Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hometown Hop: The Ocean

"We are tied to the ocean. When we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or watch - we are going back from whence we came." - John F. Kennedy

Simple photos of the ocean.  That's what I will be sharing this month for the "HomeTown Hop."  I am from the Ocean State after all.  I had originally planned a post on the food particular to my town, but today, the tranquility and beauty of the ocean are what I'm craving.  

For those of you who do not know, I grew up in a small oceanside town in Rhode Island.  It was a wonderful town to spend 18 years, but as I went to college and found a job after college, there was nowhere I could follow my passion in this remote place.    Now, I live a couple of hours away, and unfortunately, I cannot have the same relationship with my family and friends in RI.  

That's why my second family, Mike's family, has been so important to me over the last couple of years.  Please keep them in your prayers, especially his mother who is the strongest, most positive, and kindest person I have ever met.  I have been spending a lot of time with them recently, so please excuse my absence.   

Now for some pure beauty:
 I love Rhode Island sunsets

And a few photos from past beach days:
Mike and I when we first started dating, 3 years ago

Me and two of my college roommates on a summer trip - the one in the middle is actually Mike's sister [Have I ever mentioned that?]

Sandcastles [or turtles] with my best friend growing up

Three pieces of "housekeeping:"
1. If you haven't yet, you should link up this month with HomeTown Hop.  Heather is a great blogger friend, and I look forwarding to following Ashley, too!

2. I'm so excited that I just received my #CaraBox matches for this month.  The theme this month is the first letter of your name, and Kaitlyn matched us all by name.  I will be sending to Mallory and receiving from Megalin "M" boxes.  The encouragement part is what I am most excited about this month, and these ladies seem fantastic!
Cara Box

3. And of course, because it's Wednesday, linking up for Wednesday Walkabout!  I'm sponsoring Jane this month, so definitely make sure you stop by and say hi :) And surprise, my Cara Box partner Mallory is mystery hosting today!!

I hope to be back to blogging more regularly soon, and I hope you all have a nice week!


Megalin said...

Wow, those pictures are super pretty. Now I want to go to Rhode Island!

Jen said...

These pictures are gorgeous!! :) Hope you have a good day!

Heather @ From Here to There said...

What a beautiful place!!! Hope to come visit sometime! Thanks for linking up with us Meg, even if it was a day late, I promise, we don't mind! :) Keeping y'all in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that second picture is breathtaking. My career options are a little limited too for where I live, so I understand the need to move. Would you ever move back if you could?

Kelly said...

Love the pics! Makes me miss home, but at least I still get to be by the sea :)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

WHat a beautiful hometown!

Laura Darling said...

What a gorgeous place to live! I'm jealous!

Unknown said...

I spent a summer in Maine, and I thought the East Coast was so pretty. I don't think I would ever leave the west coast, but RI is also gorgeous!

Jane said...

Gorgeous!! I love this hop! I'm way late on this but I so want to do it. I love finding out more about where my favorite bloggers are from.

Sarah said...

2) I keep meaning to sign up for the Cara Box. Thank you for reminding me! :)

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