Friday, August 31, 2007

Summer, Where did you go?

It's Labor Day Weekend. I can't believe it. Did I accomplish my list? Not yet...I don't think of Labor Day as the last day of Summer...I don't stop wearing white, and I will try to go to the beach again. To me, it just means school starts. Since I am not in school...let the summer roll on until the leaves really start to change.

This is a photo of me and my cousin in the pool. I love my Speedo bathing suit and my pink swim cap. I used to hate it when my mom would make me put that tight thing on my head!

Here's a little Jimmy Buffet to go along with the holiday.

Happy Labor Day!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Rehoboth Beach

I just can't get enough of going to the beach. While vising Cape Henlopen yesterday we went to Rehoboth Beach for dinner and strolling the boardwalk. I have been going to Rehoboth Beach with my family since I was very young. I remember waking up very early and driving with my mom and dad, before my sister was born. We would drive down and enjoy the ocean, then we would have dinner and ride the amusement rides at Funland. I also stopped off at Dolle'sPopcorn and Candy store, a Rehoboth landmark, to buy some caramel popcorn for a special mother-in-law.

Before we left for the day we caught a glimpse of the moon rising over the was beautiful.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


I was a able to check something off of my Summer Wish List. Today, I went to Cape Henlopen with my cousin, Lynn and her son, Jacob. It was a beautiful day. Blue skies, warm with a cool ocean breeze. We swam, basked in the sun and went to Rehoboth Beach for dinner and to walk the Boardwalk. We even saw some dolphins jumping high out of the water, but I wasn't able to grab a photo of them. It was a great day.
The photo at the top is of the Harbor of Refuge Light Station on the Delaware Bay. You can see it from the beach at Cape Henlopen and you go by it on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, which Jeffrey and I took from Cape May, NJ last October.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

School Days, School Days

Tomorrow is the first day of school for most of the schools near us. We live next to an Elementary is always fun to see the children go into school on their first day and see all of the anxious parents dropping them off. Tomorrow will be the beginning of the roar of the school buses outside of our house, children playing in the playground and parents blocking our driveway. This is the official reminder that SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


We have two butterfly bushes in our yard. All summer I have been watching Monarch Butterflies flying around the yard. Last week I saw two of them on the butterfly bush. They would not stay still long enough to get a good picture. This is the best one...they really match the house.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Rainy Days

It has been raining here for a few days...and I haven't felt like doing anything. Besides, I am still tired from our big catering event on Saturday. It was a beautiful party and everyone had a great time...but it was so much work. The last 3 days have been spent...kind of like the above.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Catering Overload

This summer we have catered many off-site events. This weekend alone we have 4...300 guests across the street watching a couple renew their vows after 30 years of marriage, a birthday party for a very lovely local lady, 85 boaters on the Sassafras River, a couple hosting luncheons on their boat while cruising the Bohemia River, Elk River and C&D Canal. The events are a great deal of work, but usually a lot fun. By the end of the day we can laugh about it...but I still think many of the staff think I am trying to torture them...especially after the 300. These are some photos of an event we catered in June. It was beautiful..."An Evening Under the Stars" was the theme. The tablecloths were outrageous...they looked like red/orange coral. There were organza with Chenille as the coral. There were shells everywhere and beautiful turquoise accents. The house is exquisite and everyone had a fabulous time...even us. With such beautiful surroundings, who wouldn't.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Evening Sweetness

Lately, the Night Blooming Jasmine on our front porch has the most fragrant blooms. I can't help but sneak off a bloom and carry it around before I go to bed, then I put it on my nightstand so I can smell it before I drift off to sleep. The variety we have is Madagascan Jasmine, a member of the Stephanotis family. They remind me of a bridal bouquet. I hope I can keep this one growing all year long in the house.
At the restaurant, we have several Night Blooming Jasmine, of the Queen of the Night variety. I have known several people over the years who have taken clippings from our plants and they have their own shrub now. I think I'll snip a piece for myself soon. The doorways out of the restaurant smell so sweet and delicious guests always ask what smells so good.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Go Charley!

My friend, Elizabeth shared this video with me. It is a sincere and heartfelt story of a beautiful cat.