Thanksgiving

I love the idea of Thanksgiving.  Gratitude is I think is actually a power.  It is a force for good, appreciating what you have propels you forward and it is awesome that we have a whole day devoted to Gratitude and Thankfulness!!  We had a really nice time with family– my mom flew out, although […]

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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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A Little Birthday Hike

So my oldest boy turned 13 which makes me the parent of 3 teens!  I’m glad they are all such nice teens!  He chose to have pizza and go on a hike and play video games for his birthday.  He probably would have liked a more advanced, harder hike and a party– so we will […]

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Fall Color is Here!

We decided to take a drive to see the leaves, just in the last week we have gotten tons of color and it is beautiful– everywhere I drive, so, so pretty!!  We got these just stopping along on our drive– that cute church is in Francestown.  Francestown is way cute and all these little town […]

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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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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 New Hampshire Beach

There was a little bit of excitement at the beach when we went this time.  First somebody’s winter coat was stuck in the sand under the water and my son thought it was a body.  We were all relieved to find that it was just a coat.  Then we noticed some people floating on inner […]

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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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Camping at Lake Ossippee — Camp Calumet

I felt so empowered this summer in June, I took my 7 younger kids on a campout to Camp Calumet for 1 night by myself and then my husband and oldest daughter came up the second night.  It was homeschool week at the camp which is a family camp run by the Lutherans.  They run […]

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Girls Trip to Acadia National Park

I got to take my 2 girls on an all girl camping trip to Acadia National Park last week.  It was such a great trip and ended up working out really well.  We knew we wanted to do something outdoorsy and we knew we wanted to do a big hike, sleep in a tent and […]

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