While on the cape, we spent one of our first evenings taking in the sights (oh, so many sights) at the Barnstable County Fair. All of Cape Cod is in Barnstable County, and the fair itself attracts locals and visitors alike. While there, we were treated to all the usually fair fare: fried dough, candy apples, cotton… Read More “Attention, animals: shhhhhh, please.” – Henry
After over a week away, our little family is re-acclimating to our summer routine at home. As email and Facebook posts keep reminding me, though, our “summer routine” is about to be swapped for another routine to which I’m not quite ready to return. I’m sure I will be when the time comes, but for now,… Read More Home Again
On vacation this week in Osterville. My Mom says, “I don’t know. Is it time for a beer?” Mark says, “It was time some time ago.”
Today, I finally ran again after a few months’ hiatus. It was a little slower than I’m used to running–and a little shorter–and more than a little humbling– but it was good. I’m grateful for my school’s fitness center. The only way I can run is if I hit the treadmill right after school. I’m… Read More Small Victories
When we went back east to visit my family this summer, Mark was only able to get away from work for the weekend. Since Henry and I flew out on Tuesday, I had lots of evening time to myself after Henry turned in at night. The trouble was, he and I were sharing the same… Read More What a grownup does after her toddler goes to bed, A.K.A. “Midnight in Duxbury”
The end of the summer was a blur for our family. Two trips, a return to school and daycare, half marathon training at its mileage peak, home selling and buying (or trying to): we’re all little tuckered out. In early August, we spent a long weekend in Galena, Illinois with Mark’s parents, his brother, Scott,… Read More Whew!
I’ve already allowed myself the enjoyment of mentally planning the eventual party we’ll throw when the Bruins and Blackhawks face off in this year’s Stanley Cup final. Boston, Chicago…who better to host such a celebration? We enjoyed the culmination of the Bruins’ 4-0 sweep of Pittsburgh last night in the best way we could think… Read More Stanley Cup Playoffs: outdoor style