Wednesday, July 16, 2014


We've Been Married 10 Years

We found paradise.


 A little lobster and blueberry pie...
you can't leave Maine without 'em.
The sunrise on the first day of summer at the Eastern most point of the United States.
Isn't it so promising?
There is so much goodness ahead.

Martha's Vineyard

 It was a perfect day!
Martha's Vineyard always over delivers for us.

 This is how we roll...
9 kids, 5 adults, 2 trailers, 13 bikes, 17 miles...
a refreshing dip in the ocean, and some bridge jumping.
Anna jumped off the bridge.
In case you were wondering, she is 3 years old!

 So picturesque!
The day ended with pizza and ice cream on the plaza green,
 a ride on the oldest carousel,
and a sunset view on top of the ferry.

Farewell little island.
We will be back.

Patio Please

 You know how after you finish a house project, you swear off all other major projects?

 But then you always get the project bug again.

 So you start on a new project, and then you feel overwhelmed.

 And it turns into a big mess.

But then things start coming into place and you dream about having a fancy party out on your new patio.
I think we will have a ribbon cutting ceremony for this one.

Daniel Becomes a Bear

I am so grateful for Cub Scout leaders!
They have a tough job.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


This is actually the best toy.
They all have to work together.
No one can shoot another person.
I might think differently when the water balloons are gone and they start using rocks.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

All That and a Van of Chix

 A week ago, I, along with 22 friends, ran Ragnar Cape Cod.
I wish it had been longer than 192 miles!

 That picture is legit...can you imagine running by that?!?!?

 And then running over this awesome bridge?!?!?!

We spelled Chix.
We saw chicks.

We are Chix (such confidence)!

 We slept and pottied like this.

We found out what a white minivan can really do
(charge 6 cell phones and run a disco ball at the same time, peel out, DJ a dance party,  and hold way more than the recommended 150lbs on the roof rack)!

 So we ran, and cheered, and laughed, and ate, and ran some more, and took a very refreshing dip in the ocean, and one of us got goosed by a dog, and got lost 987457645 times, and we ran more,...

 ...and then we celebrated!

I love all my Chix!