Saturday, June 2, 2012

Home Sweet Home

It is wonderful to have you stop by tonight. The house is in a mess but the coffee is on, or should I say ready to put on. The Kureig is such a neat little machine. I am going to have to get on the web and find my DD or Kona in this. I have had doughnut shop, but it isn't quite the same.I do love my DD and Kona. Well I just returned from a week at the beach. We go to a beautiful beach between Destin and Panama City, called Seagrove. It is a quiet family oriented beach. This time it was only Dodd, Renda, Olivia, and I. We had such a good time and the weather was beautiful The water was so green.(Thus the Emerald Coast) Greener than I have ever seen it I think. All we did was sit on the beach or by the pool. We ate, rested, and read. I read about 4 books this week. Such fun. I love seafood almost as much as I love prims. However, my family says I am a lobster snob.Imagine that! After having the lobster experience in Maine, I just don't care for lobster anywhere else. I ate crab cakes, shrimp, fish, more shrimp, you get the picture? This is my favorite place to eat in Destin. It is called Dewey Destins. We eat there every chance we get. They have two places. One is on the main highway the other is off the beaten path. It looks like you are turning into a trailer park, but at the end is the best seafood ever!
Here is where the actual cooking is going on.
They are waiting in line to order. It is a boat dock type restaurant and you stand in line to order.Renda, Dodd, and Olivia.
The lines are usually long, no matter when you go. This is an outside view.
This is inside.
I love this place. Can you tell? The fish is caught fresh and served the same day. It just doesn't get an better than
When I go away Dasko goes to Doggy Camp. He must do a lot of activities, because this is how he has spent the day since he got home.
 It is an hour each way to camp, but well worth it. Laura raised and showed rotties and she loves them She is a tiny petite lady, but Dasko does whatever she says,  I love watching her make him heel and walk like a "show dog." He was actually bought to show but didn't get big enough. Any way he and I are glad to be back in our routine. For a while. Another trip is just around the
I haven't had time to do any decorating. I put a few flags up for Memorial day. Nest week I will try to do a bit more. Here is all that is going on for now.

Kind of sad, I can't get into the groove. It will change I promise. I still want to show you some more quilts my Mother and Grandmother made.
There are lots of things I want to do, but you have to stay home to do them, and I haven't been doing
I love the flag and I love buntings. Buntings make me think of New England.
Well its good to be back at Home Sweet Home and I am so glad you came Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: Here are a couple more beach bums.Andrew and Mollie.
 PSS: Country Sampler Photographer Bill Mathews and stylist Gloria Gale are looking for some homes in Tn, NC, SC, or Ga. If you live in those states send Bill some pictures. If you e-mail me I will give you his e-mail address.
PSSS: Congratulations to my daughter in law Renda, for being one of the top Nine teachers in the state of Tennessee. The winner will be announced at a banquet in Nashville in the fall. This is Renda's second time to make the top nine. The first time was for middle school English, and this time it is high school Theatre. We are all proud of you Renda.


  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful time! Great photos!

  2. Welcome home, Betty! I'm glad you had a great time. I love seafood, too! Don't worry about not having time to decorate now. You can do that later, when there is nothing fun to do. Enjoy your trips, while you can. I saw the pictures of Andrew and Mollie on FB. Too cute!

  3. Glad you enjoyed your beach time, Dasko looks like he needs a vacation.

    Decorating will come

  4. Glad you had a great get-away, Betty! Sounds like you had a lot of fun and enjoyed eating seafood! It's always good to leave home for a few days but it sure is good when you get back!! Have a happy Sunday tomorrow. Oh, and Congratulations to your Renda!

  5. It is always fun to get away...but it is also great to get back home. Sounds like you had a fun trip. We had a fun trip to Tennessee.
    Congrats to Renda...what an honor!!

  6. Looks like a great trip! Congratualtions to Renda, that is a great accompliment!

  7. Hi, Betty~ looks like a fun time for all of you~ I bet Dasko smothered you in Doggy kisses~ Pretty flag touches~
    have a great day~

  8. Awesome photos, adorable beach bums, and what an honor for your dil!

  9. Looks like you have a wonderful time at the beach. Such a great honor for your daughter in law.


  10. Good Morning Betty
    Now thats my idea of vacation.
    I am a Maryland girl so I too Love Seafood.
    My son drove down to Md on Memorial Day and bought a bushel of steamed crabs. Awesome!
    I'd love it if you would share the four books you read.
    Always looking for a good read.
    You have a beautiful family .
    Hugs to you

  11. I enjoyed reading about your trip. I felt like I was there with you! :) Your love of seafood is one love we don't share....I don't care for it and Jason is allergic. We found that out the hard way.

    Your home is beautifully prim as always and I know what you have to stay home long enough to accomplish those goals. I'm in the same boat with you there. :)

    Hope you have a great week and glad you enjoyed your trip!

    Oh, I just got a call this morning and my furniture will be here Wednesday morning! :)


  12. Brtty: Cute post! My (Iowa) daughter and family just returned from Destin and Seagrove and just loved it. Said they would return...wonderful, just like you said. I love your house with the bunting on out...someone else might like it enough to buy it! LOL (Wish I could!)
    Have a great week!

  13. Sounds like you all had a great time!! Congrats to Renda--that is SO impressive!! I sure hope Dasko gets caught on sleep before the next trip!!--Jan

  14. What a fun trip Betty. I am an ocean girl at heart. I love seafood too:) I am glad you had a god time, but yes, it is good to get home. Your doggie looks pooped. I bet he had fun. Your patriotic displays are coming along. Love the old flad design. -Steph-

  15. Hi Betty,
    What a fun trip! My hubby and I used to live in Florida. Used to go to Destin and Panana City all the time. Isn't it funny that when we lived there we laughed at the Northern "snow birds" and now we are part of them. Looks like you had a wonderful time and I know Dasko is SO happy to have you home. Have a great day.....

  16. I am glad that you had such a fun trip. I love going to the beach. We used to go there all the time when our kids were still home. We have not been there since. We need to go again.
    We just got home last night from visiting our kids in Utah. It is good to be home but I miss them already. I wish we all lived close to one another.

    Get rested.... and I will pop in through your back door for another visit soon. Hugs, Lura


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