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summer fun {labor day weekend family time}

15 Sep


Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end to summer. To celebrate, we went over to my mom’s to have dinner, go on a boat ride, and sit around the fire pit. It was just us, my brother, my mom and my step-dad. It was a fabulous way to end the summer.
We were afraid that it might rain while we were out on the boat but it never did.

The weather did make for fantastic clouds in the sky though.

When we got back to the house, we lit a fire in the fire pit. And of course we had to toast some marshmallows and make some s’mores.. What would the end of summer be without that. Dan made his s’more with a huge reese’s peanut butter cup.
There was a beautiful sunset to end the night. It was a pretty perfect day with the fam.

p.s. I’m all caught up on my posts!! Now I will try my best to post right after things happen so I don’t get so far behind.



summer fun {camping on the island}

24 Jul
My mom and step-dad live right on a river. Up the river a little ways there is a little island. A while ago we decided that we should camp on the island. It has basically just enough space to set up a couple of tents and there is already a fire pit out there. So, when my step-brother Sean came up for a week, we decided it would be the perfect time to go.
It ended up only being Dan, Ryan, Sean, Jay and I being able to go. And I, of course, ended up being scheduled until 9 on that night. So the boys went out to the island to set everything up and my step-dad drove me out on the boat when I got out of work.
We had a few drinks and hung out around the fire. They boys took turns playing around with the guitar. We played with some sparklers. It was a lot of fun just hanging out with the boys.

We have decided we need to do it again when more people can go because it would be really fun with a bunch of us.
Does anyone have any crazy camping trip stories?


photo friday

16 Jun
I know this is a day late. Again. My friend’s wedding is this weekend so I was busy last night at the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. So here are my photos from the last week.

memorial day weekend {monday}

7 Jun
On Monday of Memorial Day weekend, we had a family day. It was a day when everyone could actually all get together. We decided to get together to have a little memorial for my grandmother. My grandmother wanted her ashes spread in the ocean off the shore of Great Island Common. We decided that Memorial Day would be a good day to go out on the boat to do just that, and it just happened to be 3 months from the day she passed away. 
All the ashes were separated into bags so we could all have our own moment and do what we needed to do. There was also a skipping rock in each bag so it would sink. And we brought some daisies along because those were DeDe’s favorite.

We took out my parent’s new boat, which is named Sweet Gal because that is what DeDe called everyone. It was a beautiful day on the river. 


Even though it was an emotional day, we had a lot of fun on the boat and took a lot of “kid” pictures. I love these people. We have so much fun together.

There was a beautiful sunset when we returned to the house so we had some fun down on the dock.

We ended the night with a fire in the fire pit and some fireworks on the beach.

It was a super emotional day but it was a beautiful day with some of my favorite people in the world. It was a good way to end the weekend.
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