Monday, April 17, 2017

TWTW - the one with the warm Easter

Friday shore arrival before 6 pm for all makes me happy. As does picky food for dinner + a solitary beach walk with just my boy dogs because Mae was in her glory with Sean and nanny here. 
Saturday sunrise from the Music Pier + some time on the jetty watching the waves crash into it. My dogs had me up at 4:22 walking around town in my pajamas so I figured why NOT ride down there on my bike? 
Mom & Rich got Brown's donuts and I ate 687 of them and regretted not one bite. Nor did I regret any of the bites I took from the Easter basket my mom made for me. 
Mom, Debbie, and I strolled Asbury. I basically window shopped except for two bars of soap. Rich rode his bike and MFD and Swan went fishing.
We had a relaxing, drowsy afternoon picking at food, lounging with the dogs, reading magazines, snoozing, and watching Sixteen Candles before heading to the boards to walk off all the food. MFD and Sean walked out to the end of the jetty, giving my mother a heart attack but getting really great photos I forgot to steal from MFD. I didn't forget to take this photo of him miming April the giraffe's birth event in Shriver's. 
Sunday morning sunrise from St. Jame's Place + a sweet ass shell find.
Then a lovely, leisurely morning as it warmed up. Rich biked, MFD went to church and then hung blinds in our apartment, the men hung a mirror on the top floor, Sean carried furniture down from the top floor, Mom made dinner and picked up some of it from Bennie's, and Debbie and I finished the contact paper half wall on the top floor.
Then we hit the beach for our first dedicated beach day of the year. When we first got down there, it was hot as a summer's day with the wind coming off the bay.  Debbie was forced to buy short shorts due to the heat. Then the sea breeze kicked in and it was quite chilly so we had to retreat closer to the boardwalk and Rich had to get sweatshirts and blankets from the house. Aubrey's parents were down for the day and sat down next to us totally by accident and we ended up spending the day together. It was great! We came back to the house around 4:30 and ate Easter dinner like we were going to the electric chair. Everyone left by 6:30 and MFD and I shit it down and we're home by 10 with very tired dogs in tow. 
Weekly food prep: breakfast is burritos from the freezer; snacks are power breakfast muffins or celery with hummus; Wednesday night I made turchicken burgers and froze them for this week's lunches and they'll be served with a side of roasted potatoes; dinner is leftovers of which I have a ton and whatever I can pull from the freezer this week.



I'm drowsy from sun and sand and salt air. It was a wonderful Easter weekend with my family in my favorite place. I hope yours was spectacular!




Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston for Weekending


28 comments:

  1. Amazing shells!! I never find anything cool like that. Well.. once I found sand dollars. That was cool. Did you know they are purple when they are alive? ANYWAY. Amazing sunrises as always. It sounds like the perfect Easter weekend. It's warm here, too. I got off the plane yesterday and wondered how long I was gone because I definitely missed spring. IDK - the weather is drunk. I heard it was snowing in Michigan last week.

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  2. A wonderful time for all❣️So grateful to infinity and beyond. You continue to amaze and have me in awe - running two homes, sharing and caring for all always, the food prep and a million other things. Thanks for a perfect long weekend.
    Love. Your. Momma.

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  3. Such a great weekend down by the shore for you!! It was actually HOT here yesterday in the mid 80s!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. That sounds so nice and leisurely (except the part where you did some work, which seems like a nice trade-off for a weekend at a beach house?) I want to see more pics of that contact paper wall. It photographs SO well!

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  5. I spy sweedish fish!!! Yum!!! And I am laughing so hard at MFD and April's birth! Sounds like you guys had the perfect shore weekend! I saw your instagram picture of the wall this weekend. So that is contact paper??? It looks like wood! So cool! Hope you have a great week!

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  6. I never find shells like those, wow. What a nice Easter. Looks like the beach was not terribly crowded, either. We're not far from Folly Beach now, and it's packed on any holiday or weekend!

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  7. I am SO tired from this Easter weekend! It looks like you guys had an absolutely awesome time at the shore. Especially Mae. Haha!

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  8. Easter is for indulging! And warm doughnuts are always the best!

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  9. ahh - your mom made you a basket? That's awesome.
    Very good reenactment of April ;) haha

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  10. Your pics have been INSANE lately - so beautiful. I can't believe how hot it was yesterday on Easter...we were sweating bullets at my parents house.

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  11. That's so crazy that the weather ended up changing that quickly! It sounds like the perfect Easter weekend at the shore though!

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  12. I'm so happy that damn giraffe finally had the baby. I get way too invested in stuff like that :). Also, I'm excited that your beach sunrise pictures are back every weekend. You could do a whole book. I love them.

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  13. So glad it was a nice, warm weekend at the shore. All of your sunrise photos (and shore pics in general) have me craving the shore!!

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  14. What a nice relaxing weekend at the shore. This is making me want some beach time! Thank you for linking to the turchicken burgers, I need to make those!

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  15. I am cracking up at the April the giraffe reenactment. Also those shells are amazing.

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  16. Love that you spent Easter weekend at the shore, and even though the dogs woke you up that sunrise you caught was incredible <3

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  17. Your sunrise pics are GORGEOUS! It sounds like a wonderful weekend!

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  18. Looks like a lovely Easter! Maybe one day I'll spend Easter on the beach somewhere. Sounds like a fabulous idea. Lovely sunrise pics as always!

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  19. beautiful pictures just beautiful. Drowsy afternoons are a favorite of mine. We didn't have an Easter plans and after a week of having the worst vertigo EVER I was okay with the idea.
    I love the fact that even though you guys often host family and friends at the shore you seem to strike the perfect balance of togetherness and do your own thing. That is a tough line to walk. :)

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  20. You always get the best sunrise pictures!! Also LOLing at April the giraffe reference. Love your meal prep blurbs- never stop posting them :)

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  21. So fun you got to host the family at the shore house for Easter weekend. Even better that it was warm out. Cheers to new traditions!

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  22. What a great weekend at the shore! How fun!!

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  23. This sounds like such a perfect weekend!! Love that photo of MFD with the giraffe too, and the ferris wheel pic...that could be a stock photo! It's beautiful. So glad you got to enjoy special time with a lot of your favourite people :)

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  24. Such a great weekend! Gorgeous pictures, as usual. How long is your drive to the shore? I wish we lived closer to a beach.

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  25. I swear you could win awards for your sunset and sunrise photos!!

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  26. Sounds like a perfect Easter weekend!

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  27. Ah. Your Easter looked way better than mine.
    Happy Easter to you and your fam!

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