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HOUSE GUESTS
July 4, 2008, 4:49 pm
Filed under: Feast, Sanity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having a summer house means having house guests.  We love sharing and entertaining at our home.  And this past week has provided us with plenty of occasions to do both.

I can’t believe I have already been here and on vacation for an entire week.  Usually, time starts to fly by after July 4, but this week traveled at light speed.  Maybe it is because we have packed each day with various activities, thrown at least 3 dinner parties and hosted a few guests, one even of the four-legged variety.   

Our guests (Maria, Susie and Stella the ballerina puppy) “checked in” Wednesday.  That night we grilled home made sausage (my Mom brought them down from Dom’s) and peppers and made an absolutely delish penne margherita with the bestest pasta (Pasta Setaro – Torre Annunziata – Napoli) Maria brought us from her store.  It was a fierce meal that we enjoyed with another batch of yummy sangria.    The six of us dined outside in our courtyard and were then joined by an assortment of friends.  The front door just kept opening and before I knew it, we were throwing a party with the music blaring and the sangria flowing.   Stella pooped out earlier than the rest of us, but that’s my Grover right by her side.  I think he was looking for a little action.  

The next morning us girls took a long walk to the water with the two dogs.  This was quite the sight.  Both dogs are under 10 pounds so managed to walk about half of the way and then needed to be carried for the remainder.  I guess my dream of running along the beach with my best furry pal is not going to happen.    

We then took Maria and Susie to the famous Raw Bar for one of Bobby’s enormous lobster rolls (pictured above).   It was a gorgeous day and sitting outside in the sun eating great seafood was a perfect way to spend our afternoon.  What else would be a perfect thing to do?  Shop of course.  And after lunch, that is exactly what we three girlie girls did.  Got to love summer sales and I truly believe a girl can never have enough tank tops or sundresses. Or at least I have said this so many times, I am now starting to believe my own crap.

Maria had to leave us later in the day (she was headed to ACK), but Susie, Mike and I went to the Ridge Club with my folks for their annual 4th (or in this case 3rd) of July BBQ and fireworks.  The skies threatened a storm, but we never got a drop of rain and the fireworks went off without a hitch.  It was a super show.

Today is July 4th and we are doing it all again.  Although tonight we are going to a dinner party at a friend’s house making us the guests and giving me a little independence.

Happy 4th of July to all!    

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You and Mike have a gorgeous home, I loved the time I spent with you both and your mom and dad.
You are a gracious host and made me feel a part of your family…………and, Stella too! xxoo

Comment by mia

Had a wonderful 4th. From 7/2/08 fabulous house
party, great food, wonderful hosts and adorable
pets. Spectacular fireworks on 7/3/08 and wonderful party on the 4th. What more can anyone
ask for except good heath and wonderful relatives
and friends.

Comment by cm




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