Thursday, February 16, 2012

What I've Been Up To

I mentioned last week that my family was in town, and I had the best time catching up with them after work for dinners and wine. One of the first nights they were here Stephen and I met them out on the beach for wine and cheese at sunset. This time of year, you are allowed to drive on the beach if you have a pass, which makes it really easy to head out for a little impromptu date instead of trudging through the sand out there.


I was having a very not so photogenic day, this one was the only one I could salvage, and in black and white at that;) Don't you hate it when that happens!

I think my parents picture turned out great!


 The sky ended up being very pretty in shades of pink and blue...



I love the reflection on the water in this next one...


Last Wednesday, we continued our adventures outdoors and took the boat to an island here, Shackleford, or as we call it "Shack". It was a chilly day so we bundled up in coats, boots and blankets for the ride over. My Aunt and Uncle's dog Nala joined us for the trip...



My mom and Aunt Pat and Nala, headed for adventure...


When we got to the island, one end was literally covered in thousands of birds. I had never seen it like this before! When they saw us coming, they immediately took off right in our path. It was funny to watch them fly away, it was almost like a scene from Happy Feet, but this was the bird version.


Walking around the island, I felt like I was an explorer in Antarctica, haha! This island is absolutely packed in the summertime, and being the only ones there was really crazy. 


 Wild ponies upon our arrival...






It was so much fun, despite the cold weather...It's always nice to enjoy some outdoors time even if it isn't your ideal warm day. 


I was introduced to Downton Abbey this past week by my parents (and Aunt & Uncle...and even my Grandma!) and after hearing the rave reviews I decided I had to jump on the bandwagon. Lucky for me, my Dad bought season 1 on DVD and let me borrow it. I'm definitely hooked and finished it all on Sunday afternoon. I have to catch up on Season 2 now, so hopefully they will be showing some reruns! Do you watch it?! Seriously, it's so good!! 
I love the clothing, the decor and the interactions. So intriguing.



 



And to wrap things up for the weekend, I made this breakfast that I had mentioned in last week's breakfast post HERE. I thought they were really tasty and came out perfectly! If you have to make breakfast for a large group, it's a great way to get the eggs cooked all at the same time.


Are you still with me? Whew. That was long I hope you aren't bored! I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day and at the very least indulged in some yummy sweets! I know I sure did. Thank you for all of the sweet comments on the last post as well. I think hubby enjoyed the spotlight for the day!
Happy Thursday!! xo.


13 comments:

eas said...

You are so lucky to live close to such an amazing beach. Those horses are amazing!

I've been obsessed with Downton since it started last year. The plot is so intriguing and I need to be there sipping tea with those ladies! Don't you love their clothes? Glad you are watching!

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

That breakfast looks delish! Looks like you had fun with your fam.



XO,

Sam
www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

Courtney B said...

Gorgeous, GORGEOUS pictures of beach and sunset! Once again..... I am wishing I lived near the beach. Or any body of water for that matter :)

CALLIE said...

Uh Uh!! Wild Ponies?? Awesome. Just love all of the beach pictures. So gorg!

Amanda said...

Those beaches look like perfection. And wild ponies? SO freaking cool. Glad you got some QT with your family and went out on a boat in this chilly weather! Happy Thursday

Ashley {styleash} said...

I cannot tell you how jealous I am you got to have a little soiree on the beach! It looks perfect. Glad you had a fun time with your family! xx

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

The beach looks beautiful and that sunset is breath taking! Love that you got to see wild ponies!

you and the hubs look adorable!

Kristin said...

You're like the fifth person who has mentioned how awesome Downton Abbey is! I really must look into it...

P.S. That sunset is to die for. Looks like you guys had an incredible day! I'm a tad bit jealous... ;)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I want to see that show! Beautiful beach shots!

Jackie {York Avenue} said...

Those beach shots are amazing! The pink in the sky is gorgeous, and the wild ponies? Incredible, seriously that was so surprising! I've never seen wild ponies on a beach before, was not expecting that!

Michelle said...

The sky is totally gorg! It looks like you had so much fun! I would be lying if I said I weren't a little jealous!

Carly {a simple affair} said...

Looks like you have been enjoying life quite a bit lately! I will take your "cold" any day :) Actually it was 50 here yesterday so I got to go on a walk outside and loved every second of it. Cannot wait to try that breakfast recipe-looks delish! xo

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

Those sunset pictures are BEAUTIFUL!
Downton Abbey is so good! I'm almost done with the first season :)