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Sunday, July 1, 2007

June in Rhode Island

So we've been in New England almost the whole month of June (well Jim was here the whole month). We've owned our house for a month too -- so what else has been going on?


Mid-June brought the Naval War College graduation and here are Jim, Drew and Toshi all decked out in their academic regalia.

This is the building Jim works in. His office right now is the one with the three windows in a row on the third floor all the way to the right hand side of the photo.

Here's the Newport Bridge across the Narragansett Bay from Jamestown to Newport which Jim can see from his office. The two guys are extra security for War College graduation.

Meanwhile back at home on Milton Road -- here is Maggie enjoying the cooler weather in our yard.

There are lots of kids on our dead end street and here are some of them with Emma. Elizabeth is the cutie on the tricycle and her sister Kayla is standing next to Emma. I can't remember the boys name. They are standing in the driveway across the street from us where Earl the pug dog lives.



We also have a canine visitor -- my Dad and Hazel's seven month old West Highland Terrier named Pumpkin. Here she is enjoying our fenced in back yard.

This is a view of our house from the back of the back yard. Emma's bedroom is the window on the far right and our bedroom is next to it. The sliding doors go into the Sunroom.


Our back yard has lots of shade and lots of perennials especially lilies.

I have to wrap this up now since we are off to Newport to watch the parade of Tall Ships from the lawn at the War College pictured above. We spent most of yesterday working around the house and have started to paint Emma's bedroom so she has moved to the Guest room for a few days. This morning I went for my first solo bike ride. I rode the bike path up to Providence which is about 14 miles round trip. The weather was fabulous -- actually a bit chilli when I started out. I get to ride by a light house and along the water (the Providence River) most of the time. It took me about an hour and I felt the work out. Well, talk to you all later.

2 comments:

Tomi said...

Great pictures Beth!

Robin said...

Hey Beth! It's beautiful up in that there Rhode Island! I actually have 2 rocks from a beach in Rhode Island where I went as a child. So, I can now feel close to you.

Sounds like ya'll are off to a great start with friends for Emma, and visiting old friends at church. You are a very lucky family to be able to do what you're doing. And you get to look at a lighthouse. Have you read the book, Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie, by Peter & Connie Roop? Emma would probably enjoy it. It was featured on Reading Rainbow YEARS AGO!

Love you Beth! Robin