a lot has been goin on since i last popped on here! not the least of which is we have a bona fide teenager on our hands!
we were so fortunate that gramma & grampa came for a visit at the end of june to wish jovie a happy birthday, and since we haven’t seen them in ages. they must have heard through the grapevine that we had plans to go to Italian Oven for dinner for our first outing to celebrate all of us being vaccinated! That’s a favorite of all of ours, and it was perfect how it worked out.
on the 4th of july The Mr. had a rare time off from running the Peachtree Road Race. I know he missed it; and they really seemed to do a good job trying to support such a mainstay of Atlanta traditions. Hopefully next year will be normal again.
meanwhile, we enjoyed a relaxing day at home until the late afternoon where we headed for our trip to Vermont. The Mr. & i went 10 years ago and loved our time. we were so excited that they opened up tourists… our plans were up in the air a little bit for a while. we wanted to do something to celebrate jovie’s birthday. much like when she turned 11!
we rented a charming house which was the perfect location to lots of hiking and scenic drives. the house was incredible. the host even had some birthday gifts for jovie!!
we had such a great week. i have many lovely pictures…. all of which are currently stuck on my phone. when i can get them uploaded to my feisty computer, i’ll share!
we got in super late July 4th, and jovie and i got to see some fireworks from the plane. we did lots of hikes, had beautiful drives, many picnics, a few waterfalls, a swimming hole (a cliff to jump off for The Mr.), quite a few bookstores & 2 libraries.
we came home saturday evening and spent sunday doing laundry so jovie could go to her first away-camp experience. covid made a “week long camp” into basically a “2 1/2 day camp” but i’m sure she’s enjoying herself.
we are enjoying ourselves by watching handmaid’s tale and hopefully a dinner date.
IOU some great pictures. of a 13 year old!!! wow. i’ve always said she was born a teenager…….. but now here we are.