Hello friends! It has been so long since I have been here that I almost forgot my login password. Lots has happened in the summer of my absence. If you haven’t been following me on Instagram, here is a summary of what has been going on here since I last posted.
We moved. It went as well as a move could have. We had a great moving team. Really, I don’t think I could have asked for better packers and movers.
Needless to say, we were quite busy for awhile unpacking, organizing, and getting used to a new area. We also tackled quite a bit of work that needed to be done on the house. The boys helped tear down and scrape off wallpaper in three rooms.
We also ripped up the carpet in the kitchen Yes, you read that right. There was carpet in the kitchen. It was unspeakably gross.
It wasn’t all work and no play for the last three months, though. We took a couple of day trips to Cape Cod and Rockport, MA
and Portland, Maine. In Maine, we celebrated my younger son’s 10th birthday.
All in all, we ate a lot of lobster.
And fried clams.
And donuts, which were fantastic for cake donuts. I was really surprised how much I liked them.
I was even able to get some knitting done. First, a shawl.
It turned out great, even though I ran out of beans and yarn and had to fudge the bind off row.
Next, I am working on fingerless mitts for the boys.
We even squeezed in a trip to New Hampshire to pick apples, and I have been experimenting with apple cake recipes. The first one tasted good, but did not all make it out of the pan.
The second one came out beautifully, but did not taste as good.
That’s it in a nutshell, but I won’t lie. Moving has been a tough thing to do. In the last couple of weeks, I have really missed my friends and all the structures we had in place for the boys. I haven’t had a full week yet without having some sort of meltdown. But, today, I found myself with a free hour and I thought I would come and give you an update of some sort. Thanks for stopping by and sticking around!