALL BUSINESS!
Date night with the hubs -good!
Have a Pretty day!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Shawshand Redemption is one of our favorite movies! LOVE that quote!
I love that pic of Brady - he is ALL BUSINESS!
Date night with the hubs -good!
Have a Pretty day!

sloan said...

hey there, kerri - i'm glad to see i'm not the only one who's lost motivation due to the heat - dear lord, it hit 103 in boston last week - how crazy is that?!

I love love love it when you write about brady's tennis - that kid is such a rock star! truly, his motivation and dedication are amazing to me ... what a great kid!!

Happy summer, friend!!

Gabe said...

Isn't it crazy how fast summer is going. . .remember the days when you used to have to think up something to do? I often wish those days back!

Love your new header!

corners of my life said...

I know what movie that is from {SR}. I first watched it on a bus with 50+ high schoolers on our way to NYC. The kids were amazingly attentive to it. I have seen it many time since.

Shalyn said...

Summer always go by so fast! Good for your cute boy to be so dedicated to his sport- love that!

Stef said...

I love your header!
I bet Brady is just lovin being top dog. And I bet he was underestimated. Happens to Brian all the time, he being deaf and all.
I bet you are tan, who is gonna complain about that, right.

Kat said...

Date nights are the best! Your little tennis playing phenomenon is such a cutie! How fun that he is so good so young... he has a great future ahead of him!

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