Vacation: The Aftermath

I have…

…seen a little boy’s dream come true: a candy-filled pinata hanging from a digger.

…600 plus photos to wade through.

…four small pieces of Maine granite on my washing machine, removed from various pockets, also one half of a sand dollar, three bird feathers and a snail shell. Relieved to find no dessicated snail inside.

…funny pictures of loveable, goofy kids.

…seen harbor seals, blue skies, kids splashing in lakes, green waves, osprey nests, outdoor showers, kids playing in mud, foggy mornings and beautiful dinners.

…heard the sounds of not one but two two-year-olds singing “happy birthday” over and over again.

…eaten my weight in blueberry pancakes, fresh strawberries, popovers, chocolate birthday cake and lobster. Oh, and butter.

…picked (and cut!) at least 10,000 strawberries.

…no need to ever hear “Blueberries for Sal” on tape again.

…watched kids flee from their dinner.

…4,869,596,381 grains of sand in car, bags, house and washing machine.

…witnessed brotherly love (ouch!)

…captured four cousins in a tree…

…three brothers on a deck…

…and two brothers back home again.

And millions of great stories and happy memories.

Thanks, guest bloggers, for doing such a stand-up job of taking over here—I think I could take the whole summer off!

Gotta go, I have a few more pictures to sort through…more tomorrow!


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21 Responses to “Vacation: The Aftermath”

  1. sdh Says:

    That first picture is cracking me up, Elle and Will are hilarious! Can’t wait to see more, looks like a fantastic vacation. I must go see the triplets!

  2. Rush and Sarah Says:

    I love the picture of Brian and Henry walking up the path. Anna you bring us right along with you with your photos! (Even better – we’re spared the 4,869,596,381 grains of sand!)

  3. Sara Says:

    If you are going to eat your weight in anything; blueberry pancakes, fresh strawberries, popovers, chocolate birthday cake, lobster and butter, are great places to start!

    The pictures are wonderful, thanks for sharing them!

  4. Maggie Says:

    These are all so wonderful — I can tell that you must have had an unbelievable time on vacation! Welcome home!

  5. crunchy domestic goddess Says:

    oooh, those strawberries look amazing!! and i LOVE the pic of the cousins in the tree w/ henry being held up. the look on his face is priceless.
    glad you had a great vacation. i am so looking forward to mine. 🙂

  6. Shannon Says:

    Love Will’s pose in the first pic.

    Lobster and red dress pic looks like an awardwinner to me!

    Welcome back! We missed you!

  7. B. Says:

    Nice shots…

  8. Molly Says:

    When did your children get such long legs! I can’t believe how quickly they’re growing.

    And Will is such a rockstar in that first picture!

  9. Amily Says:

    Great to see you guys — I hope next time is for MUCH longer!!! Love all the shots you posted from your vacation. As usual, they are fantastic. I can almost taste the cake and strawberries. Love the shot of Brian and Henry walking.

  10. amy Flood Says:

    great photos Anna! love those fat little triplets, i could eat them!

  11. Christina Says:

    Yay! Your guest bloggers were great and all that, but we want YOU! Welcome home.

    What fabulous pictures, showing an even more fabulous vacation! I’m in love with every image. When are YOU hanging out a shingle??

  12. JenBun Says:

    Oh, that sounds like an AMAZING vacation! SO much fun!!! 😀

  13. Mike Says:

    fabulous pictures. it’s 10:48 p.m. and all i want now are lobsters and birthday cake.

  14. Maya Says:

    Welcome back! Sounds like you had a great time! And the pinata on the digger! Zane would not have been able to control himself, more for the digger though!

  15. thelandofka Says:

    Great shots, Anna! That looks like it was a seriously fun time. Fresh lobster?? Yummy! That cake looks incredibly yummy and so cute, too. Did you make that one??

  16. Anna Says:

    No, that one comes straight from Janice of Celebration Cakes, the renowned CAKE LADY of the Bar Harbor area. Look her up if you need a cake there, she is AMAZING.

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  18. Kim Says:

    Love that first shot. Mostly because of Will. 🙂
    Sounds like a wonderful vaca!

  19. Jess K. Says:

    Thanks for this beautiful vacation! I’m thinking of heading north to get some of those delicious looking strawberries (when my sister was little she called them Budgeries). We’re on to blueberries in our neck of the woods. Summer is so fleeting, must eat everything in sight! xoxo

  20. kittysanchez Says:

    wow, some truly beautiful shots. I love all the color, and that cake is beyond adorable!

  21. katherine Says:

    AMAZING pictures, as always

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