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Gypsy Forest
Massachusetts
mama . writer . foodie . crafter . lover of this one crazy life .
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I flew into Boston on a midnight flight. Home at almost 2 am. I sat in the quiet with him and sipped a bourbon. I feel like I've been gone all summer, I said. You have, he answered. The next morning the youngest two each awoke surprised to see me here. It was the best day all summer. Both of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Gypsy Forest
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I have a few minutes to reconnect with the online world this evening and thought I should leave a note to you all here to let you know why I've disappeared. Last Monday night my mom fell about 30 feet, bouncing off the side of a rock wall and landing on some wooden stairs. I flew to Alaska the next... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Gypsy Forest
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I woke up feeling a little sorry for myself. I'm not at all proud of this, but it's true. Sophie's violin camp is exactly the same time my favorite blueberry farm is open for picking... and it's a bumper crop this year.... and I can't go until Friday, when the camp is over. And picking started last week. (and yes,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Gypsy Forest
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As I type these words I am laughing at the loose serger threads stuck all over my shirt. My big girl just put a pot of coffee on (at 4:42, yes) And I am looking at a late, late night ahead. Somewhere in between running the big boy around for job searching, the big girl around for show choir &... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Gypsy Forest
Thanks KC. And yes…. I have *so* been the solo mom at the airport with cranky kids and two many bags to carry at least a dozen times. After all these years, I would take a crying baby over a sulky teenager any day… phew! But no one (little or big) had a melt down this trip. Likely due to the fact that we can get there all in one day now that we fly out of Boston…. but still, oh was I ever grateful for it :)
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Yes….. and I do think of that. I hope that they all come back and visit someday. To Grandma and to me. I know it has meant so much to my mom over the years to have this time with them…. and to have them be part of her community….
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Thank you Kim :)
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love you.....
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2014 on alaskan seashore....... at Gypsy Forest
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They totally can! I hope you get up there with your girls one day.......
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goodness that is warm!
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2014 on alaskan seashore....... at Gypsy Forest
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All of these are snapshots taken on our hikes this summer.... with the exception of the last two which were taken from the airplane when we left. (you can see Cordova almost smack in the middle of the second to last photo, now you can see how remote it really is!) I've wanted to take those pictures for years, but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Gypsy Forest
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I did! The kids took a lovely class from her as well :) What an amazing retreat my friend Dotty pulled together….
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Trying to remind myself that less is more…. and lazy summer days should be spent in a hammock as much as possible…… (miss you too…. so freakin’ much!!!)
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We had good weather this year. Good in coastal Alaska means it only rained half of the days we were there. It is a rain forest after all, and to stay so lush and green it receives almost 200 inches of precipitation annually. Two hundred, yes I'm serious. Rain jackets and boots are a must and some summers if you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Gypsy Forest
It’s a brand new Ashford Joy wheel. In perfect condition with the case. They are around $700 new (ouch, I know). Send me an email with an offer :)
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It’s such an incredible place to visit….. we are lucky to go as often as we do :)
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My favorite part of visiting is making our way to our hiking spots….. I have pictures of my kids in the same favorite spots on the trails year after year…..
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Oh my goodness! The kids & I did it back in 2003. We drove from Falmouth, MA to Valdez, AK. Just me & my mom, a dog, and three kids (6, 4, & infant). It was before cell phones. Totally crazy…… but good memories!
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Aren’t the colors something? They almost look neon….. they’re salmonberries in case you didn’t know. They end up a beautiful salmon color…. huge berries that are mild and delicious!
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Thank you :) It’s such a magical place to visit for sure…… though I must admit after four years in the south I am happy to enjoy all this sunshine at home too!
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Thank you Meg! And thank you again for your guest post while I was away…….. xo~
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Home. No matter how fun the adventure.... I am always happy to be back here. In my own little space in the universe with my family all in one place. Feathered, furry, and winged members included. Our trip was beautiful and exhausting. We saw TONS of family, played outside in the woods and on the beach, and bumped into so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Gypsy Forest
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I am so honored to have a lovely group of friends house-sitting the blog while I am away. Each of them has chosen something summer-ish to share here with you. Do take a moment to say hello to them~ Today I welcome Kim of Kimberly Peck Photography with a handful of her stunning images from local farms...... enjoy! . .... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Gypsy Forest
I am so honored to have a lovely group of friends house-sitting the blog while I am away. Each of them has chosen something summer-ish to share here with you. Do take a moment to say hello to them~ Today I welcome Nichole of Live Free....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Gypsy Forest
I am so honored to have a lovely group of friends house-sitting the blog while I am away. Each of them has chosen something summer-ish to share here with you. Do take a moment to say hello to them~ Today I welcome Meg of Four WIld Blueberries....... . . . . . . . . . . . . .... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Gypsy Forest