Sunday, July 5, 2009
Fifth of July
We've had a completely relaxing and rejuvenating vacation in Westhampton, thanks to David and Stephanie's amazing hospitality. Sleeping as late as we want in our cozy beds. I've been running when I feel like it, a few laps in the pool, some stretching. I step out my bedroom door onto the deck and catch up on the news on my computer. The boys get to do whatever they want. The refrigerator seems to magically refill with lots of summer food to eat thanks to David and Stephanie's endless trips to Waldbaums.
Yesterday we went to the beach and took a long walk. The beach here never ends. It is truly one of the best beaches in the world. There was a long wait for the cars - the valets seemed seriously to be in one of the dumb and dumber movies. Things were only resolved when David took things in hand in, started grabbing lexus and BMW keys and very kindly told them exactly what to do.
Adam took Noah under his wing and the two of them bonded parallel play style with their laptops. I supervised baking in the kitchen. Matthew and Daniel were enthusiastic apprentices and Ally and Kate found their inner pastry chefs with zip loc bags filled with red, white and blue frosting.
We lazily got ready for dinner, friends poured in with delicious food. The kitchen is perfect for large gatherings of bossy cooks and willing minions. David and Gary masterfully paced the grilling so that there was a constant flow of meat starting with hot dogs, proceding to pork roast, then shrimp, chicken, fish kebobs. We were all stuffed. The fireworks began and we sat on the steps of the pool to watch them over the trees. Just a few short steps back to the kitchen to devour cupcakes and pie. The boys creations were met with approval on all sides.
Now it is time to leave and I am packing up my bags. I am slightly reluctantly taking the reins of my life back into my own hands. Carrying the memory of the week with me, knowing that we are always welcome here and so well taken care of it is easier to start the next step.