July 24th, 2014
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Today is one of those overcast quiet days. Empty beaches, gentle waves breaking, mild wind. Just about perfect. #beachlife #thesunshack (at Ocean Grove Beaches)

July 23rd, 2014
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Beach Daze
I’m so grateful to have summer days at the beach with BP and the kids. It’s great to get away from our usual lives and just hang at the Sun Shack. There’s so much family time it makes me so happy.
When eBoy and I have just the two of us time, there is nothing that makes my heart soar more than when he reaches his hand out to mine and we walk together to the beach for the afternoon. Or when he grabs my hand in the surf and jumps up and down and holds on as tight as he can. The fact that he’s perfectly capable of (and usually always does) navigate the surf on his own but still chooses to hold my hand reminds me of why I always wanted to be a parent.
I want to enjoy the hand-holds as much as possible. The days of carrying him like a baby are gone. The days of playing 1-2-3 up-out-of-the-water are gone. The days of building sand-castles are almost gone. The days of passing the football and throwing the Frisbee are already upon us.

Beach Daze

I’m so grateful to have summer days at the beach with BP and the kids. It’s great to get away from our usual lives and just hang at the Sun Shack. There’s so much family time it makes me so happy.

When eBoy and I have just the two of us time, there is nothing that makes my heart soar more than when he reaches his hand out to mine and we walk together to the beach for the afternoon. Or when he grabs my hand in the surf and jumps up and down and holds on as tight as he can. The fact that he’s perfectly capable of (and usually always does) navigate the surf on his own but still chooses to hold my hand reminds me of why I always wanted to be a parent.

I want to enjoy the hand-holds as much as possible. The days of carrying him like a baby are gone. The days of playing 1-2-3 up-out-of-the-water are gone. The days of building sand-castles are almost gone. The days of passing the football and throwing the Frisbee are already upon us.

July 23rd, 2014
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#glowinggreensmoothie It’s been just over a year of #GGS for breakfast and it’s been amazing the shift in my overall health. Slamming 64ozs of veggies and fruits is the best way to start the day. Thanks @_KimberlySnyder (at the Sun Shack)

July 22nd, 2014
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Filters can do some scurry shizz. I can go from ageless vampire to squeegee hobo in two clicks of a screen.

I think I know which ones I’ll be using from now on.
July 22nd, 2014
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A bit of morning math before hitting the waves. #summerlessons #eboy #sunshack (at the Sun Shack)

July 20th, 2014
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It’s almost impossible for us to not entertain wherever we are. Last evening, during a break in the culture camp program, we hosted a small cocktail party for some fellow parents and their kids. A dozen or so folks came by and it was a lovely time.

Since I don’t have a decent contact for a florist in the Berkshires, I had to resort to forest foraging and came up with the above. #hottestpartyintheberkshires #vietnamese #culturecamp #cocktails (at Jiminy Peak Ski Resort)

July 19th, 2014
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Meanwhile Miss is strictly hanging with her friends. We will see her on the drive home tomorrow. #culturecamp #vietnamese #missequestrian (at Jiminy Peak Ski Resort)

July 19th, 2014
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All I said was “Show me how much you like this dessert sample”.

I think it’s pretty clear he’s totally loving it.

July 18th, 2014
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eBoy and The Boy waiting for today’s Culture Camp events to start. They had a fun time!

July 17th, 2014
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Throwback Thursday

A year ago we all came to Jiminey Peak for our first culture camp. Today we are back, the kids are thrilled to be here. Miss is off socializing with friends she met last year and eBoy is looking forward to tomorrow and spending the day with his dude gang.

p.s. We spotted the glamorous Busy-Lazy family at the dinner seating.

July 17th, 2014
designingdaddy

Actually, pleasantly acceptable food. #randomrestaurant #roadtrip (at Barnwood Restaurant)

July 16th, 2014
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Mrstu tagged me to find six beautiful photos of just mainly me. All these were taken in the last few months decades (clockwise from top left).

1. I think this is my original pic from my AOL profile when I first signed up.

2. The Designing-Business clan in Las Vegas for Christmas 2007.

3. A few years ago at the Sun Shack.

4. Throwing shade in the 80s.

5. Beachy Casual in the Bahamas 00s.

6. Fashion week 2011.

I tag: electradaddy, cajunmmb, imagooseberry, imfeelingrandy, nomadiclife and mayak46.

* special note to electradaddy: download Picstitch app if you need an app to make your collage! Xoxo.
July 16th, 2014
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Oh damn! Is there an apple tree around here somewhere? (at the Sun Shack)

July 16th, 2014
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This morning is brought to you by eBoy’s treehouse. On an overcast day I’m busy drawing up the plans for his birthday present. Gotta get this done fast! #treehouse #eboy #fun #getittothecontractor

July 15th, 2014
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Today in scary storm pics: while driving back from lunch at a fabulous friends, I stumbled on the scene of a dark swirling storm over the sea while the sun shone directly over us. It reminded me of Kauai when I was a kid.

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From LA to NYC to the Jersey 'burbs. Former playboy gayboy raising two kids, taking care of hubby and home with a dash of sass, a still decent ass, and an oversize wine glass.

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