Beginnings of spring.

Spring coming alive in Guilford, and our move right around the corner. Hugo has started baseball and we've been taking bike rides around town as often as we're able, stopping in awe of the blossoms. Feels like we're nearing the end of a very long winter.


Moving: the beginning.

 From the moving process: the matching of socks (a marker of personality difference between me and Blake), the choosing of countertop stone, the filling of a dumpster. Small things to ring in a new season.


Easter 2021.

 from our Easter celebrations: three egg hunts and unreasonable amounts of sugar and living room church and bunny pancakes and more family time (!!) than last year. one really lovely day. 


A sister walk.

From a walk to celebrate Christy's 27th, my sisters and me. I am better because they're in my life - voices of reason and strength. Happy birthday, CB. 



We bought bikes! Your run-of-the mill road bikes that we took all over town / to the beach this weekend. We quickly learned why padded seats exist (and Blake has ordered his), but with that modification, we'll be good to go. You'll hear the kids cheering on their dad in the bike trailer from a mile away.


From Boston.

 From a long weekend in Boston: 
^^a trip to the science museum, where the kids were riveted by pulley systems and dinosaurs.
^^a stay at the Marriott Custom House, just above Faneuil Hall.
^^a beach visit with the Bishops, who we've missed so much over the last year.
^^and a stop at Gordon to see Rachel - dorm where we lived together just behind us.
^^our girls got to play together for the first time, too. they were tiny babies when they met!
^^movies on the sofa bed.
^^and walks to get Italian food in the North End.
^^an aquarium visit.
^^where we kept an eye out for octopuses.
^^runs along the Charles.
^^a sunset walk and dinner in Beacon Hill.
^^and views enjoyed from the top of our hotel. 


Sea glass hunting.

 A new Sunday pastime: sea glass hunting at a town beach, bundled to the brim, extra points given for blues and greens. Retraining ourselves to move slowly, to notice everything.