Friday, August 30, 2013


I love that Connor and Currier are still close friends even though they haven't been in the same class for years.  Silly sticks together! 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Rya started gymnastics this morning.  Move over Mary Lou Retton!  There's a new sheriff in town.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

Sixteen Years

Married 16 years today; together for 19. Almost 2 decades together and he hasn't wrapped me in plastic and stabbed me to death. I think he might be a keeper!

Newburyport Trip Summer of 2013

We went home to Newburyport for two weeks to celebrate Rebecca's 40th birthday!  

While we were home I arranged a surprise visit from Trent's Air force buddy, Woody and his family.  We haven't seen Woody, Monica and Ashley since we moved from Germany over 15 years ago.  They're retired in Maine now and took a road trip down to say hello.    

It wouldn't be a proper trip home without Crazy Aunt Patsy's Fried Puff Party.

We spent some time with Papa who handed the kids cash and let them have soda, ice cream and cookies!

We cured hangovers on the beach with the girls.  

Currier fell in love!

We went yardsaling with Cheryl.

We had fun playing with our yardsale finds.

We attended a pig-roast at Kristin's house on the lake and I saw friends I haven't seen since high school .

Cheryl and I went to Papa's old house, now turned swanky spa, and got body glow treatments.

We spent a weekend on Cape Cod at my god-mother Helen's house, the Cape Escape.

The kids played in the same lake my brother and I enjoyed growing up.

We spent a lot of time on Hampton Beach watching drunk people get arrested.

We ate Chinese in my old neighborhood in Malden with my Coffee cousins.

It was a vodka-soaked roller coaster ride of AWESOME!

Raising Readers

We curbed some of the summertime boredom with weekly trips to the library. 
By the end of the summer the kids earned reading medals, free tacos and ice cream and a brain full of awesome knowledge and silly things!