Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Emmett enjoyed his first Christmas. He got a lot of books and a noisy farm toy from his cousins Lily and Ben. He turned 10 months today. Eugene and I are going out for brunch ALONE tomorrow.

We got 14 inches of snow last weekend. It is pretty, but really. Does it need to be all in one day?!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ice Storm

Yup, all of New England was hit by an ice storm last weekend. We, like most people within a 60 mile radius, lost our power. Out for 2 days. No heat and unable to cook, Emmett and I abandoned ship for Nana and Pops Draper's house. They have a wood stove.

The upsides were: Catey didn't have to work on Friday, Eugene got to surf the storm swells, Emmett started clapping, we spent lots of time with Nana and Pops, whom we love, and we really appreciate the power company right now. In fact, we have practically everything that uses power running right now in our house.

Here are Emmett (who is 9.5 months) and I with Pops in his warm living room.

Friday, December 5, 2008


Catey, Emmett, and Eugene at the Portland Jetport.

Nana Cole has a orange tree in her backyard.

We saw Manatees at Blue Springs state park.

Turns out that Emmett is a great traveller, easy-going and always ready for a good time.

The Cole siblings, Sharon, Trude, and Eugene with dad (Larry) and Emmett.

Eugene's parents, Bette and Larry.