Goodbye summer...

Just dropping in to say hello. And goodbye. To summer that is.  
Just after my last post last month, this was the view from my front steps for a week:

A blissful stretch of the Chesapeake. 

All to ourselves.

More or less.


We cheated on Cedric with Jesper the Black Lab,


nabbed the best table at dinner,




learned to swim,

 and  soaked up lots of local beauty on the bay.

 It's safe to say that we fell in love with the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Beyond the obvious, I also fell in love with my forced breakup with technology: no wifi, cell phone service, and little t.v. for us that week. It was hard to come back to the land of blogs and Facebook and email, so for the most part, I decided to give myself the rest of the summer off.

And it was heavenly.

Next week the school clothes come out, early mornings and longer days return and our routine will be restored to order. In the meantime, enjoy the last unofficial days of summer.  I hope yours was happy and full of relaxing moments. I look forward to catching up with you all next week.

See ya Summer!



  1. Looks like the perfect week...nothing like a beach vacation to recharge your batteries. Your kids are so darling!

    We always head to Amelia Island, but not this long weekend.

  2. Looks like a great trip! My family definitely needs a break from technology!! Maybe next summer....