for as far back as i can remember, i have so much preferred looking at pictures of people rather than gazing at scenery or peering at historic sites. for example: our family subscribed to national geographic magazine when i was little and every month, i read the magazine – well, let’s use the term “read” loosely as i never read the articles, just looked at the photos. i loved the people pictures the best, and would simply skim over the blah blah greenery of south america or the white snow peaks of the himalayas.
nowadays, i quite enjoy looking at friends’ vacation photos…as long as there are lots of people pictures! and those are the type of photos i prefer to take, too.
today, i’d like to share with you some fun photos from the past little while:
1) early last week, the brother had to be in waterloo for some meetings at the uni (and he and dad managed to squeeze in nine holes of golf, too!) so little e and cutie c tagged along in order to enjoy some g’ma/g’pa/aunti time!
this is my absolute favourite photo of our time together – i even posted it to fb and it is now my new background on my laptop:
it was a marvelous day! and the very next day, we celebrated cutie c’s THIRD bday, in toronto!
our little darlings are growing up so fast!
2) last sunday, it worked out perfectly for me to go watch cousin alex‘s soccer match!
the morning’s overcast skies turned to beautiful sunshine by the 5 pm game time – although it was super windy!
cousin alex plays for a rep/travel soccer team – the opponents were from london (ontario, not england!).
i had so much fun at the game!!! sharon and i sat together and chatted non-stop, and the soccer game was pretty intense. alex’s team ended up winning 4-1 – yippee! i was super-impressed with the skill level of all of the players – fancy footwork, quick sprints, we saw it all.
and – bonus! – i feel like i increased my knowledge of soccer’s rules and strategies ten-fold! it is just too bad that this was alex’s third-last game of the season and his last year of playing competitively (alex begins university in september and his studies will take priority!).
3) now let’s go back and talk about the olympics for a minute. specifically, i want to revisit the women’s marathon [i watched pvr'd coverage over at mom and dad's sunday eve, after the soccer outing]. obviously, i was not in london in person [although my friend julie is, lucky duck!!] but i feel the need to exclaim about the running form of competitor priscah jeptoo from kenya who won the silver medal. take a look at this photo:
jeptoo is the runner on the extreme right.
all through sunday’s race, i could not hold back my verbal outbursts to mom and dad on her *unique* style of running – see how her knees almost knock each other? and when they showed the leaders’ foot strikes in slo mo, it positively made me cringe to see how she landed on the inner portion of her foot, pronating extremely.
i just cannot fathom how an elite marathon runner can have success with this running form! i guess there is something to be said for running in a way that is natural to you. but i tell you, all through the viewing of the race, i was thinking “ouch! oo! yikes!”
the women’s marathon was super exciting to watch – i hope the men’s race on sunday is equally as captivating!
4) vfbf joanne and i are on a roll!! three weeks, three visits at vincenzo’s. yesterday was the first day we had to sit indoors due to inclement weather:
an hour of chitchat always flies by – but we talk very fast and non-stop, so we do squeeze in quite a bit of updating!!
ok, that’s it for today. i may see you tomorrow, i may see….in a while!