To escape the freeze-melt-freeze-melt fun of April in New England, myself, Alison, and Sharon decided to spend a few days exploring Amsterdam! We made so many amazing memories that I’ll need to share the highlights in multiple installments.
Snow in early November is more than enough reason to break out the holiday decorations and a restored version of White Christmas. Here, Sharon fashions a bow topper while Bing looks on.
Although we’re not pictured, Wendell and I helped too. (Really, we did.)
Yeah, maybe we ARE a little early, but I think it just gives us more time to enjoy New England’s greatest season.
This year Alison surpassed all expectations with the most incredible dinner in holiday history. Although the tastes and smells linger only in our memories, I was able to capture a few sights and sounds from this warm and cozy family meal.
Yesterday, Mom “helped” me with Vivian and Naomi’s Christmas presents. Translation: she figured out what to do, how to do it, and actually did it. I cleaned up. That’s help I can get behind!
Apparently, Vivian has been enjoying taking her pillowcase off every day, filling it with her stuff, and hanging it on the doorknob. She also loves fleece and interesting textures. The idea: put it all together! (And the resulting idea was so cool we figured Naomi would need one too.)
The resulting pillowcases came out to be really fantastic. (So much so that I considered another one for myself.) The fur around Vivian’s pillowcase (the monkeys) is probably the softest thing I’ve ever touched, and Naomi got Chewbacca fur, which is obviously just plain cool. (We won’t tell anyone how the Star Wars pillowcase started life inside out…RATS SRAW forever! May the ECROF be with you!)
All in all, a very enjoyable couple of hours!
Sunday drive with Frank (visiting us from TX!) to soak in the northern sights.
Lovely snowshoe with Mom and Wendell outside the new house in Haverhill yesterday.