Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

10 things.....

Making me happy ,

1. Tim's home! He's been on a business trip
for 12 days to Italy and Bahrain.
He came home yesterday bearing gifts.

2. Gifts from Italy- candy, a lava rock
from Mt Etna,and a necklace from Bahrain.

3. It's raining! Kinda blows our beach plans but
boy did our yard need it.Also Griffin and
Riley have a foul weather friend who
surfs every nice day but is here now hanging
out and playing video games.

4.Watching this vanilla darken.
My friend Julie went to India and brought
back Vanilla pods- which she is using
to make homemade vanilla extract.
This is the jar she gave me.
It should be ready in about a month.

5. A pilgrimage to our own personal "Mecca".
The boys and I have been enjoying
Sonic commercials on TV for a while now.
We decided to find one. Turns out there is only one
Sonic in allof N.J.! So last night we took a road trip.
So good!

6. You didn't think I'd post without
a flower picture did you?
From my Mom's garden.

7. Movies- Griffin, Riley and I went to
see this and rented this.
Enjoyed them both!

8. I have a new walking buddy!
My neighbor Maura and I are both night owls-
and that's not all we have in common.
We were walking and talking for an
hour+ on some of the nights that Tim was away.

9. Garage sale booty!

10. Henna- from India. The real deal -brought
back from Julie's trip.I'm planning to bring
some henna cones to a birthday party this weekend.
I love doing henna tattoos.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Classic car rally


Little GTO, you're really lookin' fine
Three deuces and a four-speed and a 389
Listen to her tachin' up now, listen to her why-ee-eye-ine
C'mon and turn it on, wind it up, blow it out GTO

Friday, July 18, 2008

Recipe for a perfect summer evening......

Pack up some lemon bars,

Take a ride on a school bus (this is a big deal for homeschooled kids),

Add some cousins,

Beatles music under the stars,

End with fireworks!

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Your Mind is 63% Cluttered

Your mind is quite cluttered. And like most clutter, it's a bunch of crap you don't need.

Try writing down your worst problems and fears. And then put them out of your mind for a while.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Beach Day

I know, I know it's been a while since I've posted. We've been doing some regular summer stuff-

  • went crabbing again
  • going in the pool
  • baking blueberry pies
  • going to the beach
  • bike rides
  • eating watermelon
  • hanging out with friends
  • watering the garden
  • doing 3843928579345 Sudokos in front of the air conditioner

Pics from yesterday..........

Seaside Heights
Local folks -Wednesday and Thursday free admission to the beach!

Riley buries Sammy in the sand

My two favorite "Johns"

Griffin and Johnly and their sand turtle

An igloo made of sand!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Fourth of July!!!

Our traditions- Red, White and Blue Jello and fireworks at the beach.