Saturday, November 26, 2011

first snow and work ethic

This past Wednesday we had our first real snow!  Here on Shoreham we were recorded as having received 7.5 inches, though it seemed like even more to me.  Whatever it was though it was a considerable amount for starting of the season and quite a change from the mild weather we had been experiencing.  Joseph was, like every other kid around here, completely overjoyed and began the process of rounding up his outside gear as soon as he woke.  He played outside for quite a bit.  Then I asked him to clean off my car, which you can see he took very seriously!  ;-)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Message in a bottle (from Joseph)

I need treasure.

I really need it.

I am a pirate at home in a house who needs lots and lots of treasure.

(The other day Joseph asked me to get down a glass bottle I had on display.  On his own he decided to dictate this note and then place it in the bottle. I just think it is so cute and so Joseph.  He is still waiting to set it to sea.)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New to the world!

Joseph and I just returned from meeting Ethan Richard Quesnel, the child of one of my oldest friends, Alice. He was darling and adorable, Alice was calm, happy, and beautiful as always. What a great family! It is amazing to meet someone so very new to the world.

Congrats to Ricky, Alice, and Ethan!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Excuses, a beautiful wedding, Devil’s Chair, and a 50th anniversary

First, I would l like to start with my explanation/excuses for my lack of photos:

1) Joseph, and Brad for that matter, are not fans of my constant picture taking.  I mean, I have had to bribe Joseph for posed pictures for at least two years.  Now he is harder to bribe and I care less.

2) My phone doesn’t seem to take as great pictures anymore.  My camera is pretty much dead.  Meaning it really is time for a new camera, but if you know me you know this is a major decision which takes quite awhile. 

3) I am kind of ambivalent about all this photo taking.  Sometimes I really feel that the focus on the photo takes away from enjoying the moment.  But, then again I do think later it helps with remember the moments . . . hmmmm.

For the pictures I did take (or cut and paste from other sources):  most notably we had cousin Heather’s wedding to Marcel, mid-September.  The wedding was at my grandmother’s cabin in Lincoln.  It was GORGEOUS!

wow.  just wow.

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Cake made by Heather’s cousin Jamey-Lee.  It was beautiful and soooo YUMMY.  Jamey-Lee also did Heather’s dress alterations, including an emergency fix right before the ceremony when some flower pollen stained Heather’s dress. 


So pretty!


And speaking of soo pretty, Heather’s mom, my aunt Eileen, was GORGEOUS (as always)!


We spent the night at the cabin and then Joseph and cousin Jasper had a blast playing on Sunday.

Heather and Marcel also had their engagement photos taken at the cabin and I just LOVE them:

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Hiking, something I often mean to do, but don’t actually do as much as we should.  It really is such a blast for both of us!  Here we climbed Mt. Philo, and as usual I let Joseph persuade me to take the adventurous route. 


It was stunning and exciting.  We ate our snack in a cave!  And then there was a nervous point when I was trying to figure out where the heck we were—but finally some came by and helped us out. 


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Brad’s Uncle Victor and Aunt Pat’s 50th anniversary.  Lots of fun to see all the Bergevins! (Of which there are a lot.  Apparently Pat and Vic didn’t want a big party so only immediate family was invited.  There were about 80 of us there.)   WP_000443

As usual we took a break for the bustle to explore the old dairy barn.