Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Snapshots of Summer

The other night I was looking through some of the pictures I have from this summer. Each one a single brief moment captured in time--friends mid-laugh, wet from dancing in the rain, singing along to a song, the perfect way the sun was reflecting off the water. Each and every picture with a meaning or story behind it. In the pictures I'm smiling and laughing. I can't help but do the same as I glance through them now recalling all the fun times. Memories of trips to the lake, frolicking around Pittsburgh, visiting with friends I haven't seen in a while, outdoor concerts, spectacular sunsets. These snapshots are etched into both my memory and my heart as part of a special summer that has been in so many ways beyond fantastic. While I don't have the words just quite yet to sum up what this summer has meant to me, for now I have these photographs and the warm memories they evoke as another season begins to fade slowly into the next.

(Note: Click through to see slideshow.)


22 comments:

jnyfritz said...

What a fantastic collection of memories!! Heres to many many more! so glad you have had an awesome summer!!

laurenfromtexas said...

That one of the dog and the tongue - priceless!!!

By the way, KylaRoma suggested your blog to me, and I'm glad she did! If you get a minute, stop by mine! :)

xo

Elle Bee... said...

What beautiful pictures! I'm so glad you've had a fabulous summer, you do look so very happy.

Pam said...

Looks like you've had a great summer!

amanda said...

aren't pictures amazing??

it's so crazy to me how pictures capture time.

the pictures obviously show a killer summer. and i am sure fall will be equally as killer.

♥ Tiffany ♥ said...

i love the pics! you had an amazing summer and are such an amazing person!! i need to get a camera and take more pictures, this inspired me to save some memories!

Kyla Roma said...

Love the pictures, congrats on an amazing summer!

nory said...

My favorite thing? That you really are smiling in each and every single photo. True testament to the summer of Mandy!

mysaucerfulofsecrets said...

I love the fact that you are happy in every pic! You always have the best picture posts! I hope the rest of your summer is just as awesome!

SoMi's Nilsa said...

You did it! You made this a summer about you. And you succeeded. It's a great feeling and you're one to inspire the rest of us!

Andy said...

The pics are either fun (you and friends) or stunning (the landscapes!). This summer has also been like that for me. I have lots of moments with my friends, family and with myself that I've been lucky enough to capture both in pics and in my head.

Auburn Kat said...

Great pictures! It seriously has already started to turn to fall here...we had about a week of summer! I don't want it to end...

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

can i come out with you and your friends?

Ashley said...

I'm waiting for you to declare the next season the Fall of Mandy. Oh wait, that sounds bad. Maybe something about owning Fall or something. ;)

Katie said...

You have some beautiful pictures!

You are darling (and so is your puppy)!

It looks like you had a great summer of you!

awmb said...

cuuuuute!

LiLu said...

Ohhhh, I love the slideshow! I need to make me one of those.

Happy summer! :-)

Vanessa said...

I love the candid shots the best! Looks like it was a great summer for you.

AshleyD said...

I love pictures like this. It seems like these are going to be some that cherish for a really long time. That's priceless!

looking4#3 said...

Amazing way to show the pics!!! And as usual--you are just stunning!!!
Still miss you!

Little Fish said...

Setiously, could you be more photogenic? As usual you are gorgeous in every single pic!

Bayjb said...

Your smile totally lights up every picture! I love all of them. Nice job and great photos, lovely!