Thursday, May 31, 2012

The House

Would you like to see a picture of our house?



The great thing about many houses in New England is that they have very cute, traditional outsides.  It is a style I love. The problem with many of these houses is that their insides do not even come close to matching the traditional exteriors. We were lucky to find this house in our price range. Although we will be doing lots of projects to make it our own, it has great bones and is situated on a perfect little street. The number of swing sets in backyards tells me our kids will have lots of playmates.

Stay tuned for pictures of the inside, my loves and don't-loves, and the growing honey-do list.  Did I mention Elliott is getting a miter saw for Father's Day?  :-)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Massachusetts

While we won't be moving into our house for a few more weeks still, we have been keeping busy. 

Our first weekend here in our new state we had a great time walking the Freedom Trail in Boston.  I have no idea what happened to my pictures from that adventure, but I highly recommend the historical walk.  It was a lot of fun for our whole family.

Last weekend the kids were begging to see the beach, so on Sunday after church we took a drive up to the New Hampshire coast to Hampton Beach and waded in the freezing cold surf.

Ethan found a large crab in the tide.


 Today my car finally arrived from Los Angeles.  Apparently even when you tell the car company that you have a Yukon XL, they like to leave the XL part off of their write up, so the car doesn't actually fit on any trucks that are driving across the company and has to languish in NM for five days (on top of the 11 days it took to transport) Oy.

 Today we also drove to Salem and walked around.  It is a fun little town, with of course many things to see devoted to witches.  We only ended up going in one museum, which was the Salem Wax Museum.  I expected a little more from it, but I did find what they had to be interesting.  The history of that time is so stunning in the inhumanity that many of the townspeople showed to each other.
We walked down to the water and then to the House of the Seven Gables.  I haven't read this book yet, but I want to now.

This little house was across the street, and I think it is so cute!

Hopefully on Monday we can find a Memorial Day parade to attend, maybe up in Cape Ann, which is a coastal area with quaint little towns to visit.

One more pic for my sentimental self.


What did you do this weekend?