Friday, May 31, 2013

Back to It

A few weeks ago, I bought the latest issue of Somerset Memories. Leafing through it was all it took to get me creating scrapbook pages again. (To give you some perspective: before buying the magazine, Stella's scrapbook contained one finished page; Jack's two; Sam's, about four; Henry's, Bridget's and Luke's were slightly fuller.) I finished this one for Jack today. You can see other recent pages over at Ruff Edge Design.

Photo taken 5/31/13

Thursday, May 30, 2013


It was a busy day, and I got a few relatively blurry shots of Stella. Therefore, I decided to have fun with them and got to work in Photoshop.

Photos taken 5/30/13

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Special Day

This is my sweet boy, Jack. He turned seven today. Appropriately, he woke me at 7 this morning to remind me that today was, indeed, his birthday.

Photos taken 5/29/13

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


I can't get over how much Bridget looks like Dennis's mom.

Photos taken 5/28/13 (by me) and in the 1960s/70s (by Francis Ruffing)

Monday, May 27, 2013

For Those Who Served and Sacrificed for Freedom

Remember, Lord, the fallen
Who died in fields of war,
In flaming clouds, in screaming crowds,
On streets that are no more,
That we today might waken
And greet this day in peace
With grateful prayer for those who bear
The storms that never cease.

Remember friends and strangers,
And those forgotten now,
Whose names are known to you alone,
Before whose love we bow
And ask that you surround them
With mercy's endless light
That they may live, and we forgive
The foe they went to fight.

Remember, Lord, the living,
Who bear the pain of loss—
A death she died who stood beside
Her Son upon the cross.

— Genevieve Glen, OSB

Photo taken 5/27/13

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Scanning the Memories

The other day, I started scanning old photos, in an effort to have easy access to them and organize them. Today, I started in on album number two. I sometimes wonder why I get myself into these things. Anyway, these photos from 1997 include baby Luke with my parents.

Photos taken 5/26/13

Saturday, May 25, 2013

A Good Day for Donuts

It was so rainy and windy, the golf course was closed, so restless Luke decided to make donuts. They were quite tasty.

Photos taken 5/25/13

Friday, May 24, 2013

Living in a Box

The desk chair I ordered for Bridget's room arrived from Zulily today. She likes the chair, but Stella and Jack love the shipping box and moved in right away. They even made some home improvements. That flashlight eventually got taped to the top and became a ceiling fixture.

Photos taken 5/24/13

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Stella took a bath this evening.

Photos taken 5/23/13

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


They're blooming, and they smell wonderful.

Photo taken 5/22/13

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Seating Arrangements

A few weeks ago, we painted Bridget's room caramel (it had been pink). Since then, we've been slowly (very slowly) working on creating a lovely space for her. Today, we bought a chair and fun throw pillow at T.J. Maxx. I had no idea they would prove so popular.

Photos taken (by me and one by Jack and Bridget) 5/21/13

Monday, May 20, 2013

Early Evening

I had to run to the grocery store this evening and got a shot of the local orchard in its best light.

Photo taken 5/20/13

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday Picnic

It was a beautiful day here in Maine, and we all enjoyed the Youth Ministry barbeque this afternoon.

Photos taken (by Dennis and me) 5/19/13