Tuesday, December 2, 2014

2014 in review!

I have enjoyed having this family blog for over 5 years now! It's a fabulous way for our family & friends to see our busy lives!  I got busy coaching women's lacrosse this spring at Cheverus High School and I really fell behind on blogging. When I put the blog address on the Christmas card I realized I really needed to work on some updates! Here are some posts on what we have been busy doing in 2013!!



 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Family Pictures

Much to Pete's dismay, I try to have our family picture taken every year ;) A few Sundays ago, I took the boys over to the Scarborough Marsh for a walk. It's such a pretty spot and it made me realize two things... 1.) We hadn't taken a family photo yet this year. 2.) I wanted them taken here.  It was perfect timing for our Christmas card also!!! So I called my best friend, the very talented Bethany who owns Maine Moments Photography and voila!!!

The first two pictures we used on our Christmas Card
 
 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Opening Day!

Opening day! This year was Peter's first year that he got to go up to camp and be with family on opening day!  He was so excited, he had no problem when is Dad woke him at 5am the day after Halloween to head up to camp! In this picture, he is with Daddy, Grampy & Auntie!
Having fun with Auntie!
with Grampie!
Checking the trail cameras!
Out in the woods with Dad!
 The newest member of the family to join in on a long Wescott tradition!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Halloween Party

 
This year marked our 6th Annual Halloween party!! It was a great time once again! It was such a fun night that I barely took any pictures.......
The 3 kids that started the tradition!
This year I dressed up as Ana from Frozen!!
 

Luckily, the Friday before was Halloween on Main St. and we got a few pictures that night!
 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

House Renovations!

When we bought the house 7 years ago, I was not a fan of the color. It had just been painted and there was so many other items to tackle before we even thought about the outside. When we built the addition, we decided we would vinyl side it, and finish the rest of the house the following summer! Pete did an amazing job on the house. This is how he spent his summer.......................
The before picture.
It's time to start this!!
Getting new doors! New meaning to open door policy, haha :)
The final product! Great work Pete!!!
The garage needed a lot of TLC! I told Pete that while he was busy with the house, I would paint the garage! I went to Home Depot with a small piece of siding to match paint and got to work!!
The Before....
Just getting started....
Working hard!!
Almost there.....
 I realized that I never took a final shot of the garage all finished.. but you get it ;)

Friday, September 12, 2014

First School Days

Our boys are growing up so fast! 
The day I had been dreading all summer happened...Peter started Kindergarden! We had a career change the morning of, so we had to fix his sign, haha!
with Grammy
with Poppi
The daycare kids were excited to walk Peter & Maddie to the bus stop!
The bus arrived and he happily got on. I cried like a baby watching it pull away!
 Luckily Auntie works at his school so she was able to give me updates about his first day :) She snapped a picture of Peter with his teacher, Mrs. Williams!
It was Jack's turn the next day!
He is going to a preschool called My First School, two days a week!
with Kristen


UPDATE: Both boys are loving school!!! Peter has grown leaps & bounds since starting Kindergarten and his teacher is wonderful! His favorite school day is Fridays when he gets pizza for lunch and has Phy Ed with his Auntie.. Miss Wescott :) Jack and I are still attached at the hip so we have many hugs at drop off. He has two teachers, Miss Danielle & Miss Misty. He has some great friends at school and at pick up always has a smile on his face!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tri For A Cure

36. Complete Tri For A Cure.
I got to check another item off my 40 before 40 list! On Sunday, July 27th, I participated in a sprint triathlon!! I swam 1/3 of a mile, biked 15 miles and ran 3.2 miles! It was such an amazing, incredible event to be part of! You can participate as a relay time or by yourself and it was all me! I was so nervous because with coaching lacrosse, I didn't get much time to train. I only trained for about 5 weeks!
This is the first time I biked 15 miles!
I did my open water swim training up at my Mom's on Little Sebago Lake!

The day before the race, I went over to pick up my race packet! 
The morning of the race, I left the house at 6am. I was so nervous. I wrote on my arms the names of the people in my family effected by cancer.
The swim was first! There was 11 heats, and I was in the 3rd heat. The 1st heat to go into the water is the cancer survivors. The 2nd heat was the cancer survivors relay. It was a beautiful, emotional start to the race. 
Proudly cheering on the survivors coming out of the water. They were the 1st heat!
In the water!
Peter watching me swim!
Out of the water and transitioning into the bike portion!
Riding the bike
I love this picture of my Mom cheering me on!
I made it back! I had some bike problems and had to stop a couple times to fix the chain, but I did it!
Transitioning from the bike to the final stretch.... the run!
I enjoyed the whole experience! 
Met some great ladies to finish the race with.
Getting cheers & high fives from my family after finishing!
My amazing support :)
 Post race celebration!