Summer Sunday

Sunday, August 30, 2009 |
We have returned {sadly} from our relaxing reprieve to Nantucket. It was everything I had hoped for and more! I'll share a few of our pictures this week. I'm getting our home into "school mode" as we go back next week. I'm returning this year with bitter sweet emotions. I should quickly state that I'm excited to see the students and hear all about their summers. This is more of a personal note. It was such a short summer here in Connecticut. It never seemed to stop raining and we didn't get warm weather until the middle of July. As a result, our beach days were numbered, summer traditions were put on hold, our yard and gardens have taken a huge hit and I'm left feeling cheated. Oh, not to mention my husband was at sea for the better part of spring and summer : (
This afternoon my husband and I are sneaking in one last "summer hurrah" trip to a fairly new vineyard in the area. To add to the fun, we are going to dinner with our good friends. The guys both attended the Naval Academy together {many, many years ago}, we have children the same age and best of all, we all just "click." It doesn't matter what we do or where we go, we always have a great time together. Believe me, there have been a few times when our outing was less than what we expected and some how, we always end up laughing and making the most of a bad situation.
I can't wait to wear my new dress from Skirtin Around. It was one of the many sweet boutiques I found on Nantucket. I'm borrowing the photo from their website so it's a little hard to see but the dress is a lovely green with white chain pattern off set with black. The sleeves are adorable. They are ruffled at the cuff and really make the dress. This dress honestly looks much cuter in person.

{the arms look oddly long}

Hope you're enjoying your last Summer Sunday in August!

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Marcy said...

So glad you had a great time in Nantucket - I'm looking forward to hearing more.

That dress is wonderful! Have a fabulous time with your friends.

Kristin said...

Thank you for finding my blog and leaving such a kind comment. You are precious. Love your blog too and just how you write is so real and just good!!!!!!

Happy Sunday to you my new blog friend,

elliotts said...

Great dress, we have a Skirtin Around store in our town Easton,'s fantastic!

Enjoy your evening.

EntertainingMom said...

I'm glad you had a great time on ACK! I LOVE the dress... something I absolutely would pick out. The summer here was pretty blah, oh well... perhaps next time!

btw, the big green pizza truck does go to your area... there are actually three and they travel the state!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

LOVE the dress!!! It is definitely something I would pick out for cute!!

Hope you had a wonderful time at the vineyard and a fab dinner with your friends!


Laura Trevey said...

Awe... Nantucket is one of my favorite places!! I lived there one summer in my college days!!

Draffin Bears said...

Glad that you had a great time away.
It is always hard coming back and unpacking.
Your new dress is lovely.

Good luck with back to school and enjoy your dinner out and the last days of Summer.


LuLu said...

Darling new dress! Your trip sounded wonderful... it was the fastest summer ever!

jenjen said...

Hi Jo!

Thanks for coming by and saying hi! I hope you had a nice weekend!

I used to live in Connecticut. I miss it very much!


annechovie said...

I hope you had a nice time, Jo! Love your dress. Thanks for your comment - I am from Mi, too!

Nancy said...

Your time in Nantucket sounds lovely! I also love your dress!
We didn't really get away this year and with the weather so bad, I feel as if summer should hang around a bit longer! School starts the 8th-yuk! I think I am worse than the kids!

Deidra said...

Have fun in your cute green dress! Did you buy that basket?

carolinagirl said...

Oh I'm so sorry your warm summer days were cut short. Even though we had many warm beautiful days, I am still lamenting the seasons changing. It was unseasonably cool here today, and it just felt odd! I am not ready for the cold!!!! Good luck going back to school though!

Love the dress!

preppyinnewengland said...

So glad you enjoyed your trip! Looking forward to the posts. That dress is adorable!

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your vacation trip.

I emailed you about the book swap from gmail, but it seems my email is not working properly. Did you get it?

pve design said...

my kind of dress! ( but a little too much rain for me) too ---this summer.

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