Tuesday, October 21, 2014

More On Beach Week

So, what do 15 women do in a house by themselves..... at the beach, no less? They shop, go for long walks in the sand. They eat!! They play, they sightsee and they relax, watch movies and laugh.

That's what we have been doing for the past week. Just perfect, I'd say.

I compliment the owners on making their beach house feel like home and treating their 'guests' as family. In this picture we had already started setting up workstations for the scrapbookers.

By the windows, of course... and how it looked as we worked.

There was a great pool for water aerobics, swimming, splashing...

And, diving into the water with your clothes on, to do a bit of synchronized swimming.


Our table decorations for dinner one night... after all, Halloween is near.

We watched some amazing sunrises ( Don't pass out....yes, I was up by sunrise!!)
 
 
 

and an equally beautiful sunset.

             
                                                                                                               

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Our House At The Beach

What a week at the beach!!

We stayed in this house. There were about 15 of us, some staying the entire week, some for a few days. We couldn't have asked for a better house, better friends, better view. It was all just perfect.
                                                (photo taken by Kendra Hinkle, my niece)

Shirley and I had a second floor bedroom. Very spacious and comfy.

It overlooked the ocean..........

Our kitchen was top of the line with two large refrigerators, two dishwashers, double sink, bar, island.... Each of us cooked one meal (breakfast was on your own) so most of the time we got to eat some good cooking and didn't have to spend time in the kitchen to do it.

Shrimp and Grits
 
Seafood fettucine and bacon-wrapped asparagus
 
A deli bar for one of our lunches
 
 
This little porch was just off the kitchen and was a perfect place to relax, make phone calls and sip a little wine while you watched the sun set over the sound.

The house was decorated beautifully.


And, the perfect place to scrapbook. My work station is just across the table from dau. Shirley. What a view!

Wish you all could have been with us. Maybe next time.....
                                                                                                        

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Week Off

Pardon me while I take a week off. I'm headed to the beach with a bunch of gal pals. Sure wish all of you could come along. Wouldn't that be fun!!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fences and a Morning Prayer

I am linking to Tanya's Willy-Nilly Friday and to Theresa's Good Fences in this post.

On a recent trip to Williamsburg....
             I know, I can hear you now, 'what!! She's posting about Williamsburg AGAIN!!'...
but I do have some more pics to share. This one is the fence that surrounds the Bowden-Armistead  house. I do love iron fences and gates.  But,  then I love picket fences and rail fences. Well, you get the idea! I just love fences.


 
Here is some of the intricate work on the fence. I just love the flowers.



Now, for my Random Five Things for Friday.

1. How sweet is it to have a 3 1/2 year old great-grandson say 'I love you, too' as you get ready to leave him? Pretty doggone sweet. Just melted my heart.

2. I sometimes get up early but wouldn't you know it... the morning of the blood moon,  I was sound asleep. Missed the darn thing. But, that's okay. I was snoozing up a storm about the time that eclipse happened.

3. We started a book club here at The Commons. How exciting is that! Our first book to read will be 'The Pilot's Wife'. It will be interesting to sit in on the discussion next month. Have you read it? I have already but I am anxious to read it again. I remember that it was a really good book.

4. I'm busy getting everything ready to leave Saturday for Duck, N. C. (on the beach!!!!) for a week of scrapbooking with a bunch of gal pals. I am so excited.

5. I just wanted to share this prayer I found on the internet. I got a kick out of it 'cause it reminded me of me.