Hello Friday!!

newport2Well I have gone and done it again. Went MIA on my Happy Monday Musings. I had every intention of sitting down and writing a post on Monday but it was Halloween and I started day one of the 21-day Clean Gut Cleanse (later on that). I went away for the weekend to Newport Rhode Island with my family and neglected to shop prior to Monday for the cleanse. So grocery shopping and preparing for Halloween to the front stage. But let me slow down and catch you up before another Monday sneaks up on me.newport5First, we took the boys and my in-laws to Newport Rhode Island for a weekend getaway. I had visited a few years ago for a sister’s weekend with my sister Bernadette ansd boy did we have fun.  But aside from me it was everyone else’s first visit. Saturday was a bit windy and cool so I had planned an indoor activity to keep things moving. I found a glass blowing place that teaches you how to blow glass and we made our own ornaments.

My in-laws, Leao and I made the ornaments while the boys watched.newport6We all weren’t sure what to expect but was so pleasantly surprised at how much fun it was. Being a crafter, I knew this would be something we would all remember and have something amazing to look at and remind of our special time.newport4The guy that taught our lesson was really fun and relaxed so that helped set everyone at ease.

newport3We drove around to peek at the mansions (we are saving them for another visit) and then rode along Ocean Drive to “oh and ah” over the amazing views and the enormous homes. We had lunch at Panera because it’s Apollo’s favorite. Then I even researched and found a local comic book store to take Nick to see. He was quite pleased. Then we checked into The Marriott and it didn’t disappoint with the ocean view, modern furnishings and amazing balconies. The boys love staying in hotels so that in itself is always a treat.


We even saw a Halloween costume event for dogs while driving around. I loved the Sherlock Holmes costume!


Overall, it was a wonderful time where we enjoyed each other’s company and explored a few sights in this beautiful place. My in-laws enjoyed themselves and we promised to bring them back in the summer months so they can experience the seasonal offerings like going out on a cruise and walking the Cliff Walks. I am trying to ensure my boys have wonderful memories when they think about their grandparents and this one will definitely get filed in the fun times bank!!newport1I don’t know about you, but I am ready for the weekend! I will do better next week. I’m still reading like crazy and need to put up a review.

Have a blessed weekend!



  1. Lovely Belinda! Newport rarely disappoints!

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