Saturday, May 31, 2008

Trip to New Hampshire... And then some!

That's right, we finally got to go back to NH! I was wicked excited to see my family, and Scott got to go candlepin bowling, so he was happy, too :) We went to the Boston Temple on Thursday with my mom and it was great. So beautiful, too, since they'd just put in all their new flowers!

That night we got to see my brother Ry play his last high school lacrosse game. They didn't win, but it was sure fun to watch! We cheered him on as he made hits and got hit, and had a couple shots on goal -though we didn't get to see him score. It definitely made me miss playing, I'll have to look into coaching someday when I'm a teacher!

(Here he's getting whacked and if you look closely you can see the ball right below his glove. Good thing he's tough!)

(This one is Ry in the face-off! )

(Umm, this is just my dad, making a great face!)

Then on Friday we went up to Wells, Maine with my parents. We walked on the beach and fed the seagulls and collected seashells. Then we ate amazing seafood, like scallops wrapped in bacon and fresh oysters and lobster... mmmm!

When we went back, it was time for Brahms' track meet, so we went over to the school. He did really well, he won his race and jumped pretty far, though when I asked he was never sure of his numbers, he really doesn't ever care much about that part!

(Here he is -WINNING! He's so far ahead of most of them that you can't even see them)

Saturday we went down to Taunton, MA to visit my Uncle George and his family. We picked up my grandma on the way and then ate incredible pizza at their house. You haven't had real pizza until you've had it Greek style, trust me. Anyway, we tossed a frisbee around until we were eaten alive by gnats and went inside. My cousin Cameron provided the entertainment all night, I've never met a more hilarious little kid! He was making cookies and we said something about coming to party for Brahms' birthday and he was like "It's your birthday?? Why didn't you tell me?" And Brahms was like "Does that mean you're making me a special birthday cookie?" Cameron just laughed and said all patronizingly, "Sure Bo, of course..." You probably had to be there. He also said to a few of us, "Look, I can break the speed limit!" And took off around their living room, running as fast as he could. He gets funnier every time I see him. The things he says...

Sunday we celebrated Brahms' birthday with a cake, and serenaded him in the worst way we knew how. It was fun, Brahms' piece of cake was like a fourth of the entire thing, but he managed not to get sick!

And of course, we went bowling! Scott and I actually went again by ourselves before we caught our plane home! We didn't really bowl better, but it's pretty tough switching from 10-pin to candlepin, you throw a few gutter balls when you are warming up!

All in all, a great trip! We are excited to go back again next year :D And I know you are all excited too, so I can post a wicked long entry like this one again!