Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Day Tripping

Tuesday we got up early and hit the road
as it was time for a little adventure

we headed to Prince Edward Island
Canada's smallest province

stopped on our side of the Confederation Bridge
for a photo op

then across the bridge we go
after a stop at the welcome center
we started on the Antiques Trail

of course a trip to the island would not be complete
without a shot of that red dirt and a field of potatoes

one of our first stops was a treasure trove
some things were pricey ~ some were priced to sell

we saw lots of windows

and some great old farm equipment 

the scenery was beautiful
and it really was a perfect day

this handsome guy came with us 
he was the driver

love love these flowers
I know it is a type of hydrangia
but not sure exactly which type
does anyone know?

the best part of the day was that it was spent with
2 people that I love with all my heart

as we headed back across the bridge
to meet friends for our seafood feast
we were tired but content

believe it or not ~ I bought nothing
of course I kick my butt that 
I left a couple of things behind

next time....

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Best of Times

Well hello there
it has been awhile and I have been a busy girl

as you know my best girl (aka cousin) was here for a week

is this not just a gorgeous picture
I love it ~ her ~ not so much!

So while she was here ~ we had a little family gathering
Samantha and I made cookies for the affair

the flip flops were fun and easy to make
the glasses ~ not so much
but we salvaged some and got them decorated

Trev toasted the event by opening his last can of cerveza
smuggled brought home from Cuba

of course we made two batches of what we lovingly now call
swish ~ posted about here and found here
2 blenders were going
and we ate our faces off

oh Lori ~ why are there no pictures of this??
well ladies ~ when you have had a bit too much to drink
in the hot sun
and put your camera down without turning it off
the batteries go dead!

so you have the cookie shots
one of Trev
and one of the first group that arrived and proceeded
to drag the chairs off the deck into the shade...

and that was that!

we did have a great time and sat out until the wee hours
singing and laughing
making memories

Sunday we were treated to breakfast out
then headed over to Trev's cousins pool

noodle hog

Trev & I

Gina catching some rays
 we had so much fun!

We got to our movie, a day trip to PEI,
visited family, dined out, dined in, shopped 
and so much more.

I really enjoyed having the time off while she was here
and able to make some plans.

I took lots of photo's on the island and will share
them in a couple of days...

I was also featured last week over at
I had so much fun answering these questions
drop over for a visit if you have a minute!

for now I want to leave you with this

these are words of a great Canadian that we lost too soon
to cancer last Monday.  RIP Jack.

I cannot wait to get around to see what everyone has
been up to!


Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Potpourri

Friday is here
can you say ahhhh...

8 more hours ~ then 4 days off

time to recharge batteries
and do some much needed catch up
on everything

playing remember when
and telling stories ~ some will bring smiles
some will bring tears

family time tomorrow
good food ~ good drink ~ good times

then Sunday ~ kick back ~ relax
drink coffee ~ giggle

I love these times
they make my heart sing

for now running on not much sleep
due to late planes and lots of welcome hugs

naps are welcome here

Wishing you all a wonderful week-end!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Planning Mode

Everything is coming together
and the time is ticking down

someone very special to me
is coming for a visit
and arriving tomorrow night

I am a tad bit excited....

my cousin Gina is flying in and spending a week

I have written about her visits in the past
I call her my best girl
we are two peas in a pod
and I love her with all my heart

so when she comes to visit
I know that we will have a good time
whether we are curled up on the couch chatting
and drinking tea


dancing into the night with a cold one in our hands

this quote says it all


So this Saturday I have planned a little family gathering
and one of the things I found on Pinterest
and fell in love with ~ I made for the week-end

Rhi over at Hey Gorgeous
made them here for a bridal shower

picture and how to found here

**disclaimer here ~ use plain dixie cups to start
or when you turn them on you will be able to see the pattern
that was on the cup!  Yes ~ I learned that my friends from experience
epic fail.... 

I am going with summer ~ sunshine ~ flipflops
and blender drinks theme
and now I bow my head once again to pray for

the long range looks good ~ yeehaw

I have 3 days off next week so some of our plans include

a road trip to Prince Edward Island
and hopefully we will find some goodies

an appointment is made for a pedicure

movie night!
I read this book last summer and cannot wait to see the movie

of course we will have some of these

another recipe found here

spending time with family & friends
eating seafood
and just having fun

chances are you will not see me around much over the
next week or so ~ but do not worry
I shall return!