31 December 2014

Frigid Beach

Yesterday we decided to go to Popham Beach at low tide. Sure, it was cold, but we dressed warmly. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day, so how bad could it be, right?

We invited some friends to meet us there with their dogs, and we all took a walk down to the water line.

Looking at the photos, can you guess which pair is from Arizona and thought they were going to die from the cold? I'll give you a hint - yellow jacket...

Afterward we went to The Cabin in Bath for pizza. YUM.


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29 December 2014

Apres Noel

After Christmas we went to Newport, Rhode Island to spend some time with extended family.

While there, we took an evening walk down the road to see a house decked out with Christmas d├ęcor. Then we took the obligatory but scenic stroll along Cliff Walk the next day.

Cold, but fun!


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27 December 2014

A Peek at Christmas

We had the whole family home this year. Both our daughters and our son with his new bride.

I'm aware that these holidays with everyone home are precious things and in all likelihood, they're becoming rare.

So once again, I'm savoring.


Merry Christmas!

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13 December 2014

Coastal Maine

We took a drive up the coast around Thanksgiving and I never got around to posting the photos. Until now.

We'd just had a big snow, so the views of Acadia, Bar Harbor, Ellsworth, Belfast, and other parts of Coastal Route One were so pretty.


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08 December 2014

Savoring

This year, I'm trying to savor the season.

Shopping is nearly done, meals planned, tree up. Usually it's a frenzy until the 11th hour.

This year I want to hear the music, see the grace, enjoy the moments.

Every year I say that I wish we could do away with the whole gift-giving part of Christmas and just sprinkle gifts randomly throughout the year, instead.

But I don't make the rules.

So instead, I'm finally starting to get organized, if you want to call it that, and I'm scheduling the savoring. If not, the frenzy will simply take over.

Not this year.

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