Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Yes, that is an old bureau and all the drawer fronts broke off. Hubby took the drawer fronts and made them into shelves. Nice....for a guy. Personally......not so nice. The instructions were all in pictures.....I guess for idiots.....but I thought it would have been more helpful if there were a few words giving some directions.
Let me assure you....it wasn't as much fun as this picture makes it look: The finished product:It looks much nicer now:AND ....BONUS!! I got Hubby to throw a few things away!!
It took me 3 hours and 20 minutes to put it together. I looked on the directions to see if it would say how long it was supposed to take but it didn't say. I'm thinking a little over 3 hours ain't that bad!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Part of the zoo was a new Butterfly exhibit. You could walk inside and the butterflies were flying around you. Hubby took some pretty nice photos.
We had a good time at the zoo and left there around 5:30. We drove a short ways to York beach and walked all up and down the beach. It was low tide, but we didn't find any shells! We took off our shoes and walked in the surf, but the water was mighty cold!
After our walk we went to find some good seafood. DIL Kara just happened to call on my cell phone, and her family vacations a lot in that area, so I asked her for a recommendation. She said her aunt and uncle's favorite place is Billy's Clam House. It took us a bit to find it, but once we did, we were very thankful because it was delicious! We shared a bowl of clam chowder (chowdah) and a plate of haddock and scallops. mmmmmmmm!!
When we came outside, the sun was setting.
We got home about 10pm. Now we have to rest to recover from our vacation! But it was a wonderful three days and we had a good time together. I love spending time with my Hubby!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Walking through the Common we went past the famous Frog Pond.
You can see why it's named that:
In the summer the kids can go wading in it and in the winter it's used as a skating rink.
We took the T back to the museum to get our car and got home around 8pm. We're tired but we had a great time.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
It's fun to see the love Tag has for his cousins. Like a lot of us, there were several around the same age who grew up together, slept over each other's houses, created "rock bands" together and generally had fun.
I couldn't resist this photo of Patrick trying to eat his hotdog. It started out in a bun but he couldn't quite get his mouth around it and, after it fell on the floor twice, he just decided it would be easier to eat it without the bun!
As the day turned into evening the band started playing some fan favorites and everyone got up to dance on the garage floor. A good time was had by all, including Tag's cousin Cindy.
All this makes me excited about my family's reunion, which is coming up on September 7. We started the reunion about 15 years ago - oddly enough, as the result of a funeral. When my Uncle Joe passed away, I met up with cousins I hadn't seen in years. We sat there and lamented the fact that we only saw each other at funerals. My cousin Francine and I decided something should be done about that, and we started our family reunions. At the time, I was working at the town beach, which closes on Labor Day. They let me have it for free on the first Sunday afterwards, and it has been at that same date and place ever since. I'm looking forward to it as usual -although even more so this year because cousins will be coming from Ohio whom I haven't seen since I was a kid. I'll be sure to post lots of pictures!