Gertrude Bean

In October we got the sad news that Gertie, my parents’ dog, died. She was very old, and lived a very happy life, but we were all very sad. In 2001, when Simon and I were living in Holland, we got Gertie. I remember walking around the streets of Amsterdam with tiny little Gertie tucked […]

Mount Washington

Mount Washington, called Agiocochook by some Native American tribes, is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288.2 ft (1,916.6 m) and the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River (from Wikipedia). I remember driving up Mt. Washington with my family when I was Quinnie’s age (and Aunt Jenny was Kiera’s age). There’s an […]

Ogunquit, Maine

Is this place beautiful, or what?! We treated my mom to a lobster lunch at Barnacle Billy’s for her birthday.. deck where we ate view from our table Kiera was really into this lobster claw. She kept it on her finger all day and insisted we bring it back to Germany with us. It’s in […]

One Morning in Maine

My life-long friend Bethany invited us to her place just outside of Portland, Maine. Our kids had a blast playing together at Calumet the week before, so we were psyched to get together again. I love Maine. It’s such a beautiful place. We met up at Bethany’s beautiful new home for a bit, then headed […]

Selfies with Kiera

Kiera and I were cuddling on Aunt Jenny’s hammock when she grabbed my iPhone and said, “Let’s take some pictures of us Mama!” This is very uncharacteristic of her, so I jumped at the chance to get some pics of the two of us… I’m so glad I have some pics of her adorable construction […]