The house was filled with the most beautiful needlepoint creations that Rudder's great-grandmother had made.
We stayed with two very bad dogs...Rudder and his brother Captain Henry. While everyone was preparing dinner they snuck out undetected, took a dip in the ocean and made their way to the boardwalk. Luckily someone spotted them and called to inform us of their whereabouts. It was hard to be mad at those adorable faces.
Dinner was a surf 'n' turf birthday celebration.
After eating dinner we all gathered around the fire...
and enjoyed some drinks and a rather intense game of Taboo. It was girls vs. boys and the girls came out ahead.
Finally it was time for birthday cake! The country couple have their own chickens hence the chicken themed cake from Grauls.
I simply adore the American flag and I am constantly inspired by my surroundings. I love wearing anything with ruffles. I have a special place in my heart for animals and the water. I cherish photography and sculpture. I believe in fate. Summer is my favorite time of year. I like smelling cinnamon buns. I can’t live without back-rubs, online shopping, heating blankets, pink nail polish, plaid and hydrangeas. I get excited before a storm. There should be more random acts of kindness. I love antiques and decorating. I mostly wear flats. Anything seersucker is adorable. I will never get sick of eating tomato mozzarella. The best thing about the beach is outdoor showers and eating candy. All pools should be heated. -EAS