Our super hard working son Alex’s first July Fourth off in 13 years, since he began working in restaurants at 13 years old. Happiest of weekends spending it with my Family ❤
Photos and video from Liv and Alex
The snowy white blossoms of one of North America’s most beautiful native trees, the Catalpa, is in full bloom at the Sargent House Museum. Beautiful for its orchid-like flowers, dangling bean pods, and ginormous heart-shaped leaves, hummingbirds also love to drink nectar from the blossoms
Wow, this weather has been wonderful. Love living near the beach.
Mysterious Lives: Art of Winslow Wilson/Pico Miran at Rockport Art Association closing July 8, 2019
Also on view
Second Summer Show through July 15, 2019
Featuring works by RAA&M Artist Members whose work reflects a broad range of artistic styles and mediums. Paintings and Sculpture.
The Farmers Market in Magnolia is getting better and better. Have breakfast at Sherry’s Corner Café and stroll through the Farmers Market.
We woke up at 3:00 a.m. yesterday morning to begin Thatcher’s birthday trip by catching a 6:00 am flight on Alaska Air. With a 6 hour flight to Seattle, a pit stop at the car rental company (where they upgraded us to a sweet Jeep at no cost for the birthday boy), a ferry ride from Mukilteo to Whidbey Island, and then a BEAUTIFUL ride up the length of the island…with some stops at Deception Pass, the Cap Sante Marina, and the seaport town of Anacortes…. our vacation has already been amazing. I surprised Thatch with a trip to the San Juan Islands north of Seattle as a birthday gift back in May….for lots of different reasons (which you can read about here if you’re so inclined). We’ve been eagerly anticipating yesterday ever since!
I am aware that there is a chance that we could actually NOT encounter orcas this week despite looking long and hard for a vacation spot with best likelihood…and while I’ll secretly be devastated….Thatch has already made it all ok by saying, “this vacation has already been so special.” I’ve already seen a side of him that I don’t always get to see at home as we race from rink to rink, lament about homework and laundry, and deal with the day to day blur of activities. The two of us need this time together.
So, while the motivation for booking this special trip was to see orca whales, I’m positive there will be many other gifts along the way.
As I type this he’s looking out our balcony to the islands in the distance with binoculars trying to find whales. Tomorrow (or “today” ….as you’re reading it) we’re off for four days in Friday Harbor….where the real games begin. Fingers crossed.
Happy Independence Day:
I want to thank you again for supporting last year’s Magnolia Road Race. It was a really fun morning and thanks for coming out. Just a reminder that the race is back this year on Saturday Morning, August 24. The kid’s 1K fun run will start at 8:30AM with the 5K following at 9:15AM. You can learn more register for both races at: REGISTER HERE
Fees for the race are discounted through 7/7. All proceeds benefit the Magnolia Library & Community Center. There will be live music and a pancake breakfast, so fun for the entire family.
Magnolia Road Race Director
PS: We are always looking for more volunteers and corporate sponsors. Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in either or both. Thanks!!
Truly a Bambi moment right here on Hesperus Avenue.
Mom on alert.
Run, Bambi, run!
I am the coordinator for the Sidewalk Bazaar this year, and was told that you have helped us get the word out on the dates of the Bazaar.
This years dates are August 1, 2, and 3. Thursday -Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM, Rain or Shine. Please let me know if there is anymore information you need. We are in the process of finalizing the entertainment and can give you more information after July 15th.
Zoning Board and Licensing Board Clerk
City of Gloucester