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When the going gets tough…

The tough escape to the beach 🙂 Late afternoon beach trips are the best.  The hottest part of the day is over, access to the beach is free, the crowds have begun to disperse… it’s a great time to kick back on a blanket and relax. Or to take 699 pictures.  Not that I know […]

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Just beachy

Now that both of my kids are school-age, I find that I appreciate my role as at-home Mom most deeply in the summer.  I’ve gotten used to having them both on schedules and gone for a great portion of the time during the school year, but in the summer?  In the summer, we can drop […]

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In a nutshell

(A rather large nutshell, apparently) Here’s what’s been happening in our Polka Dot Cottage for the last few days: First, we finally took that evening beach trip I’d promised the kids. Various factors had been keeping us from going for the last few weeks, but Wednesday we managed to do it. And Neil was able […]

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