Cape Cod In The Winter

January 8, 2009

I finally finished "fixing up" the pictures from our stroll down the beaches of Cape Cod. It was a very cold, wintery day, I think my family thought I was half nuts, for wanting to go, but they appeased me!!

The wind was so wild that Sarah never left the comforts of Daddy's arms. Nick on the other hand was loving life as he ran up and down the beach with Rudy.

The day was very overcast and hazy, so the pictures are not the brightest or most colorful, but I think they really depict the kind of day that it was.

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Snuggling in close to Daddy, so he could shield her from the wind. I love how her little face is just peeking out of her hood!!

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Nick in search of some snow

IMG_8396 Sarah and Pat checking out all the sea gulls looking for food in the water.

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Nick with a snowball in hand getting ready to throw, with Rudy by his side. Guess who he was aiming at??? Yes, Me....the annoying Mom with camera in hand!!

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Where else would you find lobster traps decorated for Christmas....I thought it looked so cute!

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Look at this house....this was taken from the beach...it was located on the other side of the inlet....it was gorgeous!! This shot doesn't even do it justice......how I would love to spend a summer in that house.......


To me Cape Cod is such a beautiful place.....there is something about it...the incredible views, the ocean air, the people, the food.......it is just a different way of life.....and something about it seems so appealing. Maybe because it is so opposite of where we live......one day I hope that we have a place to call home there.....or at least, "summer home"......It is a dream that both Pat and I have.


I am so glad that we made the trip over the holidays. We really enjoyed the time we had with our family and we can't wait to go back. Hopefully we will be heading up for Easter.....at least all the snow should be gone by then!!

63 comments:

Jboo said...

Your photos are lovely!! I think overcast or cloudy days are perfect for picture-taking!! Sarah looks so cute with Pat and Nick -- wow -- so grown up. Hope he didn't hit you with that snowball! So glad you were able to spend time there over the holidays! You get that house some summer and the Nebraska bloggers will be there!! :)
Janet

P.S. Wow -- am so excited that I am first!! :)

Sharie said...

OMG just gorgeous! Brr...but what fun;)

Kam said...

Love those pics my friend! And your new blog look is fabulous! Made me cold just looking at it! ha! What a great trip...snow at the beach. I just can't even imagine! Hey I noticed that Red Sox hat on Nick...my cousin played for them the last two years. He got traded to the Pirates at the end of this season...we were all very sad. The Sox are way cooler if you ask me...but then again...it is PA! Maybe ya'll could go to a Pirates game! ha!

Sandy Toes said...

Well, first I must say I love your new look on your blog..it is just wonderful! The quote about "angels" is perfect!!!

Beautiful pictures! I love Cape Cod..ever been to Nantucket?it's dreamy!
-sandy toe

Sharie said...

Lisa - I forgot to comment about your beautiful new blog design. I can only imagine how your home is decorated by how your blog is:)

Gail said...

Stunning pics Lisa. It looked cold there, but just beautiful. Love the one of Pat with Sarah and the decorated lobster trap. I also think overcast days are great for taking pics.

P.S. How do you get your photos to post so large in size on your blog? :) Hope that's not a silly question.

Missy said...

The blogover is amazing, Lisa! I think it is PERFECT!

I love these pics. It looks like a perfect winter day. The ones of Sarah snuggled up with Pat are precious. And Nick, well, you know I think he is just a DOLL!

Love ya, girly!

Michelle said...

What an adorable picture of Sarah and Pat, all snuggled to stay warm while Mommy drags them to the freezing beach. (just kidding!) And yes, that home is pretty darn spectacular, but I'm guessing I would lose my kids in there.

BTW, your blogover looks great! I hope you've been able to check a lot off your workload this week. Only 1 more day until weekend!!

Lisa said...

Those are GORGEOUS photo's!! I've never been to Cape Cod, it looks so pretty.

The Christmas lobster cage cracked me up...we don't see many of those in Colorado, ha!!

Your family is just beautiul!!

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

I've never been to the cape before, but now I really want to. It looks so pretty! Your pictures really show the beauty. I love the pretty water, then there's those cute kids too!

I'm glad you had a great time!

Jodee Leader said...

These just might be my favorite winter pictures yet! I almost shiver just looking at the first picture of Pat and Sarah. They both look sooo cold!

