Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Annual Turtling Fun

Every year we try to have at least one day of turtling. We get ourselves some chicken drumsticks, tie them on long pieces of string, and into the water they go!


Man these guys look prehistoric!

J was braver than in years past! He picked this big snapper right up!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Biking to 'Sconset

The boys and I had a great bike ride to 'Sconset the other day! Round trip is about 15 miles, which for my husband is nothing, but for us was a long ride :)
We planned to make a stop at the 'Sconset Market for ice cream (otherwise known as the Mark-up)


After we enjoyed our ice cream, we walked around a bit.

I just love this sundial on the side of one of the houses!

And also love this rose covered cottage!

The boys enjoyed climbing a tree and have a drink. Nantucket Nectars half and half is their favorite :)

This is where we had our wedding reception. Wow! It will be 15 years in September! Time flies when you're having fun.

A bunch of Hubby's friends were so excited when they saw that the reception was at a casino. Too bad for them it's a tennis club...

We are having a great time on Nantucket! More to come....



Thursday, June 19, 2014


We are in our transition period of summer when the days are quite lazy and we are getting ready to leave for Nantucket. C and John did play a game of bags (what people up here call corn hole) the other evening. The game was a school auction acquisition back in 2010 and originally came with the standard red and blue bags. One night earlier this spring the bags were left out in the rain and got ruined. I ordered a set of replacement bags, but made covers for them so they matched the boards :)

We don't plan on leaving these out in the rain anytime soon! And yes, I wanted to make these even before the old ones got wet!
Hoping to go hit some golf balls at the driving range and maybe hit the beach today. Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SUP Summer fun!

Our summer is off to a great start!  Finally!  The boys finished school last Tuesday, but most of last week was rainy and cold.  This week we are enjoying some great summer weather
The boys grabbed a friend and we headed down the street to our local beach.  I am beach ready!  (Beach towel monogrammed by Cece Dupraz and spiker from HKLdesigns)
 We (meaning J) put the SUP (Stand up paddle board) on top of the car and the boys had a great time using it! Hours of fun was had!

I am really loving my new camera and am still figuring all the features out, but the zoom is amazing!
Here's to many more hours of SUP fun :)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day Fun at Fenway!

We celebrated Father's Day this year by going to the Red Sox game!  It was a perfect day for a game. 79 degrees, but with a nice breeze.  Perfect!

 I hadn't remembered this giant flag from previous games...
 Then I noticed all the feet at the bottom.  :)
 Wally, the Green Monster was there!
 And so was his father!!
The game today was dedicated to the PMC (Pan Mass Challenge) Bike ride. This will be John's 5th year riding 192 miles to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Research.  Here is the Red Sox PMC team with the founder of the ride.  And the mascots of course!
  These bikers are cancer survivors and will be riding or volunteering for the ride this year.
 And now I know what was behind the giant flag!  They revealed the PMC logo now on the wall.

 Since this was PMC day, we were all given new RedSox hats with the PMC logo on them. (and all three of these boys are actually Yankees fans.  Shhh, don't tell!)
 After the game all father's and children were allowed to go run the bases!  We almost bailed because of the lines, but stuck it out.  So glad we did!  The lines ended up moving quickly, and what a great experience!

 Touching first base!
It was a great day with a great dad :)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Weekend Fun! (Hello there strangers!)

Hi there!  I always seem to be a better blogger when summertime hits.  Here goes another attempt :)
We have had a fun weekend so far.  My birthday was this past Tuesday and John and I went out last night with some good friends to celebrate.  We had dinner at the club and then went to a local bar where we could play shuffle board.  My friend K and I were the reigning champs going in to the evening (against are darling husbands) and we ended the night still up one game!  Woot Woot!
The shuffleboard table was occupied when we first arrived, so we played darts first.  I'm not good at darts at all!  But we had fun :)

The table opened up pretty quickly, so we were able to get a few games in.  SO much fun!!  I would like to figure out how to get one of these for our basement.

Do you have one of these?  It's a veggie spiralizer and I am obsessed with mine!

This was lunch today.  Sweet potato "noodles" with pancetta, onion and spinach.  It was delish!

John and C played in a parent/child golf tournament today.  They placed 4th and most importantly, C had a blast!  They played 9 holes and then I went up to meet them for the awards ceremony and bbq afterwards.

View from the porch.  That is the first tee right there.  No pressure...

I loved seeing all the kids bags lined up when I arrived.  

J is off at a Bat Mitzvah tonight.  He absolutely refused to let me take any pictures. :(  Oh well.  I will keep trying!

C has a friend over for the evening and John just took them for some ice cream.  I am enjoying the time to have some fun with my new camera!  I just ordered a dongle so I can download pics directly to my iPad while I am on Nantucket (we leave a week from Monday!!  Yippee!!) So be on the lookout for more regular posting! (Fingers crossed!)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

A (Belated) Thanksgiving Recap

Our Thanksgiving holiday started out a little more rushed than originally planned!  First thing Tuesday morning my Dad emailed me to make us aware of the impending weather on Wednesday (when we were originally going to travel).  We decided to leave Tuesday afternoon instead.  We were afraid that the boats were not going to go at all on Wednesday.
We quickly packed, picked the boys up from school early and hit the road!

 It rained all day Wednesday, but let up enough for us to escape the house and go to Frozen Turkey Bowling and the Rose & Crown.  A favorite activity for all!  The kids get to bowl a frozen turkey, and the parents get to have a couple cocktails :)
 My nephew busied himself setting up the pins for the other bowlers.
 Thursday morning we went into town to watch the Turkey Plunge.  Brrrr.  It was COLD!
C was able to pet the "town" turkey.  It was a bit challenging to get a picture of him, because they were all running around :)
 Those brave (crazy) enough to plunge!  J wants to participate next year.  Hopefully it will be a bit warmer!
 John and I went for a nice long walk on the beach and found these four sand dollars.
On Friday we walked around town, enjoyed shopping some sales and went to the Festival of Wreaths

 This one made me think of Andi :)
 I'm sure it took FOREVER to collect all the sand dollars used to make this.
 I would have loved to bid on this wreath.  I really want a Lightship Basket.  Someday.

And on Saturday we went to the Nantucket/Martha's Vineyard football game.  While it wasn't the SEC, it is on the list of the country's biggest rivalries!  Nantucket lost :(  

We had a great time, left Sunday evening and hit NO traffic on the way home!  Bonus!

(and for those of  you following me on instagram, sorry for the duplicate photos!)