Tuesday, July 30, 2013

hiking at monhegan

miles of hiking paths lined with evergreens, moss, ferns and rugged cliffs beg for exploration. that is exactly what we did on our day trip to monhegan island. the girls were troopers and came along for the adventure, muddy pink converse and all. we saw the remains of the rusted ship wreck by lobster cove and then hiked the burnt head trail where we saw the rocky cliffs. natural beauty everywhere you turned.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

monhegan island


it feels as if this island has a soul. the magic of it's rocky cliffs, cedar shingled siding houses, the isolation from being ten miles from the mainland of maine, and the enchanting fairy houses dotted along the hiking trails. painters are prolific with it's inspiring beauty.

these are photos from our day trip to monhegan island. my brother and his wife, a dear friend, josh, the girls and i took the hour long ferry ride from port clyde, maine for a day trip to monhegan island.

Monday, July 22, 2013

red, white, and blue

some scenes from 4th of july in maine.

catch up

hello there. i have missed you. the move was rough like most moves are. they rank high on the dislike list. like mosquitoes buzzing in your ear, contracting the flu, or having those dreams where your teeth are falling out. all you can think about is getting out of your current state.

josh and i did the packing and loading of two pods in newport the last week in june while my parents watched the girls and kept them busy with activites on the mid-coast of maine. we worked hard. physically hard. three hours of help from three professional movers who i don't know what we would have done without them. you know it's a bad moving week when you develop an eye twitch on your lower lid. when you google it the causes are: stress-check. increased caffeine intake-check. decrease of healthy foods-check. allergies-check. lack of sleep-check. all causes apply.

so off to a pod storage facility our belongings went the end of june and we have been living out of duffel bags and visiting family and friends in maine and ohio this july awaiting the closing of our house in the portland, maine area on august 1st.

the uncontrollable eye twitching stopped around july 3rd. being surrounded by people you love in beautiful natural surroundings helps. i feel like we have done more living in the moment and exploring this month. really listening to family and friends. more question asking. less structure and more going with the flow.

i have missed blogging this past month. it is a way for me to express myself. as trivial as the photos and little snips of writing are, they make me feel whole. so back at it i go.

love to you and i have missed you.