Tuesday, July 24, 2012

the Cape

Cape Cod,
our Happy Place,
and we are so lucky to have family that open their homes to us,
this picture says a lot....

after hellos and hugs,
the kids waste no time exploring on the docks,

minnow traps, bait buckets, water shoes, and nets,
the kids are content.
they fight less,
bicker less,
and want less.

then it is off to the "secret spot"
a quick 5 minute boat ride to our own private beach.

where the kids swim and explore,

together time,
a time when we enjoy every minute with each other,
catching up with aunts, uncles, and cousins.

for 3 full days...
we relax,
we sit more,
we talk more,
we smile more...
for me...
I say "yes" to the kids more,
I worry less,
I fall asleep the minute my head hits the pillow,
I am calm, and the kids are calm.

we take long walks,
and count our blessings,
breathe a little deeper,
and take the time to find the perfect shell.

we go home with wonderful memories,
happy hearts,
and a few beach treasures.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summer so far....

Off to a rough start....my first summer juggling job and kids!
But we are having a great summer!!
And since it has been awhile since my last post....I forgot how to even download pictures...ugh

Our summer so far....

Summer camps for the kids,
Met our new baby cousin Violet!!
tennis lessons.
swimming at Gramma and Shener's pool,
the kids learn what skinny dipping is...and love it!
Caroline turned 8!

we think 8 is GREAT!!!

Sharing Birthday wishes with Daddy...Caroline was the best present...born on her Daddy's Birthday!!
Caroline's cake made by her Uncle Jeff,
and Rob's favorite Whopper Pie!

Off to the race track,
to see Grave Digger!!


And to watch Uncle Jamie WIN his first go-cart RACE!!

We were his pit crew for the day!!

Kayak trip to Goose Pond

found a new spot to have lunch

and how about a pool party with friends!

we have been loving the HEAT here in the NorthEast!!

And I saved the best for last...
Our nephew Tyler, Aunt Norma, and hubby went Skydiving!!!

To celebrate my Aunt's 85th Birthday!!

a few more things...
firefly catching,
picnic and a show at Jacob's Pillow,
ice cream for dinner,
James Taylor show at Tanglewood on my birthday,
had a HUGE tag sale,
made home-made ice cream,
trips to the lake,
made tie dye shirts, and
tubing at Nana and Grampa's house.

Can't wait to see what the next half of summer brings!!!
Happy Summer Everyone!!