Recent Happenings

We’ve been busy these past few days…

We spent Memorial Day Weekend at the Jersey Shore with family.

And family of course includes dogs…

 I think they wanted to come to the beach with us!

(That’s Rosie on the right – I haven’t shown her little face in awhile!)

We had a beautiful weekend!

Sunday was the perfect beach day.

The water was a bit chilly…58 degrees to be exact!

But that didn’t keep my crazy 10 year old from jumping waves!

But the boys spent most of their time playing in the sand

and enjoying the lovely weather!

Later that day, we swung by Bum Rogers Crabhouse to meet my blogger friend, Traci.  What fun it was to chat with her in person after trading comments and emails all these years!  Great meeting you Traci!  Check out her blog – Coastalpines and say hello!  You will love the room makeovers she completed for the “One Room Challenge” along with her great wardrobe!

That night the kids needed their Seaside Heights “boardwalk fix”

so we headed up to Casino Pier.

(Yes, the pier famous for the roller coaster in the ocean

during Hurricane Sandy.)

They went straight for the “Pirate’s Hideaway” roller coaster.

(Luckily this coaster survived!)

After many more rides and the obligatory trip to the fudge shop,

we were done for the night!

We all enjoyed kicking off the summer at the Jersey Shore!  Of course summer doesn’t really start for us until mid-June when the kids get out of school, but it was a nice escape!

Then it was back to business yesterday with the demolition of our driveway!

 What a mess…

It only took a few hours – and a lot of noise

until the entire driveway was ripped up!

I had to take plenty of pictures and videos

since the boys were at school for most of it!

And now we have a new, smooth driveway!

We even extended it four feet to make room for extra parking.

So, those are my most recent happenings…

How is your week going?


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  1. A perfect weekend for me would always be by the beach, but even though we didn't go this time, we spent a lot of time with friends and had a bit of 'rock climbing' in between! The driveway looks great dear!

  2. Your weekend at the shore looks likes so much fun and your driveway seems HUGE!! We need to do ours one of these days 🙂

  3. It was so great to meet you in real life!! You are so sweet and such handsome boys! It was a spectacular weekend…looking forward to many more!

  4. Looks like you all had a fun weekend at the shore!! Your new driveway looks fabulous…we had to redo ours a few years ago and we widened ours too for more parking.

  5. Looks like such a fun weekend! We need to get a new driveway too – hope it goes as well s yours!

  6. What a delightful beach! I love how very creative Beach projects are. So fanciful! There's really a lot of inspiration in these gorgeous pictures. such a fun site to find!japanese-garden

    1. There are so many great beaches in this area! I have heard wonderful things about Stone Harbor but haven't been there yet!

  7. Looks like you had a great time at the beach. How fun that you got to meet a blog friend. The new drive looks great! Thanks for sharing with SYC.hugs,Jann

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