Winding Down

Seeing as I've been hounded for far too long by my aunt and sister-in-law (wink, wink!), I figured I had better do a little blog posting. Nora and I are on our way to our new apartment- officially moved out of our 'summer place'! Of course, the apartment is a disaster and we have guests coming in, um, four days (!) but finally we will be in one place for awhile. This post will have to be short and sweet- we've got an hour and a half drive ahead of us and it's already 8 pm. What follows is a series of pictures of what we've been doing for the past couple weeks, with captions to explain. Hope everyone is enjoying the days of summer. If you're in the Bangor area this weekend, be sure to come to the Folk Festival! See you all soon! (And sorry for the very scattered and random post! With way too many exclamation points!)
We spent some time at our good friend's camp on one of the most amazing lakes in Maine, and got to meet the newest member of our extended family...
Mathilde! What a sweet, gorgeous little baby she is!
This 10" four layer cake filled with lemon curd and strawberries and another larger one (carrot cake) took up a good portion of my evenings last week. Thankfully it came out alright and was delivered without trouble. (Love you, Shane!)These are our good friends Nick and Alli. They're getting married in September and I offered to take a few engagement pictures for them. I LOVED getting to take them and go through the editing process. Yes, it took away from my blogging time, but I was okay with that. Way okay. Did I mention I love photography?
This is Shane. I like him. A lot.
These are my friends Emily (with baby Jonas) and Meg (with baby Gavin). We all got to visit the other night. It was kind of a weird (but good feeling) to be visiting with my good friends and our children. (P.S. I have about six different versions of this picture. Meg has her eyes closed in every one.)
For all those people with baby fever out there, this is little month-old Gavin. Wow is he a sweetie. Crazy to see Meg and Chris in the role of parents, but exciting, too. Now I don't feel bad about only talking to Meg about diapers, poop, and crying.
And finally, one of my favorite girl. I just can't get enough of this sweet thing lately. Gosh, she's cute. (This is kind of the going motto around here lately.) I understand that to the innocent bystander she may just look like a regular kid, maybe even a bit big-headed in this picture, but I don't see it. In my eyes she's just perfect. That's what parenting's all about, right?


Just wanted to pop in-

To say hi! We're just as busy as ever, and this upcoming week is going to be crazy. I'll be working five days at the daycare and Shane will be working six days at the restaurants (including Sunday), so we don't expect to actually see each other much. Of course, we will have a few moments here and there when we hand off Nora to one another, but besides that we'll look forward to the weekend of camping at Old Orchard Beach coming up.
I have been very bad about taking photos, so I only have the one photo taken last week at our apartment. I'm sorry!! I'll work on it, I promise!


Well, the last month of summer is upon us. Fortunately, we have one of our favorite seasons approaching- Fall in Maine! Until then, however, we will savor ever sun soaked (or this week, rain soaked) day. Shane is ramping up for his second year of teaching and really getting excited for the new subject. Nora is walking everywhere, and really trying to run. Unfortunately, her body often gets ahead of her feet and she ends up crashing face-first. She's a resilient little peanut, though, and always jumps up a second later and is off again.I'm still working at the daycare, often picking up an extra day here or there (or an extra three days next week!), hence the lack of blog posting lately! I'm sure that when Fall comes around and Nora and I are once more spending our days at home, more posting will ensue. We're looking forward to the end of August when Grandma and Grandpa will be visiting from Ohio (along with Aunt Ashleigh, Nate, and a slew of relatives!) to see Nora. (Oh, and maybe to go to Meg's wedding... I guess that could have something to do with their visit!) Can't wait to see everyone (and go to a sure-to-be gorgeous wedding!) Love you all!