Winter Snap

January in New England is typically snowy. This year our winter has been warm with icy snaps of arctic air in between. Our first real winter storm brought soggy snow that turned into rain and iced every tiny branch with glacier beauty. We reveled in the sparkling wonderland in the day and glistening moonlight at

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New Years & Gingeropolis

It’s hard to believe it’s 2019 already! We were thrilled to have Daniel home for Christmas break – we had a great week together as a family! Christmas Day found us playing our now-traditional football game after opening presents in the morning. Matthew, N’gella & Susanna battled against Carolyn, Lydia and Daniel with Jonathan as

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Christmas Concerts Kick-off!

Our Christmas concert season is underway, and we started it out on December 1st with a fun time at the Harwinton Hometown Christmas Celebration. There’s just something special about bells at Christmastime, and it’s extra fun in a festive semi-outdoor event! And then finish off the day with some Christmas fireworks! “And the angel said

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Walking With Purpose

This weekend, our church held our annual 10-mile Walkathon to support Hope Pregnancy Center in Cheshire. It was a lovely day for the walk, and we enjoyed our time!Part of the group Jonathan and our friend, Michael The weather was beautiful! After we got home from the Walkathon, some of us went apple picking at

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Independence Day!

On July 4th, we kicked off our celebration with the annual Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence on the green in the center of town, an event that our family has put together over the past few years. Even though extremely hot weather was predicted, and there is little to no shade on the

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Mission Accomplished!

This week, we received our new Christmas CD project in the mail – it is now officially ready for distribution! It was a long process to put it together, and we’re grateful for Matthew and his friend Bobby McKeever who spent hours mixing and mastering. And now, finally, we have the hard copies in our

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Memorial Day Weekend

This year’s Memorial Day weekend was filled with sweet celebrations of life and family and country…kicking it off, a birthday party for our cousin Rachel’s little girl Emily (now 5!). They live in Texas and it was so nice to see them. On Saturday we went to MA for our cousin Nicole’s wedding rehearsal, hot

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Fun at Kent Falls!

A few weeks ago, Joel & Kathryn, Carolyn and Lydia went to a Photography Field Day at Kent Falls with James Staddon from Lenspiration, and his brother Jonathan. The weather was absolutely beautiful and we had a blast! We learned about the basics of photography: what is Aperture? ISO? Shutterspeed? (and much more), and got

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Happy Mothers Day!

We had a wonderful Mothers Day – all of our family was able to have lunch and spend the afternoon together! We enjoyed lunch together Then we took the opportunity to take family photos in the yard. It was starting to rain, but thankfully not too hard, so we didn’t get soaked and even were

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