22 July 2013

missing maine

every summer, my brothers and sisters and i travel to a rented house and visit together for a whole week. some of us bring their children and some their children's children. this vacation has become one of my favorite times of the year. during the days, we all go our own separate ways and do our own things, singly or in pairs, but in the evenings, we gather together for dinner and conversation and red sox games on tv. we laugh, we reminisce, we play cutthroat board games. it's so wonderful to be with my family for this extended period of time, to have endless hours to get caught up on the events of the past year, and to store up new memories for the cooler, busier seasons to come. i miss my family this morning - it's always bittersweet when our time together is over for another year.



4 comments:

My Maine Blog said...

How wonderful for you Chris and for your family. I know just how you feel. It's so wonderful to have the time together in a special place in the summertime..well anytime...really but when you have to say goodbye it is always bittersweet. It's nice that you had a vacation though in beautiful Maine. We are hoping someday to get back to your state of New Hampshire to be in the mountains. They are both awesome places to live and to visit. Hugs

Patti said...

The older I get, the more I appreciate our time together

Star said...

How lovely for you. Lovely pictures.

tillie said...

Love the photos....wonderful perspective on all of them. :) Family is truly a treasure.