Sunday, July 31, 2016

Our Fabulous Fisherman

Yesterday, the crown was passed.  My DH, Jay, has been the "cham-peen" fisherman in the family for many years.  He caught a mail bag, and a snapping turtle off the Floating Bridge in Lynn MA as a kid.  Later, in Wellfleet, on the Cape, with squid for bait, he caught 2 sandsharks and 2 squids.  Amazing, right?

The trophy now goes to our grandson Jake, shown here on the day he got his license and car this month.

Yesterday, he drove alone to our house to celebrate his 17th birthday with fun socks (tigers, zebras, and ice cream cones ~ he LOVES fun socks!) and a check.  While he was here, he treated us to this story:

He was fishing with his other grandfather and two family friends, and fell asleep in the boat with his line in the water.  He woke  up when he realized he had something on the end....a BASS.  The only one that was caught during his annual fishing week.

Later, they were trolling, and he felt a little pull, thinking it was weeds, so he pulled up his line to find on the end of the hook.......... Wait for it...........a CLAM!

We all felt it was only fair to give the honor of fabulous fisherman to Jake, for catching fish while sleeping, and catching a clam with a rod and reel.  I'm sure you'll agree he is worthy!

Thursday, July 28, 2016


Joanne, for her last challenge this month says,

"Today is National Milk Chocolate Day.  Let's make some deeeelish designs showing chocolate in some form or using the color chocolate."

I did both:
Please join us HERE

Sunday, July 24, 2016

May I brag???

Our beautiful granddaughter Erin, most of you know, is at New England Culinary Institute in VT.  Here is her latest creation for her cake class:  The theme is SUMMER ----

She says it's a lemon-raspberry gateau.  Here's a look at it more from the side:

Isn't it the most amazing looking cake?  I think I could eat some of this (or all of it) by myself!!!

It was so gorgeous I just had to share a look at it!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

CCEE1629 Beach

Joanne's all-time favorite place is anywhere there is a beach.  She has challenged us to create a card that honors beaches.

I love the beach too!  Please join us HERE

Thursday, July 14, 2016

CCEE1628 Cows

Tomorrow is National Cow Appreciation Day!!!  And you didn't even know this, I'll bet!

Joanne's challenge says,

"Let's create a card with a cow or two on it.  If you happen not to have cow images, then use another "farm" animal.  Please add a fun sentiment OR make it a get well card."

I chose to make a get well card, using a fun image from Whipper Snapper and some Rusty Pickle paper.

Please join us, linking your card HERE

Thursday, July 7, 2016

CCEE1627 Ice Cream!

Joanne is our hostess for the month of July.  She tells us it is National Ice Cream month.  Our challenge is to celebrate by having some ice cream on our cards.

Please join us by linking your card HERE, and join us again next wee,!