Currently thankful for.... Four perfectly working engines, two structurally sounds wings, and a trustworthy flight crew Two enthusiastic chaperones and a lot of families who worked all year to send this group of kids off on a grand adventure A daughter who's willing to venture a few thousand miles out of her comfort zone Digital… Continue reading Bon voyage!
[Ed note: Today's post is written by Hyla, another favorite guest blogger.] Vermont is such a beautiful place, and it’s small enough that I feel comfortable, but big enough and unpopulated enough that I can feel uncramped. My family only owns two acres of land, but we live in a 200-year-old house with ancient beams… Continue reading Where I come from
Second semester's here and you know what that means, right? You guessed it: rehearsals for the annual high school musical have begun! This year's production is "Drood" (or "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"), based on the unfinished Dickens novel. It's written by Rupert Holmes. Yes, THAT Rupert Holmes. Fortunately, this production doesn't include any references… Continue reading Ta-ray- ta-rah! Boom!
I don't know who had the initial idea, H or M: Let's hold a Harrathon, and play all 8 Harry Potter movies back to back over the course of a weekend. So we did. H invited her HP-loving friends, M and I moved the furniture, H and I went grocery shopping, we mixed up a… Continue reading Pause, rewind, replay
Dear Diary, I was on my way from the computer to the poetry shelf to look up a Jane Kenyon poem (because today's her birthday and we need to celebrate with some poems) and, by the time I got to the threshold of the next room, I'd forgotten why I was going. I remembered on… Continue reading Friday diary
H learned yesterday that she got the part she really wanted in this spring's school musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. Introducing....Trix the Aviatrix! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_LWJIiCigI (We'll see you all in May in Thetford for the production, yes?)
Almost every week, this photo project puts a song in my head. This week's song is one that parents with children of a certain age will remember from the movie "Ice Age," which we watched approximately seven billion times when H was small. And which we all loved. And laughed at, especially when Scrat got… Continue reading 52 Photos ~ On my way
They don't play games so much anymore, but, gosh, do they know how to laugh and have a blast. And when the sun goes down, they still play a version of hide and seek called "Sardines", which goes something like this: One person hides. And the group fans out to look for the person. And… Continue reading 52 Photos ~ Childhood games
Our first day of summer vacation and it's a rainy one. I say "our", but it's really just H's summer vacation. I'm horning in on her well-earned time off. Not only that. I'm full of plans. I read somewhere this morning about one of those super creative moms who bought these amazing scrapbook sets for… Continue reading Day one