November- Fall– Change of Seasons

The fall is so beautiful.  I am learning to love each season, although I have to admit as it is now completely dark by 5, I have felt a little shut in and anxious about the upcoming freezing cold winter.  I make sure everybody gets outside for at least a little bit when the weather […]

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Hike Near Peabody Environmental Center

Since soccer is over, it’s dark by 5 pm and it’s colder out, my boys seems to a lot more energy to burn.  So we went for a hike when the girls got back from classes just before sunset at 3:30 pm.  Leaves have pretty much all fallen which made the path kind of cool. […]

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Ponemah Bog

The little guys wanted to go on a little hike, so we went and checked out Ponemah Bog.  It is really nice and very pretty.  Everyone had a great time.  The 3 yr. old walked the whole way.  The 11 yr. old, wasn’t excited about going, but he had a great time too.  Because it […]

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Eastern Sunrise

We have heard that the sunrises on the East coast are awesome– early, but awesome.  I love the ocean and I love sunsets, so I had to check this out, fortunately the whole gang was game and nobody had school so we took advantage of it– the schools really do know when you are going […]

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Fall Foliage– not quite yet– almost– Laconia, NH

We decided to take a drive up through the White Mountains last Sunday to see the fall colors, we were just a tad too early though.  So we didn’t make it all the way to the Notch, we detoured on over to Laconia to shorten our overall trip by an hour.  The leaves seemed to have […]

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Last Week Before School

Actually, I am not sure what I did this week besides coordinate a million practices and activities.  I really miss the easy days of younger kids and not having to be anywhere at any certain time.  However, it is nice to see what nice people my kids are turning out to be, and it is […]

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Boston Tea Party Museum and the Old South Meeting House

A couple Saturdays ago we took a trip into Boston to experience some history.  The Boston Tea Party Museum turned out to be quite good.  It was worth the high ticket price. First we met in a mock Old South Meeting House, where each person got a card with a person to role play.  They […]

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Seabrook, NH Beach — our favorite – again!

We have tried to make a point of going to the beach about once a week.  This last trip we went at high tide.  We were not used to high tide, the beach goes out a long way at low tide and has just the right size waves for boogie boarding, but it was a […]

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Boston Conservatory Intensive Composition Course

My oldest child was fortunate enough to be accepted into a 2 week intensive high school course for  music composition at the Boston Conservatory.  There were a total of 24 students accepted.  They had to submit 2 written compositions, an essay and a letter of recommendation in order to be considered, and of course be […]

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The White Mountains of New Hampshire

The drive up to the White mountains and the Great Stone Face was really really nice.  The kids want to be sure to return in the autumn. We then walked on over to see the Great Stone Face which actually fell off a couple years ago, unfortunately and sadly for many New Hampshirites. In order […]

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