Thursday, February 23, 2012

thursday ramblings...


Hello and a big shout out to all of you that continue to be so supportive of my post yesterday regarding the double word verification.

I've actually had this week off from work and I've been having a glorious time...seriously enjoying myself.

Yesterday the kids & I got back from spending 3 nights at a 'beach cottage'... 

Like thee most darling place...







White wood work and grey walls...love it.

There was an upstairs with 2 bedrooms, a full bath and a full size w & d!

We primarily ate in...made a huge pot of chicken fettucini...enough for 2 nites and we had pizza the other night:)  Vacation isn't vacation without a bunch of junk food and watching TV together.

We also took a couple walks down to the beach... 



The boy managed to find 1 whole sand dollar...I love those things.


This pic was taken outside the front door...it's super windy...my hair is everywhere!

me & the boy


what's that?  Yes, I do have a girl...she's going to be 17 next month...need I say more?

No Darin this time...but definitely next time:)

Things I learned while on vaca:

1.  bring my own ginormous coffee mug..those 6 oz mugs are for wimps.
2.  I need a new gore-tex raincoat...mine no longer repels the rain drops.
3.  My kids looked at my pink boiled wool slippers and said that they are buying me a new pair for my birthday...mine might have several holes in them:)  I can't get rid of them...pink...boiled wool....come on now!

I'll be back at 9 pm pacific with a fun post...you won't want to miss it:)

40 comments:

  1. ohh i love the beach! a beach cottage? even better!
    Glad you were able to spend time with your kids =) thanks for sharing the pics, i need a vacay now! lol

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  2. Oh wow! Love your little cottage retreat! My kind of colour scheme! ;)

    Have fun and relax my friend. :)

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  3. Such a tranquil little hideaway Amy, I bet you feel refreshed after a short break :0)
    Lol .... I know what you mean about 17 year old girls !!!
    Jenny x

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  4. Awwww, looks AMAZING and sounds like you and the kiddos had an AWESOME time! LOVE the Pacific Northwest!!!

    Naomi
    xoxo

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  5. Looks like an absolutely fabulous time!

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  6. I love that beach cottage... cosy and pretty tooo... perfect for retreat and recharge especially with family!!! Lovely photo of you 2!!! {U made me chuckled ... PINK boiled WOOL..yup I'd say COM'ON!!}
    he he... I will be back soon... hugs...xoxo

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  7. Beautiful place and sounds like you had a wonderful time. Love the picture of you and your son. So sweet!

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  8. Oh, wow, how wonderful! And how beautiful! I'm SO happy for your beach getaway, Amy! The pictures are fabulous. And I had to laugh about your comment about your daughter....people don't realize half the time that I have a son because he's never in the picture. At 16, that boy is definitely doing his own thing. :)

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  9. It looks a fab time, uhm grey walls and white, got me thinking now! Love the picture with your son. Always have to have a big mug, everything else seems like a thimble to me LOL!
    Linbyx

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  10. Looks BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the photo of you and the boy!!

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  11. Fabulous place you stayed in, Amy, I loved the pictures. and a sand dollar, just beautiful! You can probably find a slicker at one of the W or T stores for $5.00 or more. They sell them here for football games and they work. Back later for you next post!

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  12. Looks like you had a wonderful time Amy - thanks for sharing your photos!

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  13. What a cute little beach cottage. Looks like you had an amazing time!

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  14. Your beach getaway with the kids sounds fantastic!! That cottage is just amazing, too. So glad you guys had a ton of fun!!!

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  15. So glad you had a great time with the kiddos and the beach! I took an extra day off with the 3 day weekend and yes...it was glorious too even though I just stayed home. Sometimes a girl needs a break!

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  16. Sounds idyllic! I'm so jealous. The beach anytime of the year is all good! That pic is so cute!!

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  17. Oh Amy it does look like just the perfect getaway place. Love all that white with the touch of grey.
    Nice pic of you and the boy, but are you sure you have a daughter?

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  18. That looks like such a nice place. I agree those tiny little coffee cups are a joke. Have fun!

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  19. Looks like a blissful getaway, Amy!!!! That cottage is ADORABLE!!! And being near the beach is always so relaxing and refreshing!!! Cute pic of you and your son!!! And I agree that 6 oz coffee mugs are totally unacceptable!!! HA! I'm a tea drinker, and 6 oz equals about 3 sips-----definitely need the GIANT ceramic mugs!!!!

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  20. Love the pictures! I so hear you on the ginormous coffee mug...BYOGCM (bring your own ginormous coffee mug!). Glad you were able to get away!

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  21. What a lovely place to spend a little vacation in Amy! How nice to have a few days away with the kiddies!

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  22. I'm jealous!! That place looks amazing and by the beach!!! heaven!! glad you had a great time!!

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  23. ahhhh.... lucky you! that looks like a comfy place to stay for vacation. so glad to hear that you had fun with your beautiful children. love the photos, too! thanks for sharing, Amy! =)

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  24. so glad you all had a great time!! such a beautiful area you spent time in :)

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  25. That place looks amazing!! I missed your post about double word verification but I think it's horrific! I don't want to comment on blogs when I see that. It would be nice if everyone just turned OFF word verification. Enjoy your time off, Amy!

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  26. That place looks sooooo inviting girlie! What a lovely few days you had - that sand dollar is so cool!
    Looking forward to your fun post :)
    Hugs!
    Aimes
    x

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  27. what a sweet place in deed! Love all the white! I would so love to have a place by the ocean. Love the entire sand dollar you found!

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  28. We seriously live in a beautiful area, don't we!!! :) We should make a crafty retreat out of this one day.
    Looks like absolutely bliss!

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  29. glad you had fun...fun pics for sure! I need a new rain coat too...found out this week! Xo

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  30. awe glad you had a nice vaca you the serve it :)

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  31. What a fabulous mini-break! That cottage is adorable and I love that perfect sand dollar you found. That's one thing you don't find on our beaches here. Must go try and figure out why that is...

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  32. How fun to go on a vaca at the beach! Your pic with your son is so ca-ute, ..look how happy you guys are! Awwwww!

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  33. Take me along........ please! : )
    lovely picture!!!

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  34. That beach cottage looks so great! looks like you had a great vacation with the kids, and that is so wonderful!
    Great photo of you and your boy! love it.

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  35. That place looks AWESOME! The house is seriously cute & it sounds like you really enjoyed! (and yes, give me my 16 oz mug, please!)
    :D

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  36. Your vaca spot looks wonderful! Nothing like time to recharge & reconnect with our loved ones.

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  37. Girl, THANK you for posting and sharing all those wonderful photos! Wow I can actually feel "relax" in that place, I'd have loved it!! So glad that you and the kids got that time away!!

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Cheers,
~amy~