Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Thanksgiving at the Outerbanks

Phoebe and I were able to spend Thanksgiving at the Outerbanks with the whole family!!!  Although it was very cold and very windy, it was beautiful.  I actually thought the cold felt good!  As you can see, Phoebe loved it!!!
Our house had a lookout on the roof!  And the view was amazing!!!!!  I was fascinated with the sky!

Isn't it beautiful!!  You can see the clouds just rolling in!!!

The chairs on the second floor deck looked inviting.  But don't be deceived....it was about 30 degrees and extremely windy when I took this!!!  
Phoebe mustered up enough bravery to climb a couple steps until she stopped!  I think the bravery came from her desire not to have me out of her sight!  LOL!!!  Just look at those eyes.

Like most families, we cooked up a large feast for all of us!  Check out the mashed potatoes!
Holy cow!!  Were they ever good!!!!!  Yeah, that is butter floating on top of them!!!

Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Broccoli Casserole, Turkey, two kinda of dressing, gravy, rolls, cranberries, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie...I think I am still full!

Miss Phoebe after a half cup of turkey.  I do believe the tryptophan had totally kicked in!!!  LOL!!

We made a trip to Bodie Island Lighthouse.  This place was absolutely beautiful!

I was really taken by this place.  It is so full of history.  And the beauty of the lighthouse is just jaw dropping.  It is hard to realize how big it is until you step out of the car.  
If you ever get to the outbanks, I urge you to visit at least one of the lighthouses!!!  



We also visited Oregon Inlet.  I really like that place, too.  It is full of boats and neat little store full of fun fishing stuff and tee shirts.  
Look at that Carolina Blue sky!!!!



The beach at Nags Head (where we were staying) was very pretty and full of things to photograph.






I was in awe of how close this beach house is to the water...it is obvious that it is in the tide at some point!


My nieces on the beach.  I don't know how they can stand the cold in their bare feet, but they were all over it.  Not me!!!!




OK, don't let her cuteness burn your eyes!!  She was having a blast running and sniffing!  Although she wasn't too keen on the water, but she loved the sand and running full speed with now leash holding her back!

Now, I could show more, but I really wanted to share some crochet fun with you!!!  I will preface it with telling you I learned to do fair isle in crochet!!!  And it is so freaking fun!!!!!!

Once I finish up with all my Christmas projects I want to do some more of this!  I have been pinning patterns and  charts of different things I want to try!!  
There are several you tube videos out there to help you out.  I took advantage of a couple, and recommend if you are going to try and do this watch a couple.  It will help out quite a bit!!!

I also cranked out a chunky crochet project because I was in between projects.  It turned out quite cute!
 It is a giant half granny, only it is joined at the ends.  Kinda cool!  I am sure I am not the first to think of this, but I had to give my self credit for being kinda clever to think it up!!!


It is truly an infinity!!!  I used a super large hook, it was fast and satisfying!!!!!

Well, that's about it for now.  Must admit I am tired and need to head to bed.  Morning will be here soon enough!!

Dawn

9 comments:

Kris said...

Fabulous photos! Love the scarves!!!
xo KRIS

Barbara said...

Yum! Food looks great and lovely photos!

Giane said...

Your trip looks totally awesome and your scarves are gorgeous!

Sam I Am...... said...

What a beautiful spot to have Thanksgiving. Your little Phoebe is adorable and yes....she has dreamy eyes...they speak volumes! I have a shorthaired miniature dachsund I rescued and she is the happiest soul I know.
You had time to crochet too? You're amazing and the scarf and cowl are both lovely! Patterns in crochet? that looks complicated but can't wait to see what you do next.

Mereknits said...

Gorgeous photos of your trip, the sky is amazing, everything is so bright and beautiful. Love your crochet projects.
Hugs,
Meredith

Melissa said...

tutorial please??

MrS wiLDaBoUtCoLoR said...

Hello Dawn... What a beautiful place to have a family gathering. Your baby is so adorable too. Ii was wondering what you've been up to. Beautiful scarves indeed. Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Lulu said...

what a beautiful dogie...she is so adorable.

VLW said...

What a great blog--so inspiring! I'm with Melissa on this one: How about a tutorial? Or two? Or three? Or??? I'm trying to get braver about crocheting. Mine's VERY basic.