Posted by Michelle on Jun 23, 2004 in Michelle
I won a very gorgeous mosaic pedestal in an auction for the Durham Literacy Council and I cruised on over to pick it up today. I had only seen it in the auction stuff and I was BLOWN away with how gorgeous and sturdy it is.
Claudia Kimbrough is the artist who did it.
Taking a photo of it full was hard, so this is the photo from the auction:
Posted by Michelle on Jun 20, 2004 in Jeff, Michelle, Pups & Piggies
We had an incredibly restful week at the beach. The house had some faults (not enough living room furniture and small tv) but was roomy (four bedrooms, three bath, two wrap around decks and a hot tub). It was nice to have two master suites, one on each floor so when our friends arrived, we all felt like we had some privacy.
And this year, we had groceries delivered when we checked in, that was so nice – not fighting Seamark with the hordes on day one was such a gift!
Had some good food – mexican seafood at Don Gatos, chicken and ribs at Jockey’s Ribs, crab and shrimp at Dirty Dicks, fried seafood at Sam and Omies, burgers and shakes at Fatboyz, crab sandwiches at Quagmires and pizza…. and fudge… mmmm.
And of course, I shopped at my two favorite OBX stores. The KDH cooperative where I got some cute candles and ceramics (including a tooth fairy box). Then this great silver store where their business cards are shells, I got some more candles, two great prints, little s&p crab shakers and more stuff. I got shirts and such for the neighbors kids too.
We slept so much and read a lot. Jeff and I spent so much time on the deck, just reading. Watched a few DVDs and Jeff played some xbox. And a new movie theater opened so we went to Day after Tomorrow. Pretty good for a vacation movie.
Bryan and Tammy arrived Monday about 3am. He comes down almost every year and this was our first time meeting Tammy, who was a sweetheart. She and I had a good ole time shopping while Bryan and Jeff launched their traditional Axis and Allies fest – only a short 7 hours this time.
We managed to not get fried this trip nor lose any of the dogs, so thumbs up on that! However, no more queen beds. We just can’t sleep well with two of the dogs in bed in a queen – Jeff is too long and I’m too wide, and the dogs are too wiggly for a queen.
I actually didn’t take a lot of photos this trip – after five straight years at the same beach (and others before that when I was younger) you don’t really do the local shots thing anymore. Plus we had photos taken down on the beach that we’ll get the proofs from in three weeks.
View from the top deck – 100 feet to the beach
Cute Jeff with his shades
Sam trying to find a way out
Buster loves to sleep in the sun
Molly and Buster took over the loveseat
Our friend Bryan and Jeff playing Axis and Allies on my computer – this year’s game was relatively short, only about seven hours
The guys hamming it up to get rid of me and the camera
Bryan and his girlfriend Tammy.
The pink girls, Tammy and I return from our afternoon of shopping (in my defense, didn’t know i was going out for the full day and still have my swimsuit on underneath from my morning in the hot tub plus no makeup)
Jeff looking off into the distance
Bryan swinging Tammy around
Look close, you can see the puppies on the other side of the glass door wanting to get out
For the record… I had Bryan down 21-0 at the half of a UNC-UVA college fball game, I decided to quit so we could get to dinner and just drop the game. In Bryan’s defense, he was used to the Madden control scheme but later I found him practicing for a rematch – one I wouldn’t give him. hee hee