Monday, July 31, 2006

Marthas Vineyard 2006

From L. to R: My mom's sis the beautiful Aunt Harriet or Hattie , Sandra the Chappy Martha Stewart, my sister Dee Dee,my adorable mom Babs and the Valgal.

The happy couple at the table are the darling Mardi and Dion

Little girl with dog is our gal pal, traveling bud
and the lead singer of our girl band "Sophia" the Sugar Smith holding Mardi and Dion's "Tiny Elvis" who had the time of his furry life! Sophia's mom Liz and brother Westley spent 2 days with us too!




The beautiful Marie
L to R: Dion, Sandra, Ryan, Taylor and Dee Dee
Dion is a doll, Sandra is awesome and a natural beauty, sisters Taylor and Ryan are funny, happy, darling and a delite and Dee Dee is the best sister you could ever hope for! They had just completed a very long bike ride. Notice I am not in this picture and I am not taking the photo...

Thank You Babs! Without you this trip would never have been possible and would never have gotten off the ground. You are the candle that lights the way and the most gracious and generous hostess. This was the best trip ever!!!

Dee Dee, Harriet, Valerie & Barbara ( notice that I am the tallest and I am 5' 2"!)

A much needed vacation was enjoyed by my family at Marthas Vineyard from July 22-29 2006. My mom, Babs and sister Dee Dee rented a house on Chappaquiddick for 7 days, it had 12 forested acres, it's own private beach and it was built in the late 1600's. They generously invited a group of happy fun loving people and we all had the best time. John could not come, he stayed home and took care of Rat so I was wild and free on the Vineyard, haha. Every body took a ton of pictures because it is beautiful so if you are inclined you may click onto these links and see the beauty, inspiration and fun we enjoyed on Marthas Vineyard.
Dion took these pictures:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hutcho/sets/72157594216710738/

My sister Dee Dee took these pix here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/17325721@N00/ and of course you can click on to my flickr link and see my photos: http://flickr.com/photos/valgalart/sets/72157594217779562/

18 comments:

andrea said...

Thanks for the slice of your holiday, Val. I adore the house in the first photo! Is that where you stayed?

dd said...

Hey Val! I'm finally checking out your blog! I am the worst sister on the planet for not checking earlier, but I love, love, love what you've done with the place!

I love & miss you!

xoxox --dd

Janet said...

Thanks for sharing!I love the little houses!

Bron Smith said...

Thanks for the nice comment, Val. I'm glad you were able to go to Martha's
Vineyard, but I wish you could join us for the trip to Huckleberry Hollow. It turns out our two sons will be coming along. It all happens in a couple weeks. I'll be putting pix of this lovely part of the rain forest on Mrs. T's blog.

Toni said...

thanks for sharing your holiday Val.
How wonderful to be able to spend time with family at a beautiful place such as Martha's Vineyard.

Ginger*:)* said...

This is so very nice. I loved seeing you standing in front of such lovely and inspirational houses. Your holiday is well deserved.

ValGalArt said...

Thanks Andrea, Dion's first shot is of the house. It was beautiful!!! dd it's o.k. i know yer busy and i love u anyway, thanks Janet and Ginger! i lOOOoove those little houses!!!

Sea Angel said...

Hi!
Sorry I've been away for so long. I tried to upgrade my ISP and ended up with no iNet at all. But I'm trying to solve this so I can get back to IF.

Skyline and Sacrifice are awesome. I have new favorites. =)

Clean and Opposites are lovely as always.

Sticky: What can I say? I love it how you take every challenge. I never saw this coming. =D

constance said...

Thanks for sharing! I love to see all the smiles in the photos :)

doodlestreet said...

DOOD!! I'm still on vacation, but had to pop in and check out your vacation photos! W.O.W! What a cool cool cool place! Those houses are so very very cute! I bet you have plenty of pictures for inspiration...what a perfect fit for the art that you create. How much fun.-- And you! You're just a tiny little squirt! :) The beautiful you I knew you would be. I can see that curious artist in those bright eyes! What a really special trip. I'm sure your battery will be charged up for quite some time now. I'm so happy for you that you had this experience.

andrea said...

Val -- just wanted top say thanks for the thought-provoking and interesting comments to my recent posts!

kj said...

val, i know the house on the vineyard. andrea would probably love to know how many similiarly sweet houses there are there.

it's nice to see your family and community.

kj

Caty said...

You are all beautiful!

shawn said...

YayYyY! I really enjoyed seeing your photos! It was as though I was on a mini vacation right there along with you!

tiffinix said...

Oh how fun! It looks like you had a blast! I so want to go there someday!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

ohhhh i want to live in one of those cottages in your photos; I want to paint the interiors in wild colors and sit on the porches with my flowers. And that little girl with the dog is just too cute here on the main page!

Lois said...

Wow, looks like so much fun! I've been spending time with family too. It's great to take a break, and get new inspiration too. Thanks for sharing. p.s. I'm 5'2" too!

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