Monday, October 31, 2016

Chester Scarecrows

It is fall in New Hampshire....lots to do around here but this past Sunday, we jumped into the car and headed to a neighboring town to see a bit of fun.

In the small town of Chester, they have a scarecrow contest and it has become a big deal over the last few years.
Since there is a lot of history to be found I our state, there were lots of historical characters included ....this cannoneer from the civil war at the town center.
A young boy who is claimed to be the youngest to die in a war is buried here...he was a drummer for the army.

This picture is of a Revolutionary Soldier.

Here is a guy standing at one of the covered bridges.
And let's not forget Uncle Sam.

We saw many other scarecrows but it was so much fun to search for them throughout the town.  It ended up being a fun afternoon!

New Hampshire's Highway

We ventured out a few Saturday's to take  a peak on the Kangamungus highway in northern New Hampshire.  The leaves were a bit past peak but it doesn't matter because it was just as stunning.
There were many lookouts that we were able to get out and stretch our legs but it was crazy crowded....there were people of all nationalities enjoying our beautiful state.
Because of the drought....we were able to climb in the streambed of the river.  It was so slippery because the stones were worn smoothly by the river water.
The kids had an amazing time climbing over all of the rocks.

Ellie went along for the ride too.  She was constantly trying to figure out how to keep up with the kids on the slippery rocks.
They all gathered long enough to snap a photo and then they were off again looking for more to climb.

We did manage to snap a few other rock pictures ....they did not want to leave this spot.  It was amazingly beautiful and the climbing element just added to the excitement.

It was a beautiful day here with some of our sweet treasures!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

One Year!

I can't believe it has been one year!  One year since Ben and Eli met some of the Lowman gang!
This week we have been talking about then and now and the boys have shared their hearts....Eli said he loves belonging to a family....there have been many firsts too.  When they think something is quite odd, we just grab their hands and tell them, "Welcome to New Hampshire!"  We have laughed together, cried together, and been on many adventures together....together--the nicest place to be!

To celebrate this week....we did a usual short notice celebration when our plans changed because of some much needed rain.  We went with friends to an all you can eat Asian Buffet....and as usual, the boys had a competition with the all you can eat part....Ben surprise there!  He ate 7 plates....and no that number is not a typo!   These boys can eat!

Above photo was a first shot together picture but I just had to add this recent photo at one of our family favorite things to do....and no....I didn't give anyone any real notice that the picture was coming....can't you tell?  That is the best part ....just living our lives...nothing staged but loving one another and enjoying the adventure of it all!
So glad these boys walked into our lives!