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Thursday, August 21, 2014


Where has the time gone? Two week vacation in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Home and family visits that is where!
We had a lovely time on vacation, lots of sunny weather, we were so fortunate. We played golf, ate out a lot, did some home projects, beach walks, and lots of reading! I love to read on vacation a true sign of vacation. Discovered a new author Jojo Moyes, Me before You, what a great book and a tear jerker too. Loved her book and can't wait to read her others.  Read Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand, very good summer beach book, another new author for me Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo's Calling, great detective mystery book. I will be reading the sequel Silkworm after my daughter is through with it!
Now I 'm reading Big Little Lies, by Liane Morianty so far really great, same author from The Husbands Secret a great read!

Well, we were so excited to have our two granddaughters and daughter here for a few days after getting home from MV. We hadn't seen them  for a while so I was more then ready. Elisabeth (Lizzy) just turned 6 years old so we had a birthday party and not just any "B" party, a red, white and blue party at Lizzy's request! So I looked for all the right colors for the decorations and I think she was more then pleased. We had spaghetti and meatballs also requested and a special cake from our local bakery, Hanover's double fudge!

                                                    Dining room/party room

                                      Special birthday cake and I hope a good wish come true!

                                  Lots of balloons, we were afraid they would pick her UP!

We had a great hike one day, a museum day, and playground play!

                                                     Museum kite making event

                                         Movie watching after a long day, all bathed and in PJ's

                                                    Playground fun

                                              Hiking and fairy searching

                                                 Can anyone name this beautiful flower??

Look what's happening here................. I'm so not ready..........................bring back summer!

I love Fall weather but it just doesn't seem like we have had enough summer yet. BUT it has been a lovely summer!

Hope you are all well and enjoying some free time for hobbies, gardening, family and yarn loveliness! I have not made anything this summer which I think is a first, so the Fall will be a good time to start and get my mojo back!

Thanks for coming back and visiting me here, I'm so behind in blogs, but I will be catching up soon. Love to you all, xoRobin

                                         Look who's back.....sheepies.......here's a sweet one


  1. Welcome back! Such lovely pictures of your happy summer times, dear Robin! The books you read sound good, will put them on my list (have read Cuckoo's Calling already and enjoyed it). How lovely that you had the family to stay and what a lovely birthday party for Lizzy. I think the flower you asked about is a Japanese Anemone. Love the sheep picture :)
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

    1. Thank you Helen for your lovely comment and flower identification!

  2. Beautiful family memories in the making, your granddaughters are beautiful and wonderful that you could be included in the birthday celebrations.

  3. Hi Robin! Sounds like you've have a splendiferous summer! And the party looks perfection! Lucky girls to have you as grandma. We're off to the state fair in a few minutes.. exciting! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. What a happy summer! Thanks for the book recommendations, always good to have a list of good books to read. I like fall too but I am not ready to let summer go just yet!

  5. Looks like you've been busy ,busy having a great time! Holidays,parties and grandchildren which adds up for me .... in all a great summer . I do love summer too as I get time to enjoy my family more.

    keep well
    Amanda x
    PS:Mediterranean giveaway last two days :-)

  6. Hello Robin, lovely pictures. Lovely memories in the making. The party sounds super and she looks very pleased. Love the moviewatching in pyjamas picture, lovely end to a nice day. Afraid l don't know the name of that beautiful flower, never seen anything like it. Work and schools have all started here in Norway a couple of weeks ago, and there is a bite in the air. We had an almost unbearable (for me) heatwave for weeks and then suddely autumn made it's move. Huge sudden contrast. Autumn will mean hiking, knitting and candles lit. Nice too. Pam xx

  7. What a lovely time you've had! Over here, the spring is making itself known, much to my disgust. Our winter has felt only too short.

  8. Hello dear Robin,

    You have had a lovely summer - full of all lovely things to remember in autumn and winter! I know how you feel, we have had a little autumn-ish weather here too, and I just would have loved some more summery days... And wow - Lizzy is 6 already- where does the time go???

    Enjoy your beautiful days!


  9. Hi Robin, Sounds like the best summer---books, seaside and birthdays!! Happy Birthday(a little late) Lizzy,

    Happy late August, from( Soon to be moving )Anne,

  10. Awe it sounds like you have been having a lovely summer Robin and lots of happy family times.
    I agree not time for autumn yet!!!
    V x

  11. Hi Robin,
    I know about trees, it changes colour too in my area, and autumn is so near.
    July and august have been so busy...
    And so funny time with kids.
    Miss xxx

  12. Hi Robin! How did I miss this???? I have not been as attentive with my blog lately, and am missing all sorts of things. Glad you had a good vacation! Some good book reviews there!! Thanks. The grand girls are adorable! Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!
    You have leaves changing colors, and we have leaves falling. I am afraid I am can't wait. We have such hot summers, and I am really feeling all burnt up!!!
    Have a great weekend!
    xo kris