Thursday, October 21, 2010

Trip Highlights and Home Again

Seeing family and friends was certainly the highlight of our family's trip to Massachusetts.

We stayed with my father.  He was a gracious host and we enjoyed our visit with him.  My parents were divorced when I was quite young.

Mike and I went to my cousin's wedding on my mother's side that was held at a beautiful home on Cape Cod.    So wonderful to see family and visit with my mother and sister.  It was also special to spend time alone with Mike.
The newly married couple

They used our birch log holders.

On Sunday I dropped off the two older boys so they could spend some time with some close friends they have kept in touch.  Their mom and I are also very good friends and have kept in touch over the years we have left Massachusetts through many handwritten letters.  She was also brave and came to visit us with her four boys earlier this past summer.

We enjoyed the day together in and around Concord.  Such a beautiful town and just wonderful to visit and talk and talk some more.

She brought me a gift!  A ball of malabrigo yarn in just beautiful shades of green with a set of circular needles and pattern to make myself a cowl!  She is making the same one but in shades of blue.  So much fun to think of her as I knit something for myself.

On our way home we met my mom and step-father for a brief picnic lunch as they hadn't visited with the children during our trip.  They sent us home with leftover watermelon.

We arrived home in the dark, but the very next morning, Sarah and Abraham requested to make the chickens a special treat.  They were just so excited to get home to see the them.


  1. Aw...that picture of Abraham giving watermelon to the chickens is so precious.

    I'm glad to hear you had such a nice trip, Tonya.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful trip. The birch holders were perfect and the couple looks so happy. I don't know who is more excited the chickens of Abraham. :)

  3. What a blessing to have been able to see your mother and share good times with her.

    Cape Cod is a beautiful area. It was our honeymoon spot when we got married. It was beautiful in winter when we went.

    I am glad that you were able to enjoy yourself.


  4. The bride and groom look so content and the way they decorated the table looked so welcoming too. I'm glad you got to spend some alone time together. When it does happen, it's very special. :)

    Don't you just love that final leg of the journey home though? You turn down those familiar streets like you could do it with your eyes closed. Then the driveway embraces you as you slowly roll to the house, finally opening the front door and all those familiar smells.

    My favourite part of the journey outside, is the last leg home. :)

  5. isn't it so nice to knit and think about the giver or receiver? the yarn you received is lovely. she must be a very dear friend. ; )

  6. i love the birch holders! and the 2010 handmade holiday. brillant. i'm about to read more to hopefully join!

  7. Hello,
    I had to come and return the visit and have a read about another mum of many. I will have to come back and read more. I think we share many of the same ethical beliefs and talents.
    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog so I could meet you too.
    God Bless