Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Leaving on a Jet Plane...

It is time for our annual trip to Vermont to visit with Paul's side of the family. This is really the only time we see them. While most of his immediate family lives in Virginia, the whole group congregates in Vermont (where the grandfather and his siblings grew up) for a very large extended family reunion on Saturday. There is over 100 people at the actual reunion some years.

We stay at a little hotel walking distance to Paul's grandparents home. Vermont is a beautiful state.

The whole family really enjoys Nona's spaghetti. This includes my children too! Here they are last year gearing up for the synchronized eating contest! Is there an Olympic event for such a thing? ;-) Maybe there should be!



This is going to be a short trip this year. So I will be back blogging and visiting in less than a week.

15 comments:

RecipeGirl said...

Looks like it's going to be a beautiful trip. Have fun!

Darius T. Williams said...

Have fun. Be safe. Tell Paul we all said hello!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

That Girl said...

I'm jealous - I've never been to Vermont!

Emily said...

I think they could be medal contenders. hehe. Have fun at the reunion. 100 wow that is a lot.

Rindy R said...

Vermont is so beautiful - and it looks like you might have some nice weather! Enjoy!

A World in a PAN said...

I have one such old clock (circa 1900), A "Regulator" that comes from New York and that I purchased in an auction in ... Kenya. I had it repaired a few years ago and it's up and running.

Kristen said...

I hope you have a wonderful time. What a gorgeous home!

Nicole said...

Lori- It IS really beautiful in Vermont. So green! It is the one thing about this tiny little town I wish we could bring here.

Darius- TY and will do!

Kate- It is really beautiful there. But we don't get to tour. Just visit w/ the family. I haven't seen much either.

Emily- I think my kids could get the medal! ;-)

Rindy- Weather was great! Not too hot or anything. Nice change.

Laura- This is the kitchen wall in the grandparents home. My husbands grandfather collects, repairs and puts together clocks. They are everywhere!!!

Kristen- It is a nice home. Glad to be back though.

Gloria (Canela) said...

I dont know where begin!!!! All is beautiful.Always heard Virgina is beautiful (I have friends there)
Tell me, these are you childs, blessing them, are absolutely lovely!!! adorables!! (Mines grow up, have 14)
And the house is wonderful,And Ilove the cloks I collect them, have some antiques but not how this!!! nice pictures,xxxxGloria (I enjoy your Blog)

Sherry said...

Nicole, I was going to tell you have a good trip, but I see from the comments that you are back.
I liked the spaghetti pictures - brave mom: white dress on toddler+bowl of spaghetti!

Nicole said...

Gloria- Thank you. These are my children... a year ago anyway.

Sherry- Yes. I am brave and suffer for fashion! ;-) But it was just a top and not pricey. It is still around and white now .. a year later.

Robin Sue said...

Ooh I love Vermont! We used to vacation there when I was very little. It is beautiful there. We made it as far as NH last year. Hope you had a fun time, it is so good to be with family!

Lulu said...

If synchronized eating is a contest I give them both a perfect 10.

MamaGeek said...

Wow, what beautiful scenery. ALL of it! Enjoy every moment of that trip!

Nicole said...

Lulu- Thanks for the great score! ;-)

Mamageek- Thanks. It was short 'n sweet.