Moments that Matter: June 2014 Edition

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Welcome to the 4th edition of our “Moments that Matter” series! In this monthly series, we will give you an up close look at what life on the Chesapeake is all about. Through photos of our adventures, our family, and scenes from the Bay area, we hope to give you a taste of what inspires us (and our food).

June brought us lots of sunshine, warm weather, and the official start of summer! We took full advantage of the changing season and spent as much time as we could outside. There were many pool days, birthday parties, long afternoons running through the sprinkler, popsicles, and lots of time spent with family and friends. Here’s a look back at the wonderful month of June in the Chesapeake Bay region!

Just in case you missed a post, below is a recap of the recipes we shared in June:
Strawberry & Rhubarb Compote
Old Bay Hummus
Sweet Corn & Poblano Summer Chowder
Vanilla Cake with Fresh Strawberries
Peach Cupcakes with Fresh Peach Filling

We loved spending many days in the pool!

We loved spending many days in the pool!

My Lantana was in full bloom- so pretty.

My Lantana was in full bloom- so pretty.

Cold beer + hot steamed crabs = one fantastic month!

Cold beer + hot steamed crabs = one fantastic month!

Sandy toes were part of our daily routine. We had fun looking for treasures on the beach.

Sandy toes were part of our daily routine. We had fun looking for treasures on the beach.

Speaking of beach treasures, look at this tiny  turtle we came across one evening! Only a few inches long.

Speaking of beach treasures, look at this tiny turtle we came across one evening! Only a few inches long.

Father's Day brunch at Bridges on the Kent Narrows.

Father’s Day brunch at Bridges on the Kent Narrows.

I love everything about this picture. My parent's have a huge mimosa tree in their backyard with beautiful fluffy pink blooms. This is my mom chasing our little guy through the yard at his birthday party.

I love everything about this picture. My parent’s have a huge mimosa tree in their backyard with beautiful fluffy pink blooms. This is my mom chasing our little guy through the yard at his birthday party.

While visiting my parents, we also got to check out their new baby chickens! They are huge now!

While visiting my parents, we also got to check out their new baby chickens! They are huge now!

Evening strolls to the marina were a welcome addition to our routine!

Evening strolls to the marina were a welcome addition to our routine!

Candid moment from a family get together. Pure joy!

Candid moment from a family get together. Pure joy!

Sour cherries... so tempting, but oh so tart!

Sour cherries… so tempting, but oh so tart!

Raising boys... what more can I say? This little guys LOVES playing in the mud!

Raising boys… what more can I say? This little guys LOVES playing in the mud!

Ocean City, MD provided us with a wonderful weekend getaway.

Ocean City, MD provided us with a wonderful weekend getaway.

While in Ocean City, Shaun (and some friends & family) went on their annual deep sea fishing trip. You'll see more about that in an upcoming post!

While in Ocean City, Shaun (and some friends & family) went on their annual deep sea fishing trip. You’ll see more about that in an upcoming post!

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About bluecrabmartini

I'm a veggie growing, wine drinking, Maryland mom, with a passion for real food and life by the Chesapeake Bay. Check out my blog: www.bluecrabmartini.com
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6 Responses to Moments that Matter: June 2014 Edition

  1. lulu says:

    A couple of years ago we took our boat down to the Chesapeake and enjoyed exploring the area. It will be fun learning more through your eyes.

  2. The dirt hands photo made this post for me….LOVE! xo

  3. What a lovely collection of photos, Christin! Summertime by the water is the best and that fresh crab and beer is heavenly! Such a lovely family you have 🙂

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