2014 in photos.

Ski Days, Jan-April.

Gran turns 95, February.

Skiing with the boys, February.

Valentine's Day Snowstorm, February.

Farewell to Gran, March.

Honeymoon in Mexico, April.

Brandon & Lindsay's Wedding, July.

Reunited with my boys, July.

Cape Cod, August.

Three Generations on the Cape, August.

My two biggest fans, August.

Cape biking, August.

Summer in Vermont, August.

Old Crow Medicine Show at Shelburne Museum, August.

Summer Evenings, May-September.

First Anniversary, September.


Fall in Vermont, October.

Christmas Tree Hunt, December.

Christmas 2014.

It was a good one! Traditional Christmas eve church service and gathering at the Kidney's. Brunch and presents at our house with my parents, then an afternoon at my parents' house. Cheese Fondue. And this year, dinner and games with dear friends. Gratitude for good friends, sweet family, and some lovely items from Santa! :)


The Great Christmas Tree Hunt.

Here are some belated photos of our Christmas tree hunt. This was our fourth annual hunt with the Bravakis/Leeper clan. In our four years, we've dropped two names (Kidney, Dodd) and gained one kiddo. Here's to starting traditions young so we may enjoy them for decades to come, and to measuring life from one year to the next. xoxo

See also: 2011, 2012, 2013


Leisure by William Henry Davies

What is this life, full of care
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows. 

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. 

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance. 

No time to wait til her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.


Local Beauty.

We've had some serious weather this week- frigid temps, dumping snow, sleet, rain, and more. Among the weather adventures, we had some stunning moments. One morning Lu and I took a chilly walk around town as the sun was rising. With the moon still up, it was quite the scene. Because I'm out of town all day all week, it feels like such a treat to walk around town and see it waking up. 

Midweek during the storm, we had the biggest snowflakes I've ever seen. They were literally the size of a ping pong ball, and incredibly wet and heavy. They were quite the sight!