That house is fabulous! I think we need to plan a bloggers retreat there!

I love your new look too!

Colleen said...

Beautiful!!!! I'm thinking about you and will type more later.

a Tonggu Momma said...

It looks COLD. Beautiful, but COLD. And the decorated lobster pots? Bring back memories. Sigh.

Carol VR said...

Exactly where is Cape Cod???

Suzie said...

Beautiful photos! Sounds like you had a great time.

I agree with you about the house across the inlet - I would LOVE to spend a summer there. It looks amazing.

I love the new look of your blog :o)

carolinagirl said...

I love your new blog, and your photos are fantastic! How are they so big? I have mine set to "large" when uploading, but they are not as large as yours! Fantastic!

I feel the same way about traveling to the coast of NC...we go to several different beaches in the summer. I always say that if I win the lottery, the VERY FIRST thing that I will buy is my beach house!!!

carolinagirl said...

PS - that house is to die for...how huge was it??? It is amazing.

Meredith Teagarden said...

beautiful family you have, Lisa. that is one GORGEOUS house. I hope to visit Cape cod one day!

Marla said...

Brrrrrrr! Those are beautiful pics though, your family is just stunning. LOL @ the decorated lobster trap.

That house looks AMAZING. And huge. What I wouldn't give for that space!

Marla said...

Ooops, forgot to say I LOVE the new bloggy look!

Patricia/NYC said...

Gorgeous photos!! It looks soooo peaceful there in wintertime!

Your blog looks fab, by the way!

Jennifer said...

These pictures are amazing! You don't need photography class! I love the shot of Nicolas and the first one of Sarah with Pat. She looks so sweet!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE your new blog look :) As soon as I decide what I want, I need to go see her....

Your trip to Cape Cod looks like it was beautiful! So glad you finally made it up there!
Have a good Friday....

Jen

Jennifer said...

Your photos are beautiful. It is so weird to see Nick in winter clothes with a snowball on the BEACH! Cape Cod sounds wonderful. I would love to go there someday.

That house is amazing. Would LOVE to spend a summer there!

Jen

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE the photos..
Looks like you had a Great time even though it was COLD..
Have a Great Weekend..
Hugs girly..

Dawn said...

Love your pictures! Just a bit chilly!!

That house is just beautiful~~I definitely wouldn't want to be the one to clean it, though!~~~~it is so big! Although, with a house that size, I am sure that they have a cleaning lady/maid!

Have a great weekend!

Dawn

Monogramchick said...

Looks like y'all had a great day despite the cold. Your photos are great...as usual! Sarah looks precious in all ivory against her daddy's chest.

Lucy said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip with pictures to match. I love the lobster trap with the red bow too! If you're dreaming of having a house there someday, it will happen! It's all in positive thinking! Have a great weekend!

Casey said...

I love winter days on the beach... gives a whole new perspective. Looks like you all had a lovely (cold) time!! Love the pictures!!

Aspiemom said...

Beautiful pictures, Lisa!

Thank you for your sweet and encouraging comments on my blog. They really do help.

And now my 6AM infusing is about done so I'm going to take my groggy-self back to bed for a little while.

Shelly and Family said...

The photos are just beautiful and I am sure (I know) you guys had such a great time!

BTW...that house is a killer! I so won't mind spending my summer in a house like that!

Shelly and Family said...

BTW....love the blog makeover!

I am so in need of getting one but I don't know where...or should I say whom to get it started...

Amy said...

Your new blog look and pictures are gorgeous! I would love to visit Cape Cod one day too!

And if you ever do get a summer home there...call me.;)

jenbusymom said...

Nice pics Lisa! I would so love to have the same dream, what a gorgeous house!

Briana's Mom said...

Just gorgeous! I would love to visit the Cape one day. It looks amazing.

Love the new look of your blog!

3 Peanuts said...

I love your photos. They are gorgeous! I also love your new blog look:)

Have a great weekend Lisa.

Kim

LaLa said...

WOW....looks so beautiful!! These pictures are perfect.

Love your new profile pic too : )

Sherri said...

I love the new winter theme blog look.

We live 2 blocks from the lake and I have to say I don't think I've ever walked the beach in the winter. You've made me think maybe we should try that one of these days!! I hate being cold though, I'm not as brave as you are! I would be like Sarah, tucked inside my coat!

