Friday, October 15, 2010

Year in Pictures - Week 4


10/7 - a little out of town shopping.


10/8 - Fryeburg Fair


10/9 - I will never get tired of playing lincoln logs.


10/10 - It was gorgeous tonight. The wind finally died down and we spent a long time playing outside.


10/11 - Pardon the odd reflections -- I took this through our kitchen window. It's impossible to tell how big these turkeys are in this photo but they're huge. We have dozens that circle the house throughout the day. They're our feathered friends that we've watched grow up from little babies earlier this summer. It was so funny when they were young because they'd jump and hop around in the tall grasses to get the grains off the top.


10/12 - a favorite snack


10/13 - steamy lake -- the air was cold this morning but the lake is still warm.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Year in Pictures - Week 3

15: 365

9/30 - Yet another rainy gloomy day. Today the little man sat at the table most of the afternoon making pictures while Eric and I moved furniture around.

16: 365

10/1 - Just a quick errand to run but the view was incredible. I had to pull over to take it in and get a quick snap.


10/2 - The sun was setting and making pretty shadows on the wall... this chair is where I do most of my knitting.


10/3 - Today was a gorgeous fall day. This is Horseshoe Pond in Stow, Maine. We had fun frolicking in the woods... we hiked a little, we explored deep woods back roads, we found new places to canoe. We went back roads all the way in to North Conway, NH to avoid as much traffic as possible ... our route took us up and over Hurricane Mountain -- what a fun road that is.


10/4 - Joe Booker Stew -- (beef stew with dumplings) Here I am testing the dumplings ... they weren't quite done. This stew was phenomenal. I don't know if you can call mine the traditional 'Joe Booker' because I didn't use the salt pork... but it was still great. The leftovers were even better and I put half away (sans dumplings) in the freezer, too.

10/5 - Today I sat at the kitchen table for hours seaming up my new cardigan. The pattern is October Frost by Lisa Lloyd. I was shooting to be done this week so I really pushed it and got it finished. It still needs to block, but over all I'm absolutely thrilled with the end result. FO Photos to come!


10/6 Remember last year when I had woodstove envy? Well then you can probably guess how happy we are that we have a woodstove now! Wow how far we've come in one year. I can't believe that this is the third house we've lived in since that post last year. That's two of the three huge moves we've made since February of 2009. I'm still reminded constantly about all that we've been through in such a short amount of time... I'm very eager for it to all start fading in to the background. We're working on that -- life is settling down quite a bit and for the most part we're very happy with how everything worked out... and the woodstove sure is a nice bonus!

photos taken this week: 46

Monday, October 4, 2010

Year in Pictures - Week 2


9/23 MISS! No pictures taken today


9/24 - Today it's cloudy, humid, foggy, and all around gloomy... but the leaves reflected on the lake are still pretty!


9/25 - This is what 2 cord of firewood looks like. That's 11200 lbs of wood! We worked all day to transfer it from the pile in the front yard to neatly stacked on the patio and ready for winter. I'm excited about all of the cozy nights in front of the wood stove... but kind of sad that I've lost my view on the patio.


9/26 - I can already see that one of the challenges with this project will be picking just one photo per day. Today would be one of those days. After a long, hard, busy week we took off on a Sunday drive up to Rangeley to do some leaf peeping... it was still very wet and gloomy and the views were limited. However, we did still see some amazing foliage. My favorite photo from the day was this one of my oldest son. I love that he's getting more interested in photography and is so observant. He takes some pretty good shots, too!


9/27 - I forgot to post the goodies I got from when we visited Harrisville Designs a couple weeks ago. I got this yarn in a kit to knit the Bumblebee Jacket by Vivian Hoxbro. I have been a big fan of these kits for a long time. They were on deep discount in the store so it was just meant to be.


9/28 - With my new work schedule and Tommy's new preschool schedule, the only day that we have with just each other is Tuesday. I really look forward to these days with my little man. It's odd to go from being attached at the hip 24/7 to one day a week just the two of us. Today it was another rainy gloomy day but we didn't let it dampen our spirits... in this photo we're taking a walk up our driveway.


9/29 - One of my kitchen window sills. The marigold on the right is one that Jacob brought home from school last year for Mother's Day. The tart in the warmer is 'Pumpkin Cupcake' from Yankee candle, and the house is holding Dove chocolates.

photos taken this week: 223