Thursday, June 30, 2016
We met Ope (from California) at Interface a few years ago... and we were so excited that she could come visit us in Nova Scotia! We hadn't seen her in 6 years! We had fun giving her a tour around, and thoroughly enjoyed being a tourist ourselves... as I haven't seen most of what we got to see since we have lived here! Here we are at the top of a replica light house...Seal Island Lighthouse.
Notice the whale bones just outside the light house.
The reflectors that make the light so bright.
View from the lighthouse on a typical foggy day in Nova Scotia.
Jonathan enjoyed being a tourist too!
A visit to Shelburne to take a look at the sights.... memorial for the fishermen that have died at sea.
Finishing the lobster pot, getting it ready for the fishermen.
I think he uses a 'little' bit of rope for his job!
The Lobster Fishing Boats in dry dock for the off season.... Lobster fishing season starts in November and ends in May.
Posted by Kukmeri at 7:59 AM
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Waiting for the CAT Ferry to arrive! We were quite excited when we heard that the CAT was up and running again! Instead of driving for three days and staying in two hotels along the way, we were able to leave early in the morning from MA to drive to Portland, Maine and arrive late at night in Nova Scotia (just 45 minutes from Jacob's parents home)!!
The CAT ferry is coming in on the left and there was another larger cruise ship docked on the right. Jonathan said, "wow, there are boats on the boat!"
The CAT, departing just 4 hours from my parents home in MA and arriving 45 minute from Jacob's parents in Nova Scotia.
While we waited Jonathan and Jacob watched and ran around. :)
Jonathan was quite excited to find a kids play area on the ferry, with lots of toys!
He thoroughly enjoyed our 6 hour ride... met a new friend and even had a nap on the big bench seats!
Jacob enjoyed the rest and time to work on a couple rubix cubes! He finally solved that little 2x2!
It was so nice to be able to walk around, sleep laying down, eat and enjoy the beauty of the ocean.
Posted by Kukmeri at 10:11 AM
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Twenty-two years later (after graduation)... I have returned to The Culinary Institute of America to have dinner at one of their restaurants, this is a first for me and for Jacob! Thank you to our friend Nate for the gift certificate! We thoroughly enjoyed our date, while Jonathan enjoyed time with his grandparents!
Jacob was pretending to be sophisticated. :)
I ate a delicious dish of Sea Bass on a bed of pureed cauliflower.
Jacob enjoyed some delicious duck on a bed of barley risotto.
I enjoyed a goat cheese ice cream sandwich with raspberry and cherries. Yum!
Jacob enjoyed a lemon tart with some homemade ice cream!
Posted by Kukmeri at 10:14 AM
Sunday, June 12, 2016
My Grandma turned 90 years old in February. So she was quite surprised when her children and grandchildren arrived from CA, IL, MO, NC, PA and MA to for a party weekend in western NY! It was so fun to be together because we only get to see each other every 10-20 years!
Four generations, my dad, grandmother, me and Jonathan!
Our Weaver/Devine family came from MA and Papua New Guinea. :) My grandma was happy to see everyone and soooo surprised!
( missed my sister Ruth!)
( missed my sister Ruth!)
Jonathan enjoyed meeting and playing with his 2nd cousin, Sam!
My Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Roy with their family, from NY, PA and NC.
My Uncle Harry and Aunt Regina and their family, from CA, IL and MO.
Jonathan and his 2nd cousin, Anna, enjoyed playing together too!
We all made our hand prints on quilt squares and my aunt and cousin made the quilt for my grandma for her birthday!
The hotel where we all stayed had a heated pool, which Jonathan loved!
The day after the party we spoke at my uncle's church in NY and got to tell everyone about what is happening in Papua New Guinea! It was so neat to have all of our extended family there as well! My grandmother was the first believer in her family and now all her children and grandchildren are believers too... and we are praying for the great grandchildren!
Posted by Kukmeri at 9:27 AM