Wednesday, August 22, 2012

quiet house

Dear Em,
The house is quiet...too quiet. After months of having family & friends staying with us, our home seems so empty. On Sunday afternoon we dropped the last of our house guests off at the airport (you had left with Nonnie & Papi on Saturday morning). When we got home, your daddy & I realized it was just the two of us for the first time in...well, I don't even know.

It was weird to not have you run to the door when we arrived. It was weird for you not to say, "so, how was your day." It was weird not to hear giggles & receive hugs. I almost tucked you into your bed before heading to my own, but then I remembered you weren't there for me to tuck you in.

It's kind of hard. Two weeks all of a sudden feels like a really, really long time. I've been away from you for a little over a week, but two weeks just seems so much longer...especially because you are not with Daddy either. I can't picture him reading you bedtime stories in your rocking chair or tucking you into your bed. I can't think of you looking at the ceiling of stars while you fall asleep.

You...well, you're having a blast. We try to call & skype a lot & sometimes you are too busy to talk. You've been traveling. You stayed in a hotel. You've visited your great grandma, uncle Nick, aunt Jennie, uncle Jared, aunt Gina, & uncle Greg. You've been swimming & hot tubbing. You're having a blast with all the kids at my mom's home daycare. You've been playing barbies & babies.

And that makes me happy...even though sometimes I think I miss you so much my heart hurts.

Daddy & I are trying to make the best of it. We're looking forward to biking & dinners out & drive in movies & being lazy in know, the things that you don't do as much once you have a little love at home. We're also going on a little get-away to Stowe, Vermont this weekend. We haven't taken a trip, just the two of us, since our honeymoon (we did travel to Ireland six months later, but I found out I was pregnant the week before. So, technically, you were there for that...which was emphasized in the amount of morning sickness, vomiting, & exhaustion I experienced on that trip). We have ideas to go hiking, biking, sight seeing, kayaking, & maybe a little bar hoping. I kind of wonder if we'll take some moments to just be lazy, though. Lazy isn't something we've had a whole lot of time to do.

So, we'll be smiling even though we miss our little love so terribly. But I really can't wait to scoop you up in my arms, snuggle you tight, & talk to you about all of your adventures.

I love you so,

* Readers, do you have any tips for things to do in Stowe, Vermont? *


  1. Ask someone how to get to Moss Glen Falls. It's a beautiful mountain-fed waterfall with a short bu scenic hike from the parking area. Especially great if it's hot (the water is coming from a mountain, so it's chilly) but a great sopt to picnic even if you're not swimming.

  2. Oh, Brigid, I missed your post until recently & we didn't get a chance. But we fell in love with Stowe, & plan to return...hopefully one day with Em. I will definitely have to check that out. Thanks for the idea!


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