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! :)