Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Both of my sisters are pregnant! Jessica is having a little boy in July and Rebecca will be having twins - a boy and a girl - in May! It's all so exciting, my parents are going to go from one grandchild to four grandchildren in just a few months. Here's Becky with her baby bump!

I am a slacker

So...what have I been up to? Here's the last week or two of my life in pictures:

Jay, Hank, and I took a nice walk at Massasoit State Park last weekend. This weekend I am leading a hike for folks and their dogs at that state park. I did it a few months ago and it was great.

Jay and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary! Jay got me the most beautiful flowers!
And we went to the New England Aquarium. This was good and bad. Good because we both love the aquarium and the big tank is so cool. Bad because it was school vacation week and the aquarium was full of crying, screaming, and snotty-nosed kids!

We've done a lot of cooking lately. I think it has something to do with getting our new chest freezer. Here's a german pancake that I cooked for breakfast - it was yum.
I've led a lot of hikes! I took 45 people (below) on a 3 mile hike discussing the Pine Barrens. I had a Valentine's Day Hike at Wrentham State Forest and 108 people showed up!
I did a winter hike for kids during school vacation week at Freetown State Forest. It was a grey and drizzly day, but about 20 people showed up for the hike and roasted marshmallows at the end.Jay went on a snowmobiling trip at the beginning of the month and he's leaving again tomorrow for four days to go way north into New Hampshire. Next year, we are going to sell my motorcycle (I don't like riding it) and buy me a snowmobile so I can go with him!
We've spent a lot of time with Hank and reading in front of the fire. I even took Mr. Hank to the vet. He was such a brave boy - had to have blood taken and get three shots! The vet said, and I quote, "He is perfect." I agree!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A (Cold) Day at the Park

We spent the morning at Demarest Lloyd State Park in Dartmouth. It was a georgeous day, although a bit cold. Here's the ocean! Hank ran right in - he only got his feet wet though. And he, like always, was afraid of the tiny little waves!

We also explored the marsh area - you can see it through the trees below.

There are my guys on the marsh!And me in the marsh.
The love birds ---

This pink seaweed or algea had iced over and was so pretty.
Mr. Hank found lots of fun (yucky) stuff to smell. And try to roll in - so gross!
The ice created little waves on the beach

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sorry for the Delay

Haven't posted in a gazillion years. Feeling rusty, but here goes...

Last night I went to a meat raffle for the first time ever. It was very interesting and I came home with at 10 pound pork loin! Good thing Jay and I just bought a chest freezer from Sears! Now I have to find some good recipes....

This morning I led a hike at MSSF. It was all about the history of the area - glacial and forest fire history. Although it was wicked cold and snowflakes were falling, about 45 people came out for the hike!