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GIFT DAY 044 lovemore+fearless valentine’s day

13 Feb

I looked up the best Valentine’s Day movies today and this is what I found from the Washington Times: The List: Best Valentine’s Day movies

They seem so CLASSIC but almost out of time and place.

So I made my own Valentine’s Day Movie List…
(because I’m a GIRL!).
But, FIRST… I want to take you on a walk of our little beach-front neighborhood — and what it looks like today.
We surveyed the damage. Amazing that we still have a porch left once you see what is floating in the marsh… refrigerator anyone?
Justin found our stairs. They were 1/2 mile up the road. Along with someone’s chair.
The wind certainly did some damage too, which was mostly why everyone was without power for so long. Downton Trees?

I’m sure the Open House will be rescheduled for the house that this sign belongs too… hopefully the house is still in shape to sell.

It’s not this one. Which is now condemned, the house is losing a porch and a roof.

The windows didn’t fair so well on this house, along with the porch. The area where this house is located in the neighborhood definitely got hit the hardest. (It’s less than a 1/2 mile from us.)

And, our stair-less beach view. You can see the bolt that sticks out, where the stairs previously attached to the house.

We are lucky this storm wasn’t worse.
In some odd way it’s made the neighbors more friendly, more loving, more willing to pitch in and help.

And that makes me wonder — why can’t we ALWAYS care this much about each other, our neighbors, or our community? Why can’t we always have an abundance of helping hands to go around?


Good thing there is a day devoted to love, right around the corner. Like… tomorrow!

Here are my top Valentine’s Day movies!

  • Sliding Doors
  • Clueless
  • The Notebook

I would love to see yours!

More tomorrow.

{What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day movie? Share on the blog.}

GIFT DAY 043: whew, what a day!

12 Feb

We left the icicles of Westford today to return to our little beach house.

icicles, jamie eslinger, the promise 365, thepromisedaily.com
Who knew the beach could be so exciting in winter?
There have been days of pure gorgeous sunlight bouncing off the waves.There have been amazing sights and sounds, including the swan that frequently visits (I think we should name him!)…To the neighborhood dogs that roam the beach for their daily walk.

The all the HEART ROCKS we’ve been searching for…

There have been snow storms, hurricanes, Nor’easters, and now… a record setting BLIZZARD.

Who knew it would be so fun?
Now that we are back at the house, I am so happy we did NOT stay to watch all the action.I would have been terrified to watch the ocean tear the front stairs off the house.I would have cried myself or wet myself — or both.

As much as I learned last year about being FEARLESS, this is just one activity I didn’t need to participate in — especially since we had a choice.

And, don’t we always? Usually?  Most of the time?Here’s a few before and after shots from the house tonight.
no steps at all  snow doorI’ll share more tomorrow in the daylight.See if you can pick out where the stairs were previously located!More tomorrow.

{Can you see the lack of stairs in this photo?}


GIFT DAY 040: snow day

9 Feb

The storm is now over and we await news on our little seaside town. 

Word online is that everyone is without power in Scituate.
I am constantly monitoring Twitter to get the latest scoop and checking in with televised news.
Hoping everyone is safe and dry.
While we wait, here’s a few pictures from around here:
jamie eslinger snow day 2013Justin made a snow angel.
I braved the cold for a photo.
We woke up to a winterland of sparkly white.
AND… we definitely received an abundance of snow!
The gift of today seems to be that of a storm coming to an end and hope that everyone is safe and warm.
More tomorrow.

{Favorite thing to do on a snow day? Please share in the comments section below…}


GIFT DAY 038: finding nemo. hopefully not.

7 Feb

I’ve been watching the weather report all day.

Along with everyone else in the Northeast bracing for Winter Storm Nemo.

Nemo looks to be a doozy!

But you wouldn’t know it from the ocean today.

sunrise, jamie eslinger, the promise 365, thepromisedaily.com

From the crack of the very first ray of sunlight, it’s been a beautiful day.

Even the mid afternoon sunlight was crisp, clear, and warm.

In fact the water receded so much at low tide that it uncovered all these hidden rocks.

high noon, thepromisedaily.com, jamie eslinger, the promise 365

It has been the CALM before the storm around here.

So we prepared as best we can. Which means we basically:

  • made two trips to the grocery store
  • discussed storm details with neighbors
  • watched TV waiting for the weather report
  • emailed our families
  • bought more water
  • prayed

All this preparation and worry reminds me how much we are not in control of everything (and how hard that is to swallow!).

It also reminds me about how much we ARE in control of too.

Like our dreams. And what we do about making them come true.

More tomorrow (from the center of the storm!).

{Hunker down.}

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