Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Life List

Saw this on my friend Kelly's Blog and thought it would be fun to do. The things I have done are in purple.Feel free to pass on. This was fun! happy wednesday!!!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland 
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo 
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris 
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (photography)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables 
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train 
21. Had a pillow fight 
22. Hitch hiked 
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice( I have been there though)
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community 
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke 
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt, tried to but our snow van broke down
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted, does a caricature at the beach count?
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie 
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 
62. Gone whale watching, one day I will do this!!
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving, on my list of things to do :)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check 
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 
71. Eaten Caviar * didn't like it
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square, on New Year's Eve - that was madness
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book 
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem 
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life 
90. Sat on a jury 
91. Met someone famous, Stephen King and Drew Barrymore * for a second
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby (2)
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake 
97. Been involved in a law suit 
98. Owned a cell phone 

99. Been stung by a bee, OUCH
100.  Read a book in one day

Monday, March 28, 2011

Florida Warm Up Part Two- Shell Museum

     If you are ever in Sanibel a must  stop is their Shell Museum. On our first day in Florida was a little chilly 66 degrees, so we thought this would be the perfect adventure. We had been to Sanibel before, but never to the Shell Museum. It went well. There was a learning area for the kids. Tons of beautiful shell and my favorite Sailor Valentines. After the museum we went to find a local place to eat. We found the Lazy Flamingo restaurant. It was decent, but fairly overpriced. Later we found a great coffee joint Sanibel Bean that also served sandwiches and it was very kid friendly. We will go there next time for lunch when we on the island. We headed to Lighthouse Beach to go shelling. We didn't find anything too exotic, but Violet did pack up a container of shell, flowers and sand to make her very own Mermaid Village back at the house. She played with that the entire week!

Friday, March 25, 2011

This Moment (inspired by Soulemama)

     A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Florida Warm Up Part One

   Wow! What a great time we had. We spent the majority of our time in Ft.Meyers. Our family has a home there with a beautiful pool and hot tub. The house is also about 20 minutes from Sanibel Island, which is one of my favorite places in Florida. Another treasure there is a local shop that sells the best Orange Juice. There is even a sampling station. We drank it nearly everyday. We did so much on this trip, that I will be blogging about it over the next few days. Enjoy! We sure did!

Friday, March 11, 2011


     We are away for a week. We are at the Ocean, nice and warm. Right where we need to be right now. Away from the everyday, a little break from the Cold Northeast....we are so Thankful. See you in a week!

Monday, March 7, 2011


  My friend Nina made this super fun contraption for my duoflex vintage camera. I can finally play around with Through the Viewfinder Photography. I am really excited. Here are my first few shots:

Friday, March 4, 2011

This Moment (inspired by Soulemama )

      A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

8 months old

   My little babe is 8 months old today! She is getting cuter and cuter and her personality is now really coming out. She is fearless and brave, but cuddly and sweet. She is getting 3 more teeth and is so so so close to crawling. She is still nursing and co-sleeping, but she is now having sometime in her crib as well. She has been trying lots of new foods, pears, mango, oatmeal, peas, carrots, peaches...she does not like green beans. She is growing so fast, but I am trying to be so present and remember to slow down and enjoy this special time. Vintage is wearing a thrifted vintage dress, a handmade crocheted sweater from our sweet neighbor, trumpette tights and her cross from her Christening. I will do a separate post on her Christening Day, I am still going through all the photos. Happy Wednesday!


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