Friday, August 31, 2012

End Of The Summer Get-Away

My family and I took a little holiday before school starts next week.  We all have been working very hard this summer.  Time for a break for all of us.  We rented a camper an hour away from us on the beach of Lake Michigan.  And I mean ON the beach. 

 Our little camper is on the left side.  

We took several strolls on the beach and stopped to run our hands and toes thru the cool sand.

Saw this sign while my daughters were in the water swimming.
Had a little camper envy when I saw this cutie pie.  Isn't it darling?
Ate several goodies on our little get away....but's a holiday.  Right?
Decided I wanted to learn how to do this someday.   So, I added it to my bucket list.
Saw the pretty red light house and wondered how many boats she helped arrive safely to shore.
 I also took some time to fly a kite!  The wind was perfect and it was so relaxing to just watch her fly up and down and up and down.
Went into town one day and had the best cup of coffee I think I have ever had.  Oh my, do these people know how to do coffee. 
And that was it.  A little get away from our busy lives to reconnect as a family.  It was much needed for all of us.  In a few days, I will have two daughters in high school.  I know you understand when I ask...."How can this be?"  
Have a wonderful Friday friends.  

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tiny Little Pies

Have you seen those super cute mini pies made in canning jars?  Me too!  Aren't they just the sweetest little things?  Adorable with a capital "A."
We were invited to a potluck last night and this is my version.  They are not baked yet in the photo.  My daughter and I were so excited about how they turned out, we forgot to take an after photo.  But, they were just as cute golden brown as they are here, pre baked.  Now the wheels in my head are turning trying to figure out how I can make these at the little cafe.  Pumpkin, peach, cherry, cheesecake, many ways.  Speaking of pumpkin and pecan....are you dreaming of fall like I am already?
Hope your Sunday is lovely!