Friday, June 8, 2018

Family Friday

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Joe's mum and step-father came to visit.

They were here for Joe's birthday on Sunday

and they left on Tuesday afternoon after I went to work.

It was wonderful to visit with them!

We don't get to see them very often as they live in Florida 

and we are up here in Massachusetts.


I made strawberry shortcake from scratch for Joe's birthday.

I made the biscuits and I even whipped the cream!

Joey had never had it before....he liked it!


It's not very often that Joe and I get a picture of us together.

Joey took this one while we were walking the beach.

I got a new haircut and a color on Saturday.

I hadn't had it done in quite some time.


A few weeks ago I picked up a braided rug at Target.

It fits perfectly under my new kitchen table.

Verne loves playing on it.


The wild beach roses are in riotous bloom.

The whole island smells like roses and the salty Atlantic.

So wonderful!


  1. I love the roses by the ocean!! It's the first thing i go find when we are on the Cape!!

    Your new hair style looks great!

    My husband likes strawberry shortcake. I should make him some!!

    Your grandson sure is getting big! How,fun!!

    It's a true blessing to have older parents still around....glad you got to see them!

    Happy weekend

  2. Isn't it wonderful that we can finally get outside and really enjoy the Atlantic ocean? Great picture of you and Joe!

  3. Nice photo of you and Joe! I love strawberry shortcake. Belated happy birthday to Joe! Glad you had a nice visit with your in-laws. Verne is growing so much!

  4. Lovely picture of you and Joe. Looks like you had a good time celebrating Joel's birthday and then visitors to entertain too. I expect the week flew by. Enjoy the weekend.

  5. Such a nice picture of you and Joe. I didn't realize that you have a Joey, too. My oldest is Joe (but I still call him Joey:)

    I love the colors in the rug. And that last photo is beautiful. I can feel the ocean breeze:)

    Enjoy your weekend.

  6. Happy Birthday to Joe! The weekend sounds like it was just perfect--weather, strawberry shortcake, beach walks, family!
    Love the photo of you and Joe at the beach!

  7. Verne's blue eyes steal the show! But I also like the roses on the beach. Stunning!

  8. Great picture of you and Joe! Such a gorgeous area you live in. Haven't had strawberry shortcake in years. My mom always made it for my sis's birthday at her request though she didn't make a biscuit she made a sponge type of cake. How nice to have a visit from Joe's parents for his birthday. Little Verne sure looks grown up in that picture.

  9. Family is a great thing to cherish. Love the beach roses, too!