One of the BEST things about our current location is that we live so close to the gorgeous beach. Though now it is a bit chilly, we will still go down and take walks on the beach periodically, and I will admit that sometimes I drive the "long way" home just to see it.
Here's a few pictures from a time when it was a bit warmer.
This is not the best picture, but it gives you an idea of how the beach seems to go on for miles.
Running away from the incoming waves is always a game we enjoy when we go to the beach…even in the winter with shoes. :)
Okay, okay, I am embarrassingly behind on these postings...I apologize. With traveling all summer and settling into a new home now, life has been a bit hectic lately. :) I have a lot of catching up to do, so bear with me, please. We have had many events since the last post and now, so I think I'll just try to start back in the summer and work my way into the present. :)
Over the summer we traveled from our last home in Massachusetts to California, with a few stops along the way. Many miles, many visits, and many wonderful memories later, we are back in the northeast, stationed in Maine, settling in to our new home and routine.
So I think we'll just begin at the beginning, way back when we were still in MA, right before Carl graduated MIT. Oh yes, Carl graduated with his double Masters from MIT...Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture! Impressive, huh? :) He did an amazing job! He's very glad to be done studying hard, but ever grateful for the opportunity. Now it's back to the regular navy and putting that education to use! Back to my current task...Carl's parents and sister and her family came out to visit us and see Carl graduate. We had a fun time in a near-empty house with many little children. It was wonderful to have them out to share in the successful conclusion of a mentally rigorous 3 years. So here's a few pictures from that time...
The adults were able to get away one night for a harbor cruise while the grandparents watched the children. Here's Uncle Kris and Aunt Krista (Carl's sister) looking adorable, though they were soaked by rain just minutes earlier. :)
One night we went out onto the hill behind our house to watch the sunset and have a little fun just playing.
Uncle Kris and Caleb being "chased" by Will.
The look on Caleb's face as he glances at his daddy is absolutely priceless and precious in this picture.
Here's Will just being goofy.
Another "parents day out" at Fenway Park, going to see the Red Sox.
I thought it was fun that we were close to this dug-out area where we could see them doing their secret handshake/fist bump ritual.
That's all for now, but more will follow shortly! :)
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, whenI have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. I COR 9: 24-27