|Festival time in Concord|
|Home Sweet Home|
My parents house is in the middle of nowhere, and especially now (definitely not so much while in high school and such) I absolutely love the escape of it. No cell service, no traffic, no noise from neighbors, just pure and unadulterated quite and serenity. Also, the lack of light pollution allows for incredible stargazing.
|Hello Mother Nature, you are missed!|
Days were filled with quiet mornings (cheers to being wide awake and going at 0530!) with my parents while other guests slept until a more reasonable hours. And then the wonderful camaraderie of genuinely good company enjoying each other, with a mix of good food, libations, and exploring the area.
|Wild strawberry picking was the hardest thing I did today|
|Qbaby/toddler loves wild strawberries!|
|Maia...our beloved kitty who is angry at us every time we make an appearance. Thankful to my parents for keeping her <3|
|Lake time: Enjoying a lazy day at the beach with Sarah and Q!|
Incredibly enough, for having moved to NH in 1990, I had NEVER been to the summit of Mt. Washington. I had seen in plenty of times, driving by, or as a sight from the peak of our favorite ski areas, but we decided that it was a great time to go with so many out-of-town visitors. So...to the White Mountains we went!
|Atop Mt. Washington|
|Qbaby/toddler love! He is a huge fan of the "selfie"|
|Girls day out! And stopping for cheesecake, obviously!|
|Sisters <3 Cleaning up after a wonderful meal making us all fat and happy <3|
|Family breakfast at Panera, as I need to get my chai tea latte fix|
|This is where I am from. My parent place is actually in the shadow...so beautiful, for certain parts of the year!|
|Cheers everyone, from me and Aunt Elaine!|
|Hoisington cousins: Awesome dinner out!|
|My family is the greatest, seriously!|
|Hibiscus cider? Yes, please, and thank you!|
|Meeting Rosie and catching up with Dani <3|
|The bluest of blue, and greenest of green...I haven't experienced this in all too long|
It was a week full of love and laughter, great company, wonderful food, and solid quenching of a soul. I don't care how old you get, there is something about a mom's love and care, and your parent's home, that just soothes and makes everything calm and amazing.