Friday, June 14, 2013

Food and Father's Day

 I've been experimenting with iced teas, this weeks was hibiscus and raspberry.

 I went to the Cafe on the Corner, I meant to take more pictures but I was wound up in reading an
interesting article. This is the remnants of a green tea mango smoothie.
 This week was Erik and my anniversary, it started out with some lovely flowers that he surprised me
with and then we cooked a meal together. Steak. Asparagus. Loaded potatoes.

My father drove up to Dover and we went to Maine for dinner. Neither of us has ever been to Maine
 so this was a first. We enjoyed wonderful seafood at a place called Warren's.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Everyone wants to know that what they are doing is making an impact one someone somewhere.
I like taking time to browse the interwebs and find these goldmines of hard work and passion.
Here are several blogs that I find to be inspiring and encourage me to keep doing what I'm doing.
I would like to make special note of the Upper Metal Class for having some of the simplest, but most
charming jewelry I've seen. Also the blog, Ring, Have a Banana is doing a great job of capturing the
feeling of summer.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Michael's Graduation

Today was Graduation Day at IYRS, a yacht restoration school in Newport, Rhode Island...and what a beautiful day it was. I was able to soak in the rays, be cooled by the salty wind, and watch my brother graduate from this two year trade school. Nothing seems as wonderful as a life dedicated to working by the ocean. Firstly, I would love to say how grateful I was to see my brother graduate doing something he loves and how proud I am of all he has accomplished. He was completely at home on the docks, overjoyed at all the support of his friend and family that came to see him. The boat he, and a few others, built was beautiful. Congratulations Michael!

 (This is the boat Micheal and the team built.)

 (My family on the dock down by the boat)

(My brother and his roommate before the ceremony)

 (The Graduating IYRS Class of 2013)

I cannot stress how wonderful the day was...watching all the boats the IYRS students worked all year to make launch for the first time.