Monday, August 21, 2017

The Great American Eclipse

 Two kinds of eclipse viewers and space themed shirts. 
We were totally geeking out over the eclipse today! 
Helping Emma see the eclipse. 
There it is! 
 What an incredible experience today! Here in Massachusetts the the view was 63% obscured which was impressive enough. I cannot even imagine what it would be like to experience totality! The two different viewers were great, though I we all felt that the box-over-the-head one gave the best "picture". We tried the colander technique but didn't have any luck getting that to work (though I think I figured out what we should do differently next time). Good thing we only have to wait until April of 2024 to try it again! Thank you, Mother Nature, for allowing us to have such a gorgeous day for this amazing show! It was simply magical!  xo

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Saturday Night In Hudson

There are only two things that could have made last night even better. One- seeing that dragon balloon fly. Two- seeing all the balloons glowing at the same time!

No matter your age, watching that dragon balloon inflate and rise was truly incredible! As we walked back to the car we were surprised to see the balloon  towering over all the trees. If we didn't have a massive line of people walking behind us I would  have stopped to take a quick picture! It really was the most impressive (and massive) balloon we have ever seen at the balloon festival! xo

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

{This Moment} Clover

{This Moment} A Friday ritual. A single photo (or three) -no words- capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you are inspired to do the same leave a link to your moment in the comments section for all to find and see. Wishing you a weekend full of love and peace. xo

Thursday, August 17, 2017

"They're About To Say 'I Do' "

"Three little letters, two little words. 
It's the simplest part of the day, but there's nothing simple about the things that will remain unsaid. 
"I do" means, I do know that I could be hurt, but I am ready to be healed with you. 
It means I do want to try, even when the fear of failure holds me back and I do not know the future, but I am ready to be surprised along the way. 
And "I do" means I do want your love, 
and I do give you mine,
 and nothing we do will ever be the same, 
because you and I will be doing it all together." 

Here's to the past fifteen years of "I do" and to a lifetime more! I love you, David, and I always will!  xo

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Scenes From Honk Jr.

(Group photo cred: Heather Collette)

All of their hard work over the last two weeks completely paid off in the form of two wonderful performances of Honk Jr! For those who were not able to attend, or who aren't familiar with this play, Honk Jr. is the story of the ugly duckling. For a first foray into summer theater this group of nineteen, and their incredibly talented director, didn't disappoint! It was a lot to learn in a little under two weeks time and they all rose to the challenge beautifully.

Oh, and for those wondering, Grace performed the role of the Mother Swan, with Emma performing as the turkey (who, thankfully, makes it through Thanksgiving)! 

Thank you, Michael, for an amazing two weeks for all of the girls! Grace and Emma are looking forward to the next summer production already! xo