I am always the last one to embrace a new trend...by the time I am ready to embrace it, it is usually on its way to defunct! I hope that does not prove to be the case now that I am a new member of Facebook! It is kinda funny though that the day that I join the Facebook multitudes is the day that Facebook announces it's upcoming IPO! ...so now that I am joining THEY decide to become part of the Wall Street elite establishment....Hmm ...Everybody better start looking for the next new thing cause now that I have embraced it it is probably doomed!!! I am the 800,000,001 person to join and I have to say I am kind of excited about it! I do have to give all of the credit to my #1 Facebook, business, and life friend Shawnette...who has been taking care of all of Chesapeake Bay Christmas's social networking from the beginning! I was just a backseat driver and we all know what we think about backseat drivers!! She is also the one who actually did all of the setting me up and getting me connected...and we all know it would have never happened if I had had to do it myself! I still do not know quite how to navigate the system...so bear with me! I am now an actual administrator of the CBCC Facebook page so I hope to be contributing 1st hand (not backseat driving!) real soon! So in honor of the Facebook culture, change my status from Cyber-Challenged to Cyber-Hopeful...thanks for following!
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We have come back to Folly Beach S.C. on a spur of the moment whim to collect the oyster shell clusters that we needed to finish the rest of our Oyster Bay Santas. When Shawnette saw that the temps down here were going to be in the upper 60's we made the hard decision :) to load up the car with our buckets and boots and come on down!!! Yesterday we made the mile long trek down the beach with our rolling container tagging behind to gather our shells. It was eerily foggy on the beach taking our our minds to haunted places and to the ghost stories of our youth. It felt like we were walking into a fog that would fold us into it never to be seen again! But we persevered and got to our favorite oyster place and did the shell collector stoop for several hours. We left loaded with mud laden treasures that we will scrub and bleach and shine up to be added proudly to the feet of our Oyster Bay Santa ( the remaining 50) that we were not able to finish in 2011. We love what we do and all of the awesome business trip opportunities we have! Gotta go! Back to the beach for one more oyster haul...and then back home to work .... with Folly beach a fog laden memory begging us to come back again.
My husband and I made a grab at a quick get away this past weekend to start off 2012 on a great note. Our first stop was Annapolis, MD to visit our son who has recently moved there to work for Ducks Unlimited, a wonderful organization dedicated to restoring wetlands and habitat for migratory waterfowl. You can visit their website at http://www.ducks.org/ . It is a worthy choice for a contribution to support conservation efforts for the waterfowl and wetlands restoration around our majestic Chesapeake Bay! Look them up!
Anyway...we arrived in Annapolis and picked up our son from work and took the tour. What an interesting and picturesque city...marinas and boats everywhere! It is definitely a city defined by the water, specifically the Chesapeake Bay. The Blue Crab rules and is served at every eating establishment in a wide variety of delicious ways! As sailing capital of the mid-Atlantic, it is a city that invites you to leave the land and spend some time challenging mother nature out on the open water of the bay or the smaller rivers creeks and coves that snake up into the mainland requiring you to cross multiple bridges(large and small) when traveling any short distance. Downtown is a quaint Main Street that maintains the character and charm of it's historical past. The shopping is amazing, as is the opportunity to eat drink and be merry in cozy cheery red brick surroundings. It seems to be a city of young professionals and college students. Smartly dresesed young people abound along with the polished Naval Acadamy Mids giving the City yet another layer of nautical dimension. You will find no high rises here...only a small feeling neighborhood centered city that invites you to enjoy all of the bounty that the Chesapeake Bay has to offer. We enjoyed our time here with our son...eating, drinking, shopping and admiring a town that has managed to stay small even though it is big... and has kept it connection to the water, the watermen, and the environment alive!
Yes here It is...the first physical evidence of a New Years Resolution! We are back,determined to blog out hearts out in 2012! We will be doing our normal ramblings but will also be keeping you up to date on our show schedules, new designs, website improvements , and all of the worthwhile news and causes we take on!
We want to take this moment to thank all of you for a fabulous 2011 and pledge to you an even more energized and vibrant 2012. Shawnette and I are already totally engaged in our planning, organizing, and visualizing the path and progress of this new year. Join us in welcoming this year of great mystery with the resolution to fill it with happy, productive,and memorable days! Look out 2012 we've got plans for you!
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