• Nonfiction,  Personal,  Places,  Prose

    On Moving to the Mountains

    “The mountains are calling and I must go.” The popular John Muir quote really speaks to the pull of nature and mountains. Living where I do, I see the quote all the time on bumper stickers, decorative logos, and Instagram hashtags. Well, the mountains called, and I moved. Moving to my awesome little mountain town in New Hampshire’s White Mountains was easily the best move that I have ever made for my family. When Ryan was younger, we moved around quite a bit between the demands of college, graduate schools, and just finding the right spot for our family. While moving around wasn’t ideal, it did give us a chance…

  • Places

    Littleton Arts and Culture Festival – Sunday Snapshot

    This weekend was the 50th Annual Arts and Culture Festival, and there was a lot of fun to be had around Littleton! We went to the festival last year, and although it was nice to look at the various art vendors – it was nothing compared to the fun and festivities of this year’s festival. After we checked out the vendors along the river and had some tasty crepes, we spent a lot of time checking out the Kids’ Corner at the Littleton Community Center. There were games and activities on the front lawn as well as inside the building. There were even three giant canvases for everyone to add…