Wednesday, June 23, 2010

just around the corner...

Tomorrow is Olivia's last day of school. This weekend we have our first summer renters. To me the summer does not begin when the calendar calls for the season, but when school is out and families come to vacation with us.

Allan and I, well more Allan now that I am on constant Luc duty, have been getting the cottages ready for the summer. We have a new front door, deck that is being repaired--I can't keep track of all the projects. Though one room that will stay in tact is this bathroom in Ebb Tide. From the stone floor to the nautical blue paint, this is a result of Allan's vision. His and hers sinks are a must. It is a luxury to be able to brush your teeth alongside your significant other without having to dodge their spit. Love has its limits.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

summer in a drink

Strawberry/raspberry smoothie

1 cup almond milk

1/2 cup plain or yogurt flavor of choice

4 ice cubes

1/2 banana

1/4 cup frozen or fresh raspberries

3 frozen or fresh strawberries

1 teaspoon honey

Place all the ingredients in blender.

Blend until smooth and creamy.

Makes 16 ounces

Friday, June 4, 2010

luc luc luc!

Sorry for the late posting but we took a few days off from The Four Tides to be at Hoag Hospital (a.k.a The Four Seasons of Hospitals--and thank you to all the nurses, volunteers and doctors who were there for us!) Yes, Luc Sonnett deMontravel Rosen was born on Tuesday. A three hour delivery (in at 10:19 p.m./out at 1:18 a.m.) From the beginning, Luc is just an easy sweet boy.

Even when we arrived home yesterday, I realized we had no place to put him as we ambled about the cottage. However, in a box as big as a park bench, Annette Tatum of House Inc. sent us this gorgeous Moses basket, which he is sleeping in right now.

We are so lucky to have Luc welcomed into a world with so many great friends.