Thursday, November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving Take Two

 This Thanksgiving for the firs time ever - we hosted.  It was a thrill.  My parents came in to stay with us and we invited our neighbors Ron and Mary to join us for the day.  We are all vaccinated and boostered, and felt that we could pull this off and still keep everyone safe.  We kept it small, but we spent all day making food for our feast.  It was a lot of fun.


Finley really enjoyed helping make everything

Loved setting the table



It was great having Arlington home for almost a week









Saturday, November 20, 2021

Thanksgiving Take One

 We have never had success going to have Thanksgiving with family because we live so far away.  It is such a short holiday and traffic can be an absolute nightmare.  So we have never been able to make it work.

This year, Mat's family came to visit us the weekend before the holiday, so we decided to have Thanksgiving with them a big early.  It was fun to have people to serve with our new kitchen and remodel!




Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Cainan's Birthday Present

 Back in June, Cainan had asked for tickets to one of his favorite You Tube star's shouws - YIAY.  Arlington said she would take him if we got the tickets.  Tonight was that show.  They had a great time.  Arlington drove in from UMass, took Cainan to dinner, they road the subway, went to the show and came back happy.  


Tao is Cainan's middle (given Chinese) name.  Arlington found this place for them to have dinner






Wednesday, November 10, 2021

When you live in New England

 You spend most of the fall blowing the leaves out of your yard.  We live on 4 acres of almost all trees, so it is a constant job.  I had been doing well until last nights wind storm



Saturday, November 6, 2021

New Town Library

 This weekend was the open house for our town's new library.  I have never been so excited for a public building before.  It is GORGEOUS.  Finley and I volutneered for the open house and then spent some time exploring it after.  It is so beautiful and huge inside.  I cannot wait to spend all of my free time there

This was the guest book.  They put an outside on an old dictionary of the blueprint of the library.  Then people could sign anywhere in the dictionary they desired.  It was a great idea
Mat and I made the donor wall
Even the donor wall was a work of art
Finley hanging with some friends
Those windows are the first thing you see when you walk in the front doors.  No picture could ever do their size justice







Monday, November 1, 2021

24 Years

 Today Mat and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary.  We had a nice dinner out at a beautiful restaurant, took a walk, and just spent time together.  

We took a local walk after dinner and this area really made me think of Basel






Saturday, October 16, 2021

Homecoming

 Cainan decided that this year he would like to go to the Homecoming Dance.  It was outdoors and they had to wear masks, but I am glad they had the dance.  The weather was unseasonably warm which was great.  He went with a wonderful group of friends.  Finley elected to go bowling with friends instead