Good morning, my friends! Happy Friday! Our week here started out windy, rainy, and cozy. It is ending with warmer temperatures, sun, and some beach time. In between, we enjoyed being together, watching movies...Elvis, A Star Is Born, and Knives Out so far...playing games...Monopoly, Farkle, and Phase 10, and eating.
Did I mention eating??? Pumpkin Spice pancakes with a pumpkin spice latte was a favorite breakfast. My favorite dinner? Pan-seared scallops over lobster risotto with oil and lemon vinaigrette topped arugula. And see that dessert? That would be Chocolate Kaula cake with mousse filling. It was amazing.
We took a few photos to capture this moment in time. And to remind me that I always overpack for the beach. I only need pajamas, an outfit, my bathing suit, and my zip-up robe. I literally wear my jammies, then change into my suit to swim, shower, and put on my old blue zip-up robe! If we go out, I change. And then promptly put my jammies on as soon as we return.
The beach holds so many memories for our family. We started coming years ago as a family of three, two young parents with their firstborn baby girl. Our family has grown to include three more children, two sons-in-law, and one girlfriend through the years. I never take for granted the time we spend here together and the fact we can all be together. And the fact that we still carry Blue's Clues Shovel and Pail and Elmo and Big Bird beach toys down to the sand.
We will enjoy a couple more days here and then pack up and head home to colorful leaves and cooler air. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, whatever you plan on doing. Thanks for visiting! I am always happy you do.