Wednesday, August 27, 2014


and the front hall backback love is back.
after a summer of just flip-flops,
here comes the pounds of papers, homework & textbooks!
love our "drop zone"

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


first day of school smiles.
the house is too quiet.
can't wait to hear if everyone survived the first day back.
heres to an awesome school year ahead!

Monday, August 25, 2014


getting ready for the big day tomorrow.
lunches are prepped.
alarm clocks are set.
pencils are sharpened.
supplied are labelled.
where did the summer go?


hey mike - what are you doing on the back of my US weekly magazine?
talk about moonlighting.....

Sunday, August 24, 2014


love my ipad mini.
love borrowing books from the library to read on it.
thousands of bags reduced to 1/4 inch.
perfect for those school pickup lines i feel coming soon.
great to read in bed at night, no need to turn on the light.
today i am appreciative of technology!

Friday, August 22, 2014


guess whats coming next to mighty fine?
can't believe they will be this close to us.
our dining our budget just got increased.
can't wait.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


guess what we celebrated tonight?
happy 16th birthday nathan!
a day filled with einstein bagel breakfast
and mighty fine burger dinner.
wouldn't be a birthday without a harvey 
wallbanger cake & a couple presents.
happy. day. nate.


guess what we did today?
football orientation for colin.
loved picking up his gear & filling his locker!
can't believe its football season already!
go. colin. go.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


absolutely loved this book.
i hated to reach the last page.
so well written that you felt as if you were there!
5 out of 5 stars.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


because the challenge reached our house today!

Saturday, August 16, 2014


saturday road trip to college station, texas.
a day filled with a presidential library,
saturday family memories!


went to trader joes for the first time today.
had to go to whole foods and have a glass of champagne to recover.
can't believe people compare the two stores.

Friday, August 8, 2014


happy day poppa!
not often you shoot 2 under your age!
today you shot an 83 at 85 years young!

Monday, August 4, 2014


because yesterday we traveled from crystal beach to memphis.
because yesterday we spent 14 hours in the car.
because today we traveled from memphis to austin.
because today we spent 9 hours & 45 minutes in the car.
because the car ride home always seems longer & quieter.
because as mush as we love vacation days,
its nice to be home safe & sound.
heres to everyday vacation memories!

Saturday, August 2, 2014


because its not vacation without a banana boat ride, 
tubing behind poppa boat,
a happy hour lightning storm,
ice cream sundaes to celebrate august birthdays
and a front porch game of catch phrase.
because all vacations must come to an end.
because its our turn to say goodbye.
because its not really goodbye.
its see you soon!


because the shoes sizes get bigger every summer
but the porch is still the same size!


because its not vacation without one
last order of buffalo mac and cheese 
at south coast!

Friday, August 1, 2014


because its not a party without a boathouse, music, singing and a video 


because its not a vacation without sun and sand!
friday afternoon fun for all!


because its a selfie x three !


because its not vacation without a pedi & patio lunch
at pillar and the post.
what a great way to start today!

Thursday, July 31, 2014


happy thursday bingo night at cherry hill.
love this tradition.
love it better now that owen won this year!
he's been waiting 365 days for this night!
reservations at cherry hill for 46.
bingo cards purchased 95.
winners 3!
colin. bridget & owen!
nightcap at ed and erins.
midnight poker for those still awake at ed and erins.
timmy won for those who are wondering at 1:30am.