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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your stories with me as well.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Our Weekend Recap

I really think I should open up a Bed & Breakfast here at the house.  I love having family and/or friends here on the weekends!  This past weekend, Mike's sister and her family came up from Connecticut.  The rain held off for most of the weekend and we had some fabulous sunshine and warm (50 degrees) weather!  We did a lot of sightseeing, introduced the kids to geocaching, found a new local coffee & pastry shop, experienced our first seafood restaurant in Maine, and found a new lighthouse.  And I met Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom.  Her family was visiting Maine and I just happened to run into her and her family at the Portland Head Light.  It was pretty cool to meet a famous blogger!

There's nothing like camping out on the floor with cousins!

Everyone has to experience feeding the seagulls while in Portland.

This picture was taken seconds before a huge wave came up and splashed them!

Uncle Mike with his oldest niece and nephew

Where there's a hill, there will be rollers.

The rocks at Two Lights State Park are the best for watching the crashing waves.

I could have stayed here all day!  Great rocks for climbing with unbelievable views.



Reagan's strength is pretty impressive!

My sister-in-law Tina, me, and their adorable puppy, Ginger!

The kids were great at finding geocaches!

Bonadies family picture at the Portland Head Light

Sharing donuts from The Cookie Jar.  They seriously have the biggest and best donuts I've ever tasted!  And I can't believe my niece is now taller than me!!

We ate at Ken's Seafood on Saturday night.  I'm not a huge seafood fan but their ice cream is super delicious.  Because everyone goes to a seafood restaurant for their ice cream, right?!

Waiting so patiently for pizza at Woody's Brick Oven Pizza in York, Maine.

Humongous and delicious pizza!

Our first time at Nubble Lighthouse

Genovese family picture time!

There were some pretty great climbing rocks there too.

And we found another geocache!

These two loved the tire swing!

I'm so thankful for lots of gorgeous sunshine this weekend!

You know you've walked a whole lot, all day long when you take your boots off and your socks look like this!

Thanks Chuck, Tina, Reagan, Rocco, and Reese for the really fun weekend!  Start the countdown for your June visit!!


  1. Looks like you had a great weekend with Chuck and Tina's family! Guess we better get our summer reservations booked for the Genovese Bed & Breakfast soon before you fill up. You would be an awesome B&B host!!! Love all the pictures!

    1. Can't wait to see you guys!! Our calendar is always open for y'all!!