Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lake Sunapee

Whew! I am finally back. Did everyone have a great 4th of July? (if you celebrate it of course).
I had a fabulous long weekend.

I went up to my family's place at Lake Sunapee. The story behind this place in short: my Dad's family had a summer house on Lake Sunapee in NH when he was younger. However, when the 8 children in his family grew up, one house was not quite big enough for all of them. Right before I was born, they decided to buy a bunch of small cottages so we could all be up at the same time. I am so happy they did, because it meant that I basically grew up with all my cousins in the summer and since there are 21 of us, that never could've happened in 1 house! You can sort of see our "complex" in the background of this picture of me and Eric.
A huge chunk of my childhood memories were made here and one of the biggest is the 4th of July parade. As a kid, me and my cousins would dress up in crazy red, white and blue clothes and ride in my grandfather's convertible or my uncle's truck. We dressed up like Betsy Ross some years, and others we were Miss Americas and there were always lots of red, white and blue hats, bathing suits and anything else we could get our hands on. Since I have not been up to Sunapee for the past few 4th of July's I decided to wake up early to see the second generation of cousins (as I like to call them, really they are just my cousins but 15-20 years younger than me) march in the parade. Here is a picture of their awesome costumes:
And a picture of all of us (and by all of us I don't mean all of my cousins, just the ones who were willing to get up early enough to watch this haha) with my grandmother:
Just for fun, here is a picture of me and my cousins when we were little, still at Sunapee. This picture is NINETEEN years old...
In case you couldn't tell by the insane curly hair, that would be me in the front left- with my cousins Kristen, Brian, Kate and my aunt Kim :)

Now that I am home, I have to get back to torturing children- oh sorry, I mean helping them learn to read. I had a second evaluation last night at PT, and she said I have gotten a lot stronger and more flexible, yay! Except it still has not helped my knee feel any better, but hopefully it eventually will. I'll keep you posted.

11 comments:

  1. Looks like some great memories!

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  2. LOVE the old school photos!!

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  3. Welcome home! That place sounds amazing and I love that your whole family and extended family are there together. You must have so many awesome memories, and many more to be made!

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  4. yeah for curly hair!! Don't you wish it was still the 80s???

    Your fourth of July parade looks quite similar to ours, funny how they are all the same, everywhere!

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  5. aww I love the cute pics!!

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  6. Glad you had a great 4th of July!

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  7. Awww! looks like you guys had a fabulous 4th of july!!

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  8. Glad you had a nice time!
    When I was a kid, my neighborhood had a parade every 4th of July. I love decorating my bike and riding around the neighborhood.

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  9. Ooh it looks like you had a great 4th! And I love that last pic. Too cute!

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  10. looks like you had a festive fourth -- those costumes are so fun :)! welcome home, love! xo

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  11. Such cute pics!!!!!!! Glad you had fun :)

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