But there has been so much more! So here it all is, all at once.
I had a weekend in southern Maine with my beautiful friend Meredith. We ate Mediterranean food in the Old Port, surfed at Popham Beach, picnicked in the sun while wrapped in towels, shopped at Trader Joe's, drank great coffees and ate Thai food in Bath. In other words: PERFECT WEEKEND.
|After an hour in the ocean, I recognized my feet as my own, but could feel nothing other than icy stubs.|
|en route to my weekend away, I rendezvoused with Hillary at a pit stop on the highway. Just enough time for coffee and selfies with my girl.|
We got to see our Ashley play soccer for UMaine, and got an autographed team photo after. Skyler was starry-eyed.
We had another stunning fall adventure day with Meredith and kids, this time to Compass Harbor. Has this Fall been more amazing than usual? This one feels especially glorious.
We climbed on rocks and played in the tidal pools. Reed and Roz continued their well documented courtship.
|Later in the park, Roz instructed Reed on make up and jewelry. He listened carefully.|
We hung out on the village green for hours and ate pizza until I dragged my two and their grass-stained, sandy selves into the car to head home in the dark.
|This week, my girl turned NINE years old.|
When she realized the whole restaurant was going to sing to her while banging drums, she gave me this look. It said: "I don't want to be the center of attention!/ I love being the center of attention!"
When I brought pumpkin squares to Girl Scouts, they all sang to her again!
|that face! worth all $110 freaking dollars.|
And lastly, family dinner for Skyler.
|Skyler is thinking: "It's still my birthday!" Reed is thinking: "I love you, Ellis."|
And apple cake with nine candles:
But wait. There's more!
Ellis played football, his team won, and we all hooted and hollered when Ellis made an interception with one hand. The sun shone bright and warm.
We went to a beautiful wedding on Branch Lake. The fall color is ridiculous.
So, I ran 16 miles in two days and my legs feel great. Running in the woods in October in Maine is as good as it gets.
Now, I'm off to school. The seniors are revising their essays, so we end right back where we started.
I wish you all a warm, colorful fall free of grammatical errors. xo