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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Skiing with Zachary

Today I took Zach skiing to Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA. We had an AMAZING day! It was roughly 32 degrees. Despite a windchill in the teens in the morning, we were bundled up enough to stay warm. The snow was in great shape and there were only a few people on the entire mountain! He and I spent the majority of the day there and it was just a great time together. He did great! Only his second time out, he was skiing top to bottom (on green circles) on his own, making full turns all the way down. We spent the day laughing, cheering, and just plain enjoying our time together. It was everything a father and son ski day should be! I think it was one of my best days ever!

Check out a couple of the pictures in the album taken with our compact camera...

Friday, December 17, 2010

October 2010

October Pictures!

I love living in New England, but especially in the fall! The colors are so vibrant, the air is just the right amount of "crispness", and there's plenty to do for our family's outdoor adventures. Take a glimpse at how we spent our month of October.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Another fun week!

Chase started soccer this week.  He's having a blast!  Tomorrow will be the first game.

Today Chip had the day off and spent some time alone with Lindsay in the morning, then joined Karen and Zach for a picnic lunch at the park.

 What a beautiful family I've been blessed with!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Retro Pics

I've been scanning some old photos my grandmother gave me.  Most are pictures of my father... from 3 weeks old through about 28 so far.  It's been fun to look through them again and think about what he was like at each stage.  I've scanned about 70 photos so far and have about 90 - 100 left.  Here's a few I scanned last night.  I still need to edit them to clean them up, but I think the images are great!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter in New Jersey!

We've had a great weekend celebrating Christ's resurrection in New Jersey with Chip's family.  We went to the zoo on Friday, the Greentree Church Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, and church today followed by dinner at Aunt Michelle's house.  Mixed in has been riding on Pop Pop's golf cart, coloring eggs, Karen's trips to Starbuck's (essential), and lot's of chocolate!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lindsay's 1st Birthday Cake - video

Unlike her brothers, slow and steady wins the race!

If it won't play above, try this link:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Lindsay's Birthday Weekend

On Saturday, it was close to 70 degrees so we packed a lunch and headed out to for a picnic and hike.  It was a beautiful day!  Chase summed it up well when I asked him if he enjoyed our hike.  He responded:  "It makes me happy inside when we hike in the woods."  Mommy replied, "It makes my heart happy just to hear you say that!"

On Sunday afternoon, we had Lindsay's birthday party.  She had a great time... as you can see!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy Birthday, Lindsay Joy!

I can't believe our little baby is already a year old!  All I did was blink!  Although we always loved the middle name Joy, we had no idea how appropriate it would become!  (Much like Chase's name :)  Lindsay's smile and happy disposition has been a great treasure.  I'm not sure which came first... her constant laughter or the fact that she has 4 other people spending all their time just trying to get her to smile or laugh!  It doesn't matter.  Thank you God for such a sweet little girl!

For those of you keeping score at home, she just had her 1 year Dr. appointment and came in at 90% for both height and weight.  Yup, she's one of ours!  6 teeth:  4 on top, 2 on botom.  And, one of her new favorite places is climbing right INTO the rubbermaid cabinet!

Happy Birthday Linday!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Harvard's Museum of Natural History


On Sunday we had another Open House.  So, while we needed to be out, we headed off to Harvard University's Museum of Natural History.  The museum is over 150 years old and on Sunday's it's free to Mass. residents before noon.  Fortunately, we were able to get in just under the wire!

Although Lindsay wasn't too interested, the boys loved looking at shiny rocks, dinasour bones, stuffed animals and bugs!  What could be better?!  Personal favorites?  They both loved the giant dinosaur (don't ask me it's name), and Chase especially loved the giant turtle (over 6' long from a river bed).

 And here's a couple shots for some special people...
For my brother Rob who loves Pangolins:

And for Grandmom who, well, you know...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A great day skiing

Today we took Chase and Zach out skiing to Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA, about 45 minutes away.  It was our first trip out this winter and Zach's first ski day ever.  It was a high of 44 degrees and the sun was shining.  It was a perfect day!

By the end of the morning, we would go down about 1 turn and Zach would just dive bomb down to us... that was how he was happiest!  Chase started the day a little tentative, but by the end of the morning, he would get off the "magic carpet" and just head down the hill by himself... unconcerned if anyone was with him (although he would check to make sure we were at least watching how fast he was going).  He was able to do multiple turns linked together, keep some speed while still keeping control... he's clearly his father's son when it comes to control!

It was so fun to have both our boys out skiing together... now we can't wait to get that little girl out there!  It was really just a great day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

For Sale: 164 Main Street

Well, our house is on the market!  Wanna buy it?  We're not moving far... in fact, we'd love to stay in Chelmsford if we can.  We're really just trying to take advantage of some timing opportunities to see if we can upsize to accommodate our growing family!  We've been working long days and nights to rearrange everything in the house to appease our interior decorator... in order to entice folks in.  Hopefully all the hard work will pay off.  Well... it's in God's hands... we'll just have to wait and see.

Our first Open House this Sunday!  We'll keep you posted.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

1st day of Pre-school for Zach

Last week marked another momentous event in our lives... Zachary started pre-school. After watching his older brother, Chase, go to pre-school last year and then on to Kindergarten this year, Zachary has been very excited about the idea of school. This summer, we sent the two of them to the pre-school for a two week day camp and Zach could talk of nothing else for weeks! This is now his big chance to take it all in for himself! Despite a somewhat slow and shy entry into the pre-school, and a reluctance to say Hi to the teacher and other kids when he first walked in, Zach quickly warmed up. According to his teacher at the end of the day, Zachary responded to the end of music time with "What's next?" Clearly, he had high expectations for all the fun they were going to have!

Zach attends Star of Bethlehem Christian School (where Chase went) on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Although somewhat pricey (with the cost of tuitions, I don't understand why pre-school teachers don't drive Jags!), we just couldn't bring ourselves to deprive the poor kid any longer. He is clearly our little social butterfly! Since we're starting him in January, there's no outdoor pics... we decided to not torture him or ourselves, and did our photoshoot in the livingroom!