Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Day at the Beach

by Meghann on August 13, 2011

We lucked out.

The skies turned blue and it ended up being a beautiful day at the beach.

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Yippee!

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We’re staying on a pretty secluded island, which means lots of empty beaches to explore. Derek and I spent the late morning walking up and down the coast. It was a quiet and relaxing way to spend the day.

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We’re also staying in the shelling capital of the world. Seashells everywhere, as far as the eye could see.

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I thought they would make a good hat.

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Derek had another idea…

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Hmmm…. I think I need to find some bigger shells before I can strap on a fin and start singing “Part of your world”. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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We did sandwiches for lunch.

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I made a delicious hummus, goat cheese, tomato, cucumber, and spring greens for mine.

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Derek’s Mom brought the good goat cheese (not the cheap stuff I always pretend is as good as the good stuff, but really isn’t). Derek and I were rather generous with our goat cheese smears, we’re both obsessed!

I also enjoyed the juicy peach on the side.

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After lunch we hit the pool.

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(where I discovered listening to an audiobook poolside isn’t nearly as fun as reading a book poolside)

My ‘I’m training for a HIM’ hunger hit me hard this afternoon. I had a Luna Bar around 3:00, but was ready to eat again by 5:00.

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I had some cashews and plenty of nibbles while prepping for dinner. I felt like I could eat and eat and eat.

Derek’s parents did a fabulous job at dinner.

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They had a salad of greens, tomato, and goat cheese, sweet potato fries, and grilled up steaks and shrimp.

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And fruit salad for dessert.

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So, so, good. ๐Ÿ™‚

Maddie had been dying to be on the beach all day.

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We headed out as a family to watch the sunset.

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And then….

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JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!

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For the record, that was 100% Derek’s idea. And that’s his mom’s ring. They both found these photos hilarious.

They also loved reading the comments from this morning’s post. Derek mentioned something about it being too obvious and not too hold my breath. Pshhh…..

In all serious, he’ll ask in his own time. Don’t worry about us – we’re happy just the way we are. ๐Ÿ™‚

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xoxo ๐Ÿ™‚

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Raining in Paradise

August 13, 2011

It’s raining in paradise this morning. We woke to loud thunder and a shivering Maddie buried so deep in the covers it took a full minute to unbury her. Good thing she’s cute when she’s scared. We’re staying with Derek’s parents at his grandfather’s beach condo for the weekend. The last time Derek and I more ยป

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