Grace and I spent an absolutely wonderful, tremendously memorable weekend in New York with her best friend and her mother (one of my dearest friends) to mark their 10th birthdays.
For Halloween, Grace was a member of the US gold-medal-winning soccer team, and Whit was Harry Potter.
We enjoyed two gloriously warm, sunny, and unscheduled days by the ocean with my parents over Columbus Day.
My favorite blog post: Ten Years Ago
We finally found our final state license plate, Alaska. We saw it almost an hour south of Boston, on our way to take family pictures with Blue Lily Photography.
Whit had his first hockey practice.
Grace wrote her first post on this blog.
Hurricane Sandy came. Other than losing power for 8 hours, we were blessedly unscathed.
I read Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and Teach Your Children Well by Madeline Levine.
To live content with small means. To seek elegance rather than luxury…. listen to stars and birds and babes and sages with an open heart. To study hard, think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions. Never hurry. In a word, to let the spiritual, the unbidden and the unconscious rise up through the common. This is my symphony. ~ William Henry Channing
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