Since buying our property over 9 years ago, we have slowly but surely made improvements to the 1 acre lot. We first tore down the old house: Since 2012, we’ve: built a new garage, built a shed, tore down the old garage, took out over 40 surrounding trees, and added a paved driveway. Something that … Continue reading The Lawn I’ve Been Wanting
Another year down (and another birthday during the pandemic). Last year the big outing was to go to Rare Steakhouse at Encore, but of course, everything was shut down just a few days prior. Going back this year was just one of the many fun events that made up my birthday celebration. I really had … Continue reading My 37th Birthday
Ever since I started working from home (in late October) my office has been located in one of the lofts of the house. Needless to say, it’s not the most quiet spot and sometimes my kids pop in on my Zoom calls. We had been going back and forth on whether or not to turn … Continue reading Shed to Office Transformation
This past weekend was a first for me: hiking by headlamp in a snow squall! We hiked from Rt. 41 in Connecticut, north, to Bear Mountain (the highest point in the state – 2,323 feet in elevation). The temps were in the 20s/30s but thankfully I stayed nice and toasty with all of the layers … Continue reading Winter Hiking in Connecticut
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a safe and fun celebration. I was in bed by 11PM; to be honest I think the last time I stayed up to ring in the new year was in 2015. Woo-wee, what a doozy of a year. I think this year had more peaks and valleys … Continue reading Looking Back on 2020
Despite not being able to see all of the family members that I would usually see (I’m looking at you, Maine! <3), Christmas this year was still a special one. We went to my parents house for the night and Eleanor had such a wonderful time (Lincoln still isn’t quite sure what’s going on, but … Continue reading Christmas 2020
Alternate title: How David Was Able To Get Us Financially Secure Since March 15th our lives have been turned upside down. The resort I worked at was closed, and for the following few weeks, I was one of the few employees to still be working in the building. In the beginning of April, we were … Continue reading How We’re Managing During the Pandemic
I have been meaning to share these pictures for almost two years now but somehow never got around to it. In August of 2018, David and I took a week long vacation to explore a bit more of the east coast states. Our plan was to visit Chicago, Louisville and Nashville and whatever we encountered … Continue reading Exploring the U.S.