A Week Spent in Wildwood...It's Officially Summer!

We just returned home from our annual summer vacation to Wildwood, NJ.  This year, both Bobby's & my schedule worked out perfectly so that we could both go down the shore together.  We spent most of our week relaxing with our family at a gorgeous condo only 1 block from the beach.  We could watch the sunrise & sunsets over the ocean right from our 3rd floor balcony. 

Our adorable little cousin, Brielle made a special trip to spend the day with us at the beach.  She had so much fun chasing seagulls and playing in the sand with her "Unka Bob & Debbie".  At one point, her adorable little curls were COVERED in sand as she sat on her little princess chair eating ice cream.

Already looking forward to next year for another relaxing week! 

Trip to Longwood Gardens

A few days ago,  I was lucky enough to spend one of the most beautiful days of the year with my mom and dad.  We spent the day at Longwood Gardens, located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.  While there, I had the opportunity to photograph some of the prettiest flowers I have ever seen. 

The Longwood Gardens story began over 100 years ago with a young philanthropist named Pierre du Pont.  He originally purchased the nearly 1,000 acre property in an effort to save the many trees growing on the land.   Over time, he used his fortune to further develop the land with many fountains and green houses to enhance people's experiences while there.  As early as 1914, du Pont was focused on creating Longwood Inc. which would help to manage the property and continue his legacy for many generations to come. 

I  remember frequenting Longwood Gardens all throughout my childhood and was so pleased to revisit it this week.  I am already looking forward to my next visit!