Friday, July 3, 2015

Our Nantucket Vacation | Part Three | Family + A Little Film

I know, I hardly ever blog, and now three in one week, ALL about Nantucket, this is the last one, thanks for indulging me...

We were lucky enough to be able to find a rental the same week that my brother and his family were going to Nantucket.  My sister in law grew up going to Nantucket every summer because her parents ran an antique business in town that goes back multiple generations.  She still has family on the island and in the antique and basket business.  Her mother taught her how to make traditional handmade Nantucket baskets when she was young. We've used the basket Toni made us almost daily for the last 10 years! :)  Between my brother and I, we have 5 boys, so there is a lot of energy and excitement when we are all together.  We visited each other several times, we hosted them for dinner at "our house" after an afternoon at Sconset beach, we met up in town for the movie festival, played on the Children's Beach and joined them for a day at the Jetties Beach (very cool sandbars and great calm water for swimming!), it was such a treat for the cousins to be able to be together on vacation.

Here are a few pictures...

^^ Charlie + Carter ^^

^^Baby Miles^^

^^At our house after dinner, ice cream was on the line so cooperation was high. :)^^

^^ Crazy Uncle Kevin ^^

^^Can you see his yummy thighs?! Love him!^^

^^ Love him...^^
^^And...Love this one too. So much love!^^

Annnnd, that's a wrap! Thanks for letting me over share!!  I'll end with a little film, though I will warn you, I didn't use my phone much, nor did Jimmy get ANY footage on his, so it's not the greatest, but it does capture a little more than photos alone.   (My next big wish list item is a new camera that also has video capabilities.... Jimmy, if you are taking notes, this is the one I want...Ha. )


  1. Tessa....I have been following along on IG and now here. What a treat and your video was wonderful! I loved seeing everything and would love to hear a what one must do while visiting's on my short list for sure!

    Thanks for taking us along!

  2. I enjoyed reading about your Nantucket vacation and the video....since we live in NJ we should have gotten there by now! It looks beautiful. I enjoy reading your blog...wish you lived closer for a decorating consult!

  3. I have truly enjoyed your vacation in Nantucket. Thanks for allowing us in on the fun!

  4. I have followed your blog for a few years. We live in Lexington and have loved ideas about Cincinatti. Now we are loving looking at your trips to Nantucket as we are planning a trip for our 20th anniversary. Would it be possible to email you outside of this forum in regards to lodging we have viewed online, sail excursions, jeep rental, dining? Thank you! Stacey And Dererk P.

  5. I don't think I've ever commented before, but I really enjoy your blog! Thanks for sharing your vacation films, you've inspired me to start doing the same. If you ever have the time I know I'd love a post on your tips and tricks, maybe other readers would too!
    Have a happy Summer!

  6. Just beautiful! So much love💙💙💦Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love Nantucket and seeing your joy