a feat of sand engineering

a couple of weekends ago, mike and i spent a few glorious days on the shores of lake michigan in door county, wisconsin. we stayed in a beach cottage with mike’s nana, parents, and sisters while the fogarty six (his aunt, uncle, and four cousins) stayed in the cottage next door. the four cousins – all girls, ages six and under – certainly kept us busy. along with various other beach toys, the girls had two orange plastic “brick” molds for sand castle building. within minutes of stepping foot on the beach on day one, mike went to work. we built an epic sandle castle, complete with a city wall, moat, and lots of trees. but then, the epic task begain; six-year-old maeve demanded a pyramid as tall as she. for awhile, it seemed like it just wasn’t going to happen – sand was drying on the lower levels and we had some erosion issues – but we did it! a pyramid as tall as a six-year-old; not too shabby!

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About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.
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