Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow @ #14 Pine Ledge

The Comforts of Home

I cherish the simple things in life.  

My family, home together under one roof, with a blizzard happening outside is one of my favorite things.

The kids school was cancelled around 1:30pm yesterday.  Ryan and I are working from home today.  I'm still in sweatpants, my XL Patriots sweatshirt, and slippers.  I don't remember the last time that this happened.

It's heavenly.   

Saturday, January 24, 2015


So we're getting a puppy in April.  These are the parents.  Our newest addition is due in February and we'll take her home in early April.  We are excited!!!!!

Monday, January 19, 2015

We had an amazing long weekend.

Wyatt was the photo of the day @ Sunday River today!  The kids, Ryan, and I have an amazing time up there!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Oh My Soul

What a morning!  So my flight was supposed to leave Portland at 5:45am.  At 4:00am I learn my flight was cancelled but then I learn that I am rebooked on the noon flight. Meanwhile my 2 friends / colleagues are hopping on a bus to Boston to get on the noon flight.  I go back to bed, come downstairs at 6:30am in my pj's to get the kids off to school and I read my email.  At this point it turns out that I've been kicked off the noon flight and rebooked for tomorrow night. This won't work.  I quickly get my flight changed to the Boston noon one.  I change my clothes, say goodbye, and hop in my car in under 10 minutes.  I'm now on the bus from Portland to Logan with an ETA of 10:40am.  This should work.  I'm exhausted - welcome to work-life!

Sushi Never Looked So Good

Sunday, January 4, 2015

What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been

A new chapter will begin tomorrow. 

February 2014 until today was just the introduction, the under probation, the inception.

Today I do laundry, put Christmas away, grocery shop, and make school lunches. 

Tomorrow I fly to Washington, DC for four days.  Tomorrow is the start of my new beginning.

I never in my right mind would have said that this is what I would be doing if you'd asked me two years ago what I would be doing tomorrow.

I am beyond proud of myself.  I've worked really hard and feel that the cards I've got in my hand are worth playing.

"You're sick of hangin' around and you'd like to travel;
Get tired of travelin' and you want to settle down.
I guess they can't revoke your soul for tryin',
Get out of the door and light out and look all around.

Sometimes the light's all shinin' on me;  Other times I can barely see.
Lately it occurres to me What a long, strange trip it's been."

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Cook / Norfleet kids...perfection!

This is what 4 kids look like after either:

traveling all day and then sledding all night 


skiing all day and then sledding all night