On Island

Plum Island, Massachusetts

Hit the road, hit the beach.  As you can see, Tommy and I have been spending just about every hour outside of work…outside of our house.  Last weekend we cruised down to our family’s cottage on Plum Island for a quick, relaxing beach trip.  Well worth it.  Plum Island is a completely quirky little island […]

birthday boy

Tommy's birthday weekend

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband, Tom. We celebrated right. By the creek. All day. All weekend. An absolutely fabulous weekend of sun and relaxation with the pups only to be interrupted by a delicious dinner at our favorite spot, Bobcat Cafe in Bristol.  In between bites of cake Tom and I hopped down to […]

married: Homegrown Vermont Wedding

Brookfield Vermont wedding

Wedding fairies.  You may not have heard of them.  The term was coined by my mother-in-law, Kathy, when an outpouring of support from her family and the community shocked and surprised her.  Her wedding day was going to happen despite recent events.  My father-in-law, Terry, and Kathy lost their home in the Springfield tornado.  It […]

Brookfield on Broadway

Brookfield on Broadway from Emily McManamy on Vimeo. Lil’ Lauren, my sweet niece, entertained an audience of one (myself) as we listened to bluegrass while her parents tended the garden. Lauren still had energy for some toe tappin’ even after several rocket rides to the moon where she fed the moon people concoctions of ice […]

Bunnies and Bubbles

Take a kid and a bubble blower and you’ve got photo gold.  I didn’t even come up with the idea.  My little niece rolled in for Easter dinner clomping around in her big purple boots with bubbles in hand.  I immediately left to grab my camera.  Why can’t I just stand there and enjoy the […]

Pretty Peaceful Plum Island

Weekend getaway. Yes, please. Last weekend Tom and I broke free from the post-winter doldrums and drove to our family’s beach house on Plum Island. Somehow we managed to plan this on the first warm weekend of the year so we ditched the shoes, packed the sandals and hit the ocean. Well, we looked at […]