Swim at Sunset

A couple days ago, we decided to go jump in the ocean after a long day of work.  I (Allison) was skeptical of this plan.  Swimming.. in the ocean.. on this cold.. windy.. night?!  Um, I don’t think so.









^^Steve was the first one in!



^^Emily and Caroline going in!



^^ Ivy the Water Dog!


^^Ivy the Anti Water Dog.  (Ahh water!)


^^Don’t they look like they were having the best time ever!?!

^^I had to go in!  Proof – That’s me on the left in the neon!

It felt so refreshing and good for our souls!  We forget that a little thing like that, in the middle/end of a crazy day, can change your whole perspective!   It turned out to be a lovely little adventure.

Spring Beach Campfire

We had the most beautiful weather this past weekend.  It was such sweet relief after a week of gloom.  So, we were left with no choice but to take advantage.  Steve’s family and our friend Tom were out visiting and we thought, “Well, we are on Nantucket – let’s go to the beach!”   We packed up the cars, bundled up and headed out towards Great Point.  It was pretty cold and windy but the sun was shining so we were happy campers. beachfire beachfire2 beachfire3 beachfire4We enjoyed our afternoon Motto!  Tom invented this drink.  It is delicious.  It’s changed my life and I have given up coffee.  I’ve posted about it before. Read the latest news about Motto in the Boston Business Journal!!
beachfire5 beachfire6 The double coat look. beachfire7The sledgehammer toss competition.beachfire8 beachfire9 beachfire10 The spectators.beachfire11Ivy doesn’t want to leave!
beachfire12beachfire13 So happy that we are getting closer to beach weather!  Nantucket, please warm up a bit!!

March Madness

I’m in the middle of March Madness!!  Even though my March Madness has nothing to do with basketball, I feel like I’m playing a basketball game right now.  I’m juggling so many moving parts and trying to fit everything in before that game clock goes off!

March is usually a pretty boring month for me.  The store is closed, the shows are over, Nantucket is quiet and cold and the only thing that keeps me busy are my daily visits to Stop & Shop so I can have some human contact.

This year, my March is pretty dang interesting!!  Steve and I are just back from Amanda and Nick’s ridiculously fun wedding weekend in Miami.  In a couple of days we are off to meet up with the rest of the Ott family in Europe!!

On top of all that there is a lot going on at the store.  We are painting, refinishing the floors and getting things ready for the upcoming season.  I’ve got Julia’s wedding shower to plan.  Plus, I’ve got the cutest little puppy that I need to spoil because I don’t want her to be sad when I leave her for the next couple of weeks.  (Let’s not even talk about it… I’m feeling so guilty!)

Here are some snaps from my first week of March Madness
This was Tuesday.  Yep it snowed again:marchmadnessAnd this was the sunset Tuesday night:
Marchmadness1 The sunset progression:marchmadness2 The beginning stages of my spiffy new floors (they are still going to be gray):Marchmadness3Off to Miami we go!! The hotel: marchmadness4a The beach:marchmadness5marchmadness4The Rehearsal Dinner:
rehearsaldinnerAmanda’s stunning family!  Her brother, (Amanda & Nick), her sisters Erika and Jessie:EpsteinsThe bridesmaids!  We wore Love Shack Fancy Dresses – we will be carrying this style dress at Milly & Grace this season (Photocred: Dani Epstein):bridesmaidsI’m sad to say that I didn’t get very many pictures – I was having way too much fun!!  (The photographer’s pictures are better anyway!) With Mrs. Godfrey and my main squeeze! Amanda&NickweddingMarch, I’m loving this change of pace!  Keep it up! xo