Kate said...

Love the little blogover!!! These pictures are wonderful...it looks like a winter wonderland...beach style!!!

Happy weekend!!

Okay...had to come back two times to get the word verification right....hessorks to you...may be my fave!

Becki said...

I love your blog and your photography is beautiful! Happy New Year to you and yours. Becki

kerri said...

I love the first photo!!
Glad you had such a great time.
The last photo is just out of this world, wow!!I want to spend the summer there too. ;)
Your blog looks gorgeous, as always. ;)

Belinda said...

Like everyone else here I just love your pictures and your blog. I need to tell my hubby to take me to Cape Cod asap, lol!! It looks so beautiful and so peaceful. I bet you had a great time. What a wonderful way to spend the holidays :)

Cora said...

Great Photos and a beautiful family!
I popped over from Journey to Isabella.
Have a good weekend
Cora
LID 4/25/07

At Home In Georgia said...

OMGosh is it Beautiful!!! That house is a DREAM! One of these days I am going to have to go visit that wonder up there! You are so lucky your family is there. Sure looked cold.

CC said...

Amazing pics. Even though I lived in NE for 8 years, I never have been to Cape Cod! :(

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Wow, such beautiful photos! I just love the one of that house, I gotta admit! I truly hope you and Pat have your dream house there one day! :)
Carrie

OHmommy said...

Oh Lisa... that house is amazing!

What beautiful pictures. Going to a beach in the dead of winter was a great idea. BEAUTIFUL pictures.

Our Complete Family said...

Oh my Lisa~ what great photos that really captured your winter beach time! Looks like Nick had lots of fun running about and Miss Sarah was all snuggly warm, too, and lookin' as cute as ever!
And the dream house across the inlet~ amazing!
xo, Les

Colleen said...

Gorgeous!! How peaceful that must have been being on the beach in the winter. I love the one of Nick running with his doggie.
I look forward to following your journey with your beautiful family.

EllieNat said...

Lisa, I love your new look! I knew you would do something that captured the beauty of your family AND the season. It is wonderful. (I can't wait to see your blog's new look in the spring!)

Your pictures are lovely. (Brrrrrr!!!) I especially like the one of Sarah in her Daddy's arms.

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

These photos are amazing. You have become a wonderfully talented photographer!!!

Sarah and Nick look adorable (cold, but so adorable). I am so glad that your holidays were so wonderful. I pray that 2009 brings new blessing.

WIth love,

Krista

Felicia said...

It looks sooo cold but beautiful. I can totally see why you are drawn to Cape Cod. I love the decorated lobster trap. Looks like you guys had a great time. Wouldn't you love to see the inside of that house?

3 Peanuts said...

Hi Lisa~ I just posted the answer to your question. Thank you for sending it to me. I am so excited about posting decor ideas but afraid that my excitement and passion will burn out or I will run out of ideas.

Kim

The Byrd's Nest said...

These are really beautiful pictures...I have always wanted to visit there myself.

I came to your blog because you seem to comment on all of my favorite families also...I noticed you because you always have very uplifting things to say to everyone. What a sweet spirit you have.

You also have a very beautiful family!!!

Heather said...

Awesome pictures. Looks to me like your family enjoyed their time in the cold.

Drama queens mum said...

Nice pics. I love Cape cod.

jennifer said...

I've been catching up (seems to be the story of my life!) I love all your pictures. They look so great, and I am completely jealous of the workshop you're going to. It is going to be SO much fun.

Love the new look!

Kayce said...

Beautiful pictures! Love that house too!

Jo said...

Lisa,

Wonderful photos ~ The one of your husband holding Sarah with her face peeking out is adorable! Love the lobster trap ~ we have a few decorated around in Mystic. Cape Cod is beautiful any time of the year. We try to stay away when tourist season is in full swing and enjoy it during the down times.

The wintery blog design is perfect for the snowy season.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Jo

OH MY #6 said...

Hi Lisa,

I picked up your BLOG through Gial. I love your pics they are beautiful. Would you mind me adding you to my sidebar?

Lea

Pug Mama said...

GORGEOUS!!!
'cept for he Boston hat! ;0)

Shawnstribe said...

i love your photos, they have captured the beauty of your family and the setting.
xxx
s

Sandy said...

I love the pictures, so beautiful!