Friday, August 23, 2013


we are home.
in paris!
 and oh what a summer 
we had.
on our last day on the vineyard..
just hours before our ferry..
11 of us sat around a big
table at farm neck country club
(where the president just happened 
to be playing!)
having lunch
and bloody mary's
and talked about our favorite
moments of the summer.
it was so hard to pick one!
there were so many moments.
so many wonderful memories..
not only for the kids..but for me too.
i love being there.

i will look forward to our next summer
on the vineyard.

here are some highlights...

(the one up top is my niece ella 
taking her first jump 
off jaws bridge)

what a great night this was!
my whole family..
except for stephen
who was busy scooping ice cream..
and my niece cameron are the only
ones missing.


hannah getting 
ready to jump.

illumination night in the
campground kicks off 
fair week on the island...
it's so fun to walk through
and see all the cottages 
decked out in lanterns.

one night after dinner
we stopped at the beach
for a quick photo shoot...
the sun was setting and the 
sky was gorgeous.

the day after illumination
the fair begins...
we eat like crazy..
lobster rolls
corn dogs
strawberry shortcakes
and fried dough.

i buy a poster every year.
someday i'll hang them all.

the agricultural fair 
just celebrated 151 years!
we love to visit the animals...
these two baby alpaca's 
were born recently..
salvatore and hugo!

griffy and annie
checking out the goats

our last night.
what a way to go out!

waiting patiently
for the fireworks

saturday we packed it up 
and had our last lunch
and headed to the ferry.
let me just say..
many tears were shed.

we miss you guys..
we miss the island.
we are home now.
and it's always good
to come home.


  1. So glad you had a wonderful summer. I loved all your photos. The illumination night looks absolutely beautiful ~ I would have loved it. Welcome home to Paris to you and your family!

  2. Sounds like a magical summer. Best wishes for fall in Paris.

  3. Your summer vacation was fantastic! And now you are back in Paris! I really do love seeing Paris through your eyes.