Thanksgiving 2014 on Lake Winnipesaukee
Sergio and I have returned to spend Thanksgiving Day at my parent’s house on Lake Winnipesaukee. Fortunately, the weather is more mild than last year when we visited. While I’m very happy to share that the forecast is mostly sunny with temperatures in the low to mid 50s, last year’s surprise snowstorm in northern New England was unbelievably picturesque so I thought I’d share one of the photos Sergio snapped of me walking back to the house with his phone.
I also wanted to use this opportunity to wish any who may stop by to read my blog today a very happy Thanksgiving.
My youngest sister, Susan, is getting married later today. I’ll be out of town through Saturday celebrating with family and friends and wanted to say congratulations to both Susan and Brett. I wish them a happy life together and wanted to welcome Brett to my crazy family.
My other half recently appeared in a recent issue of New England Home magazine where they asked him five questions about lighting and lighting design ranging from tips for homeowners to some of his favorite public lighting displays in Boston. If you’ve not seen the article, check out Sergio in New England Home magazine: Five Questions.
A very important person in my life is celebrating her birthday today.
In a few hours Sergio and I board a plane to fly back to the United States. I will miss my time in Brazil. This year’s trip started on a sad note with the passing of Sergio’s father, but the death was also a huge release and relief of pent up stress, grief and many other feelings. Despite the ominous conditions facing the family, the holiday was surprisingly cheerful and healing for Sergio, his Mom and the family at large. The final few days spent alone together in Sao Paulo have been incredibly relaxing. While I’m not looking forward to being crammed into the tiny United Airlines seats or the cold weather that awaits us, I am looking forward to returning home and feel refreshed.
Today is my father’s birthday, but I’m not there with him. I am down in Brazil with Sergio who’s family is going through a particularly difficult time so I wanted to wish him all the best and let him know I’m thinking of him.
My relationship with my parents has only deepened and grown stronger over the years, despite the fact that I couldn’t live a more different life than they know (gay, urban and childless) but the bond and understanding has never wavered or been stronger. My parents and my father in particular are living heroes who I strive to emulate. This is Dad on his boat on Lake Winnipesaukee in 2013.
A large snowstorm hit northern New England the day before Thanksgiving, transforming New Hampshire’s Lakes Region into a picture perfect winter wonderland. Bright skies and rising temperatures on Thanksgiving made for some spectacular scenes with the green hues of the lake surrounded by the pristine white of the new fallen snow.
The photos are from our evening walk the night before when the snow was piling higher with each passing hour and before the snow plows had a chance to clear the roads.