Monday, February 25, 2013

Listening for the snow plow

Although most people probably do not like getting woken up at 6 am by the noisy grinding and rumbling of a snow plow coming down the road, I have to admit that I actually DO.  The noise of the plow means several things to me:

a) we have new snow
b) we got enough snow for the road crew to justify plowing the 2 miles to our place which basically no one else lives along (random fact, our plow guy is the father of olympic gold medalist, Hannah Teter)
c) with the road cleared, we'll now be able to get to work without too many problems

I sometimes have a hard time staying in bed when I hear the plow because to me it means it's probably going to be beautiful outside.  Of course, it also means we probably will need to do some shoveling work around our car and out to the outhouse, but the beauty far outweighs the work to me.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Belly Shots

For those of you who have been asking for updated belly pictures, here they are!

Jason & I got to meet up with Jill earlier this month to have some pictures taken documenting this phase in our lives.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Sea Coast

One of the BIG things I miss about living in Vermont is the proximity to the ocean ... until 10 days ago I hadn't seen the ocean since the end of July.  For a girl who grew up 20 minutes from the beach, that is a very l-o-n-g time! 

Last Wednesday we made a rather spontaneous trip to New Hampshire's sea coast.  Although it was literally freezing (below zero the night before), it was a gorgeous day and we decided the three-hour car ride there would be worth it for a little exploration. 

It is sort of weird to go from this setting ...

... into this one ...
Unfortunately, at around 10 degrees and very windy, we did not go for a stroll on this beautiful beach, but we enjoyed a beautiful drive up the coast, heading for Portsmouth. 

In New Hampshire, even the lobsters eat ice cream!

We found Portsmouth to be a gorgeous little town and with the bitter cold, it was a good day to pop in and out of the cute shops in the downtown area. 


Then, since we were literally only across a bridge from Maine, we decided we should at least go to Maine for a few minutes.  We were treated to a gorgeous end of the day.