Let the visitations begin!

There’s so much I want to write about, but so little time! For now, I wanted to share some pictures of all our wonderful visitors. We have pretty much had visitors every week in June and I expect this to continue through July and August!! In fact, we have more visitors coming from New Hampshire…

SURPRISE!!

Aren’t you lucky? 2 posts in one weekend!!! My sister (QuickQuestion) traveled 376 miles by train, bus and car to surprise me for Memorial Day Weekend!!! She, Deal, and my parents were in cahoots to work out the incredibly complex logistics planning. My sister is about as directionally challenged as Deal is. In fact, I’m…

FridayS the 13th

Friday the 13th, an ominous day known for bad luck. Instead of just one day, though, how about we’ve had several “Fridays the 13th” in a row. First, Deal was driving our new car and got a ticket. Not just any ticket. His first EVAH. Then, a few days later, Deal was driving our brand-new,…

Our little ski resort

Today is our first day without a houseguest since Feb. 11. Don’t get me wrong, we love guests, but it’s always nice to have the house back to ourselves. Our latest houseguest was a friend of J’s from the Prep, Chris Farley. He works in a school system and was on break, so came up…

The MIL

We had a very important visitor this weekend, but before I get to her visit, I can’t keep the news in any longer. I won a game of Scrabble!!! (Did you think I was going to tell you I got a job?) I RARELY beat J at Scrabble, as in every 3 years or so.…

Family Reunion

This weekend was a big ‘ol family reunion of sorts. Mostly with J’s sisters and significant others coming to New England and wreaking havoc. J’s sisters (SILAdventure & SILMeow) live in Denver and Chicago, respectively, so we don’t all get together often, aside from occasional holidays. So it’s nice to gather just for the hell…

Visit #4

For the third summer in a row, QuickQuestion, Yankee, Bones and Curly Locks made a vacation out of visiting us in New Hampshire. And we all survived for the third year in a row. Adults, kids and cat included. We jam-packed the weekend with fun and new things around the state! And because I know…

Visitors #495 and 496

This past weekend, Charlotte & PA Dutch visited! They vacationed in Maine the week before, and detoured to our house before heading back home to Philly. Since Vermont would be the only state they wouldn’t hit while road tripping in the New England area, we made it a point to venture that direction on Saturday.…

New England, Take 2

J and I spent Memorial Day Weekend 2010 apart. Purposely. We do that sometimes. Take separate vacations. This time, J headed to a weekend music festival in NY (The Mighty High Mountain Fest) with Uncle SlickG and a high school friend he recently reconnected with (and he didn’t even need Facebook for that!!). The big…

Hoppy Easter

My rents (Short on Coffee and Big on Lotto) have come and gone. It was a truly gratifying visit. My family has had a tumultuous last 2 years, so visits like this are priceless. The weather in the Northeast has just been spectacular. I have a feeling it’s not going to last, but you just…

The Ides of March

It’s Spring Break! For some people … like my cousin, who I haven’t seen in, oh, about 3 years. So Alaska3 is visiting this week (she is a senior at a college in Connecticut) we are determined to show her the best of New England. First up, we hit the Burlington, Vt., area. Ben &…

Jam-packed weekend

Hallmark4Ever & GoodEgg left the babe at home for a quick jaunt to NH. Friday night: cocktails and lobster. They were technically lobster virgins, so the thought of watching the live lobster cook caused them to be a little squeamish, but forgot all about it once they tasted the succulent meat of Mr. Lobster (still…

Camping/Hiking 101

In addition to the tourist attractions, my sister’s visit to NH included a little of what J and I do regularly … camping and hiking. I had taken my nephew Bones “camping” in his backyard once, but for everyone else, this was pretty much a first. Truth be told, J and I were more worried…

The Perfect Form of BC

How do you parents do it? Seriously? How? How? How? Am I asking too many questions? Because everything that comes out of my 7-year-old nephew’s mouth is a question? We just spent 3 days with my sister and her family (QuickQuestion, Yankee, Bones & CurlyLocks) and now we need 3 days of recovery! This is…

Olde New England Brewfest

Our day started with a lobster hangover. With so much to do in NH, we wanted to make the most of the day before hitting the beerfest. So we settled on Franconia Notch State Park. TheHoss and Accessory were impressed. We looked and looked for the Old Man in the Mountain, but he was still…

J & P’s B&B

After J’s mom left on Tuesday, more visitors came on Wednesday! Seriously, this is great practice for the B&B we hope to open someday … TheHoss returned to NH for Jimmy Buffet take 2. There were many differences this year compared with last year. For one, the Hoss brought his GF, Accessory. He also didn’t…