Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Portsmouth, NH

Another trip we took that I haven't had time to blog about was Portsmouth, NH. Another beautiful place in New England.  On the water with great food, fun shops, and only an hour and half away.  If you ask the boys their favorite part, they always say the hotel.
Welcome to Portsmouth
Our sweet friends had visited and told us how beautiful the area was so we decided to check it out ourselves.  We headed up on Saturday morning and made it in time to enjoy lunch in the city. Our restaurant had a beautiful view so the boys enjoyed watching the boats come into the harbor. Enjoying the view from our table in Portsmouth, NH My other loves My biggest love
After a great lunch we headed to our hotel to check in and try to nap.  You can tell from the picture below that naps didn't happen.  They were too excited to be in their hotel and together. They are supposed to be napping. Don't think we will be napping in Portsmouth.
The city, area, and coast were beautiful. We enjoyed walking around and peeking in the little shops and exploring the area. We had another great dinner where Austin had a lobster roll for the first time. This is a really big deal because I am highly allergic to all seafood so I have been scared to let the boys eat it but our pediatrician said it was time to introduce it to both of them.  Austin has been talking about eating crab, lobster, and shrimp for a while so he was super excited to have a lobster roll. Untitled Enjoying dinner with my love
We had another great view while at dinner.
After dinner we walked around and enjoyed the view of the boats in the harbor. Untitled Untitled
We went back to the hotel and put the boys down to sleep and David and I enjoyed a little date in the hotel lobby/bar. We kept the monitor on so we could hear them if they woke up and enjoyed spending time just the two of us.
The next morning we enjoyed breakfast at our hotel. Austin was showing me his incredible Hulk impression.
After breakfast we walked around and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine while the boys scooted through the town square.
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Daddy loved spending great quality time with his boys on Father's Day.  Happy Father's Day to the greatest daddy we could ever ask for.
After a morning walk/scoot we drove to the nearby lighthouse and fort. It was truly beautiful. The boys loved running around and seeing the old fort and views of the ocean. Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled
We stopped for lunch at a little seafood restaurant right on a lake. The boys enjoyed being on the dock while we waited for lunch. This is the only place that said they didn't know if I would be safe eating at their restaurant because everything they made touched some kind of seafood and I definitely felt some tingling in my throat even by just eating a salad. =)Untitled
It was a great 2 day trip that everyone enjoyed.  A definite place to visit in New England.

*And yes, this trip was taken in the middle of June and we were all chilly so wore our fleece's and long pants.  Definitely not the temperature in Memphis in June.


Lauren said...

What a fun new England excursion! As always - adorable pictures of your family! Y'all are precious! And that lobster roll looks delicious!

jennie brooks said...

So fun! I think maybe I have been there? Can't believe A ate lobster! That's amazing- not for the allergy thing but in general. If we can not eat a PBJ at some point in the day it's an almost miracle. Glad you had fun! Even if it was a month ago :) I'm not one to talk, though.

Emilee Odette Garrett said...

I'm so glad you've had so many unique, fun adventures! And this is so weird, but I was thinking about your allergy just this week and wondering what you were going to do about the boys and seafood. Well, you answered my question! Did you have benedryl/epipen ready just in case? I would have been a nervous wreck! But I guess my kids might have been allergic, too (not sure about P). Glad it went well! :-)