Swim Team Again

Sunday, July 15, 2007

I am really proud of Will and Harry. We missed the beginning of swim team this year since we were in Houston. They missed swim shape camp and the first two meets so they have been a little "rusty." But when we got back, they made a commitment to try their best and practice everyday. They have worked really hard. It has been a hard swim season for both of them but I am really proud of their efforts. They will both swim in champs in a few weeks.

The photos I am most proud of though have nothing to do with swimming. My friend, Amie captured the shot of them during the national anthem. The boys had no idea she even took it. Dave and I were nowhere near the boys but I am SO proud that they stopped and paid respect to our country. I see so many people who do not take their hats off or talk during the national anthem and it really bothers me. I am glad that my boys did what they have been taught even though"no one was watching."

I also LOVE the photo of Will congratulating Harry after his freestyle. My boys fight like all brothers do but they truly are best friends and they cheer each other on. What more could a Mother really ask for?

18 comments:

  1. Too cute! I love the pictures of Harry and Will together.

    TJ

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  2. Awww...too sweet. You are obviously doing a great job mommy!

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  3. You have raised fine boys. Very respectful. You should be so proud mom.

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  4. I also love the 2 photos you mentioned...so sweet.
    The pics of Kate are great too, of course.
    Beautiful children, Kimber!

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  5. What great images! I think it is in those momments when we see our children make the decisions we would want them to make, with out the promping and hinting that we realize how truely proud we are of our children. I had one of those moments myself this weekend. Reading your post made me smile :D

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  6. I love these pictures too. My favorites were the two you mentioned and the one where Kate's little hand is on her brothers back and Harry smiling doing the back stroke... and the one... lol they are all so wonderful. You should be very proud! What dedicated boys they are to work so hard and I love that they are Patriotic when so many are not.
    Can't wait to get together next month and take lots and lots of pics.

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  7. Yea to the boys for being such hard workers and for being dedicated especially after starting a bit late! I love the picture of Harry looking up at you while swimming, what a smile1! And also the one where Will is congratulating Harry, that's precious!!
    Good job Mom and Dad in teaching them respect for our country, you should be proud of them!

    ps We go to HH in August too, that's funny! I'll keep a lookout for your 3 peanuts!! :)

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  8. Kim,
    I am like you, it just make me sad to see so many Americans that do not show respect to the country that they live in when the National Athemn is played!!! You ahve taught your boys well and it shows!!!
    Thanks!!!

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  9. Oh those pics are wonderful!! I so love the one of Harry and Will (sorry, who is who again? Big brother congratulating little brother- FRAME IT)!!

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  10. I was on a swim team in the summers when I was a kid...I have the best memories of those years:) They look like they are making fantastic memories too!

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  11. I just love visiting - looks like your gang is great. You and I have had that discussion before about the importance of raising up fine men and your family is doing a wonderful job and Miss Kate - well, she is just a darling! We think of you often and pray for you daily.

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  12. Isn't it wonderful to have those moments captured when you're not watching to affirm the values you have been trying to instill in them. You are doing a great job!

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  13. I love your blog, and your encouragement to many... (I linked to it through 'our unforgottendaughter' and I love your posts. Bless you

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  14. So cute! I love the picture of Harry smiling at you during the backstroke.

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  15. The kids look like they are having a great summer, I am catching up on all of your posts, I swear we have so many similarities it is scary, I love that Lemonade, LOVE peonies, I have just looked into carrying those frames for my photo business, that is just too funny! Kate is growing so fast, what a precious little girl she is, you have a beautiful family!

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  16. Kim,

    I love these photos! Your boys are so cute. The one where your son is smiling at you while on his back, the one where you are high fiving, the Natinal Anthem, and then of course, there is Kate :)!

    What a beautiful family have. What a great mommy you are!

    Amy

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  17. How sweet. What great boys! I love that they are such great friends, and that they are just 2 great kids. You are really doing such a great job (let's give Dave some credit too). I can see their sweetness and their big hearts in each photo. They are going to make two girls very lucky someday. :)

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  18. Love the pics. Those are some great shots! You must be such a proud mommy!

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