First Snow!

Several days late, but we did get our first snow of the season, about on time — mid-November. Snow making is in full gear on the mountains, so only a few weeks and Clare and I will be slope side!

You Sank My…

Pirates of the Caribbean version from Disney World. Got my behind handed to me by Grace.

From Lake Sunapee at Sunset

Leaves Turning on the Sugar River

Go Away Fat Turkeys!

And getting fatter eating our grass seed.

Subs in New Hampshire

Is it a grinder or a sub?

This isn’t universal, but hot subs are called “grinders” here. They even have cheeseburger grinders, which is kind of odd, but can be delicious.


So old school! Look at the meat lovers and Mexican pizza — not “hamburger” or “ground beef”, but “hamburg”.


Welcome to the Weekend

I haven’t done any long form posts for a while and won’t guarantee any cadence, but just wanted to check in this fine Saturday morning in New Hampshire. The summer’s over (not officially, mind, but kids are back to school, the weather is cooler, and PSLs are back at the coffee shops) and it was a pretty good one. I don’t think we, as the Holliston Family, got all the things done we wanted to do, but no complaints — we went camping, went to Disney World, the kids had a great summer with camps and theater, and generally enjoyed the warm temperatures.

The fall brings us to the final thing we need to do for the house — get some landscaping done. It’s hard in this area to get landscaping and the folks we selected weren’t able to get to it until September, but they promise. When it’s done, I’ll post before/after photos up here. Right now we have a yard of mowed weeds, essentially, and we’re also having them expand the patio so we can use the sweet fire pit I bought a while ago (there’s just not enough room to use it under the deck right now). I see s’mores in our future!

The girls have started out strong in 6th and 10th grade with new uniforms and more challenging subjects, and Clare is now a soccer player. I’m learning the rules slowly. Soccer just wasn’t a thing when I was growing up (yeah, old), and most of what I know comes from Ted Lasso. I know it’s called a “pitch” and not a “field”, and I had to get schooled on Facebook after getting confused about “offsides”. I’ll get there!

Have a fantastic weekend yourself. And if you read this later, use that encouragement for next weekend. It still works. Promise.

Not Thanksgiving Yet Girls

Just outside my den door. Invaders of a tasty kind.