I have heard from a few of you through email and I think you were wondering where I'd got to. Well it's been a combination of life things. Mainly I just haven't got around to blogging for a while, but here I am now and we'll see how we go.
Our stay in Maine was wonderful. We originally had planned to leave Ottawa on Thursday and stay in Vermont overnight before arriving in Maine on the Friday for three nights. Well, as it happened, Vermont was due for a huge snowstorm on the Wednesday (18 inches to be precise!) so not wanting to drive through that, we decided to leave on the Tuesday and get ahead of it. We stayed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights in a Marriott hotel in Concord , New Hampshire. Our church has a temple in Boston which is only a little over an hour from Concord, so we went there on the Wednesday and when the storm hit Concord (not nearly as badly as it hit Vermont) on Thursday we hit the exercise room, and hot tub and played board games all day while the snow fell. It was very relaxing. When we arrived,our fridge wasn't working so they upgraded us to a deluxe room with a jacuzzi tub right in the room. That was nice.
Friday we left for Maine and below is the view from our balcony.
We had our own private hot tub outside on our balcony and it was wonderful.
We lay in it nice and warm while the temperature outside was slightly cooler to say the least!
It was so good to see our litle town in winter at last!
Even more deserted than the Fall.
My sweetie putting the milk away.
And the view from our bedroom balcony and window.
It was a much needed break for both of us and we ended up staying an extra night. so a short vacation that started out as Thursday to Monday became a week as we came home on Tuesday. The pace was slow and we drank it all in, walking on the beach every day and loving every minute!
The Billowhouse puts fresh cookies in your room every day and when we arrived, Judi had left this little message for us - it truly is our second home!
Our little Norah celebrated her second birthday in March and Adam & Alicia came down for the celebration.
She was a lot more interested in her presents this year!
The hit of the day was a litttle "Dora the explorer" She carried it around with her the whole time.
Life will be busy for the next few weeks as we are involved in our annual Broadway show at church in June and rehearsals are just beginning. Wendell & Rebekah are Jean Valjean and Cosette in the finale of Les Miserables and Myself, Andrew & Kelsi are in the chorus. It is always fun to be involved. Don't think I posted photos last year, but Rebekah & I were in the finale which was "You can't stop the beat" from Hairspray. We danced and sang and had an absolute blast!
This was taken in the dressing room just after our performance
And this was after the show with "Alpheba" and Mark Mitchell who is the genius behind the show. He writes the music arrangements and conducts the orchestra and pretty much puts his life on hold each year for a few months to do this.
So that's life in a nutshell for now. Hope life is treating you all well and you are enjoying Spring. I feel like I come alive every year at this time of year1