Category Archives: cape cod

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august, fully loaded…

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just when we get
deep into the delicious ease of july-
that sandy, joyful, barefoot, afternoon-napping bit of summer…
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august arrives-
uninvited.
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august is…
hard.
and fast… too fast…
heavy rememberances
dreaded goodbyes
twisted and mixed up with
joyful celebrations
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 wham! bam!
and it’s over-
like a tornado
through your soul
and then…
there your are.
exhausted. 
battered. 
and standing, yes… standing…
but alone
on an empty beach
everyone gone
but so not forgotten…
and every year it just feels harder-
this deep-in-your-bones emptiness
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and here we are
home
but so.very. homesick.
for our tribe.
and those summer days
we wait all year for…

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all of a sudden, we are here…
sitting on the edge of fall
not ready for the jump-

but before we can even take one last breath
school and meetings and a calendar full of appointments
are pushing us in.
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rainy summer sundays

those lazy summer days
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hazy with light rain
guiltlessly off the beach
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 sprawled across a couch
falling deeper
into a good book
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lunching

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with the whole crew
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around the family table
in the light of day
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lobster 

laughter
and
full bellies

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sunhats

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waiting…

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happy list

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

OH shnikes!
i’ve been meaning and meaning and meaning
to get to this place
but
JUNE!
is here!
and half gone!
life has been busy, busy, busy
which, i suppose
is good-
these last two months-
filled with holidays celebrating parenthood
and warming tide pools filled with splashing babies
has left my heart heavier than i expected…
but, of course
there are the very happy things
that come with early summer, too…
dining al fresco
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in our sweet backyard
rising with the sun
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and finding such beauty
custom ellas
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on their way to a colorado wedding
(and to be worn with cowboy boots! love!)
a surprise delivery
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local, organic, summer berries
oh. my. yum.
and
the most happy thing of all-
the arrival of my people
those friends who really are family
whose summer migration north
makes every. little. thing.
feel
just

right.

Hallelujah.
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happy list

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

football
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drive-in style. down comforters, wool hats, outdoor fire, red wine.

yardwork

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it’s become a thanksgiving weekend tradition.
family dynamics at their best. (note the inappropriate brother-in-law)

the final weekend

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this season, after 14(!), co-workers felt much more like family.
and much harder to say goodbye to for the winter…

puppy visits

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three weeks old.
and a name: NOLA

5k records

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at long last.
i broke 30mins.
a personal victory… and then i was found dry-heaving in the woods.

thanksgiving.
it was wonderful.
and hard.
more, coming…

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weekend wave report

sunday morning
we were up with the sun
to waves 
that cape surfers dream about:
clean and head-high
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my husband was a happy man
and life felt pretty good
i stayed on shore
(and wrangled the dogs)
because honestly
with my luck lately
dressing up like a seal
to splash around in waters shared with great whites
just doesn’t seem like such a great idea!
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not much beats the outer cape in the fall!
   
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july, half-spent

summer, here 
is always chock-full
(thus, the worse-than-usual blogging. please excuse.)

theresa is here

we’ve had beach nights
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and welcome cookouts
 forth of july festivities
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and farmer’s market delights
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nursery nesting
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and a baby belly that feels to have reached
max-stretchability
more than ever
i am thankful
for summers spent by the sea…
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i’m off to float!

biking the outer cape

last weekend, we took full advantage of another beautiful saturday
and set out, bikes in tow, for the outer cape
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are nothing short of spectacular…
it literally feels like you are in another country!
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mom and dad, pre-ride
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 the hilly trails are beautifully maintained
giving you some of the best undeveloped views of the cape
 and leading to the beach
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24 week baby bump!
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i just love the old school cape cod scrub pines
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our growing family!
after our leisurely ride
we headed into town 
for the first lobster roll of the season
under a bright blue sky
happy spring, indeed!

beach walk, spring 2012

our first spring weekend on cape 
didn’t disappoint
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summer-like temps
and an empty beach
for a low-tide beach walk
 …
for some, it had clearly been a rough winter:
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beached
 
 our 23 week photo
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  we couldn’t help talking about how crazy cool it will be to be walking
babe in arms
in just a few months!

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nellie. blissed out.
 
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  ahhhh, the good life.