Wednesday, May 30, 2007

One adventure ends, a new one begins

Scott and I went to Pennsylvania this past weekend to visit my sister and her husband. It was great fun. We left Friday afternoon around 5pm and arrived at about 5am at their apartment. It was a long night, and Scott did most of the driving. We were so glad when we finally arrived. We only had one slight detour at the very end of the trip, but it worked out fine.

We had a fun time with Rich and Naomi after getting a few hours of sleep. We played Settlers of Catan because we all enjoy that game a lot. After Mom and Paul finally arrived, we hung out, went food shopping, and then had dinner. We then rented "Night at the Museum." I was so tired that I ended up falling asleep at the end, but it was a good movie. I watched the end of it the next day. Anyway, Sunday was spent at their church, followed by a great lunch at a Chinese buffet. After returning to their apartment, we had fun swimming at the pool in their apartment complex.

Later that night, we played another round of Settlers, but a little while into it, the power went out due to thunderstorms. So we continued to play in the candlelight. Finally we all hit the hay after a full day and fell soundly asleep.

Monday morning we slept in and then hung out for a while. Mom and Paul headed back to Maine around 10:30 or so. Scott and I left around 11:15 for Kev and Amy's. It was not too long of a drive to their place, and we arrived at noon. We went to eat lunch at my favorite pizza place, Bertucci's. Then we just hung out in the afternoon, Amy and I looking at photos and catching up on life, and Scott and Kev going to a guitar store. Later we hung out with all the other couples in the complex for a Memorial Day BBQ. It was fun to have this time with them and all their friends. It was especially fun to watch Kaden who is such a big boy now! And soon he's going to have a baby sister (at least I'm hoping for a girl... we'll find out soon enough).

Scott and I left Kev and Ame's at around 7pm and we headed to Connecticut. We decided to break up the trip home so it wasn't too long of a drive. We arrived at our hotel around 11pm, which was perfect. It was not the greatest hotel, but it was just one night. We left the next morning at 8am and headed back to Maine. Once in Maine, our next adventure began...

We picked up our new little puppy, Moxie! He is so sweet... a bit whiney right now, but I'm sure he'll get over that. Mia doesn't know what to do - she's jealous and excited all at once. I hope that they get adjusted soon enough. Kira, our cat, is NOT impressed. Her saving grace is that she has access to the upstairs and the basement, so she can escape to those areas. We'll see how it goes. I'm sure I'll have some updates soon about how things are going!


Ana said...

esther there is so much i have to say about this post! first of all sounds like you guys had an AWESOME time, which is awesome of course! next, you so got my hopes up when you said kaden is going to have a sister, i thought you meant for serious, not just you were hoping he was going to have a sister (did that make sense???) next settlers of catan takes FOREVER to play and bertucci's rocks except you never want to eat pizza again after you eat there! next, what's a good trip without a few detours? next i LOVE the name you picked out for your dog, bet ya can't guess why. and last i will be at youth group tomorrow night (hopefully). sorry i haven't been there. i've been sooooo busy lately and i just got home from florida today so i'm really tired. so now that i've written you a book i'll stop babbling. hope you have an awesome week, love ya esther!