Visitors, goodies and beach fun {Snapshot Sunday}

April 6, 2014

Hi guys! Remember me? It’s been a few days…

This week was a pretty easy week to go back to work too. Just 4 days followed by a three day weekend.

Little Shirley went back to the school science lab after spending Spring break with us but came home again for the three day weekend. I have a feeling she’ll be a weekend visitor, every weekend! Ashley considers Shirley her pet and would love nothing better than to keep her. I have to admit, she’s a cutie pie. 🙂


Monday dawned bright and early, a little too early for this morning grump, but the sunrise on the drive to work made up for it big time – just gorgeous!!!


I really, really, really love the way this strawberry edit came out. I used camera+ on my iPhone and the tailfin filter just looks so cool! It is now my lock screen wallpaper!



Tuesday, we managed to steal away for a bit of a Dunkin’Donuts break while we waited for big brother to finish with robotics clubs. It’s always nice to get a little girl time with my two beauties. And the girl behind the counter got an extra tip for being super nice and giving me a new drink when I didn’t like the first one (which she recommended)!


And this little tortilla pizza came about thanks to middle daughter – she’s been wanting to make her own little pizzas and since we had sauce and fresh mozzarella and basil, I threw this baby together and let me tell you – it was delicious!


My throwback Thursday for this week – our little vampire baby! I remember how long it took me to get a good shot of her smiling so you can see those two little teeth poking through. 🙂


Sunset clouds on the way home from dinner Thursday night – I just love a nice cloud show and sunset.


And today – THIS happened. An epic baking fail. I finally decided to bake something from scratch again in honor of my mom’s friends – who are here visiting from Germany – coming to visit for the day and in my sleep-addled, barely one cup of coffee down state, I seem to have forgotten to also flour the pan after greasing it.


I was able to salvage it somewhat and it did taste really good.


We took our visitors to Boston’s on the Beach for a late lunch and let me tell you, the food was yummy. A few of us had the fish tacos and my mom had a lobster roll that was to die for! Little One has been avoiding the camera as much as she can but she couldn’t help  showing me her pearly whites when I asked to take a picture of her and her daddy!


The best part after lunch – the beach… sandy toes, salty water and the warm sun! Who doesn’t love this?

beach fun

Hope you all had a great weekend! And wishing everyone a wonderful week!!!

xoxo, Susi

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  • VanBerry April 6, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Wow, moving to the States was a wise decision considering that beach and those sunrises – and sets! Looks beautiful! Visiting from the DailyDiaries link-up.
    Greetings from a fellow German expat(-to-be) 😉

    • Susi April 6, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      Hi! Thanks for stopping by! Yes, I’m super grateful to my parents for bringing us over here! 🙂

  • Claudia April 6, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Looks and sounds like a fun filled week for you. Again. Oversea’s visitors are always good for that 🙂

    • Susi April 6, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      Yes, yes, they are! Still can’t believe all the goodies we got! 🙂

  • Kerstin @ Auer Life April 6, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    I want some sand between my toes on the beach! Sigh.
    That tortilla pizza looks delicious, I’ll have to try that!

    • Susi April 6, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      The sand between my toes was much needed! And the tortilla pizza is easy and delicious!!! Hope you like it if you give it a go. 🙂

  • Rorybore April 6, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    that strawberry is fantastic!! love the edit – I’ll have to try that app.
    but sunsets and sunrises are my favourites — great captures. I just missed ours tonight and it was fantastic. But I had my own little one in the tub, so I couldn’t dash out of the house.
    Looks a grand time with your visitors!

    • Susi April 7, 2014 at 7:52 am

      We had a nice day with our visitors and I still can’t get over how much stuff they brought back. Just a massive amount! The sunrise this morning looked amazing but I was driving and had my phone in my purse so no picture this morning! I just got the app myself but really like it so far.

  • Kimberly April 9, 2014 at 6:59 am

    See one more reason why I need an iPhone. I have a stupid blackberry and hate it!
    Vampire baby is hilarious. OMG….That is a keeper for sure

    • Susi April 9, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      Isn’t it? 🙂 I still love that shot and the memories.

  • Kate April 10, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Shirley IS gorgeous and I love that strawberry picture! The edit on it makes it look so red, I literally want to devour it right now.

    • Susi April 19, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      I love Shirley, she’s just too cute. We have her here again for the long weekend. 🙂

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