Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I'm in LOVE

Last week we took a day trip to Maine and New Hampshire since we live relatively close to both of them. And let's just say, I fell completely in love with Maine!!! And New Hampshire isn't chopped liver either. We just went to the bottom of Maine, it's about 2 hours away from where we live, so it was a doable drive with Oliver. Over all he did a great job, there were some sketchy moments in the car when all was not well, but they passed and we enjoyed the beauties of the seaside. We went to we went to several coastal towns in Maine and it was simply one of the most beautiful places either of us has been. We just loved it. All the rocky beaches and lovely homes. They were exactly what you would picture some New England towns to look like. I asked Zack if he could commute to school from Maine, but he said no. Oh well, I guess we will just have to go back and visit. We also went to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It was a really fun town too. It has a lot of shipyards in their port which makes it kind of interesting. (Especially to Oliver!) And we ate at a really good Mexican restaurant there. YUM. Anyway, it was a great trip, and we would love to take any visitors there should they come to visit us. HINT HINT!! Enjoy the pics....

This is the most photographed lighthouse in the United States. Yeah, that's right, we went there, and you should too! So come and visit.

On our walk to the beach in Kennebunkport, it was really fun to see all the marshes and homes.

The sandy beaches at Kennebunkport. The sand was super soft! And the water was really cold!

I think this was Oliver's favorite part of the trip, the lollipop Zack bought him!

The beaches in York, a little more crowded, but pretty.
Nubble Light just outside of York. It was really pretty. Too bad Oliver had fallen asleep in the car, so we couldn't really spend a lot of time there.
This isn't actually where we ate, but we did eat at a lobster place in Maine.
And this is the lobster we ate!!
Oliver loved the ships in Portsmouth and the place we ate, was outside right on the port. It was so fun to watch Oliver ooohhh and ahhhh over the boats.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Zack the Scouter

I'm pretty sure this is how Zack appears out on the mountain tops of Massachusetts today. I can picture it now, Lady Liberty's got his back! He is on a scout camp today much to his dislike. Well he doesn't dislike the scouts themselves, just the act of camping and "scouting" as it were. His Young Men are attempting to do a 50 miler involving hiking, biking, and whitewater rafting. Sound fun? Unfortunately it has been pouring rain on them. Poor guys. Just the fact that Zack is at a scout camp is a big deal for him. His idea of roughing it involves a dumpy motel near a forest. Not really scouting material, but he's trying. He isn't actually staying with them except one night and then to follow them in a car while they ride their bikes tomorrow, in case something happens and they need help. I'm sure there will be horror stories to tell when he returns. That's my man!! Hope he has fun! What I wouldn't give to be a fly on the tent wall! he, he, he :)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Reading in bed with Grandpa

Not only did Oliver get up every morning with my Mom while in Utah, but often he got to read books before going to bed with my Dad which Oli loved!! Talk about the royal treatment as parents!! Sleeping in everyday for 2 months!! Heavenly! Oliver had a blast! Sorry I got you in your PJ's Dad!

Catching Up the Blog

WE'RE BACK!!! (Okay so this picture isn't really us coming back since we flew, but seriously it felt like we had that much luggage at the airport! Good thing the person picking us up had a mini van because it was FULL!!) So I know, I know, it's been a while since I've posted anything on our blog. This is largely due to the fact that we were in Utah for 2 months. Yes 2 months, visiting family and just getting out of Craziville for awhile. It was a much needed break and we really enjoyed it. I could have been blogging all a long there, but instead I sort of went on a computer hiatus and just relaxed and thought I could catch up when I got home. But then we got home and I didn't really feel like doing anything on the computer for awhile, and then I did, but I couldn't get the computer to download all our pictures from Utah, so then I thought that it wouldn't be as good to tell about what we did in Utah without the pictures.....so here we are. I will just have to do some catching up. So bear in mind that when you read most my posts in the next few days it will sort of be in flashback fashion.
As for being home in Craziville? Well it's still Craziville. In true Craziville fashion we went to pick up our cars the night we got home (we had parked them at our Bishop's house to keep them off the streets for 2 months) and the Toyota wouldn't start. Dead battery. UGH.....which then took us 4 trips to their house to finally get a new one installed. Two trips were just dumb, and 2 trips were us just being dumb and forgetting things like tools to get the old battery out and the new one in. Duh. But finally today the Toyota is up and running again with it's new battery! Now Zack said it's making a funny noise. Cars. It's always something.

We also have an endless construction going on right outside our house. I mean right outside our house. It's been going on since the day we got home and there is no end in sight. Zack actually heard one of the workers say this morning that they just wanted to give up on the project and just let it sit there. Not a good sign that they will be leaving anytime soon. So from 7am to 5pm we have our trusty workers beeping and pounding away out there. Luckily Oliver has been able to sleep through it all. Thank goodness. And actually Oliver has been in his own little boy heaven because anytime during the day he can look out our windows and see dumptrucks, backhoes, concrete crushers, and whatever else is out there. Plus our own personal policeman. So he has been loving it! He will just sit and watch them sometimes, it's pretty cute.
Otherwise, not much else going on here for us. Just getting back into the old routine. It's been exactly a year since we moved to Craziville, MA and I can't really say it's been a good year, but it's been an interesting year. I'm just hoping it will get better and not worse in year #2 here. At least fewer car related incidents! Here's to hoping!!