Author Archives: Amy

Valentines for School

This year with all the boys in school, we had three Valentine’s Day parties that required Valentine cards (totaling 56 cards).  We decided to go for it and make our own.   We started with party horns that I purchased … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Four Ways

As with many families, Halloween is a much anticipated time for our boys.  This year we really celebrated the pumpkin.  My mother (a.k.a. Memere) always grows pumpkins to share, and she outdid herself this year by producing gigantic ones.  Paul … Continue reading

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Roasted Applesauce

Every year we all look forward to going apple picking at a local orchard.  This fall we tried Terison’s Orchard in Cumberland, Maine.  Apparently they use pesticide sprays minimally, and that sounded good to us!   We picked a whole … Continue reading

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Olympic Fever

This is (probably) my last post about our England adventure.  It was a fantastic year to be there with first the Queen’s Jubilee celebration and then the Olympics.  We were absolutely delighted to be a part of the Olympic excitement. … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Part 2

Our next day in Yorkshire was spent in the town of York.  We drove to a park and ride lot and took a shuttle bus into the city, much to the delight of Tommy.  He was absolutely thrilled with the … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Part 1

We’ve been back in the States for over a month now, but I still have a few more things to share about our England adventure.  For our “last hurrah” trip, we spent a week in the Yorkshire Dales.  We did … Continue reading

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July 2012

July was our last full month in England.  We spent the month continuing to explore as much as possible and also marking some momentous milestones, all while battling the unpredictable UK weather. The big event of July was celebrating Tommy’s 6th birthday! … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves the Queen

June 2012 turned out to be a month of ups and downs.  While we had a good bit of fun, we also experienced some sadness due to the death of my grandfather, a.k.a. Pips.  It was a peaceful passing as … Continue reading

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May Flowers

In May the weather finally turned around.  Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t perfect but it was WAY better than April.  There were signs of full-on spring everywhere.   We were thrilled to start the month with a visit from … Continue reading

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