We are back in Florida, arriving about 11:00 last evening. I am refreshed just remembering the wonderful days we shared in Maine. We saw some beautiful leaves, spent a night at the cabin on the water, saw a moose, had all you can eat lobster at Jay and Roseanna’s, bonfire at Matt and Vicki’s, split wood, lots of time with old friends…The flights went so much better than I feared they might. The babies were so good. I could tell many stories of all we did and enjoyed but the best thing was just being together. The whole McFarland gang was together for one evening for the first time in years. We got a quick picture together.
Mum and Rachel playing their harps Dad made for them.
Carlie’s harm lesson.
She loved Kimber
Nap with Grammie
A family picture down at the cottage on the ocean.
You can clearly see Charity’s boat that John and I took out for a row the morning after we spent the night at the cottage.
Auntie Charity and Mr Paul.
Tim and Becca
Carlie Jane first visit to the Maine beach
It was chilly.
Uncle Jay went out to the sea weed to catch a crab to show Carlie Jane
It isn’t easy to organize a family picture anymore.
But we got some good ones
Some bad ones …
And some cute ones
April Dawn and Kyle (the photographer)
Auntie April and Paul
Brett is such a big boy now
Brett and Carlie playing together
Carlie was showing off her musical talent to Auntie April.
A very large spaghetti supper
Auntie April with Little John
Mum was proudly showing April Dawn all the pictures from our week together
Mum had refinished some little chairs and it was just right for Carlie Jane
We went out Moose “hunting”
Dad talked with some of his friends who do some guiding for moose hunts
and they pointed up in the general area to look for moose.
We drove for miles out on dirt roads and found this girl standing right by the road.
She had all the time in the world and just stood there posing for us.
Carlie had been exclaiming about all the trees and rocks as we drove out through the woods looking for moose but when we finally found a moose she hardly reacted, only pointing.
The cow was a little small but we were so excited to see her we didn’t care.
John hadn’t seen a moose before
Supper at Governors, playing with Auntie Pam’s phone
Tea party with Grammie
Mum has tea cups she got just for tea parties with the grand kids.
I was worried they would break and was surprised they lasted the whole week
but Mum assured me she got them to be broken having fun.
Carlie loved collecting eggs
She would get the little egg basket and head out to the hen house.
Grampie loved to help
Where are the eggs?
She only broke one, surprisingly.
Three eggs this morning…well there had been four
Proudly showing them to Grammie. She took one out of the basket and was shaking them.
I quickly too them to be cleaned before we had none survive.
Lunch with Uncle Jay at Giant Sub before leaving for Portland
Mum was such a big help taking care of baby John.
Jay was trying to provoke Carlie Jane into making more of a mess then she already was making.
Charity made us great sandwiches
Playing with the sweet tea bottle
The trip to Portland with Dad and Mum
John slept most of the way
The last flight
She was awake all the way
Thank you all for a wonderful week! We miss you so much!