We have just returned from our hiking trip to New Hampshire's White Mountains. Amazingly, the kids did great and there was very little complaining. (Trust me, complaining is not unfamiliar to my children, so the fact that they were pleasant so much of the time was quite a treat.) We hiked the Franconia Ridge loop, staying at the Appalachian Mountain Club's Greenleaf Hut for a night. The hut system in the White Mountains draws an international crowd. There were folks from Canada, Georgia, and Minnesota staying at the hut the same night as we did.
It has been busy around here with end-of-school activities and the like. I have found it difficult to find the time to get to this space. I guess that taking breaks every so often can be a good thing. It can provide perspective and renewed energy. I have also found that on-line activities such as reading and writing blogs can take time away from the things happening in "real" time. We all have so much to balance in our lives. It is a continual process of adjusting and readjusting to what life presents to us.
I have been busy sewing. I made all of the thank you gifts for my kids teachers, and am working on a new doll pattern. You can see two versions of this work in progress in the above photo. I really like the felt caps with rick-rack trim.
We are off on a camping and backpacking trip to the White Mountains in New Hampshire tomorrow. David and I used to camp and backpack so often (before kids) that it felt like second nature. Now, with kids, it feels like an ambitious undertaking.
Have a nice weekend. XO Maribeth