Saturday, July 2, 2011

LIVING...Beach, Kids and Our Little Princess

Our family has really enjoyed living by the beach.  We have made it a habit of going every day, usually in the evening.  This time is spent swimming, walking and searching.  Drake, Rye and I have taken up the hobby of finding sea glass.  It is quite addicting.  For me, it has a thrill of finding the "one" piece to add to your collection.  We find at least a baggie full everyday.  We find lots of clear and brown, so the "ones" are pink, purple, blue, green and yellow.  We got lucky on this trip and found some pastels.  You really can't tell what you have while walking on the beach.  It almost all looks brown or white. When we get home we spread out our find and start sorting.  It's a fun thing to do.  I recently learned that our town has a Sea Glass Association and lots of clubs, meetings and go-to spots.  It's a bigger deal here than we new.  Cory just laughs...sea glass? Really?  YES!

This is what one day looks like.

I love the triangle that we found, it would make a cool charm.

Our browns, from the day.
The pink, blue, green and yellow.  YAHOO!

Can you see his Irish, English and Scottish heritage?  I sure can...LOL

Isabella's desire to be a butterfly almost came true!

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Nothing like using you sister to dodge a ball that your older sister is trying to ping you with..LOL

I love their intent on watching Rye and trying to guess her next move.

ME, yes...I do let them take a picture of me once in a while.

This is funny.  We were at the beach, trying to take a picture and then all of a sudden this huge wave came and you can see Rye's face and Drake got soaked.

Look at Cory's reaction...nobody was expecting it.

Thanks for enjoying my family blog, check out my Simply Gourmet Photography blog for recipes, picture tips and ideas.  Have a great 4th of July everyone. ENJOY!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Living...Strawberries, Rock Bowls and Quilting

This past week has gone by so fast!  We have been having so much fun living in our area that life just seems to fly by.  This week Maggie had some work done on her and she got some new tires.  Cory did the work on the truck and we are grateful for his willingness to do that.  This is a lot of pictures but this will show you what we have been up to this week .  Yes, I did a lot of food this week.  For the recipes you need to visit by fan page on facebook at Simply Gourmet Photography or my cooking blog:

Isabella helped me with a shoot this week of some Italian Parsley flowers and this is what she did when we were done.  Threw them like a bridal bouquet.

I bought these from GW.  Love the red.

My favorite salad, Caprese.  the tomato was so cool...heirloom and full of ripples.  You can kind of see the edges of the tomato.

I make lots of bread at our house. 

This is my favorite.  It makes the best sandwiches and toast very nicely.  Served warm with honey..oh's good!

I made several soups with Ham.

My friend Natalia finished quilting my quilt.  Visit her blog at Piece N Quilt.  She is amazing!

I am participating in a block exchange and these are the blocks I designed..Santa.
..birds and holly...


...and finally, a tree.  Should be fun to have for Christmas.

I bought a fish bowl to put our treasures from the beach in.  We love the idea of having the out doors brought inside. 

I love the tatted doilies I found too.

I bought a turtle charm to live with the rocks.  Yes, we are that cool...LOL

I made a new recipe using coconut and good.


We went to the Farmer's Market in Severna Park, MD.

We played outside and the butterflies are everywhere.  This little guy was the perfect model.

 Our weeks are full but so much fun!  Enjoy this coming weekend!