With Family Upstate

This weekend we headed upstate to celebrate my father's birthday. 
The whole family - parents, siblings, grandparents, cousins, in-laws. 
We talked about meatloaf, songs that remind us of Saturday mornings as children, the bunk beds that I shared with my sister and how good it is to be together. 
 Because this is something I would have done as a kid. Before I had the husband and the job and the life away from what is still so effortless. 
Before my sister and I were more than sisters - now we know each other impossibly and sometimes painfully well. We know where we've come from, what we've grown out of and where we'd like to end up. 
 But with all of my dreams and hopes and worries,
I know that a large part of me doesn't want to end up too far from where I started. 
Surrounded by good people doing simple things, all adding up to something beautiful. 
But perhaps a little wiser, kinder and lovelier from the journey. 

(FDR National Historic Site in Hyde Park and Aerodrome in Rhinebeck)


  1. Sounds like fun! Then again, fairy floss makes anything twenty times more fun. :)

  2. Wow, that looks beautiful! It makes me want to get out of the city!

  3. Beautifully-written post. Love all the pictures - everything looks so lush and green!


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