Wednesday, May 19, 2010

signs to come


We have been out of commission for a bit here at The Four Tides. There has been floor staining, painting, gardening--all in preparation for two very large arrivals. Summer is our most busy time. Each weekend we welcome new visitors and say farewell to others. It is a torrent of people on holiday and, even if Allan and I have jobs to report to, vacation mode is infectious.

The other, monumental arrival is the birth of our child. Though The Four Tides may not be quite ready for its newest occupant, we can't wait. Each day we do the most we are able, as well as fulfill the obligations of our real life. Yesterday I was on a photo shoot for a special summer magazine I am helping to produce, and these slices of watermelon from the shoot remind me of the excitement to come.

11 comments:

Draffin Bears said...

Oh what a very exciting time for your family, the arrival of the birth of your child. Wishing you all the very best.
I love the photo of the watermelon, looks so sweet and succulent.

Enjoy the rest of the week
Carolyn

FrenchBlue said...

j,
my mouth is watering! I can taste summer so close as I can hardly wait for four tides newest occupant to arrive soon! I am so sorry not to be in town this weekend:( I will miss not being there...
XO

Simply Mel said...

I was just talking about watermelon today as I described to my sweet little crumb how I can't wait for us to picnic at the beach with cold watermelon slices in our hands!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hello,

I'm stopping by from Lidy's to welcome you to the land of blog.

Wonderful images and stories. I'll be back to see you again.

Lorrie said...

I can hardly wait for summer. And how special it will be for you to enjoy with your new little one.

Noel Solomon said...

It's adorable how the slices of watermelon make you think of your little one and all the excitement to come. You are going to be the best mom!

Xo Noel

Sue said...

I love summer, but even more than summer, I LOVE babies! The fresh smell of a tiny bundle of joy! I've got a new grandson on his way in July, I can hardly wait!

Take care, Sue

FrenchGardenHouse said...

The watermelon looks so great! I am so looking forward to this weekend, and seeing all that is Four Tides. xoxo Lidy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

A baby!!! Yea your having a baby! The kids must be thrilled. I confess, I took a bite of watermelon, but it was in the back, no one will ever see!!

Carol

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

I skipped over to your blog from Lidy's blog {FGH}. Congrats on the new blog and welcome to blogland :-)
Do let us know when baby arrives!

The Feathered Nest said...

What a gorgeous photograph!! I look forward to seeing which magazine you're working on...I just love a wonderful magazine to curl up with. How exciting for you all to be expecting a baby!! I'm sure everything that matters will come together before the little angel's arrival ~ xxoo, Dawn