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Rainy Weather & Precious Time with Ma

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My low this week has been the darn weather here on the East Coast. As you may remember from my post last week, my family and I are currently on vacation in Barnstable, Massachusetts visiting my dad, grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins etc. and we had big plans to soak up lots of sunshine on the beach. Unfortunately, the weather has not been the greatest as you can see from the image above taken from my iPhone earlier this week (although I am thinking that I would prefer these temps over the 108 degree weather that has been hitting my hometown of Boise, Idaho – yikes!). Despite the rainy weather, we have made the most of our time thus far and have had lots of quality family time!

So on to my high for the week. I am sure that it is no surprise that the some of the best moments of this week were those spent with my wonderful, loving, and hilarious grandmother (aka “Ma”) – she just celebrated her 91st birthday on June 22nd and is one amazing lady! She is one of those people who has a knack for telling stories (I love when she tells stories about my dad as a child!) and she can seriously make you laugh so hard, you’ll have tears in your eyes. You can check out Ma’s amazing personality on this video here filmed back in 2010 – wow, how time flies!

I have also loved watching my kids enjoy the exact same beach that I used to enjoy as a child. They have spent countless hours digging for clams and mussels, searching for Horseshoe Crabs, building sandcastles, running, swimming, etc. – it has been so awesome and it sure will be hard to return to reality soon!

[h2s_box]Every Wednesday, I share my high(s) and low(s) for the past week and I encourage you to do the same in the comment section below. My high(s) will simply be the best or most exciting thing that happened to me over the last week or so and my low(s) will be something not so great that took place. [/h2s_box]

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Comments 16

  1. Lana

    I am sorry about your wet weather πŸ™ We are in Lexington MA visiting our son and daughter in law and have dry but hot humid weather. Boston today was a real steamy experience! Back home in SC it has been raining since we left so my tomato plants will be happy. Happy Birthday to Ma! Please post a video of that sweet lady! I love seeing her!

    • lj

      I’m in SC too πŸ™‚ Your tomatos may be floating when you get back. But I refuse to be ungrateful for all this rain. Most summers, the yards are brown, we have water restrictions, and gardens have to be watered everyday to produce anything. This year, we have had an abundance of rain πŸ™‚ Thank you, Lord!

  2. Amanda

    We are headed to the cape in a few days…I hope the rainy weather clears up by then!

  3. Suzy

    Treasure your time with your Grandma. Lost mine about a year ago and miss her so.

  4. lily

    Your girl is very cute, your grandmother reminds me my great grandmother, I miss her so much…

  5. Doxie

    My high was going to the beach too! The low…getting my beach bag stolen πŸ™

  6. Janelle

    AWWW I call my grandma “Ma” too!

  7. Danielle

    That looks like a Dennis beach to me.

  8. rebecca S.

    Spending time with family is always great.

    My high is today is my husband and mine’s 1 year wedding anniversary. Thanks to your blog we were able to have a great time celebrating without breaking the bank!!! So thank you for all your hard work.

    The low the past week is getting dental work done yesterday. I hate going to the dentist.

  9. joely

    Hi Collin,
    We are in Yarmouth and the weather has finally turned. Have a great time watching the fireworks off Lewis beach tomorrow or whatever your family decides to do to celebrate the 4th. Enjoy Ma. What an amazing gift to be able to spend time with her and your other family members!

  10. Ashley

    My grandma just turned 71 on June 30th! Happy late birthday Ma! Happy vacation too πŸ™‚

  11. cathy

    Colin, I’m hoping there will be a video with Ma posted very soon!

  12. Katie Dutton

    I didn’t know you were a Mass girl – we are in southern NH but my husband and I both grew up in Mass …weather is suppose to be nice tomorrow.

  13. Wendy Girl

    Hopefully you’ll be here for the remainder of the week- it’s definitely perfect beach weather today! Have fun Colin & Hi Ma! -we love you & Colin & really would like to see a video soon!

  14. tracy

    high today: going shopping later, I always like to get new things πŸ™‚
    low: my cat hasn’t been doing that great. he has feline leukemia and he is only around 3 or 4. we found him as a stray. his symptoms are coming in and he is really skinny. even though he is sick he still purrs and head butts your head. we call him our little guy. I know that we will have to make the tough decision soon. we just had to put down our other cat a few months ago

  15. Kathy

    Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!!

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