Oct 1, 2014

Cape Cod Stars

We had a really clear moonless night at The Cape and we could see so many stars in the sky. It was beautiful! Growing up and living in a highly populated part of NJ, we get a ton of light pollution, so this was special! I thought it would be fun to play around with my camera and take some star pictures in the dark. They came out cool enough to share and if you click on the individual photo you can see the details better.

Sep 30, 2014

Cape Cod Sunsets

Last year I shared some of our best Cape Cod sunsets. This year we had some more stellar ones - I had to get up to take pictures in the middle of dinner most nights! They were just too gorgeous to miss. Here are some of my favorites.

Sep 29, 2014

Cape Cod is Lovely

Like I mentioned last week, we took a 2 week vacation to Cape Cod. It was wonderful. Amazing. Beautiful. I can’t say enough good things about how lovely it was up there. When we got home, a lof of that relaxation went right out the window thanks to a mountain of post-vacation unpacking and laundry, a sick dog, a sick kid and going back to work after being away for 2 weeks. STRESSSSSS. It took a full week of recuperation, catching up and a chock-full weekend to finally feel back to normal. And I got my photos (mostly) organized! Here are a few random favorites that show how beautiful everything was.

The water is so clear and so blue, photos have a hard time capturing how beautiful it was. Depending on the time of day and the light, sometimes it was bright blue, dark blue or even aqua green.

We took Oliver to see the seals, they were really cute and very playful for the tourists.

Just looking at the pictures I want to be back there right now!

Sep 22, 2014

Cape Cod Vacation

For the past two weeks we've actually been on vacation in Cape Cod again. We went to the same place as last year. It was gorgeous. Beautiful weather, spectacular beaches, so much to do. We had the best time!

We were so relaxed, there's nothing like two weeks away from regular life. Then we came home. Suddenly there were a million loads of laundry, endless bags to unpack, so many errands to run (like needing groceries!). Georgia in her old age struggled with being boarded (even if it was a ridiculous doggy inn/day spa that cost more than a human hotel) and we've had to work to get her better. And then Oliver woke up sick with a fever and had to go to the doctor, the poor baby has been too sick to go to daycare (which isn't easy for 2 working parents who just took 2 weeks vacation to juggle).

I'm not complaining, but I'm just explaining the cause of my upcoming absence. I have a million photos from our vacation I want to organize and some fun things that I'd like to share, but I'm just a little overwhelmed! I have to take a little break to catch up on everything we've missed over the two weeks, get our life (and then all those photos!) organized, and then start thinking about some house projects again. Posting might be a little spotty in the meantime.

Sep 19, 2014

Goodbye Summer

Monday marks the true first true day of Fall this year. This weekend is our last hoorah for summer and I'm sad and excited about it all at the same time. The weather has been a bit chilly lately but mentally we've still been in summer mode (helps to have a kid that's in daycare all year round instead of school). As you know from my lists, I'm looking forward to pumpkins and apple picking, the beautiful colors... and we LOVE Halloween. But it's hard to say goodbye to long evenings, summer produce, the warm weather, the garden, the water and beaches. I'm looking forward to pulling out my fall decor, but I'm sad to put the summer stuff away. Every season has its own magic (even winter, despite all I dislike about it), though sometimes it's hard to let go!

In the meantime I think we'll take Oliver out for one last summery, old fashioned soft serve ice cream cone while we ponder Halloween costumes.