Thursday, July 31, 2014


Gorgeous evening at the beach......good friends, lots of laughs, bonfire, and sunset! 
biking to the beach....
gathered around the fire....
another gorgeous sunset....

What a perfect evening! :0)

Summer Bucket List

*grilled pizza
*4th of July
*watch fireworks
*sunset on the beach {bonfire}
*ocean city
*ocean city 2
*beach sunset
*chesapeake dairy
*try new restaurant
*try new restaurant 2

Sunday, July 27, 2014

movie review: heaven is for real

For movie night last night, Peter and I decided on "Heaven Is For Real". We both loved it and highly recommend it.
 ~Movie Info~
"Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The film stars Academy Award (R) nominee and Emmy (R) award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth ... things he couldn't possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event."

I haven't read the book, but have it on my to-read list.

sunset at the beach

Summer Bucket List

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

wordless wednesday: enjoy the quiet

weekend in maryland {riverside grill}

Before heading home, we had lunch at Riverside Grill in Pocomoke. It is a new favorite of ours, and we hadn't been back since the rehearsal dinner, so we were anxious to have lunch there again. It did not disappoint.....
Peter got the steak sandwich and salad. He also got the seared tuna app.

Lindsey got the "build your own salad" with grilled tuna.

I got the shrimp salad sandwich.

I highly recommend Riverside Grill. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is wonderful. 

What a fun day with our daughter (in-law).....and a great ending to an awesome weekend getaway in Maryland!!!!

weekend in maryland {chesapeake bay dairy}

We spent the night with Lindsey, sitting up late just catching up. We missed seeing Logan who was at work. We all three slept in on Sunday morning {two mornings in a row!!}, then headed to Pocomoke for the day. First, we stopped at Chesapeake Bay Farms to look around and get ice cream. It was the best ice cream I have ever eaten!!!!! I got the butter pecan...delish! They have a nice farmer's market and seating on the front porch or back deck to enjoy your ice cream or just enjoy the quiet.

We will definitely be stopping by here again whenever we get the chance. We only brought back pickles this time, but next time we'll come prepared with a cooler to take back some
butter, cheese, or steaks!! They had a great fresh selection! Check it out if you are in Pocomoke MD.

weekend in maryland {o.c. boardwalk}

We left the tournament and headed back over the bridge again, this time headed to the boardwalk.
the inlet....

the beach....

people watching....

(They have a website.....Dolle's - great Christmas gift idea!) :0)

:0( another year without riding a single ride (although the zipper would NOT be my choice!!)

ending the day on the pier.....

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

happy homemaker monday 7/21/14

Linking up with Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Happy Homemaker Monday......a day late!

Breakfast time...what is on the plate this morning:
I'm not a huge fan of breakfast- if anything, usually toast w/ butter and a small glass of milk. I know....very boring!

On today's to do list:
- set out breakfast @ b&b
- bike ride
- work for a few hours
-pick up Mom and Dad
- laundry and make dinner

Currently reading:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Surprised By Motherhood by Lisa-Jo Baker
(both on my Kindle)

On tv today:
Pioneer Woman
(On DVR)

The weather outside is:
Beautiful, sunny, summer day. Very pleasant, low humidity.

On the menu this week:
I am so off track with meals and am pretty much taking it day by day. This is something that frustrates me, yet I can't seem to get back on track with meal planning.

What we've had so far this week.....
Monday- Meatloaf
Tuesday- Soft Shell Crabs

If I have a few minutes to myself, I will:
BLOG!!!!!! I have missed having the time or energy to blog. I did catch up over the weekend and spend every "free" minute blogging and catching up on reading other blogs that I love.

New recipe I want to try, or have tried this week:

I'm making muffins as part of the continental breakfast and want to try a bulk muffin mix to help make things easier and more organized. I could do blueberry, cinnamon, coconut, etc.depending on what I have on hand.
Source: Pinterest

In the garden:
I have lots of pretty, blooming flowers.

No tomatoes yet! :0(

Favorite photo from my camera:
all the pretty flower photos above from my summer garden.....

Homemaking tip:
The lid from a parmesan cheese container fits a mason jar perfectly. Looks much better!

Visiting with blog friends (a blog you want to share, or a post that caught your eye...)
I follow Erin's blog Sunny Side Up and enjoy reading about her family, her decorating and organizing tips, and love checking out all the pictures of her beautiful,  new home.

Praying for:
Both of the boys as they travel today for crew change. Also, for two of my friends who have recently been diagnosed with cancer (and their families).

Bible verse, or devotional that is resonating with me at the moment:

I can't get away from Hebrews 6:19.....

{a day in onancock}

07.14.18 We (Peter, Glenna, Addison, & I) took a day trip to Onancock for Dawsyn's 1st Birthday party! What a gorgeous day on...