Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Ropes Course

In grade school gym class, I was that kid. The sad little buck-toothed, four eyed, scrawny kid who no one wanted on their team because I was awful at performing any sort of athletic activity with the least bit of coherency. I was that kid who got picked very last, even after the fat, smelly kid. I remember very clearly the day that I had a chance to prove myself worthy to my peers... it was our 5th grade end of the year obstacle course relay-race, and I was (for some absurd reason) the very last person. I was the game winning participant. They chose me to finish the last portion of the relay-race by climbing a rope to the ceiling. I'll keep the story short, as I prefer not to elicit any post-traumatic memories... but lets just say that my team lost, and I was found dangling, struggling and wiggling at the bottom of the rope after everyone had already finished.

This shirt reminds me of my athletic failures, in particular... anything that has to do with a ropes course. Ah well, life goes on. Good thing I don't need to climb any ropes nowadays, right?







Sweater: Banana Republic
Shorts: J.Crew
Sandals: ShopRuche
Purse: F21



Lets just hope Grace grows up with better athletics skills than I had :)


38 comments:

  1. I had no upper body strength, so ropes and jungle gyms were my enemy. And you're right, at least we don't have to climb any ropes now, unless you count the figurative ropes that we ascend in our day to day lives. Grace's picture is so cute!

    Brittney

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  2. That watermelon photo is adorable! Love your colorful sandals. I was actually one of the only girls in grade school who WAS able to climb to the top of the rope in gym class... the skill is of absolutely no use to me now, so I wouldn't sweat it! :P

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  3. i love the graphic rope shirt and such cute shoes! grace is so adorable. :)

    cute & little

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  4. love your top!
    aww at the rope story, that sucks
    xx
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  5. This top surely reminds of ropes... I was very good in atheletics till 8grade and then left it ..
    Grace is sooooo cute... Hope she does very well in all aspects of life..
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  6. Such a pretty outfit! I love the bag and shoes!
    That last photograph is the cutest thing i have ever seen!!!

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  7. You look beautiful! And you are beautiful :) And Grace looks such a cutie here!

    Thanks for your lovely comment. The festival that you went to when you were covered in paint was Holi :) Just thought to let you know.

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  8. Love your outfit and especially your purse! I hated gym class so much in school...thank goodness those days are over!

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  9. Great & funny story for the sweater ;) Can't get over how cute ur sandals are! Another adorable pic of Grace~
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  10. Haha, I was terrible at sports back in grade school too! The only thing I was good at was shot-put because that doesn't require speed :) That's an adorable sweater though.

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  11. At least the traumatic experience didn't exclude you from wearing this cute tee. Your outfit is simple and colorful, a perfect look for summer. Grace is cute. Aaron did a great job taking your photos. The farm is really pretty.

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  12. Everybody has their childhood fear lingering in their soul somewhere... Im glad you shared yours to inspire other. Grace will definitely be an awesome athlete! Thank you for sharing!

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  13. Oh my, I know those non-athletic gym horrible memories well. I definitely was not born with a bit of athletic ability... I was better as a dancer. But that sweater is really cute! And I love that picture of adorable Grace!

    Nikki
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  14. Christy, you weren't the only one! I was always the last to be picked in gym class too. HAHAHA I was horrible at everything. I could whip them with the books, but not athletics. hahaha Great outfit! Those sandals and purse are super sweet. So cute on you. LOVE the pic of Grace with her watermelon slice.
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  15. Oh my gosh, I can relate! I was always the last one to get picked and not athletic at all. And look at you? You look so pretty, love how you've styled up your gorgeous shorts!! Happy weekend, love!

    xo
    By The Shore

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  16. Oh I love your story of the ropes course... I cannot climb a rope to save my life... but I'll dominate on Name That Tune! :) Love the sweater....
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  18. lovely outfit and ur girl is so adorable :)

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  19. Lovely simple outfit! Haha I don't even want to try climbing up a rope! At least you tried babe! Hi little Grace!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  21. I liked how you shared a little story from your life to complement the outfit shot. Well, it gets very demoralizing to be bad at sports and get picked after the fat, smelly kid but hey, those are all in the past and who needs rope climbing skill in our modern world now? It's nice that you are doing well in other aspect of your life like having such a lovely family. Grace is so cute!

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  22. Love your sweater!
    :) Liz @ www.rusticpeach.com

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  23. Grace is more than adorable!

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  24. I was also that kid in gym class, anything but athletic. Love this cute sweater, its so pretty. The styling with the shorts and charming shoes are terrific.

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  25. I also had lots of struggles with PE class as well! I love your outfit, it is a good way to remember that rope experience:)

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  26. So lovely...loving the mix of coral and mint :)

    I purposefully took PE in the summer so that there weren't many people around to see my lack of athletic ability :P


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  27. So cute. These photos are amazing! I would totally pay you to shoot our family!

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  28. Isn't it funny the things we remember?! Well who cares about climbing the rope, you wear it very well! Love this classic look and the pop of mint!

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  29. Ha, I also recently took pictures of my son eating watermelon. What is it with parents taking pictures of their kids eating? Personally, I can't get enough. They are so cute doing it! Grace is a super cutie.

    Love that shirt and the photography.

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  30. Aaron is getting soo good at taking pics! I LOVE the last one!!!

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  31. Oh my god I literally used to have panic attacks about going to gym class because I was such an embarrassment haha, glad I'm not alone!! I LOVE this sweet summer outfit, and the darling nautical top especially!
    xx, Emily
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  32. I was just looking at the Banana sweater yesterday! Shoot I should have gotten it, it looks so cute on you~~

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  33. Found your blog via Friday Five. What a cute outfit (and photo of your daughter!) - J

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  34. Found your blog via Friday Five. What a cute outfit (and photo of your daughter!) - J

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  35. Found your blog via Friday Five. What a cute outfit (and photo of your daughter!) - J

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