Our week in Western MA was spectacular; there is really nothing better than a week spent in the company of your best friends (except a week spent in the company of your best friends with your husband). The weather and wedding were beautiful, and I will be forever grateful that I was there to see Liz and Nate exchange their vows- and to share a shot with them at the reception!
On the way home we stopped at my brother's place where he and his girlfriend treated us to a delicious welcome home dinner and we watched a (sort of) spontaneous Halloween parade in Portland's West End. Our first morning in Standish (where my parent's live) Eleanor got right down to the business of playing, which she has been comfortably doing ever since. It rained all day today (sorry readers in Arusha)- a marvelous, cold, gray rain. It's nice to be home.
Playroom in the Nairobi airport. Kept Eleanor busy for nearly 6 hours.
Kean takes a break from pushing Eleanor in the little plastic car.
Breakfast in Amsterdam.
Familiarizing herself with MA native plants...
and with grandpa.
Apples and Brooklyn Lager for guests welcome bags
Trying to get a photo of Eleanor's outfit,
much harder than you can imagine (this was the best we could do).
This might just be my favorite photo of the whole wedding, and I didn't even take it.
This is the glass of scotch I was given- no joke.
Good thing for everyone I didn't even come close to finishing it.
Cutting the cake.
I love how calm Nate is; this photo is so exemplary of the two of them.
They welcome Kathrine to their cake cutting. Beautiful.
Time to leave for Maine.
Swinging with uncle Aaron,
and sliding with mom.