Today marks my first opportunity to join in with this fun meme...click the image to return to Susanne's Place!This has been an exciting week...
1. Last Saturday Lynn and I drove up to Newburyport, MA.... what a delightful diversion for 2 old fogies like us...the very first thing I noticed about Newburyport is that is is laid out almost exactly like Donegal, NI! ... which is btw, my very favorite spot on earth!
THis photo from online shows N,Ma town center...
as per the following photo of Donegal.. both are situated so beautifully about round town centers..
The streets about both curve ever so nicely around as several streets find their apex at town center! Can you ever imagine how delighted I was to find that Newburyport had a lovely Irish shop right there across forom the circle.
Again, an online shot shows the main street a few shops down...
but I will now try to post some of my photos...
We were just arriving in town when the similarity hit me... the Irish store is there on the left.. note there was the remains of a 2 inch snow from the previous week!
THis being so very near the Massachusetts northern coast, a short drive took us to Plum Island and a view of their lovely lighthouse!
As we passed back through Newburyport, the lampposts were lit and the remnants of Christmas past were bidding us adieu!
2. Another huge blessing is that our newest family member is growing and thriving and a delightful bundle of joy!!!
3. WE also revel in the joy that this one brings us every moment of the day!
4. Our sweetheart, Birdie, caught GA GA today trying to get the dough done while she and her mom were upstairs tending to baby... When she wakes up from her nap she and I will roll out and cut out our Linzer cookies with my new Linzer cookie cutters..
We're making these plus some with chocolate in the center!!
5.Birdie and I have done crafts every day since we got here... and we have decorated this tree with our handiwork.. pretty great working with an awesome two year old.. we particularly love the pinterest project of the hand made owls out of paper towel rolls.. we named them "Hoot" and "Annie"!