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photo friday

19 Oct

early morning sunshine through the trees

getting ready for a 5k

love the colors of the fall

fall at great island common

beautiful foliage

I love this tree.

my new boots in the leaves

tug boat and bridges in downtown Portsmouth

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


summer fun {fireworks on the boat}

1 Aug


I absolutely love fireworks. I could watch them every single day of the year. Unfortunately, there are only so many times a year that there are fireworks to watch. On the 4th of July, I try my best to see the fireworks every year. The past few years we have been going out on my mom and step-dad’s boat to watch them from the river. I think this makes the experience just that much better.
This year, we got a bunch of people to go and it was fabulous. We watched the fireworks over a beautiful view of downtown Portsmouth. It made for some beautiful pictures.

There are a few people missing from our group but I love these people and it was great all going out on the boat together.

All in all, it ended up being a fun 4th of July. And hopefully there are many more fireworks to come.


summer fun {mccoole bash 2012}

27 Jul


Every year my mom and step-dad have a huge party at their house called the McCoole Bash. This year was no exception. They chose the date of the party this year to coincide with the Blue Angels Air Show happening at Pease in Portsmouth. Everyone was around for the party and it was a ton of fun.
All the “kids” went down to the dock to chill on the boat for the air show. There were a ton of people watching the show from the street in front of my mom’s house.

The air show was fabulous. It was even better that we could watch it from my mom’s. We couldn’t see any of the low on the ground things but they flew pretty much right over the house a few times and it was awesome. Dan used our telescopic lens and got some great pictures.

My brother Ryan was very excited about the air show.

After the air show, we ate some yummy food and hung out listening to some wonderful guitar music by my brother.

There was an absolutely gorgeous sunset, so of course I had to snap some shots. I think I’m a tad bit obsessed with sunsets.

We ended the night with some fireworks down on the dock. It was a good ending to a great day! Can’t wait until next year!



memorial day weekend {friday}

28 May
This long holiday weekend is packed with activities so I thought I would post about each day separately.
On Friday night, the girls and I went to a bar in downtown Portsmouth to see the Men in Motion – some naked dancing boys. Renee searched it out so it was kind of like bachelorette party number 2. We were in the VIP section so we got to sit on comfy couches right up where the action was.

It was hilarious and really dirty. Renee got a chance to sit in the hot seat, where she was included in the dancing. Lucky her.

After the show, we did some dancing. It was a fabulous night out with the girls.

The only bad thing was that I lost my phone at the bar. I feel a little lost without it. But hopefully we can get a new one through insurance really soon.

Long Weekend Fun

11 Oct

So I have been somewhat absent from the blog for a little while. I was sick last week and busy for the long weekend. But I’m back!

On Saturday we went to the chili fest with a couple friends. The weather was gorgeous. The chili wasn’t that good.

We had to rent these huge spoons for $1 to eat the chili then return them at the end for our $1 back. Couldn’t get smaller spoons??

After the chili fest, we decided to walk around Portsmouth for a bit, grab a drink somewhere, and grab some ice cream. It was a wonderful afternoon with some wonderful friends.

When we got home, Dan and I decided to go for a walk on the beach since it was so nice out. It had been a while since we’d gone for a beach walk. It was gorgeous.

Sunday we met my best friend, who lives over an hour away, for lunch. We also walked around the mall for a bit. Love being able to see her. ❤

The rest of the weekend was spent doing things around the apartment….some cleaning and some work. It was a great weekend overall.

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