10 January 2014

The Gift of Skiing

This is what our soon-to-be 20-year-old wanted for her birthday - to go skiing.

So being the dutiful mom who grew up in Colorado and knows what's what about skiing, I gladly took her for a day on the slopes.

It was the perfect day.

We went to Shawnee Peak near Bridgton. The temperature was in the teens, there was no wind, and the whole place was miraculously empty. Not once did we wait in line for a lift and we usually had the slopes to ourselves. Even the eating area, which is usually packed, wasn't even half filled at noon.

Happy Birthday to my sweet girl!


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08 January 2014

No More Teens

Our youngest daughter turns 20 on the 13th, but she'll be back at college in New York on that day, so we are celebrating today.

She was actually napping on the couch, so we woke her up with 20 candles on her favorite kind of birthday cake. :)


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05 January 2014

Ice Berries


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03 January 2014

Family Time in Boston

This year for our annual Estes Christmas Get-Together we met at one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. Then we took our son and his fiancé to the airport to head home. A bittersweet good-bye. The next time we see them, they'll be getting married.


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02 January 2014

Raking the Roof

Not fun, but necessary.


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01 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Here's to a happy and healthy 2014. Now let's all go do some GOOD this year.

But be careful...


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