I spent this past beautiful weekend with my parents. It was one of those times in your life that you stop right in the middle of what you are doing and think, “I’m having a really great time.” It started with taking Friday off to spend the day with my mom in Keene doing really girly things like nails, lunch, and shopping.
When we returned home, we covered our skin and put mosquito nets over our heads to go for a walk. They don’t just have extreme weather and animals (yes — there have been bear and moose sightings in the short time they’ve lived there) in the mountains of New Hampshire, they have extreme bugs too.
Yesterday, we spent the day putting the new garden in. It was the perfect summer day. We worked together, laughed, enjoyed the sunshine we’ve been waiting for, and got all of my dad’s seedlings in.
A little sunburned, sweaty, and with a sense of accomplishment, we set out to buy a few more pots for leftover tomato plants and herbs.
We also went to Peterborough (one of the cutest New Hampshire towns) to pick up some drinks and snacks for a neighborhood party. If you are in Peterborough, you must stop at Nature’s Green Grocer. It is the type of grocery store that has everything from organic vegetables and local wines to the best cruelty-free/natural health and beauty section I’ve ever seen.
We ended our lovely day by joining the neighbors for 6:00 cocktail hour (I’m loving this new place more and more), where I discovered the most beautiful flower growing at the edge of the woods. If anyone knows what it is, do tell!
It was hard to leave! The thing I love most about being a “grownup” is realizing how utterly cool my parents are. Instead of begging for car keys or complaining about the injustice of being a teenager, I get to be close friends with them while realizing how very much I love them both.
Note: most pictures in this post were taken with my cell phone using an addictive app called “hipstamatic” that makes your images look vintage. The image of my father and I is legitimately vintage of course!