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Salt Pond Bay Beach

Today, we went to Salt Pond Bay Beach. This beach was a little bit rocky, but the experience was lots of fun just the same. The snorkeling was really cool here as well. The fish were so many different colors; they were red, orange, green, teal, blue, yellow, and even …

Hawksnest Bay Beach

 Yesterday, we went to our first beach. It was called Hawksnest Bay Beach. It was a sandy beach, and the sand was soft and almost velvety. It washed right over our feet, like a damp cloth swathing a sick forehead. The bay had really small waves; they were only about …

Moonrise

Last night, I saw the moon rise. It was astounding. I have never seen the likes of it before. First, there was just an illuminated glow softening the jagged edges of the large hill. Then, the moon started to rise. I could see a crescent, half, three-quarters! Finally, the whole …

Coral Bay

  We arrived in Saint John yesterday.  Cliffhanger is where we are staying.  It is a very nice house with 2 whole floors.  Aspen and I are sharing a twin bed room.   The water of Coral Bay is so beautiful that it takes your breath away.  It is so …

St. John: An Inauspicious Beginning

The girls’ “big” Christmas gift this year was, in fact, big: a family trip to St. John, United States Virgin Island. Tim and I have been planning this since March and decided to keep it a secret from the girls. Saving the big reveal to Christmas Day was awesome! For …

Lucky

Oakley, Taylor, LJ, Ari, Hayley, Izzy, Maddie, Meghan, Anna, Liv (with Coach Mo and Annie in the background) Here is Oak with her team on St. Patrick’s Day. Unlike Maddie (sporting the green bow for her birthday) we may not be Irish, but we are lucky. Lucky to have such …

Vulcan Cup Victors

Last weekend Oakley and Tim travelled to Birmingham for a soccer tournament. Aspen, Lou, and I stayed here for volleyball practices, a soccer game, and a math competition. Or at least that was the plan until Aspen woke up at 3 am on Saturday with a nasty stomach bug. Oh, …

Life Lessons From Soccer

Some of the lessons that Oakley has learned this fall from the beautiful game: -scissors aren’t just for cutting paper. They work on opponents, too.

Photos from Camp

What do Aspen and Oakley do at camp for 2 weeks? The girls take swimming, canoeing, diving, tennis, horseback riding, arts and crafts, games, nature, (climbing) wall, archery, and glee club. Camp Nakanawa is excellent about updating their website with pictures. Here are some of my favorites from the last …

Miss Megan the Rock Star

Christmas came early this year. Miss Megan (formerly known as Miss Drury and now formally known was Mrs. Stotz – “it rhymes with polka dots!”) came for a visit at the beginning of June. Oakley was so excited to see her favorite teacher again that she was literally shaking when …