Friday, November 30, 2012


What are the chances that we'll actually win it? It's my color!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Wheel Covers

Gypsy's all tucked in for the winter. It makes me sad. I'll miss traveling with her.  I can't wait to see where she takes us next spring!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

All she wanted for Christmas...

My oldest step-daughter was very specific about what she wanted for Christmas this year - pheasants!  We found her a beautiful trio of Silvers in Naples...

Isabel & Dora

Monday, November 26, 2012

Training Today & Tomorrow

I'm not in the office, but rather at a software training course at a site in Portland. This was the best part of my day - lunch from Anania's! 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Oxford Hills Christmas Parade

I got to be in the parade this year! The girls' gymnastics team needed another banner carrier, so I was recruited. The team did cartwheels for 4 miles. I was just glad they didn't ask me to do that!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Car Lashes?

One of the girls spotted these in a parking lot. What a cute idea!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

The kiddos are busy this morning making napkin swans, I mean turkeys, for our table.  They're gonna look great!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Waterfalls & Mountains

This morning the kiddos asked to walk to their favorite place - the waterfall out behind our house.  It was a beautiful morning to wander through the woods!  We did warn them NOT to get wet though, 'cause that water is freezing cold.  Guess who slipped and got his feet wet?  Dad.
This afternoon my neice came up with her 2 daughters (and dog) to visit us and play around the farm, namely ride Lily.  We also took the girls (and the dogs) for a hike up the Pinnacle, (the mountain we can see from the house) another one of our favorite places. 

What an amazing day!

Saturday, November 17, 2012


For 11 months of the year, my Clivia plants are pretty boring. And then, they do this...

Friday, November 16, 2012

Good Fortune

Today we enjoyed lunch at the Asia Eatery.  This was the fortune that I found inside my cookie.  Considering the fact that I have been many places, and have been busily planning our next trip, I thought it was quite appropriate! 

A few years ago, I posted a photo of this restaurant.  Since then we have eaten here a few times and can definitely recommend the food and the great service.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Me & My Boy

I know the kiddos don't really like their doctor appointments, but I love the one-on-one time that comes from taking one them out of school early and leaving the others to come home on the bus.  He told me at bedtime that he had really enjoyed having so much time to talk to me, which was very heart-warming.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Guaranteed to make you smile!

I was having a rotten day, so my sister-in-law sent me this to cheer me worked like a charm!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Running With My Boyz

It was an unseasonably warm day, so the boys & I went for a 2-mile run around downtown South Paris.  It was fun!  That brick building on the right is the Oxford County Courthouse.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Ready to March

No matter how cold it is, the boys are always happy to march in the West Paris Veterans' Day parade and do their part to honor our military.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Jelly Rolls

This morning's breakfast, made with Auntie M's jelly. There are 5 kiddos in the house. I guess-timate their life expectancy to be about 30 seconds!

Friday, November 9, 2012

White Box

It's always a good morning when I walk into the office & see a box from our favorite bakery, Rising Sun, sitting on the table. Yummy breakfast today!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

First Snow of the Season

This is one of the reasons I don't like winter - I really, really, really hate this machine!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Goofing Around

I can remember when they couldn't wait to be as tall as their great-aunt and would check their height against hers every time they saw they tower over her!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Family Day

Today we met a whole bunch of family at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray.  It was a very, very brisk fall day, but we still had a GREAT day wandering around the park visiting with each other and watching the kids play together.  Why is it that these days always end too soon?

Saturday, November 3, 2012


I was so happy to see my niece from Tennessee today. She's saying "Hi!" to everyone!