Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real {End of June}

PRETTY ~ I found this little yellow fellow crawling on me after cleaning up the deck.  I set him on the wooden railing and spent a beautiful, slow minute watching him find his way over the edge and back to the lawn.  My son said he could be poisonous but anything this fuzzy must be harmless...right?

HAPPY ~ We spent the ideal afternoon at the beach this week.  It was perfectly hot outside and I was even able to sit still and page through a magazine while watching the older boys romp in the surf with my little one digging in the sand by my side.  We returned home sandy, tan and properly exhausted. 

FUNNY ~ Lots of chocolate grins around here this week since we made our own pudding pops. We found the easiest recipe in Family Fun Magazine: Whisk together 1 package instant pudding(we used Devil's Food flavor) with 2 cups milk, 1/2 cup cream and 1/2 cup sugar.  Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.  Makes 10 pops. 
REAL ~ One not-so-ideal part of our day at the beach was that the jellyfish were out.  This little guy washed up in front of my chair and at first I thought some woman was missing her silicone breast implant!   Upon closer inspection we realized it was one of the many varieties of jellies swimming with us that day.  Luckily we weren't stung but two other boys were.  They were brave, though, and went back in the water!

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  1. the jellyfish comment is fabulous! Will not look at the beach the same next time:)

  2. I love reading your blog! It's a fun way for me to keep up with all of you! Love the chocolate face!

  3. I was stung by a jellyfish once. It hurt all day! Don't ever want that experience again. Your photo of the jellyfish is great btw.

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  5. Your fuzzy caterpillar picture is GREAT! I laughed OUT LOUD when I read your jellyfish comment. Too funny...thanks for the laughter!

  6. Loved reading this, Misty. I also live near the beach. A day at the beach is so fun for all ages. I loved the pictures. The chocolate smile is precious!

  7. Lovely summer photos! I'm also inclined to believe that fuzzy things must be harmless, especially if they're caterpillars. :-) God bless!

  8. Fun, fun, fun. What a great post, full of life...or, in the case of the jellyfish, a little potential pain. Hope you avoid that. :)

    So glad to get to know you better!

  9. Hi Misty, that yellow caterpillar is beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen a yellow one before. You must live by an ocean in order to experience jelly fish floating up on the shore. I'm a midwesterner girl and don't think I would recognize a jellyfish outside of a tank at the Shedd Aquarium!!

  10. Great photos! Being no where close to a beach I love seeing the ocean pictures. When I first saw that last photo, before I read your caption... I was thinking that exact same thing! lol


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