Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sorry for the Radio Silence

I took a bit of an unexpected vacation. Our trip to Iowa was long, returning home to a flooded basement, was also unexpected. However we survived with little damage. School started back up and life got busy. Hurricanes rocked our world, although we had no damage. New babies were welcomed into our world, while others were lost before their time. Rocky waters washed along our shores and the boat started rocking. I have been sad the past few months. I have taken some time for myself, and more importantly with Max. I stopped sharing our stories with family and friends, I missed our random communications.

So, new goals, not resolutions... Be Happy... Live each day... Make Art, everyday... Love Max.

Now it's time to catch up. The questions, touch on everything we have missed over the last few months? Move on entirely? Start fresh? While I think about how I would like to catch up I will share a recent photo. One of my favorites. I am lucky to share naptimes with this little boy. Everyday is different and for that i am thankful.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Maine in July

 Now that it is August and tomorrow we head out for another adventure I felt I had to go through July's adventures and share.

 July was the same as June, a trip to Maine, however so very different.  This time we headed to Islesboro, a short trip on the ferry and a world of change.  Blue sky, green grass, cool water, and everyone you pass gives you a wave.  It's a slower way to live.

 There aren't too many places to go on the island so we make do with what we have.  One thing we do have is GrandmaNan's enormous garden, I do think she could feed the entire island if they were cut off from society for the summer.   She had a jolly time setting up a scavenger hunt for Lila and Max.  They traveled under bridges, over bridges, looked under plants, and dug holes.  At the end each kid found an picture of an ice cream cone, then we headed to one of the shops on the island, The Dark Harbor Shop, to enjoy our rewards!


 There always seems to be one dark and story day on the island, which is nice and cool.  This time we spent the day with a puzzle, even Max got to help.  He was so excited to find the moon, and actually help make it fit.  Don't tell anyone, but dad kind of helped.

Every other minute was sent down the short walk to the water, where Max played with boats for what seemed like hours.  Mix in a few bike rides, some knitting, and more ice cream and you have summed up our July. 

Tomorrow we head to Iowa to spend time with my family.  maybe I will actually post a photo while we are in the middle of an activity... maybe I'll just enjoy the moments and get back to you!