Well, I guess what it comes down to is that for the past few months, we have been living the dream instead of creating it.
After almost two years of rehabbing our little Kitts cottage, we have finally had the chance to sit back and enjoy it. And share it with friends.
And we've been so busy doing, that we haven't even taken many pictures. In August, our friends Martin and Jenn brought their dogs and spent the afternoon with us. We cooked burgers and had a wonderful picnic on our screened porch and then walked on the beach.
A couple of weeks later, my friend Gilda and her boyfriend Steve came for the day. It was Labor Day weekend, and Steve couldn't believe that there could possibly be a beach in Delaware that wasn't wall-to-wall bodies on the last official summer weekend. But at Kitts, it was business as usual, just us and the gulls and the little shorebirds.
Last Saturday, I had a girls' afternoon with Jenn and another friend, Pam. With no guys there, we ditched the meat and had cheese, crackers, apples, grapes, deviled eggs, potato salad, cookies and pound cake. And of course another walk on the beach, which yielded another float for my ever-growing collection.
But no pictures of any of these outings, which have all been great fun. Doug and I love that others want to share our little jewel with us. We actually gave Gilda and Steve a set of keys so they can come down and enjoy the place by themselves when we're not there. They already took advantage of it and came when Doug and I were in Annapolis for my son's wedding two weeks ago.
So I apologize for the lack of pix, but I've just been having too much fun to remember to get my phone out and capture all of these moments.
But I'll end with a couple of casual shots from the wedding:
Me and Alex a few hours before:
Me and Christine at the wedding:
Me, Christine, and Brian getting the flowers ready for the tables:
Ashleigh and her mom:
The beautiful couple and their "baby," Honey:
Life is good.