Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Yarn Along

I skipped Yarn Along last week because I did not have much to report.
Still working on this...I have not finished that.
- whomp- whomp -

But today is different, I have exciting news...



I finished the blue Chevron Baby Blanket I started on June 6th.
This pattern is free on Ravelry, 
knitted with Berroco Vintage Yarn, which is a joy to work with.


The Gallatin Scarf 
with yarn by Backyard Fireworks is also completed.

can I get a hallelujah?!?!

The lace work lines up perfectly...

the scarf looks like this when worn.

I have completed 5 baby blankets, I have gifted 2 and have these 3 on reserve.
1 girl, 1 boy and 1 neutral...
so no matter what you have, "I've got ya' covered", pun intended!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Summer Traditions!!

A big part of Summer at the Jersey Shore includes fireworks.
Our town hosts Summerfest on Thursday nights in July.
Music, food and fun each of the outdoor concerts ends with fireworks.
We watch from across the river because the festivals are just too crowded.










Outdoor, movies on the beach are popular as well.
In Long Branch, they set up on a grass area, a stone's throw from the beach.
We have been to one movie, ET.



We love Long Branch and this was a super fun night!

And here's a look at the Summer Bucket List...
we're getting there!

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Monarchs Are Here...

It was such a treat to see the first 
Monarch Butterfly 
of the season in my garden on Friday!





If nothing in the world ever changed, there would be no butterflies!
Here's to a summer filled with change!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Saturday Critters ~ 239 ~

The bird bath sees a lot of action during the hot summer months.
The American Robin 
is a frequent visitor for both drinks and cooling off.










I wonder if he/she was checking overhead for the hawk,
just to be sure it was safe to go in the water?

The hubs scrubs the bird bath frequently and we put fresh water in it every day.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Celebrating the 4th

Is it too late to talk about the 4th of July?
Good...I didn't think so.
We spent the day at my nieces house, with friends and family.
She lives in a cute little beach community,
 each year, on the 4th,
they have their own little parade.

The day plays out like this...
We go to Deanna and Anthony's house at 10 am, they make us an amazing breakfast.
Afterward, we decorate the kids bikes...we use to decorate their wagon,
they're not little anymore,
and the neighborhood gathers for a parade.
It is so fun and a wonderful tradition that I really enjoy.

Lorelei
This is my favorite picture of the day!
Look at that face and those pretty red curls, 
could she be any cuter?

Addie on the right and her best friend forever, Olivia.

Little Anthony

Big Anthony, Addie and Lorelei's dad.
I adore this guy!

The next 5 pictures are of the little parade - the kids love it!






After the parade, we get cool in the pool!

This little Lorelei is such a character...

and can you handle those freckles?


This is my Addie, she will be 6 on Saturday!



Anthony, my other niece Sarah's boy.

This kid is a whipper, snapper - so smart - we'll leave it at that!

These kids have so much fun together...

And don't tell Lorelei you're hot, she will take care of that in one second flat!









I love the 4th and look forward to this every year!